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CTO Search

The Good Search is counted among the leading CTO Search Firms in the industry. We have been recruiting Chief Technology Officers since our firm was founded two decades ago. In fact, we have served as a strategic recruitment partner of the Office of the CTO of Microsoft and have recruited heads of engineering to Google. We have recruited to top-tier venture capital-backed startups. In doing so, we have cultivated trusted relationships with the leading technologists in the business.

We are extraordinarily connected. We offer concierge-quality service. Better yet, our investigative approach makes executive search smarter, ensuring you get the CTO you need. 

The Case for Chief Technology Officer

 
The Chief Technology Officer, also known as CTO, is an executive-level position responsible for product development as well as Research and Development (R&D) for an organization.
 

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What a Chief Technology Officer Does

The Chief Technology Officer is typically responsible for the creation of technology to sell to customers whereas a Chief Information Officer focuses on managing infrastructure for the business operations.

The Chief Technology Officer, according to TechRepublic, does the following:

  • Serves as the company’s top technology architect
  • Runs the engineering group
  • Uses technology to enhance the company’s product offerings
  • Focuses on external customers (buyers)
  • Collaborates and manages vendors that supply solutions to enhance the company’s product(s)
  • Aligns the company’s product architecture with business priorities
  • Develops strategies to increase the company’s top line (revenue)
  • Has to be a creative and innovative technologist to be successful

CTO Executive Search Firms must do more than understand the basic requirements of the role of CTO. CTO headhunters must also understand the core technologies and have the ability to recognize top-performing technology leadership.

 

Why do you need a Chief Technology Officer?

Recent McKinsey research shows that companies that make it a practice to build new technologies into their strategies and operating models are simply more successful. So who, exactly, is tasked with doing that?  As McKinsey points out, “when companies have chief information officers, chief digital officers, chief innovation officers, chief design officers, and more, just what is the job of the chief technology officer anyway?”

“Any large product-based company today must have someone at a CXO level who is explicitly responsible for understanding how emerging technologies will affect its customers and products. That person, we propose, should be the CTO.” — McKinsey

CTO headhunters

CTO headhunters who know their stuff track emergent technologies and the brilliant technologists responsible for those products and innovations. Top CTO headhunters seek gifted technologists who are true business leaders, capable of influencing stakeholders to drive change,  innovation, and competitive differentiation. The Good Search is counted among the top CTO headhunters in the business because it is our passion: CTOs are our people.