Cloud Technologists Among In-Demand C-Level Executives

August 30, 2012 – C-level executives with technical ability and proven leadership track records are in short supply, according to the quarterly Boyden Executive Outlook. Within the financial services industry, retail banking, fin tech, wealth management, risk & compliance and research are among the areas of more active recruitment. In addition, the emerging markets, particularly Russia, China, Asia and Latin America, will continue to be a focus for growth in 2012. Protecting corporate reputation is top of mind for directors as many companies are combating declining company images via traditional channels and, increasingly, through social media, said Sarah Stewart, a board expert and a managing director of Boyden Pittsburgh. The explosion of demand for mobile devices and mobile computing and the shift toward the “cloud” by consumers and enterprises are creating heated demand for technologists and executives who can manage this change successfully for both sell-side and buy-side firms in technology, said Neil Sims, a managing director of Boyden San Francisco. Within the consumer/retail industry, chief marketing officers, heads of HR, heads of products, business development and vendor directors are among the positions companies are actively recruiting to leverage developing market opportunities. “Retention and recruitment of the most talented leaders has become a critical mandate,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “While overall management hiring is still not in full force, C-level and senior executives with top talent and exclusive skill sets are in high demand with companies looking to ensure success in today’s changing and competitive markets.”

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