ABOUT US

CIO Partners is 100% focused in technology leadership searches across all industries and corporate sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 organizations.  Founded by a former CIO, we are uniquely positioned to provide access to exceptional, aligned technology leaders for our client partners..

It’s well known that hiring organizations experience the most difficulty in hiring for their technology roles.  These positions require a different approach.  While some other firms may excel in placing CEOs, CFOs, and COOs, we specialize in and understand the uniqueness of the top technology roles.  As result, CIO Partners has established strong national brand recognition among senior technology leaders and has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.

Since our founding in 2001, our cornerstone belief has been that building deeper relationships with clients and truly understanding their technology, vision, and culture results in a more effective recruiting process.  This unique, value-based approach became the foundation of the company’s industry-leading CIO RightHireSM process, used to match the top 5% of technology professionals with the right organizations.

Through our CxO Professional NetworksSM, we have built and developed global networks of CIOs and CTOs.  These active memberships are comprised of 2,000+ technology leaders in industry-based, domain-based and regional networking groups.  It is because of these cultivated talent communities that we are typically able to present our candidate slate within 3 weeks of engagement and complete a search in 8-12 weeks (not months), with an average of 6-8 candidates submitted.

For a list of some of our client success and the roles we have filled, click here.

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With a cultivated candidate referral network, an innovative search process, and specific domain expertise, CIO Partners is recognized as the industry leader for technology executive searches at the CxO, VP, and Director level.

Solutions and Expertise

With an established candidate referral network, an innovative search process, and specific domain expertise, CIO Partners is recognized as the leader for technology executive search at the CxO, VP, and Director level.

Utilizing a modified retained engagement model unlike traditional retained search firms – and with a 100% focus in the technology sector – our approach ensures that our client partners have a dedicated staff of search project resources focused on recruiting passive candidates.

Due to our deeply cultivated candidate networks and our honed ability to vet within our specialized niche, our typical slate of 6 – 8 candidates is presented within 3 weeks of engagement, and our average search is completed in 8 – 12 weeks – not months.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Outplacement
Industries
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Functions
  • Business Intelligence
  • C-Level Leaders
  • Chief Architect
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • CIO
  • CISO
  • CTO
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data/Analytics
  • Digital Leadership
  • Directors
  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Information Security
  • Informational/Digital
  • Innovation
  • IT
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Omnichannel
  • Program Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Technology Leadership
  • Vice President

News Briefings

Why Selecting a Search Firm is ‘Mission Critical’ During Challenging Times

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.4 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 18th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected initial claims to rise by 1.3 million. The

Press Releases

CIO Partners Again Earns Recognition by Forbes as One of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms

(June 1, 2020) CIO Partners®, a nationally-recognized retained search firm with a niche practice in digital and technology talent, was recognized today for a second time in two years by Forbes in their annual ranking of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. – the top 200 executive search firms specialized in filling positions with salaries of

CIO Partners Selected to Seminole 100

(March 7, 2018) CIO Partners was named to Florida State University’s inaugural Seminole 100 during a ceremony on March 3rd at FSU’s University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium. Presented by FSU, the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, the FSU Alumni Association and Inc. Magazine, the Seminole 100 recognized the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned

CIO Partners Named to Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame

(Sept. 1, 2017) CIO Partners, a nationally-recognized retained search firm with a niche practice in digital and technology talent, announced that they have again been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. As a five-time honoree, CIO Partners entered the ranking’s Hall of Fame, an achievement

CIO Partners Earns Spot on Best Places to Work List for Fifth Time

(Sept. 13, 2017) CIO Partners, a nationally-recognized retained search firm with a niche practice in digital and technology talent, today announced that the firm has been named for a fifth time as a Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  The honor comes just weeks after CIO Partners was named to the Hall