Glue Executive Search Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Grupo Ayudin

June 6, 2024 – A chief technology officer is responsible for managing an organization’s technical operations, including research and development, IT and data management, and product and service development. CTOs are also technical advisors to higher executives, such as the CEO or COO, and may report directly to the board of director. In recent months many organizations turned to search firms to find new CTOs. Buenos Aires-headquartered Glue Executive Search recently assisted in the recruitment of Federico Viola as the new chief technology officer for private equity-backed Grupo Ayudin.

Mr. Viola is a technology executive with over 15 years of experience acquired in different industries and countries. He complements his technology experience with a strong academic background with solid studies in economics and management. Mr. Viola most recently served as digital, data & IT manager for Novo Nordisk. Before that, he spent almost eight years with San Miguel Global serving as chief information officer. In this role, he has leadership of the technology area in Latam region (Argentina, Perú and Uruguay) and South Africa.

Grupo Ayudin is a manufacturer of cleaning products intended for hygiene, home and car care. The company offers products intended for cleaning and maintaining bathrooms, kitchens, floors, cleaning and disinfection, fabrics, exteriors, and cleaning tools. The company was established in 1913 is based in Buenos Aires.

Glue Executive Search is a boutique consulting firm specialized in the top management segment. The firm provides executive search, market mapping and career coaching services. Glue is a member of Panorama Search, a global network of executive search firms.

CTOs in High Demand

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum and executive search firms have been there to meet this demand. Here is an overview of some top firms working with organizations to fill their needs for technology executives from the Hunt Scanlon archives.

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Lantern Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Greg Tracy as chief technology officer of Wondr Health in Dallas, TX. “We are pleased to announce that digital health industry veteran, Greg Tracy, has joined Wondr Health, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s product development and engineering efforts,” Lantern Partners said in a LinkedIn post. “We are excited to have an established health technology and innovation leader join our team at a time of great momentum and market expansion for the organization,” said Scott Paddock, CEO of Wondr Health. “Greg brings extensive experience leading technology and innovation teams that deliver transformative solutions to large employers and health plans.”

SPMB Executive Search, which helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has recruited Samir Kapoor as the new chief technology officer of NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, Inc., a smart home security brand in San Jose, CA. The search was led by Sean Lucq and Lea Hagglund from SPMB’s engineering and product practice. “As Arlo looks forward to its next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Samir into Arlo’s executive leadership as its new chief technology officer,” said Matthew McRae, CEO of Arlo. “Samir brings a proven track record of leading complex engineering organizations that bring together hardware, software, and services into a holistic, complete solution, and Samir is uniquely positioned to lean in and excel in this challenging role.”

Matt Mooney and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place Sathish Gaddipati as chief technology officer of Victory Live, a Clearlake Capital Group backed  technology platform. “I am honored for Sathish to join Victory Live as CTO,” said Sam Soni, founder of Victory Live. “Sathish is an experienced  executive that will help propel our engineering and product teams – and our company as a whole – to new levels of growth and sophistication.” Mr. Gaddipati brings technology leadership experience to Victory Live, having spent over 20 years designing and building distributed platforms, SaaS products, and data & analytics platforms across verticals that include media & entertainment, financial technology, and transportation, among others.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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