August 5, 2015 – The United States House of Representatives has retained Korn Ferry to assist in its search for a new chief information officer to manage the chamber’s technical functions.
The House CIO will be responsible for overseeing a more than 300-employee organization that performs operational, facilities management, networking, Web development, security and enterprise applications support services. Other duties include providing technology guidelines to House officials and staffers and developing methods to protect chamber information and intellectual property rights.
The CIO position requires at least 12 years of information technology or system management experience, a top secret-level security clearance and at least five years of previous work at midsize IT organizations. Candidates for the CIO role must be willing to make Washington, D.C. their primary work location.
The U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws and is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate); both make up part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.
Korn Ferry’s information technology officers center of expertise specializes in assisting companies to recruit, develop, and retain global IT leaders. The practice offers a full suite of talent solutions for IT officer roles, including strategic search, competency and simulation-based assessments, executive coaching, onboarding support, high-potential development programs, readiness development, and succession planning.
Gerry McNamara serves as senior client partner and global managing director of Korn Ferry’s CIO practice. Over the past few years, he and his team have placed CIOs at The Home Depot, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, American Express, Whirlpool, Target and Johnson & Johnson.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media