CIO-CTO Retained Search

83% of CIOs struggle to find tech talent – the tech talent shortage continues to be a problem for many CIOs, as 10 of the 12 members of TechRepublic’s CIO Jury report hiring difficulties in the past year, Alison DeNisco Rayome, TechRepublic, June 16, 2017

The CIO role is responsible for the systems strategy, policies and procedures to ensure systems and data are in alignment with the organization’s strategy and tactics.  IllustroTech’s expertise stems from our consulting practice in fractional and interim CIO roles. The CTO role is often analogous with the CIO role for companies for whom technology is in service to the business.  If the company’s products include novel technology delivery (e.g. technology is the product), then the CTO’s role is focused on ensuring the latest technology being productized from scientific research can be applied to strategic advantage.  IllustroTech has substantial expertise for CTO’s in specific verticals including publishing, media (video and audio – both internet and broadcast quality), education, and finance.

The security market is undergoing constant waves of change. It’s imperative from a shareholder liability perspective that you have the best security team you can assemble, starting with the CISO.  That’s where Illustrotech comes in. As Dan Stokes, Chief Administrative Officer for First Book said:


“We engaged IllustroTech to fill a challenging IT Director position which had remained open for nearly 18 months.  They quickly brought forth excellent candidates, were flexible in collaborating on the recruitment process, and implemented a post interview format that was organized and thorough. We made a wonderful hire and are extremely pleased.”


Illustrotech specializes in “convincing” sought-after tech talent to evaluate opportunities in market sectors that they normally don’t pursue, for example publishing, not-for-profits, national professional organizations, education technology, and universities. We find the hard to attract talent fast by asking the hard probing questions and leveraging our network, oftentimes engaging with employees of your competitors.  You need the best.


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