IT Staffing & CIO Practice

While our early years were focused primarily on the financial realm, over the last two decades we’ve greatly expanded our reach across industries.  We now provide IT staffing services for dozens of Tri-State Area firms leading the way in Biotech, Publishing, E-Commerce, Media, Transportation and Utilities.

Some of our strongest candidate pipelines include professionals skilled in:

  • Java, J2EE, .NET, C#, C/C++ Development
  • Mobile & Web Application Development
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Database Development
  • Network Engineering & Security
  • Project Management & Business Analysis
  • UX Design & Prototyping
  • QA Engineering
  • Trading Desk & Help Desk Support

C-Level Search

“Keeping up with the relentless pace of technology advancement has become one of the top challenges for organizations as they seek to modernize and adapt to today’s digital marketplaces.  Perhaps foremost on the hot seat these days is the Chief Information Officer (CIO).”

–       Dion Hinchcliffe, for zdnet.com

The CIO position is among the most challenging IT roles to fill.  The CIO bridges the gap between IT, business, status quo and the future.  One candidate we worked with recently described the role as “offensive linesman on a football team” – not the quarterback who touches the ball on every play, but a facilitator who makes all aspects of the game better.

At once cost-conscious and progress-focused, the modern CIO must weigh the cost of doing nothing versus the time and resources it takes to move toward the business goals.

Recent Example

A regional health care system with a multi-state presence came to us when they realized their small IT department was impeding business growth.  While adept at hiring doctors, nurses, and other health care personnel, they had no frame of reference for managing an IT team or attracting and qualifying an appropriate CIO.

Our intake interview identified their need, budget, responsibilities, and challenges the new CIO would face.  After refocusing the key objectives and defining search criteria, the requirement was introduced to our recruiting department, vetted again, and an exhaustive search specific to the client’s location was launched.

Our account manager narrowed the search from 350 applicants to 7 finalists, all of whom the client selected for interviews. An offer was extended and accepted within 60 days of inception.

Our Abundant Pipeline

If your firm is feeling IT growing pains, we can help. The many CIO and CTO searches we’ve conducted for clients this year has amassed a large pool of qualified candidates around the country, many of them open to relocation.

Some Common Characteristics of Our CIO/CTO Applicants:

  • Boardroom liaison for the IT organization
  • Strategic thinkers and subject matter experts in their industries
  • Develop policies to ensure security, business continuity and disaster planning
  • Evaluate new technologies and their impact on business strategies
  • Budgetary forecasting
  • Oversee IT vendor relationships
  • Establish QA Processes
  • Maintain policies to ensure compliance with applicable local and federal regulations
  • Recruit and ensure retention of high-level IT staff