The Power Of Talent

CIO  What we do

We are Harvey Nash CIO, the trusted partner of CIOs, CTOs, IT Directors, Heads of IT and executive-level IT professionals. For over two decades we have used our expertise, networks and highly tailored approach to recruit leaders into a range of organisations ranging from VC/PE backed start-ups to FTSE100 companies.

Leading the Debate

We are true specialists in the recruitment of Board and Executive level IT Leaders and continuously engage with experts in their field. As such, we’re committed to keeping both our organisation and our partners ahead of business and technology trends.

We can advise on Chief, Director and VP level talent that can positively impact your business or organisation, and provide insight into target operating models for your Technology Senior Management Team, outsourcing and offshoring trends and more.

We host events across the world, whether we are leading the debate at our own major Business, CIO and Technology events, hosting smaller roundtable discussions, or informal breakfast meet-ups. These initiatives allow us to stay ahead of innovations in an ever-changing market and continuously increase our business and CIO network.

Our status, as market leaders and a trusted partner, is cemented by our CIO Survey, the largest of its kind in the world. It reflects the views of over 4,000 CIOs and Technology leaders across the globe. Our most recent CIO survey, produced in partnership with KPMG, is supported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Find out more here:

The Modern CIO

We know that in today’s climate the role of the CIO is more demanding than ever, with continued increases in responsibility including areas like business transformation, digital strategy and cyber security. The ability to influence at Board level is essential; the modern CIO is now expected to be a true innovator who can bring new possibilities through, often, choppy economic waters.

The Modern CIO needs to boast an impressive track record in leading people, projects and processes, often across various territories and brands, whilst also driving strategic change and earning the widespread buy-in from peers, colleagues and stakeholders. They can fundamentally impact the course of a business by providing innovation that increases revenues, improves customer-engagement and meets legislative requirements.

There has been a surge of intensity in responsibility and respect for today’s CIO, and their breadth of experience and insight can open to doors to broader Board positions beyond the CIO.

The way we work

Our journey starts by helping our customers to crystallise their requirements during our briefing session. We ask questions that may not have been considered and create Assignment Brief’s that provide a full picture of the company, context and position. If there are multiple decision makers we encourage each stakeholder to provide input to ensure thoughts are aligned. Project timeframes are agreed so that all parties have a clear view of key milestones and panellists can plan time to meet their chosen shortlisted candidates. We can advise on the interview process too.

Built over two decades, our diverse and extensive network enables us to identify talent swiftly and also map relevant organisations and pro-actively target people who are not active in our community, to ensure the market is fully explored. We operate via a tailorable search methodology, ensuring that our partners and candidates both experience a seamless, positive process.

Our in-depth interviews, leadership consultancy and psychometric testing enable us to put an emphasis on identifying cultural fit, motivation and leadership, as well as role proficiency against the role requirements. Our shortlist reports are balanced and bring real insight into how candidates meet the requirements of the role; they don’t simply regurgitate a CV.

We find our customers the CIO, CTO or IT Director that will add considerable value, drive transformation and directly impact your business. We give our candidates the chance to work with some remarkable organisations and a positive experience on behalf of Harvey Nash and our partners.

We also have a specialist team, IT Leadership, who work with the direct reporting line to the CIO. Please explore Harvey Nash IT Leadership to find out more.