Keep up to date with technology leadership moves by category.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:15

December 1st, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 11/30) and also the latest appointments for November. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 42 Open Tech CEO Roles and 46 Appointments.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:22

November 20, 2018

Welcome to the 57th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. We have been tracking open technology roles and latest appointments, but have not published it as we have been looking at the breadth of technology executive roles. This newsletter only covers open technology roles as of November 12th, 2018.

Titles are evolving and are specializing:

  • The head of technology (IT) role has different titles, historically a CIO, is now either CIO, CTO (including CIO role) and a Chief Digital Officer titles (or combinations thereof). Note: sometimes the head of IT is the EVP Tech & Ops with CIO type roots.
  • The CTO role has multiple contexts and meanings: (1) CTOs that manage IT (where the CIO reports in); (2) CTOs that manage the tech infrastructure (a more traditional definition); (3) CTOs - Products/ Tech Strategy. They are essentially tech vendor CTOs and typically manage IT as well, but it is not their primary role or orientation.
  • More exec titles in Tech: Data Science, Data Protection, CISOs, Chief Data Officers
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 23:30

November 6th, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 10/31) and also the latest appointments for October. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 43 Open Tech CEO Roles and 43 Appointments.

Monday, 08 October 2018 03:56

October 7, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 9/30) and also the latest appointments for September. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions. 

Summary Trends

There are 47 Open Tech CEO Roles and 34 Appointments.

Sunday, 30 September 2018 07:53

Instagram Co-Founders Leave Facebook after Six Years; Tensions over Product Direction

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom, 34, and Mike Krieger, 32, have resigned, amidst growing tensions over product direction with Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. They co-founded the photo-sharing mobile phone app company in 2010. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 02:47

September 9th, 2018

Welcome to the 56th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. We have been tracking open technology roles and latest appointments, but have not published it as we have been looking at the breadth of technology executive roles. We plan to publish this newsletter again soon, with the appointments from May 16th to mid-September, which number in the hundreds. This newsletter only covers open technology roles as of September 7th, 2018.

Some of the patterns we have seen in our projects are reflected here as well:

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 01:55

September 3, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 8/31) and also the latest appointments for the month of July and August. We use CapitalIQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions. 

Summary Trends

There are 59 Open Tech CEO Roles and 124 Appointments.

Monday, 16 July 2018 02:46

eSignature Co. DocuSign Board Shuffles after IPO: the Founder, & Chairman and xCEO and Three VCs Step Down. Four Others Named

Just after three months after its IPO, five of twelve of DocuSign’s board members are stepping down. The board appointed three others to the board, in addition to one that was appointed in March of this year. 

Sunday, 15 July 2018 13:10

July 10th, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of the end of June 2018) and also the latest appointments for the month of June 2018. We use CapitalIQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 55 Open Tech CEO Roles and 89 Appointments. Here is their geographic distribution: