Vell Executive Search has decades of experience placing C-level technology leaders as well as technology experts on boards.

Our technology officer practice is led by Dora Vell, who has been recruiting technology officers of every type for over 22 years. She previously was a software development leader who managed a 100-person engineering team and then a national software sales organization. She also has roots as a software development engineer, holding two computer science degrees and seven worldwide software patents. This deep industry understanding has been critical to Vell Executive Search’s long track record of success in technology officer assignments.

We specialize in recruiting a variety of tech officer roles, some of which have combined titles such as Chief Information and Digital Officer. It is important to distinguish the roles by responsibilities and accountabilities, as many of these titles overlap, depending on the situation.

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The open technology officer positions such as CIOs, CDOs, CTOs, and CISOs are the focus of this issue of our most recent newsletter.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

In competitive markets, recruiting the right technology leader has become a potent differentiator in guiding success. Technology companies and corporations rely on our unparalleled experience as a CTO recruiter to help them accelerate innovation and transform their organizations. 

The role can be a mix of the following responsibilities, in addition to the position’s standing within the executive leadership team:

  • External relationship holder and evangelist to customers, partners, conferences and analysts
  • Evangelist to the company and board of directors
  • Emerging Technology
  • All technology development, cloud and infrastructure
  • M&A, partnerships and deep customer integrations
  • Vendor management
  • Product management

Depending on the context and the breadth of the role, titles for a head of technology can also be SVP, Engineering [and Operations] or SVP, Software Development, or a variety of other combinations. We help you define precisely what it is you are looking for based on your objectives and needs.

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Our team of CIO search professionals works closely with our clients to develop individualized recruitment strategies that deliver results and elevate your organization to its fullest potential.

The roles a CIO can play are many and vary case by case. Key responsibilities often include:

  • Business leader who "sits at the table" and deeply understands the needs of the business
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Plumbing Officer (Infrastructure and Cloud)
  • Shared Services Owner
  • Chief Digital Officer: the CIO plays a highly proactive role in leading the digital transformation amongst the C-suite and board of directors
  • Security Officer: cybersecurity and the CISO sometimes reports to the CIO


CTO-CIO-SVP, Engineering Accountabilities

Tech officer roles have evolved significantly in breadth and influence in certain significant ways, outlined below:


Technology Officer Recruitment Experience

We take pride in our CIO, CTO, CISO and Engineering Leadership placements. See our representative placements below:





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