Fractional & Interim CTO & Interim CIO Recruitment

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Interim CIO and CTO Executives Advance Business Through Technology

Technology continues to transform businesses and enable leading companies to create and sustain a competitive advantage—especially when there’s executive stewardship behind it. There are times in an organization’s evolution when a Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with the right experience can bring technology-based transformation and improvement to the business. 

At M&A Executive Search, we help companies quickly access an interim CIO or CTO with the business and technology experience to surmount any technological challenges they face. Our national network of over 10,000 executive-level leaders includes experienced interim CIOs and CTOs, willing to work on a fractional or part-time basis to help you drive technology transformations that put you at the forefront of your industry. 

Our interim CTO and CIO executives are hands-on leaders who not only set direction, they also work side-by-side with your team to mentor and coach them using targeted knowledge and experience. Let us know how we can help you with your interim or fractional recruiting and talent needs, and we’ll bring you 3-4 interim Chief Information Officer candidates in just a few short weeks, with no cost until you engage one.

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How Does an Interim Officer Differ From a Permanent CIO?

Not every business needs a full-time CIO or a long-term CTO on their payroll. Instead, growing companies need technology experts with IT systems expertise and the leadership skills to implement technology best practices at-scale. Whether you’re undertaking broad digital transformation or exploring new technologies to address key pain points, a fractional or interim CTO/CIO can be the key to a smooth transition. 

Where a permanent Chief Executive Officer might be pulled in different directions to fulfill varying obligations, a fractional or interim CIO or CTO is free to focus on your business’ most pressing technological needs. From upskilling your IT department to building out a more secure digital infrastructure, part-time executive leadership paves the way to better business systems and operational agility. 

When to Hire an Interim Chief Information Officer

Whether your current CIO is exiting the business or your IT department needs visionary leadership, the need for a new CIO or CTO will quickly make itself apparent. When it does, turn to M&A Executive Search. We’ll dive into our extensive pool of talent to engage a leader with strategy, insights and experience—someone who brings fresh thinking and new vision to your most pressing technological problems.

We support your search for a new interim CIO no matter the circumstances of your need. Our team confers with yours to get a clear understanding of the technology challenges or opportunities present, and we gear our search to meet these unique and specific demands. Some of the many aspects of IT business administration we staff for include:

  • Business Process Improvement and Business Process Outsourcing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Center Improvement
  • Digitizing Critical Business Systems and Operations
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • ERP Implementation and Re-Implementation
  • Interim Project and Product Management
  • IT Cost Reduction
  • IT Health & Wellness Check-Up
  • IT Organization Development
  • Outsourced or Integrated IT Services
  • Risk Management Systems
  • Software and System Selection
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solutions
  • System Conversion, Consolidation and Retirement
  • Transitioning to the Cloud

At M&A Executive Search, we understand that many businesses face similar information technology obstacles—yet, they’re different for every unique use-case. It’s our mission to assist you in hiring an interim CIO or CTO who not only has the resources to address them, but also the management expertise to be a steward for your business.

Types of Interim Executives

Not every business requires executive leadership in the same capacity. If your need falls short of a permanent CIO, explore the opportunities of an interim leader. You’ll get all the benefits of a permanent CIO on a temporary basis—enough to help your business accomplish specific goals or develop high-level strategies that’ll carry you into the future. 

  • Interim Executives generally assume the role for a 2- to 12-month period.
  • Interim-to-Hire fill a position immediately while searching for a permanent solution.
  • Fractional Executives assume a long-term role, but it’s not a full-time job.
  • Project Executives offer unique expertise to solve a specific problem.

With more than 10,000 candidates in our talent pool and the ability to fill interim positions in just a few short weeks, you won’t wait long to begin reaping the benefits of a technology-driven leader. Whether you’re hiring on a project basis, for a limited tenure or to pave the way for a permanent CIO, we’re here to assist you every step of the way. There’s no fee until you complete your hire. 

How to Successfully Place Interim CIOs and CTOs

Putting your organization in a position to execute on key IT initiatives is paramount, and it takes a thoughtful approach to leadership selection. M&A Executive Search takes every variable into account, ensuring a responsible approach to candidate selection. We’re not just looking for an IT expert; we’ll place the best possible candidate—someone who can achieve your specific objectives. 

Our search begins by communicating with clients to understand their needs and expectations for an interim CIO. Then, we carefully evaluate candidates from within our national pool of 10,000+ executives until we have a handful of ideal hires. From there, we work with you to assess the fit and abilities of each until you’re certain you’ve got the best person for the job. The entire process takes just a few weeks—as opposed to the months and months it might take to prospect talent through a conventional in-house hiring process. 

When you work with us, there’s no fee until you hire an interim CIO or CTO, which makes the entire process risk-free. We don’t just seek to help you engage a new managing director of technology; we also strive to give you peace of mind every step of the way to placement. 

Temporary CIO/CTO Placement for Fast-Moving Industries

From healthcare to ecommerce, construction to transportation, digital technologies are on the rise across every industry. That means demand for fractional and interim CIOs and CTOs is, as well. It’s more imperative than ever to move quickly to fill these positions and to ensure the person you’re installing is capable of distinguishing themselves by delivering results. 

Every industry and sector has its own unique information technology demands. Our executive consulting firm has a broad scope of familiarity and experience in addressing the needs of businesses across industries—including those in fast-moving, high-tech fields. Our expertise extends to the following industries:

Other Interim Executive Positions

Every member of the C-suite plays an important role in the success of the broader organization. If there are unfilled seats at your executive table, contact M&A Executive Search to fill them with qualified interim executives who can contribute to the ongoing success of your company. 

Many companies retain their CIO or CTO, yet need to fill temporary gaps in other key executive positions. M&A Executive Search is standing by to help, whether you need an interim CFO, interim CMO or an interim COO. We have a variety of other interim executive positions we place for.

Access and Engage the Right Interim CIO or CTO

As businesses grow more reliant on cutting-edge technology and operations become more intwined with digital infrastructure, it’s critical to lean on the capabilities of interim CIOs. From massive cloud migrations to short-term IT projects that keep your organization compliant with evolving best practices, an interim CIO or CTO can pay dividends in their ability to execute on these initiatives—and far beyond them. 

M&A Executive Search will help you engage CIOs and CTOs on a temporary basis, whether fractional or interim, to lead your IT business strategy. Contact us today to engage an experienced interim CIO or CTO, selected from among our thousands of qualified executive candidates nationwide. There’s no fee until you engage with an executive that’s best-suited to lead your information and technology departments.