Overview

Hitchenor Wakeford is well placed to provide their clients investing in business transformation with the high calibre candidates they require to make the most of these exciting market conditions

With technology at the heart of business growth, the growing importance of digitally savvy, commercially-driven leaders has seen the number of CIO roles soar in recent years.

Our clients require individuals who are not only technical experts able to calculate how to increase profits via the use of ICT frameworks but who are also commercially astute with strategic vision, able to influence company direction as well as reducing expenditure and limiting damage by setting up controls and planning for possible disasters.

Often supported by a new breed of highly skilled Chief Digital Officers (CDO’s) and Chief Technical Officers (CTO’s), the CIO will drive digital innovation to affect both efficiencies in business process and building market share.

Whilst undoubtedly a candidate-led market, in demand CIO’s understand the need for flexibility around both cross-sector movement and relocation, particularly due to a shortage of talent in the regions.

Sectors currently demonstrating the greatest demand for talented CIO’s include retail and financial services, where the quality of online experience is key to customer satisfaction and the threat of cybercrime is highest.

For more information contact John Wakeford.