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If technology defines our future, then technology leaders are in charge of our future. Are they ready for it?

Technology is quickly turning into the operating system of businesses. It is transforming organizations from within, inspiring technology leaders to rise to meet unprecedented challenges, ranging from technology expertise, to navigating complex stakeholder relationships.

This new reality has reset the benchmark for technology leadership, forcing companies to re-examine their existing talent and accelerate the technology function’s integration into the rest of the organization.
 

Tomorrow’s technology leader has to be not only the smartest technologist in the room – but also the smartest relationship builder.

Sven Petersen, Global Lead, Technology Officers Practice Group

Leadership Advisory: From Search to Personal Transformation and Team Building world-class teams

Our Technology Officers Practice helps companies across every industry build a technology organization of the future with leaders who have the ability to drive culture change and business strategy to deliver business impact. With a global network of colleagues, spanning a broad range of roles including:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Digital Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Data & Analytics Officers
  • Chief Product Officers
  • Tech Board Directors and Advisors
  • Engineering, Infrastructure, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, AR/VR, Blockchain

We help global CIOs and CTOs develop their own leadership skill-set but also assess and develop their teams with a range of proprietary methodologies including market benchmarking.

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Technology Officers Consultants

Chris Patrick

Chris Patrick

Dallas

Global Lead

Chris Patrick is the Global Head of Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice. Based in Dallas, he advises CEOs and boards on recruitment,… Read more

Sven Petersen

Sven Petersen

London

Global Lead

​A German-Brazilian living in London, Sven Petersen advises on leadership talent and development across sectors but spends most of his time in the… Read more

Charles Gray

Charles Gray

New York

US Lead

Charles “Chuck” Gray, based in New York, leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology Officers Practice in North America and is an active member of the Private… Read more

Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson

Washington, D.C.

Kim Henderson is a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office and leads the Firm’s Consumer Practice Group for the Americas in addition… Read more

William Houston

William Houston

Washington, D.C.

Will Houston, based in Washington, D.C., has more than 20 years of experience in the industrial and technology sectors, the military, and federal… Read more

Kal Bittianda

Kal Bittianda

New York

Based in New York and the Leader of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications Americas Practice, Kal Bittianda is passionate about disruptive… Read more

Martin Juhn

Martin Juhn

New York

Martin is a leader in the Media, Entertainment & Sports Practice & key member of the Technology Practice. Read more

Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach

New York

Anna Auerbach, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital practice. Anna is an experienced advisor, founder, and… Read more

Stephanie Levitt

Stephanie Levitt

New York

Stephanie Levitt is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health Practice, with a primary focus on the convergence of technology, health care and consumer… Read more

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite, based in Boston, leads the Firm’s North America Software practice. Read more

Mark Stuart-Smith

Mark Stuart-Smith

Boston

Based in Boston and St. Louis, Mark Stuart-Smith is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Leadership Advisory practices. Mark focuses on CEO… Read more

Meghan Ricci

Meghan Ricci

Boston

Meghan Ricci, based in Boston, is active across Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice. A seasoned consultant… Read more

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Atlanta, New York

Eric Anderson, based in Atlanta and New York, serves as the Global Co-Head of the Technology and Communications Practice. Read more

Jeff Otto

Jeff Otto

Atlanta, Palo Alto

Jeff Otto is the leader of Egon Zehnder’s Engineering and Research & Development Officers Practice. He also leads the North America Semiconductor… Read more

Kristen Burke

Kristen Burke

Atlanta

Kristen Burke, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Digital, and Technology practices. Read more

Richard Warren

Richard Warren

Atlanta

Rich Warren, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Media & Entertainment, Sports, and Legal Consultancy Services practices. Read more


Thought Leadership | Technology Officers

The Rise of the Revenue-Generating CIO

The Rise of the Revenue-Generating CIO

Egon Zehnder’s Karena Man discusses how CIOs can think and act like entrepreneurs. Read more

Changing Leadership with the Internet of Behaviors

Changing Leadership with the Internet of Behaviors

The world is becoming one big data problem, and the IoB is the key technological synapse to unscramble it. Read more

Escaping the Technology Expert Trap

Escaping the Technology Expert Trap

A company is two months into its search for a new Chief Technology Officer. This critical role, reporting to the CEO, is responsible for… Read more

Driving Digital in Media

Driving Digital in Media

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From ‘Mini CEOs’ to Teammates

From ‘Mini CEOs’ to Teammates

What is happening in the Product Leader space? We asked Raza Haider, the newly appointed CPO for Bose, about his journey to product leadership… Read more

Humanity In; Bias Out

Humanity In; Bias Out

As the use of artificial intelligences expands in everything from hiring to health care, a pivotal question has emerged: How do we ensure these… Read more

The Path to Product

The Path to Product

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Semiconductor HR Leadership: The Talent Challenge in China

Semiconductor HR Leadership: The Talent Challenge in China

For HR leaders in China, the growing competition for qualified semiconductor professionals poses one of the most pressing challenges they are facing today. Read more

Hacking Leadership in the Tech Industry

Hacking Leadership in the Tech Industry

The tech industry is under the regulatory spotlight in the United States. Can leaders strike the right balance between compliance and growth as challenges… Read more

Product Management: Going from Good to Great

Product Management: Going from Good to Great

At the Product Management Festival, we talked about the changes and opportunities facing product managers. If you’re a product manager, how can you go… Read more

Reprogramming Fintech Talent in Turkey

Reprogramming Fintech Talent in Turkey

To remain competitive in the fintech industry, companies will need to adapt their talent strategy as the environment and conditions around them change. Read more

It’s a New Year: Time to Tune Up the Product Function

It’s a New Year: Time to Tune Up the Product Function

Product is often at the core of how to best align the organization as product sits at the intersection of what’s possible and what… Read more

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