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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, a founding member of Egon Zehnder’s Washington, D.C. office, leads the Hospitality, Travel & Entertainment Practice in North America… 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

Martin Juhn

Martin Juhn

New York

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

Leanne Arcinue

Leanne Arcinue

New York

Leanne Arcinue, based in New York, is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Technology Practices. On the financial services side… 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

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

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

James Satterthwaite

James Satterthwaite

Boston

Jamie Satterthwaite is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s Boston office and leads the firm North American Software practice.  He is a trusted… 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

Jeffrey Otto

Jeffrey Otto

Atlanta

Jeff Otto, based in Atlanta, is a leader of Egon Zehnder’s Engineering & Research Officers Practice. 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

Glenn Zweig

Glenn Zweig

Atlanta

Based in Atlanta, Glenn Zweig is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity, Technology, Consumer and Financial Officers practices. Read more

Andrew Hwang

Andrew Hwang

Chicago, New York

Andrew Hwang, based in Chicago and New York, is an active member of Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services practice. Read more


Thought Leadership | Technology Officers

Why Product Officer Searches Go Wrong

Why Product Officer Searches Go Wrong

The search for the right Chief Product Officer is rarely straightforward. Often there is an understanding gap between the practitioners of the function and… Read more

Product Leader Confidential

Product Leader Confidential

We gathered a dozen women in Product to hear their take on how the function operates, what they see as their roles and what… Read more

The New Pipeline: CPO to CEO

The New Pipeline: CPO to CEO

Where will the next generation of CEOs come from? Your mind may go to the more traditional pathways of COOs and CFOs, but what… Read more

CIO Dive – Expectations of the CIO Are Changing — More Business, Less Technology

CIO Dive – Expectations of the CIO Are Changing — More Business, Less Technology

CIOs need to be savvy leaders with business acumen and strategy running through their core. They cannot abandon the technology roots which propelled them… Read more

CIO – 5 Compelling Reasons Why CIOs Should Pursue Board Seats Now

CIO – 5 Compelling Reasons Why CIOs Should Pursue Board Seats Now

Even CEOs who aren’t enthusiastic about loaning out their top execs for external board service will support the idea as long as it doesn’t… Read more

A Post-Crisis Role for CIOs: Coach

A Post-Crisis Role for CIOs: Coach

Egon Zehnder gathered CIOs for a series of three video conferences to hear how they were embracing this new reality and what they see… Read more

COVID-19 Gives Us the License to Fully Embrace a Digital Culture

COVID-19 Gives Us the License to Fully Embrace a Digital Culture

Accelerated digitalization is one of the main results from the global pandemic. But at the same time, tech leaders are learning how to show… Read more

Data in Difficult Times

Data in Difficult Times

The role of Chief Data and Analytics Officers has expanded dramatically in recent months. Learn more about what they think has changed. Read more

Keep Your Innovation Muscle Pumping in a Crisis

Keep Your Innovation Muscle Pumping in a Crisis

How COVID-19 should – and shouldn’t – impact the innovation agenda. Read more

Eight Things CTOs Think Have Changed Forever

Eight Things CTOs Think Have Changed Forever

In March, Egon Zehnder's Lindsay Trout co-moderated an online discussion with 12 CTOs in the high-tech space & learned how the crisis is driving… Read more

The Great Digital Opportunity: Technology Officers in the Age of COVID-19

The Great Digital Opportunity: Technology Officers in the Age of COVID-19

As businesses rapidly embraced technology to enable remote work and preserve business continuity, technology officers see a new task for the weeks and months… Read more

Tech 'Tonic'

Tech 'Tonic'

Our research shows that the Innovation / R&D function in industrial companies is not getting the attention it deserves, and this carries real consequences… Read more

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