Recruiting Technology Executives Nationwide Across All Industries


Heller Search is an executive search firm specializing in technology leaders including Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and all senior technology positions (VPs and Directors) nationwide, in all industries.

Our clients include Fortune 500 as well as mid-market companies, higher education, non-profits, and private equity portfolio companies.

Founded in 2011, Heller Search is a boutique search firm offering a hands-on, high touch approach. Our team has in-depth expertise in the IT talent market and high levels of candidate engagement through industry events, thought leadership, and publications, including The Heller Report, a weekly dispatch that has become a ‘must-read’ in the profession.

Heller Search is headquartered outside Boston, with regional offices in New York, Chicago and Detroit. Contact us.

IT Leaders for the Digital Era

These days, every company is a technology company.  With mobile apps, social media, big data, cloud, machine learning and Internet of Things, the steady  evolution of information technology from the sidelines to the center or your business has become a fast-moving revolution.

Technology is at the heart of every organization. As a result, your technology leaders must be capable of more than supporting your business. They must be able to drive the business.

To find the IT leaders who can leverage the latest in digital to bring you closer to your customers and grow your competitive advantage, we go beyond the job description to understand key success factors such as:

  • In addition to the IT operation, what strategic business objectives will this executive drive?
  • What characteristics will the hiring committee use to assess 'cultural fit'?
  • Looking back a year from now, what will success for the person in this role look like?

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Our Four Pillars



As technology transforms every company, technology leadership roles are ever-changing. Our deep knowledge and experience in technology leadership produces better hires.



Time kills deals. Heller Search uses its rich technology leadership networks to present you with qualified candidates quickly, and keeps the search process moving.



Is your favorite candidate's spouse having second thoughts about relocating? Has she received another offer? We build trust and rapport with candidates so that you are never caught off guard.



You will never wonder, "What's happening with the search?" We are "hyper-communicative" with clients and candidates so that the search status is clear at all times.

Founded by an IT Industry Thought Leader, Martha Heller:

  • Author of Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT (2016)
  • Author of The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership (2012)
  • Founder of the CIO Executive Council (2004)
  • and CIO magazine contributor since 1999
  • Named the top influencer of U.S. CIOs in the HR category, and #2 overall 
    (Apollo Research 2016 study)
Martha Heller, IT Industry Thought Leader