Martha and her team at Heller Search specialize in recruiting CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and other IT executives across multiple industries. Prior to founding Heller Search in 2010, Martha was Managing Director of the IT Leadership Practice at ZRG Partners, a global executive search firm.
Before she established her career in executive search, Martha was Founder and Managing Director of IDG's CIO Executive Council, a professional organization for CIOs.
During her seven-year tenure at CIO magazine (IDG), Martha developed leadership programs for CIOs and directed the CIO Best Practice Exchange, a members-only network of IT leaders from top-tier organizations. Martha wrote a weekly column on IT leadership and led a series of executive events on IT staffing, career development, and leadership. Before CIO, Martha was an editor at Rutgers University Press.
Martha continues to engage with CIO audiences every day. She is author of The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership, and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT. She writes CIO.com’s Movers & Shakers blog, and her e-newsletter, The Heller Report, is read by thousands of IT professionals every week.
As a highly sought after keynote speaker on leadership and the CIO role, Martha has appeared at the Research Board, CIO Perspectives, MIT, Harvard University, SIMposium, the National Retail Federation, Cisco, Sprint, and ServiceNow. Each year, Martha serves on the judging panel for the TBM Awards and the CIO 100 Awards.
Martha received her B.A. in English from Hamilton College and her M.A. in English from SUNY Stony Brook. She lives near Boston with her husband, two children and their dog.
As Executive Director, Steve Rovniak is responsible for Heller Search's marketing and business development strategy, strategic partnerships, public relations and digital media operations.
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Steve has spent 20+ years in the IT industry. He was one of the very first staff members at CIO magazine’s CIO Executive Council. Steve helped to define the Council’s CIO program offerings and recruited dozens of its founding members. With the program thriving in North America, Steve expanded the Council to the European CIO community.
Prior to the Council, Steve held consulting and sales roles in the IT professional services industry. Over more than a decade, he managed programs and client relationships on large systems integration, custom software and web development projects for client companies such as Kodak, Pfizer, EMI, Nikon, and Philips-van Heusen.
Steve earned a BA in Economics from Kenyon College in Ohio. He and his family live outside of Boston, MA.
Carol Lynn is one of the industry’s most experienced and knowledgeable IT executive recruiters and is a founding member of Heller Search Associates. Carol Lynn has recruited an amazing range of CIOs, CTOs and tough-to-find architects for companies in a wide array of industries. In addition to her own impressive search engagements, Carol Lynn directs Heller Search’s team of executive recruiters.
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Prior to joining Heller Search, Carol Lynn was Director of Recruiting for the IT Leadership Practice at ZRG Partners where she honed her technology recruiting skills and led a team of IT recruiters. Previously, Carol Lynn was a director at Prestonwood Associates where she led national searches for Fortune 500 organizations.
Prior to joining Prestonwood in 2000, Carol Lynn worked for Goodwin Procter LLP, a large, national law firm based in Boston. She held management roles within the human resources and litigation departments.
Carol Lynn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Boston College. She has previously served on the board of directors for a non-profit community service organization, and she is an active member in the Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA).
Carol Lynn and her family live in Norwood, MA.
Kelly Doyle has over 20 years of industry experience that includes both executive search and talent acquisition with a focus in technology.
Since joining Heller Search in 2017, Kelly has led numerous searches for CIOs, CISOs, as well as infrastructure and application development leaders for a variety of clients in manufacturing, biotech, retail, and more. She is passionate about talent advisement, delivering superior client value, providing a positive candidate experience, and building lasting professional relationships with clients and candidates.
Previously, Kelly spent 10 years at Nuance Communications, a global technology company, hiring executives across the healthcare, mobile, enterprise and document imaging divisions, as well as all corporate functions.
Prior to Nuance, Kelly worked at Pathways Personnel, a West Coast recruiting firm, where she was responsible for talent recruitment, business development, and client relationship management.
Kelly received a B.A. in English from Clark University. She and her husband reside North of Boston.
Charley Betzig is a solution-oriented, consultative recruiter who builds trust through responsiveness and dedication. He is passionate about building productive, long term relationships with clients and candidates alike.
Charley has spent his entire career in executive search. He joined Heller Search Associates from the firm GattiHR where he most recently served as Practice Leader for the Detroit region. Earlier, Charley helped to establish the firm’s Chicago office.
Before Gatti, Charley co-founded JGA Partners, a boutique search firm. He started his career at DHR International, a top 10 global executive search firm, managing client searches as well as internal talent acquisition assignments.
Charley earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and resides in the Detroit area with his wife and their two children.
Natalie Ingram has been successfully recruiting senior technology executives for more than two decades. Over that time, she has built a vast and deep network of professionals spanning a wide variety of industries, coast to coast. Natalie is a proven expert at identifying material impact IT executives at the C, VP and Director level for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, as well as P/E-backed start-ups.
From first call to project completion, Natalie combines her matchmaking skills with a deep passion for her work. Other keys to her success as an IT executive recruiter are her efficient, methodical approach, and the trusted partnership she forms with every client.
Prior to Heller Search, Natalie was a Partner at technology search firm Daversa Partners for 20 years.
Natalie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and biology from Union College in Schenectady, NY. She lives in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and their two children.
Leveraging her 20 years of executive recruiting experience, Pamela Kurko consistently delivers quality candidates that exceed our clients’ expectations. Resourceful, efficient, and a natural builder of trust, Pam is exceptionally adept at candidate recruitment and development.
Disrupting Our Business Before Someone Else Does, by Pamela Kurko
Prior to joining Heller Search, Pam worked as an executive recruiter for Prestonwood Associates, The Derby Group, Resource Options, Daley & Associates and Xavier Associates (a Gatti & Associates company). Prior to executive search, Pam was a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the State of New Hampshire for seven years.
Pam earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, with honors, from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. She and her family live in North Providence, RI.
As Recruiting Partner, Brittany Jeeves is responsible for candidate outreach and development, and securing a high quality slate of candidates on client executive search projects.
Brittany joined Heller Search as an Associate Recruiter, and earned a promotion to Recruiting Partner based on her professionalism and efficiency. She has been a key team member on a multitude of high-profile technology leadership searches.
Brittany came to Heller Search with an extensive background in corporate recruiting. She held the position of Recruiting Coordinator at Rocket Software, an infrastructure software company. Prior to Rocket, she was with Pegasystems, a business process management software firm, first as a Recruiting Coordinator and then as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Brittany graduated from Lasell College in Auburndale, MA with a BA in Legal Studies. She lives with her husband and their daughter in southern New Hampshire.
As Associate Recruiter, Meagan McEachern provides critical support to candidates and the executive recruiting team, and ensures that our clients receive the highest levels of attention and service. She is responsible for conducting industry and talent market research, editing candidate profiles and position descriptions, and coordinating phone screen and interview schedules.
Meagan joined Heller Search with a background in human resources. Most recently, she held the position of Human Resources Representative at Dell EMC, where she handled HR-related queries for all employees throughout the United States and Canada. Meagan graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA with a BA in Human Development and a minor in Interpersonal Communication.