Salvation Army calls on CIO partners to find Chief Information Officer


April 15, 2022 – Qualified IT managers are among the hardest to find. CIO Partners was recently selected by the US Eastern Territory Salvation Army to lead the organization’s search for a new Chief Information Officer (CIO), located in West Nyack, NY. The CIO is responsible for defining and implementing information and technology strategy and capabilities across the Eastern region. This includes data analytics and business intelligence, development and support, infrastructure, security and technical services. The IOC reports to the Chief Secretary and is responsible for oversight and support. and direction to territorial IT and business leaders on strategy, standards, features, and opportunities for shared services and economies of scale.

Additionally, the CIO is a key contributor to the strategy and territory planning process and will be responsible for both IT operations and technology and digital innovation. It is essential that the CIO builds strong and productive relationships with all business unit leaders, acting as a true partner and making information and technology a business enabler. Candidates should be familiar with developing an IT vision, strategy and roadmap, and leading IT teams and business partners in effective execution. They must be able to communicate a clear strategic vision for IT that supports business goals.

The Salvation Army helps more than 30 million Americans each year overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardship through a range of social services. By providing food to the hungry, emergency relief to disaster survivors, rehabilitation to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and clothing and shelter to those in need, The Salvation Army works to from more than 7,000 operations centers across the country. The Eastern Territory covers 12 states from Maine to northeast Kentucky, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

CIO Partners focuses on technology leadership searches across all industries and company sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations. The firm specializes in and understands the uniqueness of cutting-edge technology roles. With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, Founder Mike Burgett brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his global clients and local community. Clients and colleagues cite her ability to build strong, healthy relationships and her process-oriented approach as key to her success. Prior to founding CIO Partners, Mr. Burgett was CIO for RTM Incorporated, a private, billion-dollar Fortune 500 organization.

CIO Recruitment

Over the past year, a number of organizations have turned to executive search firms to help them find high-level CIOs. Here are some of the main missions followed by Hunt Scanlon Media:

Chapel Hill Solutions recently helped recruit Mark Lauteren as the new Chief Information Officer at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL. Previously, Mr. Lauteren served as IT Director at El Centro Regional Medical Center, where he led all aspects of information services and telecommunications to help the organization achieve its mission. Prior to this, he was CIO for Astria Health, where he was responsible for the direction and management of information services, clinical engineering, IT/cybersecurity, project management office and telecommunications.

McDermott + Bull, a research firm based in Irvine, Calif., recently appointed Drew Manning as Chief Information Officer of KeyPoint Credit Union. The mission was led by President Brandon Biegenzahn, Vice President Michelle Davis and executive recruiter Courtney Dorrel. “Drew is passionate about creating alignment between business units and the technology department,” said Brad Canfield, president and CEO of KeyPoint. “With our goal of creating a leading digital experience, his knowledge and experience will help KeyPoint grow and better serve its members.”

Acertitude participated in the placement of Julie Rafferty as Chief Information Officer of Turkey Hill, a private equity-backed company, the fourth best-selling premium ice cream brand. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose and principal Jessica Tvelia led the mission. The search was completed in just 76 days. Ms. Rafferty brings a proven track record of working for various fast-paced global consumer goods organizations. Most recently, she served as Chief Information Officer at Pinnacle Foods.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media


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