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CIO Executive Search & Placement

Technology plays a critical role in operating and growing a company. Whether you have a local business or a nationwide corporation, you must be confident in your Chief Information Officer (CIO), aka the person in charge of your technology needs. 


The CIO’s main responsibility focuses on improving your business workflows from the tech side of things. The CIO:

– Operates your company’s IT infrastructure

– Manages the purchases and maintenance of your software and hardware

– Secure and protect your company’s data and IT network

– Optimizes your business processes with appropriate technology


To help you grow your business, a great Chief Information Officer must have a wide scope of skills, knowledge and communication abilities. Evaluating every possible candidate may seem like a daunting task, so the IT recruiting team at Herd Freed Hartz is ready to take on this challenge for your company. 


VP Integrated Solutions
VP Creation Center
VP IT Operations
VP E-Commerce
Dir @Work Sales
Sr. Dir Enterprise Sales

Dir Federal Sales

Dir Retail Real Estate
Dir Tablets
Dir Broadband

SVP of Technology (CIO)

VP of Accounting & Finance


Chief Financial Officer

Medical Director (2)

SVP of Provider Strategy

VP Infrastructure

VP of HR

VP Customer Experience

Dir of Talent Acquisition
Dir of Clinical Programs
Dir of Strategic Development
Dir of Business Intelligence
Strategic Programs Dir - Integrated Health

Chief Information Officer

VP Search Eng
VP of IT (CIO)
Sr Dir Prod Mgmnt (New Ventures)
Sr. Data Scientist
Sr Dir Data Eng

Sr Dir Zestimates AI

Dir of Prod Mgmnt (Mortgages)
Dir of Big Data Engineering

VP of Sales
VP of Marketing
VP Brand & Corp Comm
VP IT Operations
Dir Fleet Sales
Principal Scientist
Les Schwab

Dir of Accounting

Dir of IT

Dir of Marketing (2)
Delta Dental

President & CEO (WA subsidiary)

President (VA subsidiary)

Chief Information Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Dir of Strategy
Space Needle

VP of Technology
Outback Power Technologies

VP Engineering

Chief Information Officer
Blue Nile

SVP of Technology
PhysioControl (Medtronic)

VP Global Operations
VP Customer Care Services
Sr. Dir of IT

(Bain Capital)
Big Fish Games

SVP of IT & Engineering
Cyrus Biotechnology

VP of Engineering

Chief Technology Officer
HomeStreet Bank

Chief Information Officer


Kite (Gilead)

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Alliance Mgr (Clinical Trials)
Berkshire Hathaway

VP of IT
Zonar Systems


Chief Talent Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

VP Technology

VP Marketing

QA Manager

Sr. Product Mgr


SVP Engineering
VP Development & Operations
VP Client Services
VP Delivery
Dir of Consulting Services

VP of Engineering

CRO/VP Sales

VP Product Management

VP Marketing

VP Talent & Culture

Recruiting Consulting

Dir of Data Services
Paula's Choice

Chief Information Officer

(TA Associates)
Ivy Softworks


Head of UX & Design

Executive in Residence

Chief Financial Officer
GM of IT
SVP of Digital Strategy
SVP of Consumer
VP of Sales
VP of Marketing
General Counsel
VP of Game House
Getty Images

VP of E-Commerce

VP of Technology Services

(Carlyle Group)

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Financial Officer

SVP of Marketing

Chief Information Officer

VP of Marketing

(TPG Capital)

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer
Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Chief Information Officer

Chief Financial Officer


Dir of Marketing
Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Chief Innovation Technology Officer
HD Fowler

Dir of IT

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Info Security Officer
SVP Retail Lending Sales
SVP Internal Communications
First VP of Info Security
First VP of Employee Communications
Division Finance Officer
ShareBuilder (ING Direct)

Chief Technology Officer

VP of Business Development
Serials Solutions (ProQuest)

General Manager

VP Technology

VP Product Management
Yakima Chief Hops

Chief Financial Officer

VP Digital
The Seattle Times

Dir of Classified Ad Sales

Dir of Online Marketing

Director of Design & UX

Chief Technology Officer

VP Engineering

Principal Scientist

VP Product Management

Dir of Sales
SeaBright Insurance (Enstar Group)

Chief Information Officer

SVP of Sales

Dir of IT Planning

Dir of Development

Dir of Infrastructure

Manager of IT

(Berkshire Hathaway)
Online Shoes

Dir of E-Commerce & UX

(Hardy Capital)

VP Product Development

Director of Engineering

Sr. Process Eng (Electrochemical)

Dir of Technology Services

Dir of Logistics

Dir of E-Commerce

IT executive recruiting agency in the Pacific Northwest

Herd Freed Hartz is a recruiting agency located in Seattle, WA. We match our clients with IT experts across the country. 

The Pacific Northwest is home to thousands of tech companies and startups, and even more IT specialists employed there. As an agency with over 20 years of recruitment experience, we know how to find, recruit and match you with the right Chief Information Officer candidate out of the vast candidate pool. 

Herd Freed Hartz was founded by Jim Herd, Paul Freed, and Kevin Hartz. When working with clients, we focus on the mission to fill your executive-level positions for the long run. We prioritize quality over quantity and will match you with a CIO candidate that’s right for your company, promoting business growth and prosperity over time. 


How we approach the Chief Information Officer search for your company

After an initial meeting and contract signing, we will provide you with a roundup of candidates for CIO positions within approximately one month. Our hands-on selection process means we will carefully select and match each candidate prior to your interviews with them.

Our team focuses on 3 key pillars for finding the best CIO candidates for your company:



First, we hold a strategy session with you in order to understand your business goals. Based on this interview, we will pair you with candidates based on fitting qualifications to make sure each applicant aligns with the goals of your company.



We make sure our communication with you and potential candidates is as transparent as possible. To ensure this, we study your company’s values and brand to represent your team accurately as possible. 



The Herd Freed Hartz team will take on the screening steps so you can focus on running your business. Unless otherwise agreed, we will only present you with qualified CIO officers.



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