In my last post, I received a number of requests for me to be more specific when I say: “I am focusing on a career of technology leadership”. I apologize, that is a little jargony. How’s this…
I am seeking a position as an “IT Leader”.
Translation: “Head Geek with an MBA“
An IT Leader is the most senior executive in an organization responsible for the information technology and computer systems that support organization goals. The IT Leader most effectively reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a key contributor in formulating strategic goals and implementing immediate business plans.
Common titles for the IT Leader role vary by organization size and structure, but include:
- Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO)*
- Vice President of Information Technology
- Director of Information Technology
* The title of CIO is sometimes used interchangeably with Chief Technology Officer (CTO) though they are different functions. In smaller technology-oriented organizations, the IT Leader is often responsible for both roles.
More specifically, an IT Leader is involved with analyzing and reworking existing business processes, with identifying and developing the capability to use new tools, with reshaping the enterprise’s physical infrastructure and network access, and with identifying and exploiting the enterprise’s knowledge resources.
I’m touched by all the support I’ve received from friends, family and coworkers. I hope this post helps clarify those situations where I have the most to offer!
View my resume.