Martha HellerPresident, Heller Search Associates, CIO

Martha Heller is President of Heller Search Associates, an IT executive recruiting firm specializing in CIO, CTO and senior technology roles across all industries, and she is the author of two books on IT leadership: The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT. In 2004 she founded the CIO Executive Council and she continues to engage with the IT leadership community as author of the Movers & Shakers blog on, as a highly sought public speaker, and in her widely-read e-newsletter, The Heller Report: You and Your CIO Career.

Busting CIO Myths

Close examination finds that some of the beliefs that CIOs hold dearest about their role in the enterprise may not stand up in the real world.