Martha HellerPresident, Heller Search Associates, CIO

Martha and her team at Heller Search Associates specialize in recruiting CIOs, CTOs and other senior technology executives across multiple industries. Martha is the author of the book, The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership. Prior to founding Heller Search, Martha was Managing Director of the IT Leadership Practice at ZRG Partners, a global executive search firm. Before establishing her career in executive search, Martha was Founder and Managing Director of CIO magazine's CIO Executive Council, a professional organization for CIOs. She continues to engage with CIO audiences through her monthly column in CIO magazine, as author of's Movers & Shakers blog, and as author of You and Your CIO, a blog on Martha has presented on the CIO career at numerous CIO magazine events, the CIO Executive Summit, MIT's emerging technology conference, SIM, the United Nations Forum on Women and Technology, and many academic executive programs. Martha is also on the judging panel for CIO's prestigious CIO 100 award.

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.

How to Succeed at Innovation

There are many contradictions in the CIO role.

Applying Global Strategy to Local Environments

When you find yourself uttering awful words like "glocalization," you know you are into something messy.

Helping the Business Better Understand IT

If you asked a random employee which organization embodies your company's culture, what would she say? Marketing? HR? Sales? I'll bet you my entire shoe collection she wouldn't say IT.