Information Technology

CIO & IT Leadership Executive Search

Your CIO Executive Search Firm Partner

If you are looking for your next Chief Information Officer (CIO), VP of IT, or Director of Tech Ops, we understand these profiles well and bring a proven executive search track record filling this function.

Our methodology enables us to quickly recruit the executive talent you are looking for to give you peace of mind about your operations team leadership.

  • T-Mobile

    VP Advanced Wireless
    VP Integrated Solutions
    VP Creation Center
    VP IT Operations
    VP E-Commerce
    Sr. Dir Product
    Dir @Work Sales
    Sr. Dir Enterprise Sales
    Dir Federal Sales
    Dir of Communications
    Dir Retail Real Estate
    Dir Tablets
    Dir Broadband

  • REI

    SVP of Technology (CIO)

    VP of Accounting & Finance

  • Premera

    CIO / CISO
    Chief Financial Officer
    Medical Director (2)
    SVP of Provider Strategy
    SVP Provider Relations
    VP Medical Management
    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

  • F5

    Chief Information Officer

    VP Engineering

  • Zillow

    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
    Dir of Product UX
    Dir of Experience Design

  • Les Schwab
    Les Schwab

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of Accounting

    Dir of IT

    Dir of Marketing

    (Meritage Group)


    Chief Revenue Officer
    VP of Sales
    VP of Marketing
    VP Brand & Corp Comm
    VP IT Operations
    GM Auto OEM BD
    Dir Fleet Sales
    Principal Scientist
    (Runway Growth Capital)

  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental

    President & CEO (WA subsidiary)

    President (VA subsidiary)

    Chief Information Officer

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dir of Strategy

  • Space Needle
    Space Needle

    VP of Technology

  • Outback Power Technologies
    Outback Power Technologies

    VP Engineering

  • EECU

    Chief Information Officer

  • Blue Nile
    Blue Nile

    SVP of Technology

  • PhysioControl (Medtronic)
    PhysioControl (Medtronic)

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

    (Bain Capital)

  • Big Fish Games
    Big Fish Games

    SVP of IT & Engineering

  • Cyrus Biotechnology
    Cyrus Biotechnology

    VP of Engineering

  • Ideoclick

    Chief Technology Officer

  • HomeStreet Bank
    HomeStreet Bank

    Chief Information Officer

    SVP of HR


  • Kite (Gilead)
    Kite (Gilead)

    Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    Alliance Mgr (Clinical Trials)

  • Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway

    VP of IT

    AVP Business Applications

  • Zonar Systems
    Zonar Systems


    Chief Talent Officer

    Chief Strategy Officer

    VP Technology

    VP Marketing

    QA Manager

    Sr. Product Mgr


  • Globys

    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

  • Disney

    Dir of Data Services

  • Paula’s Choice
    Paula’s Choice

    Chief Information Officer

    (TA Associates)

  • Ivy Softworks
    Ivy Softworks


    Head of UX & Design

    Executive in Residence

  • RealNetworks

    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
    Getty Images

    VP of E-Commerce

    VP of Technology Services

    (Carlyle Group)

  • Corbis

    Chief Technology Officer

    Chief Financial Officer

    SVP of Marketing

  • Vertafore

    Chief Information Officer

    VP of Marketing

    (TPG Capital)

  • Puppet

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Aduro

    Chief Information Officer

  • Dowbuilt

    Chief Information Officer (CIO)

  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation
    Bristol Bay Native Corporation

    Chief Information Officer

  • Cochran

    Chief Financial Officer


    VP of Marketing

  • Cook Inlet Tribal Council
    Cook Inlet Tribal Council

    Chief Innovation Technology Officer

  • HD Fowler
    HD Fowler

    VP Supply Chain / Purchasing

    Dir of IT

  • Altrec

    Chief Technology Officer

  • WAMU

    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)
    ShareBuilder (ING Direct)

    Chief Technology Officer

    VP of Business Development

  • Serials Solutions (ProQuest)
    Serials Solutions (ProQuest)

    General Manager

    VP Technology

    VP Product Management

  • Yakima Chief Hops
    Yakima Chief Hops

    Chief Financial Officer

    VP Digital

  • The Seattle Times
    The Seattle Times

    Dir of Classified Ad Sales

    Dir of Online Marketing

    Director of Design & UX

  • Yapta

    Chief Technology Officer

    VP Engineering

    Principal Scientist

    VP Product Management

    Dir of Sales

  • SeaBright Insurance (Enstar Group)
    SeaBright Insurance (Enstar Group)

    Chief Information Officer

    SVP of Sales

    Dir of IT Planning

    Dir of Development

    Dir of Infrastructure

  • Brooks

    Manager of IT

    (Berkshire Hathaway)

  • Alpha Technologies
    Alpha Technologies

    VP of Engineering

  • Online Shoes
    Online Shoes

    Dir of E-Commerce & UX

    (Hardy Capital)

  • Modumetal

    VP Product Development

    Director of Engineering

    Sr. Process Eng (Electrochemical)

  • MeteorComm

    Dir of Technology Services

  • Julep

    Dir of Logistics

    Dir of E-Commerce

Clients partner with Herd Freed Hartz for a few key reasons:

Proven Track Record – Since 2001, our firm has successfully worked with 400+ Northwest clients on nationwide, executive-level searches. Forbes also recognized us as the “Top Executive Search Firm in the Northwest” for 3 years in a row.

Results That Matter – We deliver the candidate quality and speed you are looking for. Our “Time to Candidate” average over the last 3 years is 37 days. 95% of candidates we place are still in the role 18 months later. We deliver a high ROI and peace of mind by ensuring you are surrounded by an “A-player” executive leadership team, giving you a competitive advantage.

Recruiting Partnership – Clients enjoy our trusted, long-term partnership that goes beyond just filling the role. We provide customized strategic recruiting insights, methodologies, and best practices, which can be used across all your hiring needs. We believe in the “art of recruiting” by crafting your story in a compelling way, helping you stand out from the pack and attract top-talent you would not find on your own. Our goal is to make working with our team a professional and fun experience.