Chief Information Officer | Global Leader in Real Estate Services

 


Background

Our client was a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500 and a leading global consumer real estate services company. They employed 5,400 people throughout 2,500 locations. Based on number of tenants, the client was amongst the largest landlords in the world.


The Need

As part of their succession planning, our client was looking for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to provide overall information technology leadership and support for its domestic and international operations. The position reported to the COO/CFO and worked closely with the CEO. The CIO would drive all technology and be responsible for strategy, technology development and support, and IT management and security processes overseeing 39 employees. It was critical that candidates had experience with global, multi-location, retail and customer-centric systems and applications (web-based applications using Microsoft tools and SQL Server database with Oracle JD Edwards) in a matrix environment. Their responsibilities would be to provide a broad range of strategic support in achieving business objectives to develop and maintain a strong level of partnership with senior leadership teams. The role also required the ability to work independently with minimal guidance and resources, develop strategies and lead/execute the delivery of corporate and field initiatives and programs.

 

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