Martha Heller

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Martha Heller is CEO of Heller Search Associates, an IT executive recruiting firm specializing in CIO, CTO, CISO and senior technology roles in all industries. She is the author The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT. To join the IT career conversation, subscribe to The Heller Report.

New CIO appointments, June 2020

Banner Health IT rallies to overcome COVID-19 challenges

Banner Health IT rallies to overcome COVID-19 challenges

Deanna Wise, CIO of Banner Health, sees a stronger and more agile team emerging from the coronavirus crisis.

Creating a data-driven business at McKinsey & Co.

Creating a data-driven business at McKinsey & Co.

Mike Wright, Global CIO, is turning knowledge into value at the global management consulting firm.

Rite Aid’s digital journey takes the pandemic head on

Rite Aid’s digital journey takes the pandemic head on

Justin Mennen, EVP and CIO of Rite Aid, leads a strategy to keep employees safe and in the stores, while ramping up systems to serve customers in a time of crisis.

Predictive analytics unlocks factory capacity at Reynolds

Predictive analytics unlocks factory capacity at Reynolds

Rita Fisher, CIO and SVP of Supply Chain, discusses her approach to digitizing plant operations at the global consumer products company.

How Johnson & Johnson IT is managing a global crisis

How Johnson & Johnson IT is managing a global crisis

J&J CIO Jim Swanson reveals how he and his IT team are helping keep operations running at the $82B healthcare giant, as well as the lessons learned — and silver linings — of leading through crisis.

How PetSmart IT grooms the customer experience

How PetSmart IT grooms the customer experience

Mike Goodwin, CIO, discusses how a new product management model is key to streamlining the "pet parent's" customer experience.

Land O'Lakes IT whips up business outcomes

Land O'Lakes IT whips up business outcomes

To encourage cross-functional product teams to focus on business outcomes, CIO Marc Carlson replaces spot bonuses with a long-term incentive plan.

The 12 CIO skills every company wants

The 12 CIO skills every company wants

How one executive recruiter assesses the talent market.

Avnet IT sheds operations legacy to support business transformation

Avnet IT sheds operations legacy to support business transformation

Max Chan, CIO of Avnet, is changing IT to support the $19 billion global company’s transformation from a distribution business into an IoT solutions provider.

How Lear makes self-service IT delivery work

How Lear makes self-service IT delivery work

Bonnie Smith, CIO of Lear Corporation, describes how embracing citizen developers led to a new self-service operating model for RPA tools and more.

4 steps to process automation success

4 steps to process automation success

For Navistar CIO Julie Ragland, shifting the IT discussion from cost to value was key to overcoming obstacles to process automation.

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