Executive Assistant to CTO Staffing
Staffing an Executive Assistant to the CTO
Through our very strong understanding of the Chief Technology Officer role and the increasingly complex responsibilities of the CTO, we will assess the needs of your office and find the best candidates to meet your needs when hiring administrative assistant support.
Why Try Executive Assistant to the CTO Staffing Services?
With the wide range of responsibilities and tasks the CTO must take care of, companies often seek out executive assistant to the CTO staffing solutions. It is important to use a staffing agency that really understands what it takes to become a CTO’s executive assistant.
What We Look for in Candidates When Recruiting an Executive Assistant to the CTO
The Executive Assistant (EA) to the CTO typically has prior experience supporting C-level executives and often has worked in an administrative capacity within the same organization with increasing levels of responsibility, before being promoted. Since they come up from other departments, they typically know how to navigate within the company and know the role technology plays and the systems in use. The EA to the CTO is a prominent C-level EA role, with frequent interaction with the CEO office, and so it is not unusual for the successful EA to the CTO to eventually be promoted to EA to the CEO. This person is college educated, not necessarily with a major focused on technology, but has attained some level of higher education and has an interest in technology.
What Happens When There’s No Internal Candidate for EA to the CTO?
Occasionally a situation arises where there is no internal candidate qualified for promotion to the EA to the CTO/CIO. When this happens, C-Suite Assistants is often called in to search for an external candidate. Based on our experience, there are a variety of things we look for in candidates.
Ideal EA to CTO Candidate Qualities:
- Exceptional Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
- Two or Four- year degree, (Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study a plus)
- Passion for technology
- Highly organized, detail oriented
- Ability to liaise between technical staff and other business departments
- Prior experience supporting C-Level Executives
- Longevity at the same company, showing career progression
- Calendar Management
- International and Domestic Travel arrangements
- Project Management
Who is the CTO?
The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is a senior executive who is focused on scientific and technological issues within an organization with responsibility for the information technology and computer systems that support the goals of the business. Depending on the structure of the company, the CTO may report to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) who also has deep technical expertise but is more concerned with strategy and “Big Picture” issues, while the CTO takes on the daily task of running the technical operations.
What’s the Role of the CTO?
In some companies, the roles are blurred, but traditionally the CTO is focused on the technology itself, while the CIO is charged with mapping out IT strategy and policy for an organization. The CTO generally oversees the development of new technologies and focuses on opportunities to commercialize a technolog,y and is focused on technology necessary to deliver sale of products and services to clients. Therefore, the CTO is often involved with developing “intellectual property” strategies and proprietary technologies.
Many large companies have both roles but at some companies the CTO/CIO roles are combined, and in this case the role will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Chief Operating Officer (COO). Without a doubt, the CTO role has become more prominent as information technology and cyber security have become critical factors in running a successful business.
General Responsibilities of the CTO May Include:
- Must fulfill the role of a business leader
- Make executive decisions regarding purchase of IT equipment and create/implement new systems
- Lead and direct the IT employees of their organization
- Recruit the best professionals to fill the jobs the company needs to run the IT platform
- Manage the infrastructure and operations of IT including network operations, data center, applications development and maintenance, and security
- Advanced Technology
- Competitive Analysis
- Establish a highly secure technology environment within the organization from a hardware, software, and cultural point of view
Staffing Top-Tier Executive Assistants to CTOs Since 2003
If you need help with recruiting an Executive Assistant to the CTO of your organization, look no further. The C-Suite team is ready to assist you. Contact us at 646-214-7475 and we will be delighted to get started.
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