Crimson launches boutique CIO Search practice

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Crimson is an IT recruitment and technology solutions consultancy, a Microsoft Gold Partner, and forms part of the Harvey Nash Group. Last year Crimson reached the milestone of 100 employees, and earlier this year, Crimson celebrated its 20th anniversary. As this year draws to a close, Crimson has one more exciting announcement, the official launch of its CIO Search practice.

Crimson has successfully fulfilled many senior IT leadership vacancies over the years; however, the new executive search practice will offer organisations that next level of service. Crimson’s CIO Search team will focus on connecting high calibre CIOs, IT Directors and CISOs to not-for-profit organisations, private and public sector organisations that are looking for authentic change makers.

Rob Mallaband, Managing Director, Crimson said;

“The main reason people choose Crimson is because of the strength of our people. We employ only the brightest minds that consistently apply imaginative, real-world thinking that translates into meaningful, pain-free results. Empathy is integral to our approach. Crimson has established a specialist team to deliver the CIO Search experience. Together we have an exciting proposition that meets our customers’ needs and is fit for the future.”

Iain McKeand, Practice Director, is one of the UK’s leading experts in CIO Search. His executive recruitment experience within the technology space spans over 25 years and includes both Global and UK assignments, making him a trusted advisor to many successful CIOs.

Iain McKeand, CIO Search Practice Director, commented:

“CIO Search is an executive search practice with a laser focus on technology leaders. In twenty years, Crimson has built a real rapport with the technology community. As an IT solutions provider, we walk in our customer’s shoes daily; understanding the challenges they face. We have never seen the market as competitively rich as it is right now. Organisations do not want to lose momentum, and they’re looking for a new breed of leader to harness and retain the talent within their organisations. CIO Search is about giving people the insight and support they need to drive their organisation forward and matching talented candidates with the kind of opportunities that shape careers.”

Iain is joined by esteemed senior researcher Christine Dineen and a specialist support team, including finance, marketing, and compliance. Together they provide consultancy on every aspect of search, from creating an attractive proposition to minimising bias. Searches will also be supported by state-of-the-art leadership assessments powered by Harvey Nash.


To find out more and start your search visit: CIO – Crimson