This well-established Northern Ontario-based $1 billion international mining services company had grown rapidly through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.
With this growth, the company now had a wide range of IT platforms and software systems resulting in a number of challenges with financial and management reporting, planning and management of the business.
Up until this point, IT was managed as part of finance and, as a result, there was no senior IT leadership. The company was in need of its first global CIO.
Location and the fact this was a newly created position would make the identification and attraction of prospective candidates far more challenging.
We worked with our client to develop a plan to identify and attract suitably qualified candidates who would be willing to relocate to Northern Ontario.
We were able to identify a number of prospects with the appropriate international IT leadership experience with ties to the North.
A list of six highly qualified candidates was presented of which three were selected for second round interviews. From this group of three finalists, a successful hire was completed.
The candidate hired has a background in IT leadership with a major Canadian-based international manufacturer. Not only did the candidate have the necessary competencies and skills for the CIO role, but was also a good fit with the corporate culture.
Since joining the company, the new CIO has assessed the IT needs of the organization and its current IT resources and developed a corporate-wide IT strategy and plan for implementation.
This search was successfully completed on a very short timeline to meet our client’s needs.