Digital & Technology Leaders Practice

Functional Expertise

Digital & Technology Leaders Practice

The digital agenda is a strategic imperative for all businesses. We are helping our clients answer the key question: what problems are you trying to solve and for whom? Whether developing innovative new services and products, reinventing business models for a digital world, managing cybersecurity threats, or leading technology migrations, our cross sector knowledge of what great digital and technology leaders look like helps secure individuals who work strategically and collaboratively across your organisation.

Digital & Technology Leaders

Our Expertise

Innovation & Disruption

Chief Innovation Officers. With digital disruption firmly on the board agenda, an increasingly common role is the Chief Innovation Officer reporting to the CEO.

Transformation

CIOs, CTOs and Programme Directors. Our integrated search and interim practices supply leaders who specialise in significant transformation projects.

Digital

CDOs and their direct reports. Typically tasked with transforming a traditional business into a digital one, and for evangelising the use of digital.

Information

CIOs and their direct reports. No longer just the purveyor of technology and processes, the modern CIO is expected to drive innovation and enhance the end-to-end customer journey through digital technologies.

Technology

CTOs and their direct reports. Responsible for driving the technology agenda of the business.

Cybersecurity

CISOs and heads of cybersecurity. The single biggest threat to organisations is from cyber crime. As a result, CISOs have become critical to organisations to help manage, detect and deter threats from cyber criminals.

Digital & Technology Leaders

Our Capability

Savannah has one of the most respected Digital & Technology Leaders recruitment practices internationally. Our practice heads are some of the most well known headhunters within digital and technology circles, and as a result, we can persuade outstanding people to come and meet you.

  • 200+ senior technology searches in the past five years

  • 81% repeat business in digital and technology

  • Fortune 500, FTSE 100, 250, Public Sector and PE backed.

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Our Team

Our team

Who we are

Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

Beyond Borders

Your personal, specialist team, supports and searches globally wherever you have a need. Partners always conduct the work at Savannah rather than just overseeing it.

An executive search firm that actually understands what a CIO and other senior IT roles do – saving a lot of time on briefing and great candidate selection. Brave enough to challenge our thinking to get a better result.

Simon Ramskill, CIO

They immediately understood RSA’s digital challenges and really “got” what was required in the Chief Digital Officer role. It wasn’t an easy search, but they were tenacious, diligent and effective, finding me great candidates and managing the assignment to a successful finish.

Darren Price, Group CIO

We have recently had great results with Savannah. They spend the time and effort up front to truly understand the client and the specific nature of the role to be filled, they pressure-test the job profile, and are true partners in shaping the role. This allows them to then very rapidly hone in on high-quality candidates and to complete executive searches successfully in aggressive timelines.

Alex Von Schirmeister, Chief Innovation Officer

Featured Report

Cybersecurity - Is your Board on board?

Over the last 12 months, Savannah has been inundated with requests from boards for help in providing CISO expertise. To better understand this growing market, Savannah surveyed 36 top CIOs about what cybersecurity looks like in their organisation and how effective they see it to be in protecting against cyber threats.

Thinking Beyond means focusing on how talent achieves your strategic objectives.
That’s the idea, and the mission, behind everything we do.

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Track Record with Gender Diversity Candidates

Many organisations are keen to bring fresh perspectives and views that can only come from a diverse range of leaders. The digital and technology partners at Savannah have a deserved reputation for excelling in accessing a diverse breadth of technology leaders.

Once we understand what your ideal candidate looks like, we use our extensive global research capabilities to explore the full talent spectrum, including candidate pools that aren’t necessarily obvious places to look. By looking at everyone we ensure we don’t just hire into a mold but get the right blend of expertise and competencies that your role demands.

Featured Case Study

CIO- Save the Children International

A large, global children’s charity with federated country units was looking to digitise its operations and to encourage the local technology and business teams to collaborate. The group CFO asked Savannah to find a world-class digitally savvy CIO with strong international experience to create a vision for the global teams.

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Mentoring

We are passionate about helping the CIO function to evolve and have partnered with CIO Development to set up a mentoring scheme to accelerate the professional development of next generation technology leaders.

The scheme now boasts more than 80 heavyweight CIO, CTO and CDO mentors from leading global companies across all sectors, mentoring over 90 aspiring successors and preparing them to take on the most senior technology role in their organisations. What’s more, 25% of our mentees are now in CIO, CTO or CDO roles.

More details about how the scheme works and how to apply can be found on the link below.

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Events

We regularly hold events for the senior Digital and Technology Leader community on a range of topics as well as networking lunches. If you are a senior digital and technology leader and would like to be invited to these events in the future please get in touch.

Access The Best

Major global search firms run thousands of searches a year, and as a result aren’t always able to approach who they want due to extensive client off-limit restrictions. Savannah combines the quality, agility and dedication of a boutique firm with the specialism and global capability of a larger search firm.

Top Tier Specialists

We focus exclusively on the most senior roles within our specialist areas, providing deep insights into your competitive landscape, and only approach who we consider to be in the top ten percent of global talent.

Immediate & Long Term Impact

We are one of the only firms to have a truly integrated search and interim offering, able to provide short term tactical and long term strategic hiring solutions. This provides clients access to the human capital resources they need right now, whatever maturity stage your business is in.

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