Rick Harris featured in TechTalent article

Raines’ Rick Harris Featured in TechTarget on CIO Careers

Raines’ Rick Harris, Managing Director and Head of the Product & Technology Officers Practice, was recently featured in TechTarget’s article about the career path to becoming a Chief Information Officer (CIO).

From TechTarget’s article, “CIO career path: How to become a CIO”

Rick Harris, managing director at the executive search firm Raines International, who conducts searches for technology executive positions and their direct reports, said CIO responsibilities vary from one organization to the next, but in general the organization’s top IT executive does the following:

– Oversees technology components provided by dozens, even hundreds, of vendors, including those that run on premises in their own data centers or, increasingly, off-site in hosted servers as part of cloud computing;

– Orchestrates a technology stack that includes hardware and software selected, purchased and maintained by their own IT department as well as technologies selected and deployed by citizen developers and individual business units;

– Collaborates with executives within their organization to craft short-term, mid-term and long-term business strategies

TechTarget, CIO Career Path: How to Become a CIO, May 2022

Read the full article on TechTarget’s website.


Rick Harris is a Managing Director at Raines International and leads Raines’ Product & Technology Officers Practice. Reach out to rharris@rainesinternational.com to discuss your talent needs.