CIO- Insurance Industry Experience

Location Addison
Date Posted February 10, 2020
Job ID 10331
Employment Type Direct Hire

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Job Description:

We are assisting our North Dallas, TX client in a search for a Director/VP level Information Technology Developer to help scale the organization and manage transformational IT projects. This person must have extensive experience within the insurance industry. We are looking for a hands-on CIO with a strong strategic, technical, and operational orientation. The CIO will provide exceptional leadership for the company by establishing long-range IT goals, plans, and policies. The CIO will work to lead the Company's transformational IT systems project and work with C-suite leaders to develop scalable business processes to support the Company's rapid growth.


  • Partner with the board and lead the execution of strategic IT initiatives.
  • Partner with all department leads to improve business processes.
  • Serve as the project lead for PHP's proprietary software development project and as the primary liaison between the Company and its IT consultants.
  • Lead all software selections for the Company; executive must determine when to buy vs. build software and ensure business requirements are met without creating a reliance on 3rd party developers.
  • Hold all third parties accountable for project plans and applications & tools used in software development processes.
  • Foster a success-oriented environment in IT; motivate and work with all job levels while willing to be "hands-on" as necessary to lead by example.
  • Work with the CEO and CFO to develop the metrics, systems, and processes required to accommodate the growth objectives of the Company.
  • Serve as a business leader of all PHP administrative functions with the opportunity, if successful, to lead Operations.


  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in IT leadership, life insurance industry experience is a major plus.
  • Highly credible reputation and strong references from prior employers.
  • Strong project management credentials & experience leading the successful development of a proprietary enterprise software application.
  • Extensive experience with change control processes, including requirements gathering, development, testing & quality assurance, and product releases & training.
  • Understanding of best practices in software integrations and data warehouse design.
  • Ability to collaborate and serve as a thought partner to all department leads.
  • Proven track-record of managing a team and developing talent within an organization.
  • Ensures accountability holds self and others accountable to meet commitments and deadlines.
  • Builds effective teams and encourages cross-functional collaboration.
  • Solid executive presence; able to establish credibility and influence a broad range of constituents.
  • Both intelligent and practical; possesses the ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

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