IT Job DescriptionsTop CIOs - Compensation Over $1,000,000

Top paid CIO positions have broad responsibilities

Janco has just completed its review of the top paid CIOs in publicly traded companies.  Two of the individuals who were on the list last year have had their roles expanded so they have more than IT within their scope of responsibilities. They are Meg McCarthy at Aetna and Steve Sqaueri at American Express and are excluded from the list as is John Hishaw of HP has a much broader role than IT.

Some of the individuals in the this years list also have broad operational responsibilities.  If they are successful this year they will be excluded from next year's list.

In reviewing the list of highest paid CIOs, Janco comes to the conclusion that the position is very volatile.  Of the top 20 positions only 8, or 40% were on the list last year, at the same time another 8 are either new to the job or have left the company.  In one case the top CIO, was only in that role at the company for 9 months before he left. 

Highest Paid CIOs in publicly traded companies in 2012 as reported to the SEC in 2013

CIO Lenght of Employment

We were only able to get information on these companies as all companies reported information that we could use.  For example Marc Gordon was appointed the CIO of American Express late in 2012 but not soon enough to be included in 2012 SEC filings. In addition, many of the individual on last year's list have left their companies, such as Keith Halbert who reportedly received a $3,000,000 severance package, and their replacements have not made our list for various reasons. In addition Lori Beer has left Wellpoint and has been replaced by A.J. Lang.

Highest Paid CIOs in publicly traded companies in 2012 as reported to the SEC in 2013

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Successful CIO Characteristics

  • Both visionary and pragmatic - It is not enough to plan for innovation, the CIO needs to be perceptive and realistic. As an insightful manager, a CIO promotes broad technology agenda to help the business profit from leading-edge initiatives.  At the same time as a pragmatist, a CIO deals with the realities of the business. The pragmatist also facilitates the productivity of current IT solutions.  The CIO focuses on minimizing cost and maximizing results, in addition the CIO helps to increase the customer and product/service base of the enterprise.

  • Focus on ROI improvement of IT  - CIOs will find new ways to help customers and the organization profit from how data is used while focusing on managing budgets and processes to eliminate or reduce costs.

  • Inspire the enterprise and expand the business impact of IT – CIOs will have proven expertise in both business and technical facets of their role. CIOs will interact with the enterprise and its executive team as enterprise leaders and drive new business initiatives and shifts jointly the other members of the executive team.

At the same time the role of the CIO and CTO is changing as more enterprises more towards a "Value Added" role for the Information Technology function.  Those changes are depicted in the detail job descriptions that have been created for all of the functions with IT -- especially for the CIO and CTO. 

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You can purchase this book as a PDF Book, Word Book or as individual word files for each Job Description (in WORD 2007 .docx format) which makes for easier modification.  We have also combined the both book formats with the individual word files for each job descriptions to give you the best of both worlds.

HandiGuide & Job Descriptions - PDF format

The Internet and IT Position Descriptions comes in PDF format The PDF book is over 750 pages in length and contains 263 Job Descriptions in addition to a Job Progression Matrix Template, Employee Termination Checklist (Electronic Form), Job Evaluation Questionnaire, and Position Description Questionnaire.

Includes positions from CIO, CSO and CTO to Wireless and Metrics Mangers. All of the positions in the book have been created to reflect the technology world of 2014. PDF file can be printed and viewed only.

IT Job Descriptions - MS WORD format

263 Internet and IT Job Descriptions as individual files in WORD 2007 formats. Long file names have been used to make customization easier.

Includes positions from CIO, CSO, and CTO to Wireless and Metrics Mangers. All of the positions in the book have been created to reflect the technology world of 2014.

HandiGuide & Job Descriptions - pdf & MS WORD formats

The Internet and IT Position Descriptions comes in PDF format and WORD files. The PDF book is over 750 pages in length and contains 263 Job Descriptions in addition to a Job Progression Matrix Template, Employee Termination Checklist (Electronic Form), Job Evaluation Questionnaire, and Position Description Questionnaire. There is one word file for each job description (WORD 2007 format). Long file names have been used to make customization easier.

Includes positions from CIO, CSO and CTO to Wireless and Metrics Mangers. All of the positions in the book have been created to reflect the technology world of 2014.

BONUS ---- If you provide us with up to five (5) completed Position Description Questionnaires within 30 days of purchase, we will create the 5 position descriptions for you and provide you with 24 months of free update service for the HandiGuide and all job descriptions that we update and create.

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This service will provide you with updates to each of the products listed below for a period of 12 months from the date of the purchase of the service. In addition, you are entitled to 3 custom job descriptions. You will have to complete the IT Position Description Questionnaire (which we will provide to you via email upon your request). It typically will take 5 working days to provide you with the completed job description.

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