Eric Sigurdson co-leads the firm’s Technology Officers Practice and has extensive experience recruiting information technology professionals across all industries. He is also a member of the firm's Digital Transformation Practice and recruits technology leaders who lead transformative initiatives in Social, Mobile, Cloud and Big Data.
Eric has over 20 years of search experience with 30 years specializing in technology. He identifies and places senior IT leaders who have a proven track record, while possessing a blend of technical and business acumen. He has also conducted searches for other functional roles for tech organizations. Eric has significant experience cultivating relationships in the software and business service segments. These clients include: CEOs, Presidents, COOs, Division General Managers as well as functional executives in sales, marketing, finance, legal and business development. Eric is based in Chicago.
Recent Client Experience
Eric recently led CIO searches for: a $38 billion airline, a $23 billion pharmaceutical company, a $23 billion consumer packaged goods company, a $65 billion agricultural company, a $22 billion printing and outsourcing company and a $35 billion global industrial company. In addition, he led CIO+ roles including global shared services and transformation for a $120 billion technology company and a $40 billion food service company. He also led the client relationship for a Fortune 500 business services company undergoing a major transformation, a dramatic leadership change and an organizational re-structure.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1995, Eric spent 11 years with IBM Corporation where he held a broad range of leadership positions in marketing, sales, and management. He began his IBM career in technical sales in the National Accounts Division in Chicago.
Additional Professional Activities
Eric is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and the University Club of Chicago. He also serves on the Board of Conway Farms Golf Club.
Eric received his B.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
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