Eric Sigurdson leads the firm’s Chief Information 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. Leveraging 30 years of technology experience and more than 20 in the search industry, Eric identifies and recruits senior IT leaders and other functional roles for tech organizations. His experience cultivating relationships in the software and business service segments includes clients ranging from CEOs to COOs and functional executives. Recent CIO searches have included clients across the airline, pharmaceutical, CPG, agriculture, industrial, technology and food services industries. Eric is based in Chicago.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates more than 20 years ago, 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.
Education & Affiliations
Eric received his BS in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois and his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the University Club of Chicago. Eric also serves on the board of Conway Farms Golf Club.
Technology, Business and Professional Services, Digital Leadership, Technology Officers, Executive Search, Digital, Assessment, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning