Eric Sigurdson

I introduce clients to the world’s leading technology leaders.

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Eric Sigurdson recruits dynamic technology leaders who lead transformative initiatives across all industries. Based in Chicago, Eric leads the Chief Information Officers Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates and is a member of the firm’s Digital Transformation Practice. Over a decorated 25-year career with our company, Eric has conducted countless searches for technology-minded leaders and information technology professionals. He identifies and recruits leaders who can lead transformative initiatives in social, mobile, cloud and Big Data.

Eric has deep experience cultivating relationships in the software and business service segments, including clients ranging from CEOs to COOs and functional executives. Recent CIO searches include clients across the airline, pharmaceutical, CPG, agriculture, industrial, technology and food services industries. Before his career in search, Eric spent 11 years with IBM Corporation, where he held leadership positions in marketing sales and management.

"We evaluate candidates on their prior experience and their cultural norms. A candidate with the perfect experiential fit for a role and just a partial cultural fit won’t work. But a candidate with the perfect cultural fit and a partial experiential fit can work if they have strong learning agility."

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.
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Areas of Expertise

Digital Platforms Executive Search Hardware & IOT Professional Services Software & Cloud Technology Technology, Data, and Digital Officers

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Eric is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the University Club of Chicago and also serves on the board of Conway Farms Golf Club.