Heidrick & Struggles’ Cloud Practice provides leadership solutions to our cloud technology and services clients who are experiencing a dramatic shift in the way they conduct business and the clear impact on the need for specific leadership competencies.
The cloud computing sector consists of four critical pillars: technology, services, facilities and finally, the leadership driving the industry forward. Whether an organization is a product and services provider of IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, or a business is simply leveraging the cloud to enable a company’s workforce and improve operating metrics, the implications of the cloud delivery model are having a massive impact. As the cloud computing ecosystem continues to expand, the way businesses are using the “cloud” is expanding as well.
We know that Chief Executive Officers and Boards are aggressively competing for cross-functional leaders who possess the evolving competencies that are required to succeed in the new paradigm of cloud delivery models. From an operational leader in finance and IT, to a “go-to-market” leader in sales and marketing, or a technical leader in product and engineering – the skills, knowledge, and experience required to operate with impact has shifted.