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Office of the CIO Consultant for Private Equity

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Information Technology

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Location

Boston, Massachusetts

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Salary

$200,000 - $300,000

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53748

VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO OFFICE OF THE CIO

As a key member of the portfolio support team within the Private Equity firm, the Vice President, Office of the CIO, is responsible for partnering with 50+ portfolio companies and their management teams, 50+ deal team members, 15 portfolio support team members and over twenty third-party partners to establish world class technology functions at portfolio companies.

You will focus on the Office of the CIO for portfolio companies by providing executive guidance to help implement best practices in systems and processes, and hire world class team members, as the portfolio companies execute on the active buy and build strategy. Your role will involve working within a framework for assessing the health of the Information Technology function within assigned portfolio companies; scoping opportunities for improvement; identifying appropriate resources, tools, technologies, and training; executing on the improvement efforts; managing an ecosystem of third-party providers and codifying best practices into the knowledge management system.

Responsibilities:

  • IT Due Diligence:

    • Collaborate with portfolio company management, deal teams, portfolio support teams, and third-party partners on IT due diligence for platform companies and add-ons.
  • Best Practices:

    • Work with portfolio company management, deal teams, and portfolio support teams to establish IT best practices.
    • Implement and refine the OCIO diagnostic framework and improvement methodology with a best practice toolkit for IT functions, including organization structure, technology, process, and partner engagement.
  • Operational Metrics:

    • Support the implementation of best practices to enhance operational metrics, identify trends, and focus areas.
    • Utilize industry-specific best practice templates and analyses across similar companies in the portfolio.
  • Technology Selection and Rollout:

    • Aid in the selection and deployment of supporting technologies.
    • Improve IT department functioning through core policies, procedures, and process improvements.
    • Identify and recommend enabling technologies in areas such as IT policies, cybersecurity compliance, disaster recovery, business continuity, IT roadmap planning, project management, master data management, and core technology assessments (ERP, EDW/BI, CRM, infrastructure/cloud migration).
  • Acquisition Integration:

    • Establish strong capabilities to integrate multiple add-on acquisitions into the organization.
    • Select and deploy tools and technologies like DevOps, ERP consolidation, EDW/BI, MS365, and financial consolidation.
  • Data Analytics:

    • Support teams in implementing best practices, including enhanced financial and operational metrics to identify trends or focus areas.
    • Develop analytics models for portfolio support teams, deal teams, and portfolio management teams to inform trends across industries, technology adoption, timeline impacts, value enablement, spend analytics, organization strategies, and individual project performance.
  • IT Organization Assessment:

    • Engage in assessing Information Technology staff, including VPs, Directors, Managers, and staff in infrastructure, development, project management, help desk, database management, security, etc.
    • Make recommendations on skill and resource gaps and support the talent upgrade process within portfolio companies.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, technology, or related field; MBA preferred.
  • Experience:

    • 4-6 years of experience in IT consulting, including M&A integrations or a related field, demonstrating strong knowledge of business, process, and technology.
    • Some private equity or M&A integration experience preferred.
    • Experience in applying consulting experience in a corporate leadership role preferred.
  • Skills:

    • Expert-level skills with MS Office tools.
    • Strong experience with business intelligence tools like Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.
    • Proficiency in data analysis and strong SQL skills for capturing data, architecting data stores, and developing dashboards.
  • Travel:

    • Ability to travel to portfolio companies across the US (30% travel).
  • Industry Exposure:

    • Experience working directly with CIOs at middle-market companies ($100MM to $1B in revenue).
    • Broad industry exposure preferred.
  • Technologies:

    • Familiarity with technologies used by mid-market companies such as MSO365, Salesforce, MSDynamics, NetSuite, Infor, Azure, PowerBI, OneStream, Adaptive, Sage, Workday, ADP, Crowdstrike, AWS, InTune, etc.

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