West Hartford, CT
Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance•
11 - 15 years
Posted 65 days ago
Chief Information Officer (CIO) reports to the segment EVP and indirectly to WRBC CIO and to (5) Operating Unit Presidents (BTU, BLS, BFIN, BARS, BFM). Overall responsibility for developing and executing strategy and related tactical execution in all IT functions to support the strategic direction of the companies and their operational business plans. The CIO acts as a trusted partner and advisor to the companies’ leadership teams and is the key liaison with Berkley Technology Services (BTS). The CIO will develop, maintain and execute the strategic technology plan for the company; to drive process improvement and streamline business processes. Aligns the IT organizations under common segment leadership to enhance capabilities by utilizing the best skillsets within the existing departments and teams. Develops a robust business intelligence ecosystem to enable companies to leverage data and analytics. Develops and drives the plan to streamline common functions joint efforts on data warehousing initiatives and provides strong demand management. Works with an outcome based sense of urgency, increasing the metabolic rate of the organizations’ IT staff & functions.
In addition to the segment strategy responsibility this position will play a key role in developing / influencing the EWRBC enterprise- wide IT strategy to increase the overall leverage of the collective enterprise IT capability as part of driving overall IT efficiency and capability delivery both within the segment as well as across the enterprise.
Strong understanding of the following as they apply in the IT arena:
Business Intelligence Tools
Data Warehousing expertise
On-demand reporting tools
Demand management process
SOX and related compliance
Business Analysts – consistent usage of role
At least ten years of progressive leadership experience managing cross-functional teams in a complex organization including accountability for strategic planning, organizational leadership, and technical performance.
A combination of technical experience, strong business and financial acumen, and emotional intelligence; Demonstrated success at managing and leading change in a complex, collaborative organization.
Demonstrated ability to use technology to translate users’ needs into workable business solutions. Equally, significant qualifications include strong project management skills, a thorough understanding of software development practices, and exceptional interpersonal relationship and team-building skills.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Deep Critical Thinker
Challenge the Status Quo
Evidence Based Decision Making
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. One of the following preferred: MBA, CPCU, AU