IT Executive Search

Why consider retaining Ambassador for your next IT executive search?

  1. Sneak Preview Video – Clients receive a two-minute introductory video of every candidate we submit to them. We recommend viewing the video before reading our Executive Summary or the resume. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a video is invaluable when it comes to sizing up executive talent.
  2. Behavioral Assessment – We’ve partnered with Dr. Dan Snively of The Lions Lead to provide a comprehensive behavioral assessment of every submitted candidate at no cost to the client.
  3. One Year Replacement Guarantee – If our candidate leaves or is terminated for cause or performance reasons before their first employment anniversary, we will provide a comparable replacement at no additional charge.
  4. Fair Fixed Fee – Our industry disrupting fee model saves you big dollars as detailed below.

We focus primarily upon IT Executives nationwide.

Typical position titles include:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • InfoSec Executive Board Member

How our Fair Fixed Fee Model Avoids These Four Common Pitfalls:

  1. It’s too expensive – Our 25% fee is significantly below the industry standard 1/3 of total first year possible compensation.
  2. Recruiting firm incented to pay candidate as much as possible – Our fee calculation is fixed based upon the client’s target candidate salary, so there is no incentive to pay a candidate any more than fair and necessary.
  3. Non-guaranteed compensation included in fee calculation – All non-guaranteed compensation is excluded from our fee calculation. It is based solely upon first year targeted salary as agreed upon with the client before starting the search.
  4. Search firm cashes out up-front – Clients may choose to defer a portion of our fee until the candidate reaches their one-year employment anniversary.
When compared to traditional executive search firms, our Fair Fixed Fee structure could save you $45,000 on a search for a CISO with a targeted salary of $300,000 and a 20% bonus opportunity.

Fair enough? What counts even more, however, is the true value received by both clients and candidates. Here’s what they have to say:

Ambassador Solutions delivered on their promise to bring an outstanding CIO to healthcare industry client. The journey was just as impressive as the result. All candidates were very strong, while the process, diligence, education and care that Ambassador provided is a true differentiator among executive search firms. I fully trusted Ambassador as they guided us to understand our needs, then crafted the job description/title/comp package to align with them. They were very sensitive to our feedback and patient with our deliberation in helping us make the right decision. The result was a perfect addition to our Leadership Team, a true CIO who’s a great cultural fit and in whom I have great confidence to lead us into the future with technology.CEO, Healthcare industry client

Executive IT recruiting is dramatically different from the standard resume sifting common in much of the industry. ‘Speed dating’ doesn’t really for work key roles. A great recruiter is looking for a true match in skills, style, and values for the benefit of both company and candidate. Ambassador hit the mark on all of those and my recruiting partner served as a great coach to boot. It would be hard to imagine a better experience.CIO Candidate, Healthcare industry client

Brad Lindemann


Brad brings over four decades of IT industry experience to Ambassador’s IT Exec Search practice. His uncanny ability to quickly earn the trust of candidates and clients alike serves both very well. If you consider your firm to be an employer-of-choice, please consider talking with Brad about your next IT Executive opening.

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