Chief Digital Officer Definition From GRO.TEAM

There is no right, wrong or universally accepted definition of what the CDO (Chief Digital Officer) role is.

What is generally agreed though is that the person with this job title is the most senior “Digital” person in the business.

He/She should be passionate about existing and emerging digital technologies and how they can be used to execute digital transformation and create competitive advantage for their company.

He/She might read The Drum, Forbes, and cio.com. A good CDO will have kept their digital skills up-to-date. They won’t have the time or experience to do every person’s job in their team but they will have maintained a core set of digital skills that are up-to-date and relevant. He/She Is also normally the lead digital evangelist and advocate in the company.


Chief Digital Officer Recruitment Campaigns That Work

If anyone knows what great Chief Digital Officer recruitment looks like it is probably GRO.TEAM's Founder Rorie Devine...

Rorie Devine is the author of the CTO | CIO Bible which has featured as high as #1 on Amazon's Information Technology Best Seller List. Rorie featured in Tech Target’s UKTech50 – The 50 Most Influential People In UK IT, was Computing magazine “IT Leader of the Year” and was on the cover of CIO magazine (twice).


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The sort of impact a GRO.TEAM person can have is very well described by George Berkowski in his best selling book “How To Build A Billion Dollar App” (pages 358-359) when he says…

“The change was truly amazing. Much of the shared frustration was removed…we started to feel that we were firing on all cylinders…it was truly a great time at the company.”



GRO.TEAM's Chief Digital Officer Recruitment Agency Services

We have "been there and done it" as a CDO in a huge number of situations and have the war stories to prove it...we know what tends to work and what doesn't.

Work with one of our CDO Coaches once a week or month remotely or face-to-face to get the benefit of their experience in the quickest and most cost effective way possible...

Chief Digital Officer Coaching can save a huge amount of time and money and generate a huge amount of business value...
Parachute one of our Interim CDOs into your team to lead and/or be part of your team.

We can work with you part time or full time for high intensity "sprints." A lot of organisations prefer this approach as it maximises their up-skill and residual performance improvements.

Totally convinced about what new digital talent can do for you? Talk to us about hiring a fantastic Chief Digital Officer for you.

We're the experts at this so why not give us the challenge and let us take it off your hands?

Of course we'll need to agree the costs | benefits | activities before we start but that isn't normally a problem...we're looking for win | win at the end of the day.

We'll start with a FREE Tyre Kick to analyse your digital opportunities are and we will work with you to get you what you need as quickly and cost effectively as possible....



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We charge a flat rate of 20% of first year package to get you TOP TIER Talent for Mid Market Rates.


Chief Digital Officer Recruitment Agency Reviews

"GRO.TEAM were brilliant for us. We needed someone who could be effective in both the current and future sides of our business and they found the perfect person for us."
Harriet Short
Managing Director
"We needed a CDO that really understood Mobile and GRO.TEAM found us an excellent set of candidates. We hired someone great and our new Mobile product is going great guns."
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Lyndsey Falls
Sales Director
"Our Digital Transformation needed someone with real in depth experience of our new channels so we called GRO.TEAM. Very happy with the outcome. Thanks."
Fred J
Fred Jenkins


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CDO's that understand current and emerging digital technologies and want to turn them into competitive advantage for your company...

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CDO's that measure their success based on their business impact...

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CDO's that foster cultures with energy, passion, innovation, low ego, high accountability, huge business alignment, great teamwork, brilliant communication...

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Chief Digital Officer Recruitment Agency FAQ​

We charge a flat rate of 20% of first year package to deliver top of market talent at mid market rates.
If the stars (diaries) align the actual process itself can be as short as one week with the successful candidate’s notice period normally being the limiting factor.
Fundamentally we hire across three axes…. 1. Digital domain expertise and understanding. 2. Chemistry, cultural fit and ability to work in a team. 3. A business impact output “What” rather than an input “How” focus.

We really do know all the top CDO and CTOs in Europe and North America.  When he last checked Rorie had over 7,000 LinkedIn connections, the vast majority of which are fellow CDOs and CTOs.

All of the GRO.TEAM leadership team are still client facing Interim C level executives that really do understand their respective areas and know what good, really good and great looks like in their areas.

Yes, I Want A Fantastic CDO!

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Talk to us…it could be the start of a beautiful friendship…

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chris airey
chris airey
gro.team and Rory are very focussed and sharp in terms of that art of matching solution to need. Commercial, positive, pacy - a great experience.
Martin Wright
Martin Wright
As a candidate for a C-Level role, I can highly recommend Gro.Team, who manage to be both highly professional and friendly and engaging. With a level of technical expertise that many candidates can only dream about, unlike some recruiters Rorie not only knows his stuff inside-out but also understands what you're looking for, and is genuinely motivated to find a match that suits both business and candidate equally.
Artur Grabowski
Artur Grabowski
Can't recommend gro.team enough. Very professional and modern approach to the problem of business and team building in very difficult times. Rorie's perfect combination of experience and skills allowed us to unlock the full potential.
Stuart Nelmes
Stuart Nelmes
Having worked with the team across various projects and assignments, it's always reassuring to know that the results are alway going to be delivered. Loana is great to work with, ensuring that the the projects are always given the right candidates to ensure success.
Nic Hutchins
Nic Hutchins
Every now and again, if you’re lucky, you will come across a business that delights you. This is what you’ll find with Rorie and the team. Excellent in their chosen fields, easy to engage with and genuinely excited about getting you the result you desire.
Daniel Carter
Daniel Carter
We used GRO.TEAM to iron out internal issues with CTOs, they also helped us to revise our way of working and helped us with a very successful growth hacking campaign. They took us through a full consultation assessing what was and wasn't working internally - they also helped with internal mentoring for some of our staff. Overall - exceptionally good service and a fantastic business to work with.
derry oneill
derry oneill
Focussed, sharp, incisive bunch of people - breath of fresh air . Be prepared to be challenged - supportively.
Simon Teppett
Simon Teppett
Everything about gro.team is extremely well run - and Rorie is abosutely top flight. He knows his onions !!
Stuart Prestedge
Stuart Prestedge
Rorie & Loana @ GRO.TEAM are extremely friendly, professional and effective. They take pride in ensuring that candidates are ideal for the roles which is a win-win for both sides. Highly recommended!
N Cohen
N Cohen
Love the interaction with Rorie, Loana, and the team. Committed, professional, yet fun and engaging! the perfect blend for a successful 21st-cent tech business. Looking forward to working with you again soon :-)


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