Career Development and Executive Search

Open CHIEF AI, DIGITAL, and CHIEF DATA/ANALYTICS OFFICER positions are posted below.

The open C-Suite job postings below can be viewed by CDO Club GOLD and PLATINUM members.

Each post has a link that will take you to the application page for the position. We update the open roles on this page daily, so be sure to log back in regularly.

Please note that like other executive search firms, we do not work directly with candidates.

We work directly with CHROs and talent managers at companies and organizations looking to fill open roles.

In those cases, our Executive Search team places exceptional leaders at incredible organizations. For example, in 2022 we placed the new Chief Data Officer at Dow Jones.

We are committed to providing CHROs and Talent Managers with qualified executives, and simultaneously giving our members the tools they need to excel in their jobs, and, when appropriate, to find new opportunities.

Our extensive platform enables us to create pre-qualified, pre-vetted “short lists” of candidates that allow us to source and place candidates quickly, for even the most challenging leadership roles, without sacrificing candidate quality.

The following sets us apart from traditional executive search firms:

  • We have a thorough & intimate understanding of global AI, Analytics, Data, and Digital talent markets.
  • We know which companies are hiring for AI, Analytics, Data, and Digital leaders, all over the world.
  • We help companies identify and place digital/data leaders for CEO, Board Director and Non-Executive Director (NED) roles.
  • CDO Club: Our community gives us direct access to thousands of registered members, part of our extensive database of qualified executives and global email list of over 100,000 subscribers.
  • CDO, CDAO, and Chief AI Officer Summits: We leverage our global events to identify and showcase the world’s leading AI, Analytics, Data, and Digital executives.
    • Summits have been held in Amsterdam, Boston, Istanbul, London, Madrid, NYC, San Francisco, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington DC.
  • Our original and ground-breaking publications and research have made us the definitive ‘go-to’ resource on AI, Analytics, Data, and Digital leaders for recruiters, CHROs, hiring managers, analysts, and the press/media.
    • Chief AI Officer Talent Map (May 2024): This first-ever report is a deep dive into the backgrounds and demographic data on the Chief AI Officer title.
    • 101 CDOs Who Have Become CEO/President: Our May 2018 report with Bain Capital on the 101+ CDOs who have become CEO or President.
    • CDO Talent Map (2013): This first-ever report was a deep dive into the backgrounds and demographic data on the Chief Digital Officer title.
  • JOBS Updates for Chief Digital Officers and Chief Data & Analytics Officers: Our monthly reports are further proof that we have our finger on the pulse of this rapidly evolving market. They provide a unique, exclusive, and powerful look at three important statistics each month:
    1. CDOs/CDAOs/CAIOs who have been hired each month.
    2. Companies that are looking to hire CDOs/CDAOs/CAIOs.
    3. CDOs/CDAOs/CAIOs in the news.

If you are in charge of securing AI/Analytics/Data/Digital talent at your organization, or if you are an executive looking for your next career opportunity, contact us in complete confidence:

Below you will find dozens of open C-level digital positions. You need to be at minimum a GOLD CDO Club member to view the rest of this page......

*The rest of this article is for CDO Club members only*


"I hired David to help source and appoint a New Media Director. At our first meeting I was impressed with David's knowledge of the field and his ability to easily understand the nuanced needs of our organization. David appreciated our need to move on this quickly and within a couple of weeks he was able to present top quality candidates. For those of us who have worked with large global search firms who take eight weeks to present a first slate, David's approach was nimble and responsive and did not trade-off the quality of candidates. Clearly he has a strong network to call on. David managed our needs and candidates' needs with regular and thorough feedback. In the end we had a good problem - a few superb finalists. I highly recommend David as a search partner for professional/executive level positions."

“I write to express my appreciation for your participation in yesterday's meeting on social media and for your valuable contribution to our efforts to embrace new media at the United Nations. I note with interest your innovative ideas, such as harnessing the willingness of the public to work on special projects. As you have rightly pointed out, people are eager to find connections and to align themselves with a worthy cause. This, indeed, carries a great potential, and I hope that in the coming months we are successful in translating those ideas into action.”

“David Mathison is one of the top speakers to visit campus in my 21 years at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was comfortable collaborating with students, faculty and professionals. Omaha Press Club Foundation board members rated him very highly. David helped our faculty to understand the huge changes underway in the media business. Less than one month after his visit, we had rewritten the mission, vision and goals statements for the entire School of Communication to reflect a new way of thinking about our media curriculum. David helped us to get there.”

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