Paul Groce

Partner

Office Location: New York City

Phone: +1 212 8679876

Paul Groce is a Partner in the Information and Technology Officers Practice at Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office. Paul works with companies across all industry sectors building their CIO/CTO leadership teams at the most senior levels while partnering with clients on global leadership strategies and opportunities.

A leading market expert in the CIO functional space, Paul has worked with top global corporations in support of CIO recruitment, assessment and team building. With expertise in C-Suite talent, he has led hundreds of projects resulting in the successful placement of executives in key positions across all industries via a horizontal specialization in the areas of Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Officer, Divisional CIO, IT Operations, Chief Digital Officer and other information technology (IT) team human capital needs. In addition to pure technology assignments, Paul has experience in related areas including operations, information security, quality, business process outsourcing and inclusion/diversity focused team-building. His CIO portfolio of work includes more than 500 projects spanning financial services, retail, life sciences, manufacturing, technology and professional services. The cross-industry nature of the CIO/CTO role has led Paul to support senior level talent needs ranging from PE-backed portfolio companies to $100B+ F100 corporations and their CIO needs. With Heidrick & Stuggles for more than 7 years, Paul also served as Partner and Head of the Global CIO/Technology & Operations Practice for another major search firm where he was a founding member of their largest global practice. Industry leading success ratios as well exceptional diversity results highlight his portfolio of work.

Prior to this role, Paul was a Partner and Head of the Global CIO/Technology & Operations Practice for another major search firm where he joined as a founding member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice.  Paul has placed C-Suite technology, data, shared services and operations executives in key positions across all industries via a horizontal specialization in the areas of Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Data Officer, application development, IT Operations and other information technology (IT) team human capital needs. In addition to pure technology assignments, Paul has experience in related areas including operations, information security, quality, business process outsourcing, and inclusion/diversity focused team-building. His CIO portfolio of work includes more than 500 financial services, retail, life sciences, supply chain/distribution, manufacturing, technology and professional services CIO/CTO and related senior roles ranging from PE-backed portfolio company CIOs to $100B+ corporations.

Education:

Paul graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree, and earned his MBA in Finance from Auburn University’s College of Business.