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CTO recruiter–looking to recruit your CTO?

A Chief Technical Officer, is someone who will modernise your company's IT infrastructure, and support your tech team as we head into a digital future.

At PALTRON, we understand what influence a Chief Technical Officer has on a company’s technological development and profitability. Our eight years of experience in recruitment means we have insights unlike any other, in what makes an ideal Chief Technical Officer. Give us just four weeks, and we'll find your perfect recruit. Get in touch to get started.

Expand your IT and Development Horizons

A strong technical knowledge and an eye for technical innovations on the market - this and much more characterise a successful CTO. CTO vs. CIO: Compared to the CIO, who focuses on the internal structures in the IT area, the CTO is largely responsible for developing the IT strategy. For this, an extraordinary know-how of both the national and the international IT market is indispensable. The evaluation of new technologies, software and hardware, as well as service providers, is therefore one of the most important tasks of a CTO.

Yet with all the technical innovation and progress, there are also key skills and areas that unite all good CTOs:

  • Technology Leadership
  • Technology Governance
  • Innovation and R&D
  • Product Development
  • Business IT

Let's look at them in detail.

What are the qualities of an excellent CTO?

  • Strong technical expertise: A CTO has a profound understanding of technology and how it works.
  • Thorough understanding of business processes: A CTO needs to understand how a company's business processes work to develop effective technology solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills: A CTO must be able to clearly promote technical information to employees, managers and other stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking: A CTO can think strategically about technology risks and how to mitigate those risks.
  • Problem-solving skills: A CTO recognises technological problems quickly and can solve them.
  • Adaptability: A CTO must be able to adapt to changing technological threats and trends.
  • Creativity: A CTO develops creative solutions to complex technological problems.
  • Detail-oriented: A CTO has a strong attention to detail to identify potential technological threats.
  • Organised: A CTO is well organised to effectively manage a company's technology.
  • Patient: A CTO has patience to effectively educate staff on technology best practices.

Acting as a go-to for your Technical Divisions, CIO, management, and day to day employees, break down the walls between tech and the rest of the company, and watch your business take off to new heights.

Our recruitments have the know-how, the experience and the passion behind them to take your company's IT structure into the future. Are you ready to meet your new CTO?

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"Thanks to the expertise and the first-class network, we have already been able to fill several important roles for digital advancement at our company with PALTRON."

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"Headhunting for the first time, we chose PALTRON from several potential service providers. The communication had an exceptional level of detail from the beginning. In addition, the transparent process and reliable accessibility on the part of PALTRON kept us up to date at all times. As a result, we were able to successfully fill a key position in a short time."

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Personnel Officer



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"I would not hesitate to call on PALTRON in future"

"We were determined not to settle for anything less than the ideal candidates for these roles and were very pleased that we had a recruitment partner that was also not prepared to settle for anything less than ideal. The approach to identify, screen, prepare and present the right candidates was thorough, transparent and efficiently managed throughout. I would not hesitate to call on PALTRON in future."

Tim Naylor


Director Europe



"We hired the first candidate PALTRON presented—amazing!"

"With PALTRON, we were able to recruit an IT security manager within a few weeks. We were able to find our new employee among the first set of candidates presented. Many thanks to Oliver Mantau and his team for their cooperation."

Armin Bauer


Chief Technical Officer & Co-Founder



"PALTRON filled two crucial roles for us"

"Thanks to the outstanding expertise and fantastic support of the PALTRON team, we were able to hire two crucial IT experts within a few months."

Josephine Dehn


Talent Acquisition & Recruiting Specialist



"PALTRON offered a significantly better experience than previous recruiters we have worked with"

"Thanks to their expertise and the first-class candidates provided, we were able to win two technical project leads for us within just a few months."

Ulrich Ahle


Chief Executive Office



"We were presented with really good candidates in a very short time"

With PALTRON, we have sought and found our new IT manager. Thanks to PALTRON's modern approach we were presented with really good candidates in a very short time. I particularly appreciated the communication with the team and the friendly manner in which PALTRON's employees were treated.

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Head of Personnell Hitschler International GmbH & Co. KG



"We only had candidates with very suitable profiles to choose from"

"Thanks to the professional support from PALTRON we were able to find our Product Owner in a very short time. Due to the targeted search we only had candidates with very suitable profiles to choose from."

Frank Wiedemann


Gründer & Geschäftsführer Blitz + Donner GmbH



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"LetMeShip was able to successfully fill the position of CTO to take the next step in the company's development. PALTRON's support in the search and acquisition process was always strong and the approach was holistic. High-quality candidates were always added to the pipeline, the exchange was professional, open, constructive and always in the spirit of LetMeShip. Recommended without reservation!"

Tim Ulrich


COO ITA Shipping GmbH



With the help of PALTRONs recruiting experts, we were able to successfully fill several challenging roles in our digitalization, IT and purchasing departments. The collaboration was always characterized by very good advice, open communication and maximum transparency. We are looking forward to the next joint projects with PALTRON!

Wiebke Ernst-Ringena


Deputy personnel manager

With the professional support of PALTRON GmbH, we were able to fill an important position in the IT area and are even happy about an additional placement with a great candidate. The good cooperation was characterized by fast, goal-oriented communication at eye level and very good consulting services. We are happy to recommend PALTRON's recruiting experts.

Nina Kortner


Teamlead Employer Branding, Recruiting & Persönlichkeitsentwicklung


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