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Chief Information Officer (CIO) / Tech Operating Partner


€150k (plus bonus & investment opportunities)

Munich, Germany (must be travel flexible)


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Position Overview: Finatal is partnered with a leading German Private Equity fund, looking for a Private Equity-seasoned CIO. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record from IT services and Private Equity-backed portfolio companies. Fluency in German is required for this role and the base location is Munich, but candidates must be travel flexible to support the portfolio companies across Germany.


· Develop and implement comprehensive technology strategies for portfolio companies, aligning with overall business goals and objectives.

· Assess and enhance IT infrastructure, systems, and processes to drive efficiency, scalability, and security.

· Lead digital transformation initiatives, including cloud migration, cybersecurity, data analytics, and automation.

· Provide strategic guidance and operational support to portfolio company IT leadership teams.

· Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and trends that could impact portfolio company performance.

· Collaborate with investment teams to conduct technology due diligence for potential acquisitions.

· Drive post-acquisition technology integration and value creation initiatives.

· Foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and best practices across portfolio companies.

· Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including executives, IT leaders, and external partners.


· Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

· 10+ years of experience in a senior IT leadership role, preferably as a CIO or equivalent, with a strong background in IT services.

· Proven private equity experience is mandatory.

· Fluency in German is required.

· Proven experience in developing and executing technology strategies that drive business growth and operational efficiency.

· Demonstrated success in leading digital transformation and innovation initiatives.

· Expertise in IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, cloud computing, data analytics, and enterprise applications.

· Strong understanding of private equity operations and the unique challenges of portfolio companies.

· Excellent strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

· Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all levels.

· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

· Willingness and ability to travel frequently.