Ben Millrood is a Partner at JM Search and a co-Practice Leader of the Firm’s IT Executive Practice. He brings more than 35 years of IT management consulting and leadership experience, delivering solutions to clients ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 enterprises. Ben specializes in placing Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Digital Officers, Chief Enterprise Architect, and Chief Information Security Officers. He also has done considerable search work on SVP/VP level searches for Engineering, Data, Architecture, Infrastructure, Program Management, Professional Services, and Customer Care. Ben works closely with both private equity/venture capital backed portfolio companies and public enterprise companies.
Prior to JM Search, Ben served as an executive leader at Gartner Consulting for more than 16 years where he was most recently Group Vice President of Global Commercial Industries. In this role, Ben directed a $255MM strategy consulting business in a matrixed business structure consisting of more than 95 partners and 500 consulting associates across multiple geographies. He held direct responsibility for industry segments spanning consumer products and retail, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, finance and insurance, high tech, and telecom. He also built functional Practice Solutions teams consisting of application and devops modernization, data and advanced analytics infrastructure and operations transformation, cybersecurity and business continuity planning, governance and PMO transformation. Ben’s core leadership responsibilities included strategic go-to-market planning, marketing and business development, customer relations and retention, revenue growth, financial management, recruiting and operations, and contract negotiation.
Ben received a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Tulane University with continuing Masters work in International Relations at the University of Maryland’s school of government and politics. Ben resides in Haverford, PA and has two daughters; one who is a second-year law student at University of Maryland and one who will graduate in December 2021 from University of Colorado, Boulder; Leeds School of Business. He is a committed athlete and often found road cycling, running, swimming, or enjoying a brilliant hike. He loves to cook, landscape, and is always ready to enjoy a great Philadelphia team sporting event.