Mike Burgett is the President, Managing Partner, and Founder of CIO Partners, Inc., a technology services company specializing in Executive Search, IT Staffing and Recruitment Strategies for Fortune 1000 organizations.
Burgett founded CIO Partners in 2001 with the belief that building deeper relationships with clients and truly understanding their technology, vision and culture would result in a more effective recruiting process. This unique value-based approach became the foundation of the company’s industry leading CIO RightHireTM process, used to match the top 5% of technology professionals with the right organizations.
With over twenty years of experience in the technology sector, Burgett has developed networks of CIOs/CTOs across the country through CxO Professional Networks. This active membership is comprised of 1100+ technology leaders in both industry based and regional networking groups. Having served as a former CIO for a $1B company and as a technology consultant for EDS, Burgett brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his global clients and to his local community. Clients and colleagues cite his ability to build solid, sound relationships and process-oriented approach as his hallmark qualities of success.
Recognizing that an organization is built upon the qualities that each individual brings to the workplace, corporate stewardship is a foundational value that is encouraged and promoted at CIO Partners. Burgett actively volunteers for Camp Hope and serves on the Advisory Board of Mentors4Hope, which provides mentorship, training and programs for at-risk Atlanta teens. He is also an active member of the Atlanta chapter of Convene, a faith-based organization of Christian CEOs.
The companies that Mike has founded have been recognized in numerous awards and business sources:
• Three time member of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing privately-held companies
• Recognized twice as Best Place to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle
• Named an Atlanta Top 25 Entrepreneur by Catalyst Magazine
• Listed as a Hot 100 Growth Businesses by Entrepreneur Magazine
• Selected as a Top 40 Under 40 business leader by the Atlanta Business Chronicle
Burgett resides in Atlanta with his wife Kim, and daughters Emily, Merrill and Audrey.