Chief Technology Officer

Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor, MI

This position has been filled.

Michigan Medicine has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Technology Officer position.

Michigan Medicine is the fully integrated academic medical center of the University of Michigan (U-M), comprised of the University of Michigan Health System (UMH), the Michigan Health Corporation, and the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS). It is one of the nation’s largest clinical, research and medical education enterprises within the nation’s top public research university. Michigan Medicine employees over 35,000 faculty, students, nurses and staff and had a $5.2 billion operating revenue in 2021.

University of Michigan Health includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the Rogel Cancer Center and UMH-West Hospital. Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked no. 11 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020-21 and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was the only children’s hospital in Michigan nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties analyzed by U.S. News and World Report for 2021-22. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation's top ranked research and primary care schools with total research funding of more than $550 million.

The U-M is the leading public university in the United States with 19 Schools and Colleges. It is #1 in research volume among U.S. public research universities, with over $1.5B in supported research. 

Michigan Medicine’s hospitals, clinics and medical school proximity to other University of Michigan Schools, as well as a culture of collaboration, fosters unparalleled interdisciplinary and interprofessional innovation. 

U-M is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently ranked by the Livability survey as #2 in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to live in America. It is within 30 minutes to the Detroit international Airport and the large metropolitan area of Detroit. It is centrally located in the U.S. and within a 4 hour drive to Chicago and Toronto, as well as other major U.S. cities.

Chief Technology Officer Position Overview

Michigan Medicine, the health system and medical school of the University of Michigan, will be comprehensively advancing a variety of existing and soon to be acquired, cloud-based capabilities and infrastructure. Kirby Partners is conducting a search for an experienced Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who will be responsible for leading these efforts and managing the enterprise information technology portfolio at Michigan Medicine. 

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will report to the Michigan Medicine Chief Information Officer (CIO) who leads the enterprise information technology services, investments and strategic technology and information services strategy. 

The CTO will partner with other key IT leaders to ensure they are delivering on key institutional projects as well as maintaining the organization’s core services. 

The CTO will create the technology vision and strategy for cloud-based capabilities, with an appropriate balance between tactical and strategic demands. She/he will also ensure that systems performance and service-level requirements are met. 

The CTO will have the technical knowledge and awareness necessary to modernize and drive enhanced efficiency and capability with modern IT techniques. The CTO is an influential role, making investment and priority trade-off decisions with input from the team.   

The CTO has overall responsibility for:

  • Managing technology infrastructure planning and deployment
  • Making investment and priority trade-off decisions with input from the team
  • Providing technology vision
  • Enabling innovation
  • Understanding the IT trends that can create business value

The CTO partners with other key IT leaders to ensure Michigan Medicine is delivering on key strategic information technology and services projects as well as maintaining enterprise technology infrastructure services.


Michigan Medicine is seeking a proven leader with visible executive presence, as well as demonstrated ability applying technology solutions to business problems. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as demonstrated by the ability to work effectively with physician and nursing partners, individuals, and teams, across disciplines.

To be successful, the CTO must not only have strong technical skills, but also demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies and new program development.  She/he must be able to develop effective long-range business plans and strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or business administration or another related STEM or information/informatics field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing and/or directing technological operations, with a proven ability to lead a progressive IT organization to develop and implement IT programs on time and within budget
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in strategic technology planning, execution, and policy development
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of enterprise cloud-migration efforts
  • Proven technical knowledge and awareness necessary to modernize and drive enhanced efficiency and capability with modern IT techniques

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline
  • Experiences outside of health care as well as familiarity with academia and health organizations 

Location & Travel Requirements: 

This position will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Note: much of the HITS team is currently working remote. Expectations of leaders will be some regular office presence once able.

Demonstrates the following leadership competencies: 

  • Creates a Shared Vision
  • Leads Innovation & Change
  • Fosters & Promotes Diverse Teams
  • Collaborates and Builds Inclusive Relationships
  • Coaches and Develops Others
  • Achieves Results
  • Solves Problems
  • Aligns Culture 
  • Adapts
  • Acts with Courage and Confidence
  • Communicates

 U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: 

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  

This includes those working or learning remotely.  

More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Bryan Kirby.