CEO/ Executive Advisor - CIO/ Information Technology leader background Who We SeekWe seek an exceptional C-level business leader with a strong IT background who wishes to leverage and monetize their expertise and business acumen in the next stage of their careers, while expanding their reach and impact as a member of a growing partnership. Polished and personable, Newport partners enjoy building client success as part of a collaborative, accomplished and diverse peer group.What You'll DoAdvise growth stage companies thrive as part of a collaborative and entrepreneurial team. As a Newport partner, you will help owners and boards of privately held, high potential, growth-stage companies increase business valuation as an independent board director, CEO advisor, or fractional member of the executive team. You will solve complex business challenges through leadership of strategic and operational initiatives focused on business growth, profitability, successful transactions, and family business planning.As a "CIO Partner" utilize your functional expertise and skills, executive leadership and direction to provide strategic and operational consulting in areas which may include: IT infrastructure, security, operational efficiency and effectiveness, digital transformation,migration to the cloud strategy, IT M&A due diligence and integration initiatives. What You Need. Exceptional presence, business acumen and executive skills to guide activities at both strategic and ground levels, with successful assignments at the C-level (previous founder/owner experience a plus).. Experience as a successful consultant and/or CEO advisor with exceptional listening skills and the ability to formulate and deliver distinctive insights and unique solutions to complex business challenges.. Deep functional knowledge in IT within private industry, public companies, and c-suite management consulting.. Sell-side M&A experience - preparing companies for exit, quarterbacking transaction processes, and providing post-merger integration. Comfort working with PE and other investor groups.. Enthusiasm for and achievement in business development, including referral partner network development and client acquisition leveraging digital and social marketing channels.. Track record of driving business impact through innovative and high-quality approaches, with a demonstrated commitment to creating enduring relationships and value.. An active listener with high "EQ" who is open to new concepts and ideas, able to synthesize complex situations, provide clarity and illumination to others; and can facilitate and negotiate.. Robust professional network of potential clients and referrals; existing book of business highly desirable.. This is a partnership role, not a W-2 employee position.Who You'll Work WithNewport's cadre of highly accomplished and collaborative leaders represents a broad selection of executive leadership, experiences, and insight that together become a powerful catalyst for business growth.Who We AreNewport helps privately held, growth-stage companies grow faster, deliver maximum value at exit, and successfully transition from one generation to the next. When businesses thrive, so do their customers, employees, and communities. Achieving this impact is what energizes us. Our expanding network of more than 50 partners operates from major cities across the United States.