CIO | CTO | CKO | IT Director | Director of Practice Support
There is no role that impacts the success of your legal technology department more than your technology leader. But hiring a CIO for your law firm (or any other technology leadership role) is a challenging and time-consuming endeavor. That’s where ESP Legal comes in. Our full-service financially-committed search service offers you a dedicated investment of our time to find you your next executive-level legal technology leader.
Today’s technology leaders not only manage their law firm's technology teams and initiate the implementation of technology; they focus on helping law firms deliver strategic value and competitive advantage to their clients. With the right background of skills, leadership experience, and education, and a personality that suits the culture of your firm, we’ll find you a technology leader who can help your firm succeed.
25+ Years of Technology Search Experience Exclusively for Law Firms
ESP’s Founder, Chris Hildreth, is personally involved in all executive searches, bringing over 35 years of experience in law firm technology and staffing to each search. Our wide network of technology leaders with deep experience in the legal niche and a clear understanding of law firms' unique technology leadership needs will ensure a timely and successful hire.
We’re connected to both seasoned and up-and-coming technology leaders ready to make an impact at your firm.
A great culture fit is as much our priority as finding the individual with the technical and leadership skills you need.
Our financially committed search model gives you more flexibility than a traditional retained search model.
We know who you're looking for because we understand the unique challenges and opportunities law firm’s face.
A Better Financial Model: Unlike a traditional retained search, you’ll only pay us based on our accomplishment of mutually agreed upon milestones. After paying one third of 25% of the compensation package for the position to initiate the search, the rest of the payment schedule is up to you!
A Client-Focused Process: Our collaborative, individualized, and strategic approach results in our clients hiring the legal technology leaders their law firm needs. ESP Legal will create an extensive plan for identifying, evaluating, attracting, and securing the very best technology executive available. We’ll work with you to create a compelling presentation to take to market and you’ll receive weekly summaries on the progress of your executive search.
The Best Fit for Your Firm, Prequalified: Our process saves you the time it takes to identify top talent, and instead you choose from among the legal technology industry’s best CIO, CKO, or Director-level candidates. We’ll do the prospecting, conduct a thorough first round of interviews, and perform reference checks for you. You’ll then be presented with highly qualified technology leaders to meet and interview. We’ll remain in an advisory role until the completion of your search.
Associate Director of Information Systems
Director of Practice Support