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Artico Search Hires Chief Technology Officer for connectRN

August 4, 2022 – Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, chief technology officer employment is expected to grow by 18% by the end of 2022. Artico Search co-founder Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor recently hired Jonathan Bourgoine as the new Chief Technology Officer for connectRN in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Mr. Bourgoine is a senior technology executive with a proven track record of improving team performance through analysis, requirements compilation, problem solving, and solution implementation. He has experience in greenfield start-ups, integrating acquired businesses into core his business into his units, and restructuring existing businesses to optimize profitability.

Mr. Bourgoine is currently the Chief Technology Officer of, a provider of internet-based shipping solutions. Prior to that, he was CTO at Mattel. Prior to that, Mr. Bourgoine was Principal at Nitrous Visual Effects and he was Senior Vice President of Operations at

connectRN leverages technology to connect the nursing community with flexible job opportunities, supporting each other and building thriving networks. Our platform provides career development resources and flexible shifts for nurses while alleviating staffing shortages in healthcare facilities.

With offices in San Francisco, NY and Austin, TX, Artico is off to the fastest start of any boutique search company in recent memory. Chatfield-Taylor, a cybersecurity expert in his leadership, co-founded his Artico with Matt Comyns and led his team of search executives for the company’s rapidly expanding growth. Given the billions of dollars that have flowed into recent venture capital and private equity investments, and the ever-present threat of cybersecurity breaches, the founders are hopeful of a significant growth acceleration ahead. has completed over 75 CEO searches, as well as partner, principal, and other CXO-level assignments.

Diversification of industry

Chatfield-Taylor’s team focuses on executive-level searches for growing venture capital and private equity backed technology companies. The team has deep expertise in global enterprise software, data and consumer Internet businesses. Chatfield-Taylor is deeply passionate about the importance of industry diversification, with 53% of her placements tracked since 2019 being underrepresented executives.

Looking for CTO

Various executive search firms have placed CTOs in recent months. Below are excerpts from the Hunt Scanlon media archives.

Daversa Partners helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies and recently helped hire Saigin Govender as Block Renovation’s first Chief Technology Officer.Senior Associate Sheila Hill led this mission. Gavender is one of the founding members of Amazon’s Alexa. He previously served as Chief Product and Technology Officer at Tumblr. Govender recently led the product in his AI research efforts at Meta. In his new role, Gavender will lead Block’s product management, product design, user research and engineering functions.

Finding skilled IT leaders is the hardest. CIO Partners was recently selected by PropertySync to lead the search for the Chief Technology Officer role.As PropertySync’s exclusive search partner for this role, the search firm conducts an initial review of all candidates. Located in the remote Pacific Northwest, PropertySync’s mission is to transform the way title companies work with land record data and search processes. The PropertySync platform was established from over 15 years of experience witnessing the disappointment created by alternative title plant software. As a result, the company was founded with the goal of creating the best real estate record keeping and retrieval system in existence.

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000 companies, recently helped VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp hire Gary A. Gibson as its new Chief Technology Officer .Succeeding Tim Huckabee, who resigned in December. His partners Bill Borkovitz and Bill Hogenauer led this mission. Jay Hutton, co-founder and CEO of VSBLTY said: “He has earned a reputation for a product development philosophy of constant innovation and improvement for his customers. I will join the company at a strategic time when the

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief. Dale M. Zupsansky, Editor-in-Chief.Hunt Scanlon Media Editor-in-Chief Stephen Sawicki