Comparison vs. Competitors

How Do We Compare to other IT Strategy & Leadership Firms?

The Best Provider of Contract CIOs

There are many firms engaged in the business of IT Leadership & Strategy services.  How is “best” defined?  Some firms are larger than Innovation Vista, some offer other services such as project management, infrastructure & operations, and cybersecurity.

Below we offer a comparison of Innovation Vista vs. our major competitors.  We encourage both clients and consultants to compare us vs. these firms. Our philosophy and focus should come through clearly in the comparison.  

CRITERION
INNOVATION VISTA
FORTIUM PARTNERS
TATUM/RANDSTAD
SYNOPTEK
FREEMAN CLARKE
MSPs
URL
innovationvista.com
fortiumpartners.com
tatum-us.com
synoptek.com
freemanclarke.com
* (various. check
their main themes)
Service focus
Contract CIOs
Contract CIOs
Contract CIOs,
Executive search
Contract CIOs,
Infosec, PMO
Fractional &
advisory only
(no interim)
* support,
managed services
Headquarters
Houston, TX
Plano, TX
Atlanta, GA
Irvine, CA
Oxford, UK
(myriad. 400+
similar firms*)
Geography
US + English-speaking
markets worldwide
US
US
Global
UK & expanding
into US
* often local/regional
Depth
300+ contractors
always matched
to industry/tech
140 partners
250 perm staff +
varying # contractors
30 perm C-level consultants
85 perm staff
* typically the
firm’s CEO/CTO handles
Client list
Confidential
(see Sun Tzu)
Most broadcast for PR,
logo list on homepage
Some highlighted
in case studies
Some highlighted
in case studies
logo page and
case studies
* logo pages are
extremely common
Consultant
support
Marketing, Sales,
Reference library,
Unique internal IP
Brand SEO only
(each runs their
own practice)
Brand SEO only
(each runs their
own practice)
Marketing, sales,
Reference library
Brand SEO only
(each runs their
own practice)
* N/A – few have
CIO consultants
Scope of
References
& Internal IP
Tech-driven revenue
framework + General
IT best practices
General IT best
practices
General IT best
practices
General IT best
practices
General IT best
practices
* Infrastructure &
Operations only
Consultant
comp
Majority of bill-rate
+ bonus potential
Half of bill-rate +
bonus potential
Half of bill-rate +
bonus potential
Salary + bonus
Salary + bonus
* N/A – few have
CIO consultants

Whether you’re an organization seeking IT leadership & strategy services, or a former CIO/CTO seeking a firm with whom to partner to provide those services, we would love to speak with you to explore how Innovation Vista can help…

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