For the past 25 years, Joe Gross has built and led high performing recruiting and HR organizations, attracting top industry talent, while focused on delivering a legendary customer experience.
As President and Managing Partner of CIO Partners, Joe Gross leads the company and is responsibile for the strategic implementation and execution of recruitment best practices for the firm's client partners. Under Joe's stewardship, CIO Partners has been recognized by Forbes as the top executive search firm with a 100% niche in technology leadership engagements and ranked number one by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a Best Place to Work. Previously, Joe served as COO for the firm while effectively managing, improving, and scaling all company operations.
Prior to joining CIO Partners in 2015, Joe managed client engagement and talent acqusition for Recall Information Management, a $2B global leader in document management, digital solutions, and data protection. Earlier in his career, he held multiple leadership roles with HRworks, an executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm that served a diversified $1M-$50B client base. Joe began his career in the technology sector as a professional recruiter and progressed quickly into an account executive and branch manager role for a national IT consulting firm.
Joe is a member of North Point Community Church and actively volunteers his time for service in his local community. Under his leadership, CIO Partners annually tithes 10% of company profit to charity.
Michael T. Pierce
Over the course of his nearly decade-long tenure with CIO Partners, Mike Pierce has been instrumental in building, improving, and stewarding the support services and business solutions that enable our firm to continuously operate at the highest level of service to clients and candidates.
As Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Mike relies on his wealth of diverse experience across industries to partner with other members of firm leadership in the planning and delivery of strategic enterprise initiatives and to identify and implement sound administrative, technical, and operational solutions for the efficient, reliable delivery of the firm’s full range of capabilities in executive search, interim leadership, and recruitment strategies.
Prior to joining CIO Partners in 2014, Mike was in private law practice for 15 years where he concentrated on an array of business and real estate matters. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree and majoring in economics. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Mike’s history of service to the community includes volunteer work for organizations such as the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and the Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition, and as a youth baseball and football coach.