ASE, is short for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. Established in 1972 as a nonprofit organization, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a driving force in the transportation industry. As an independent third party, ASE upholds and promotes high standards of service and repair through the assessment, certification and credentialing of current and future industry professionals, and the prestigious ASE Blue Seal logo identifies professionals who possess the essential knowledge and skills to perform with excellence. Today, there are approximately 250,000 ASE Certified professionals at work in dealerships, independent shops, collision repair shops, auto parts stores, fleets, schools and colleges throughout the country.

To increase ASE’s capacity to respond to the continually evolving technological advances of the automotive industry, Nonprofit HR has been exclusively retained to assist in the recruitment efforts for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Reporting to the President & CEO, the CTO is a member of the executive leadership team joining a 40+ member staff. This person will leverage their extensive knowledge of both technology and business to provide innovative and proven solutions and to develop and execute our institute-wide information technology strategy. We’re looking for a proven leader, change agent and innovator who will maintain the direction, vision, and strategy for our technology team while expertly orchestrating major, complex transformation and development projects. The CTO will insure all projects are designed to meet the business needs of ASE, determine use of appropriate and integrated technology, evaluate current technology and IT infrastructure, assess needed technical skills and abilities to design, develop and complete projects within budget and time constraints.  Set staffing/consulting levels within to meet ASE’s commitments, and insure ASE’s customers receive outstanding service.

The CTO must have the ability to enable and drive strategic technology decisions, as well as the future direction of the business, approaching it from a deep understanding of technology solutions and their contribution to driving value through revenue growth and organizational efficiency. S/he/they will build upon and deliver a technology strategy aligned with the institute’s mission, vision and objectives as well as hands-on assistance with the work. It is the CTO’s responsibility to ensure that the organization’s processes and policies related to IT infrastructure, data integration, security and applications development are defined, adhered to and efficient.

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