PHP Agency, Inc.
  • Addison, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Chief Information Officer

JOB DESCRIPTION

THE COMPANY

PHP Agency, Inc. ("PHP Agency") is a life insurance Field Marketing Organization (FMO) with a two-part vision: change the culture and diversity of the insurance industry and build the world's largest insurance sales, marketing, and distribution company in history. 

To realize this vision, PHP Agency:

  • Partners with some of the world's leading insurance carriers to offer clients a suite of personally suitable life insurance and annuity products, and;
  • Provides a part-time or full-time career opportunity to those wishing to pursue careers as life insurance agents.

The company's licensed life insurance agents (1099s) operate from approximately 110 individually owned and operated offices located across the nation. PHP Agency is licensed in 49 states and Puerto Rico, has been profitable since inception, boasts a strong balance sheet, and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

PHP Agency has grown at over 50% year-over-year for the past 3 years and now seeks to hire a Chief Information Officer ("CIO") to help scale the organization and manage transformational IT projects.

 

THE POSITION

Chief Information Officer

PHP Agency seeks a hands-on CIO with a strong strategic, technical, and operational orientation. The CIO will provide exceptional leadership for the company by establishing long-range IT goals, plans, and policies. The CIO will work to lead the Company's transformational IT systems project and work with C-suite leaders to develop scalable business processes to support the Company's rapid growth.

The CIO will work closely with PHP Agency's senior leadership team including its CEO, CFO, and investors (board members). The CIO position is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious IT leader who seeks to take on more responsibilities at a rapidly growing company.

 

 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with the board and lead the execution of strategic IT initiatives
  • Partner with all department leads to improve business processes
  • Serve as the project lead for PHP's proprietary software development project and as the primary liaison between the Company and its IT consultants
  • Lead all software selections for the Company; executive must determine when to buy vs. build software and ensure business requirements are met without creating a reliance on 3rd party developers
  • Hold all third parties accountable for project plans and applications & tools used in software development processes
  • Foster a success-oriented environment in IT; motivate and work with all job levels while willing to be "hands-on" as necessary to lead by example
  • Work with the CEO and CFO to develop the metrics, systems, and processes required to accommodate the growth objectives of the Company
  • Serve as a business leader of all PHP administrative functions with the opportunity, if successful, to lead Operations

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in IT leadership, life insurance industry experience is a major plus
  • Highly credible reputation and strong references from prior employers
  • Strong project management credentials & experience leading the successful development of a proprietary enterprise software application
  • Extensive experience with change control processes, including requirements gathering, development, testing & quality assurance, and product releases & training
  • Understanding of best practices in software integrations and data warehouse design
  • Ability to collaborate and serve as a thought partner to all department leads
  • Proven track-record of managing a team and developing talent within an organization

 

 

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills a team player who can effectively partner up and down the organization
  • Detail oriented and willing to "get their hands dirty" as appropriate to ensure that projects are on time and at the expected level of quality
  • Drives results - infuses sense of urgency and executes plans that achieve desired outcomes
  • Ensures accountability holds self and others accountable to meet commitments and deadlines
  • Builds effective teams and encourages cross-functional collaboration
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Resilient, can handle and overcome adversity

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS & TRAITS

  • Solid executive presence; able to establish credibility and influence a broad range of constituents
  • Both intelligent and practical; possesses the ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Creative thinker and solutions-oriented
  • Uncompromising personal integrity, as well as high-level of respect for all individuals
  • Courage of conviction - has the ability to take a strong position when necessary

 

LOCATION:

This position is located at PHP Agency headquarters in Dallas, TX. This job will not require regular travel outside of Dallas.  Relocation reimbursement considered.

PHP Agency, Inc.
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