CIO Services

Making IT Your Most Strategic Asset

“Quantifying and communicating business impact is the No. 1 way to make IT matter.“


– Patty Morrison, EVP and CIO, Cardinal Health, and member, Mainstay Advisory Board


92% of IT leaders feel it is important to prove the business value of IT’s contributions1


However, only 4 out of 100 believe that they are effective in communicating with their non-IT colleagues1

There has never been a more important time to quantify and communicate the business value of IT

CIOs are in the center of massive transformation in their enterprises, and there has never been a more important time to quantify and communicate the business value of IT than now, in the age of digital transformation. Mainstay can help you design, set up and operate an efficient and effective business value program, that will make IT a strategic partner of choice for the business.

Mainstay CIO Services

Mainstay provides CIO services aimed at positioning IT internally as a strategic enabler for the business and externally as a trusted technology thought leader for customers.

Choose from a wide range of services that combine the economics of IT, executive business narratives, and creative visualizations to translate the language of IT into the language of the business.

Introducing Mainstay CIO Advisory Services

Mainstay CIO Advisory is aimed at helping CIOs succeed, become better leaders, achieve better business results, and build better careers. Meet monthly with your exclusive and confidential Mainstay CIO advisor to discuss any situation or topic where you need experienced guidance and advice. Mainstay analysts will work with you to develop an agenda and schedule a call for you with the CIO Advisor. In addition to consultation with the mentors, our Basic, Silver, and Gold programs offer free development of tailored content (such as IT annual reports) that you can use with your Board and top management peers.

Featuring CIO Advisor: Patricia Morrison

Featuring CIO Advisor: Patricia Morrison

CIO Magazine Hall of Fame inductee and board member with 30 years of experience across five different industries, Patty has dedicated her career to using technology to solve business problems. Member of Splunk’s Board of Directors, she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Columbus Museum of Art, Rev1 Ventures, and the Board of Trustees for Opera Columbus.

Empowering Leading Organizations

Mainstay helps CIOs at some of the world’s most admired companies become strategic enablers for their business. Our strategic communications teams engage executives and end users to create content that builds awareness and appreciation of IT’s value and drives adoption of your solutions.


Mainstay leads the creation of strategic IT communications across the company, showcasing the business value of IT projects and promoting Riverbed’s use of its own technology to help validate and improve its products.


Mainstay works with HP’s IT organization to articulate the value of its innovations to customers, employees and executive team, including numerous HP-on-HP initiatives.


Mainstay helped create Chrysler’s IT Annual Report to showcase IT’s key accomplishments, highlighting the business outcomes from strategic initiatives.


Mainstay develops thought-leadership content supporting Informatica’s CIO-led marketing effort, helping to position the company at the center of data-driven disruption and highlighting digital opportunities for customers.

San Jose State

Mainstay provided business value advisory and strategy services for the CIO, driving campus-wide awareness of IT’s strategic projects.


Mainstay helped ZF TRW design and run executive workshops to develop innovative digital strategies.

Pure Storage

Mainstay developed an IT Annual Report to showcase IT’s key accomplishments for the year and highlight the business outcomes from strategic initiatives.

Catholic Health initiatives

Mainstay leads the creation of internal and external strategic communications that showcase the business value of IT projects.