How to Become an IT Director: Tips from the Top


Hoping to lead – rather than follow – orders some day? Join the club. Plenty of IT pros aspire to executive jobs, but only a few succeed at being promoted to the top. So how can you make it happen?

That might help.

Can’t hurt.


But there’s something that’s more important than all that, and you won’t find it in a book. Bill McGloine, IT Director at Korg USA, Inc., a creator and distributor of electronic musical equipment, calls it “brute force.” And he would know. When he started working at Korg in 1996, he had no college degree, no credentials and was shipping boxes in the company’s distribution center. By 2009, he was heading up Korg’s IT department, which oversees all the traditional IT services and creates custom software for So how did he get there? Read the whole story in my new article on

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