Dwellworks CIO Named Ohio Corporate CIO of the Year

Published on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 by Megan Gallagher

Dwellworks, the leader in services for the globally mobile workforce and headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is proud to announce that our CIO, Jim Smith, was named Ohio Corporate CIO of the Year. He was honored at the ORBIEs award ceremony on March 17 in Columbus, OH.

Jim Smith accepting the Ohio Corporate CIO of the year award

The ORBIE awards recognize CIO leadership in multiple categories, from mid-sized business to large-scale global enterprises. The awards are presented by the Ohio chapter of the Inspire Leadership Network of CIOs and CTOs established across the country. The rigorous selection and review process included a detailed summary of achievements, a review of technology innovation and business leadership, a CEO recommendation, and interviews by the awards committee of all the nominees.  Other finalists in the Corporate category (businesses with up to $500M in revenue) included the chief information officers at the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paycor, the Cincinnati Reds, OCLC, Blanchard Valley Health Systems, and AAA of Ohio.

Jim Smith has been with Dwellworks since its founding in 2007, leading the company’s technology strategy from supporting US domestic relocation to becoming a global provider of digitally powered services. Dwellworks annually supports 50,000+ globally mobile professionals and business travelers with local expertise, personal service, and data security to enable a problem free adjustment to their new assignments and locations.  The company’s platforms support corporate housing services in 125 countries and point-to-point destination services in hundreds of global business hubs.

Always humble, Smith credits the incredible work of the Dwellworks team for getting him to today’s recognition.

“I couldn’t be more honored. Our team, our CEO Bob Rosing, who I’ve worked with for 20 years, our clients, our dev partner ThinkSys, and our infrastructure/systems partner CRGITS all share in this award,” Smith says. Watch his full acceptance speech here.

Dwellworks CEO Bob Rosing credits the Dwellworks team as well but says it’s Smith’s leadership that keeps things moving forward.

“Jim Smith is the literal definition of humble leadership, but year after year, he’s inspired the business with both big leaps forward, and the incremental progress that makes things happen,” Rosing says. “Our global growth is due in no small part to the power of our technology, in infrastructure, content, and compliance, and we’ve got Jim and his team to thank for making us the differentiated leaders in our business. We couldn’t be prouder of the award, and no one deserves it more.”

 About Dwellworks:

Dwellworks provides destination services and temporary living solutions for the globally mobile workforce and business travelers. Visit our homepage, learn about our services for corporate travel and relocation, and read our blogs to learn how we can help with relocation and business travel needs.

For more information on Dwellworks, click here. For more information on the ORBIE awards, click here.