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January 31, 2016, Michael Cunningham
Why top talent is the best investment in a volatile market With the markets in turmoil and private investing trending down, hiring caution may feel like the safe choice for tech companies, but not necessarily the right one. With so many tangible innovations at our fingertips, now is the time to invest in the right team and surpass the risk-averse competition. Here’s why: Broader... Read more »
Taking a counter-offer is a ticking time bomb
September 29, 2015, Michael Cunningham
Everyone knows the phrase, “time is money.”  In the case of recruitment time is much more. When an executive search gets off track and the role goes long unfilled, there are serious consequences: Losing the Perfect Candidate Silicon Valley is hot. Many of the best executives in the market are entertaining multiple job offers at once and will pick another role if left to wait to hear from... Read more »
September 17, 2015, Alex Zakupowsky
The search for Twitter’s new CEO is turning 100 days this week. What does this mean for the company? Stock Price Is Down The markets have responded negatively (Twitter has lost ~$5B in market cap since Dick left the company). Investors are growing weary; just take a look at Chris Sacca’s twitter feed @sacca. Talent Is In Flight Key executives like VP of Product Management... Read more »
August 19, 2015, Dotty Schaffer
In my line of work I am privileged to know many extraordinary leaders. Now and then I run into one that I call Henry, usually when I’ve been asked to replace him.  Prince Henry of England wasn’t raised to be king. He was a spoiled child, whose mother and grandmother doted on him. He was handsome, well read, musical, spoke several languages, could sing and dance, and write poetry. He loved... Read more »
July 23, 2015, Mark Lonergan
I’ve led dozens of searches for Vice Presidents of Engineering over the last 20 years. The titles run the gamut from CTO to VP Engineering, from VP R&D to CPO (Chief Product Officer). Regardless of title, the role has always been to develop products and IP that is unique to the client company—products that can be sold or licensed in the technology world. And that world is changing ... Read more »

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