Nothing Normal on Day 10 of Our New Normal
March 26, 2020
We continue to recruit, interview and report regularly on our progress. Not surprisingly, candidates’ appetites for change during this existential nightmare varies widely depending on individual circumstances and the condition/security of their industries, companies and positions.
Private May be the New Public but....
January 24, 2020
On January 11th, the Globe and Mail published an article titled "Private is the New Public" which makes the case that successful Canadian tech firms are increasingly foregoing public listings in favor of remaining private. They attribute this primarily to the abundance of private capital available in the market which they say is, on balance, considerably more attractive than the public markets.
The Hottest Executive Commodity in 2019.... (Cont.)
December 20, 2019
Our last post described the surge in Chief Operating Officer (COO) roles and began to list the archetypes most commonly found in emerging tech firms. We described the profile of the ‘other half', the COO who is hired to balance or complement the strengths and needs of a given CEO.
The Hottest Executive Commodity in 2019....
December 11, 2019
A number of well-known small and mid-sized Canadian tech firms have one. Investors encourage many of their founder/CEOs to hire one. There is no one prevalent path to becoming one and it is a role where success in one company does not necessary equip you for success in another.
How to minimize the risk of counteroffers
November 4, 2019
While instances of counteroffers cannot be avoided altogether, as a rule, we have always believed that good search/hiring processes help mitigate their likelihood.