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  • Recruit Rockstars 321: Unlocking Human Potential  Health

    Recruit Rockstars 321: Unlocking Human Potential & Health

    18/05/2020 Duração: 19min

    There's perhaps never been a better time for a fast-growing startup focused on unlocking human health & performance. It's called Whoop. And I just had a chance to interview its CEO Will Ahmed. Whoop combines hardware, software, and analytics to take people to a whole new level of health. Will conceived the idea as a top squash athlete at Harvard. Since then, he's assembled a world-class team of 100 professionals based in Boston. He's raised $100M in venture capital from Foundry Group, Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, NFL Players Association, Thursday Ventures, Mousse Partners, and NextView Ventures.. And created a $30/month subscription (hardware included) that tracks 1,000 times the amount of health data as an Apple Watch. It tracks physiological metrics, such as heart-rate variability, resting heart rate, and sleep data. It crunches this info to calculate levels of fatigue & stress on the body, allowing the athlete to o

  • Recruit Rockstars 320: How Top PE-backed Manufacturing Companies Manufacture Great Cultures

    Recruit Rockstars 320: How Top PE-backed Manufacturing Companies Manufacture Great Cultures

    11/03/2020 Duração: 18min

    You might not think that St. Louis is a hotbed for Private Equity. You’d be wrong. I tracked down Stacy Shlenk. She heads up talent acquisition & onboarding for HBM Holdings, which acquires, builds, and operates middle-market businesses. HBM acquires majority positions in product-centric companies in Aerospace & Defense, Environmental, Medical Devices & Instruments, and Packaging. Its middle-market specialty manufacturing businesses generate $50M to $400M in annual revenue and together employ 2,000 people. Stacy leads due diligence & talent development for HBM and its portfolio companies. In this 20-minute conversation, she reveals the common mistakes that business leaders make in hiring & building teams. And how you can do it the right way… even if you’re not in Manufacturing.  

  • Recruit Rockstars 319: The Private Scoop on how Private Equity hires

    Recruit Rockstars 319: The Private Scoop on how Private Equity hires

    08/03/2020 Duração: 17min

    When it comes to P.E., there’s likely no better than Thoma Bravo. The firm has a 40-year history, $30 billion in investor commitments, and invests in software & technology companies Based in Chicago & San Francisco, Thoma Bravo has acquired over 200 companies. Such as Barracuda, J.D. Power, McAfee, TravelClick, and Ellie Mae. I wanted to get the scoop on how they’ve been so successful & how they hire at the portfolio company level. So I tracked down Hannah Johnson, Head of Human Resources. Hannah leads the fund’s recruitment & retention efforts,, aligns human capital with the strategic goals of the business, and guards the unique Thoma Bravo culture. Prior to Thoma Bravo, she led the HR efforts for Perkins+Will and Pierre-Yves Rochon, both architecture and design firms. In this 20-minute conversation, Hannah shares the guiding principles of talent that have crafted Thoma Bravo’s enviable track record.

  • Recruit Rockstars 318: How a Top Family Office Recruits a Rockstar Every Time

    Recruit Rockstars 318: How a Top Family Office Recruits a Rockstar Every Time

    04/03/2020 Duração: 15min

    Josh Salyer is VP People Operations of Wasson Enterprise, one of the nation’s highest-profile family offices. Wasson is the brainchild of Kim & Greg Wasson (in 35 years, he went to Intern to CEO of Walgreens.) They invest in companies who do well by doing good. Once they’ve invested, Josh advises the portfolio company CEO’s on how to build their teams. And he knows precisely how to do it. Prior, Josh spent 4 years hiring teams at Amazon. So, he’s seen Talent at the biggest company in the world & the smallest companies in the world. In this 20-minute conversation, Josh compares the two. And how to find the best people regardless of your company’s size.

  • Recruit Rockstars 317: How She Nailed a 4.8 Glassdoor Rating

    Recruit Rockstars 317: How She Nailed a 4.8 Glassdoor Rating

    28/02/2020 Duração: 18min

    I rarely see Glassdoor ratings this high. And it’s vital, because Glassdoor is now the very first place that your prospective candidates look. Katy Shields is VP People at VSCO, the fast-growing creative tools company. She joined a business with 50 people, and has scaled it to over 170. Based in Oakland California, VSCO builds creative tools, spaces and connections driven by self-expression. (You should download their amazing mobile app today.) They’ve raised $90M from Accel, Glynn Capital, Obvious Ventures, and Goldcreast Investment. Katy & the leadership team have created a deep sense of alignment amongst their people. Each feels a deep sense of accountability. It helps that she’s recruited a team of people she calls “collaborative, humble, and kind.” It helps that she learned the fundamentals as HR Business Partner at Google. I wanted to know how Katy did it. In this 20-minute conversation, she shares how you can do the same.      

  • Recruit Rockstars 316: Top VC Shares the #1 Most Important Thing

    Recruit Rockstars 316: Top VC Shares the #1 Most Important Thing

    27/02/2020 Duração: 19min

    I just met a VC. During our conversation, he said “The lifeblood of any great company is great people. Being able to recruit & retain them is the most important thing.” Notice that he didn’t say it’s important. He called it the MOST important. And he should know. He’s Rick Heitzmann, Partner at Firstmark in New York. With $2 billion under management, Firstmark has invested in companies that you know… StubHub, Riot Games, Shopify, Pinterest. Over 100 portfolio companies in total, both consumer & enterprise technology. In fact, Rick has been recognized a bunch of times as one of top 100 VC’s globally. In our 20-minute conversation, he shares his wisdom about how to recruit & retain Rockstars for your fast-growing company.

  • Recruit Rockstars 315: How to Hire in Silicon Valley (Ground Zero of The War for Talent)

    Recruit Rockstars 315: How to Hire in Silicon Valley (Ground Zero of The War for Talent)

    24/02/2020 Duração: 17min

    How does a legendary Silicon Valley VC fund land the best talent? I wanted to find out. So I just met with Atli Thorkelsson. He’s Director of Executive Talent at Redpoint Ventures, with $4.8 Billion under management. Since 1999, they’ve invested in over 500 portfolio companies, leading to 150 IPO’s & acquisitions. Such as Netflix, Stripe, Twilio, and Zendesk. Atli’s seen the huge impact on early-stage companies when the Founder spends sufficient time on hiring. He manages Redpoint’s executive talent network. So, Alti works with founders to craft their leadership hiring strategy & introduces them to executive-level candidates. Prior, he was an executive recruiter with SPMB, one of the world’s largest Technology & Energy search firms. In this 20-minute conversation, Atli reveals how he’s winning the war for talent. (And how you can do the same.)

  • Recruit Rockstars 314: Leading VC Reveals How Your Employees Want to Work

    Recruit Rockstars 314: Leading VC Reveals How Your Employees Want to Work

    20/02/2020 Duração: 20min

    Roy Bahat has seen the future. The future of work. Because he’s head of Bloomberg Beta, the $200M Venture Capital fund based in SF and NYC. Backed by Bloomberg, Beta invests in startups that are changing the future of work. Making it more productive & humane. And it’s working. With 25 roaring portfolio companies such as Slack, MasterClass, and Codecademy. Formerly, Roy was President IGN Entertainment, the leading games maker. In this 20-minute conversation, he reveals how your employees (really) want to work. And how work in the future will look.  

  • Recruit Rockstars 313: How To Compete With Google  Facebook  Apple For The Best Talent

    Recruit Rockstars 313: How To Compete With Google & Facebook & Apple For The Best Talent

    18/02/2020 Duração: 20min

    You may not realize it. But you’re competing for the best talent with the best companies in the world. Yet, it IS possible. Because you can offer things that Google & Facebook & Apple can’t. Lisa Mikkelsen is Head of Global Human Capital at Flourish Ventures. As a spinout from Omidyar Network, Flourish makes VC investments in early-stage financial services companies. In fact, they’ve funded 50 companies that are focused on financial inclusion & financial health globally. Whether insuretech or challenger banks, these startups want to democratize financial services. In this 20-min conversation, Lisa reveals how even tiny, lean, no-name companies land the best talent. Even in the face of the giants. And how you can do the same.

  • Recruit Rockstars 312: How the Leading VC in Pacific NW Grabs the Best Talent

    Recruit Rockstars 312: How the Leading VC in Pacific NW Grabs the Best Talent

    13/02/2020 Duração: 23min

    I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Just interviewed Shannon Anderson. She is Director of Talent with the legendary VC firm Madrona Venture Group. Based in Seattle, Madrona specializes in seed, startup, and Series A deals. They’ve made over 300 investments in 110 companies since its inception. In this role, Shannon is the center of Madrona’s talent network, identifying rising stars for their portfolio companies & the Pacific NW startup ecosystem. She also serves as the strategic HR advisor to portfolio CEO’s. Prior, she served a similar role as Founding Talent Partner at Ignition Partners. And she spent 9 years at Microsoft, where she built the recruiting function that scaled the company from 8,000 to 40,000 people. Shannon knows as much as anyone I’ve met on hiring for early-stage companies. During this 20-minute conversation, I learned a ton. You will too.

  • Recruit Rockstars 311: 3-Time Founder Turns VC

    Recruit Rockstars 311: 3-Time Founder Turns VC

    10/02/2020 Duração: 17min

    David Waxman didn’t start a company. He started three. And not just any companies. After graduating with a masters degree from MIT’s Media Lab in 1995, David Co-Founded Firefly (acquired by Microsoft), PeoplePC (acquired by Earthlink), and Spot Runner (changed the way online advertising is created, planned, bought, sold.) Impressive. And then, David decided to switch sides and become a Venture Capitalist. Now he’s Managing Partner of LA-based TenOneTen Ventures, making early-stage investments in data-driven companies. (Coolest VC name ever … based on LA’s I-10 and I-110 highways) Want to learn about venture capital in LA? Check out TenOneTen’s podcast here: tenoneten.net/podcast Want to learn how David scales teams in his VC portfolio? Invest 20 minutes in this episode.

  • Recruit Rockstars 310: How Growth-Stage Consumer Business Find  Land Talent

    Recruit Rockstars 310: How Growth-Stage Consumer Business Find & Land Talent

    09/02/2020 Duração: 18min

    Kelsey Lawrie is VP Talent Operations at ’87 ’87 was born out of Chicago-based Sterling Partners, the multi-billion Private Equity fund founded in 1987. It invests in & incubates direct-to-consumer businesses. Kelsey was well-prepared for the task. She previously served as Director of Talent Acquisition at hypergrowth Truck Club, acquired by Nordstrom. In this 20-minute conversation, Kelsey reveals the promise - and the pitfalls - of talent management in consumer-facing businesses.

  • Recruit Rockstars 209: Selling Without Selling Out (Sell Your Business Without Selling Your Soul)

    Recruit Rockstars 209: Selling Without Selling Out (Sell Your Business Without Selling Your Soul)

    06/02/2020 Duração: 22min

    Sunny Vanderbeck knows a thing or two about selling companies. Sunny is Managing Partner of Satori Capital, a very different kind of Private Equity firm, based in Dallas. In his work as an investor, he draws from a wealth of entrepreneurial experience, having led his business, Data Return, to a $3 Billion market cap & becoming one of the youngest CEO’s of a NASDAQ company. He’s had the rare opportunity of selling his business twice, buying it back in between. Prior, Sunny has served as a Section Leader in the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion & led a team at Microsoft In his new book Selling Without Selling Out: How to Sell Your Business Without Selling Your Soul, Sunny offers practical advice for selling your business - or taking on an investor - without compromising what matters to you. If you’re thinking about raising capital - or selling your business - you’d be hard-pressed to find better advice than Sunny’s in this 20-minute conversation.

  • Recruit Rockstars 308: Venture Capital Gems of the Mid-Continent

    Recruit Rockstars 308: Venture Capital Gems of the Mid-Continent

    05/02/2020 Duração: 24min

    You probably know about Silicon Valley startups. And Manhattan’s tech chops. But have you seen the new companies that are cooking up in the Midwest? Or, as Ira Weiss, Partner of Hyde Park Venture Partners, calls it: “Mid-Continent.” And he should know. HPVP invests exclusively in early-stage tech companies in the (previously-considered) flyover states. If you’re raising a first or second round of capital, this fund is likely on your radar. Ira has been investing in private companies for 15 years, with over 125 VC & angel investments. He sits on many boards as a director or observer of FourKites, Parkwhiz, ShipBob, and others. And, somehow, he finds time to teach entrepreneurship as Professor at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. In this 20-minute conversation, Ira shares his many insights about how to successfully scale a team as your business ramps. (Even if you’re not Mid-Continent, it’s filled with practical advice.)

  • Recruit Rockstars 307: After 125 Combat Missions in Baghdad, He Makes Hiring Look Easy

    Recruit Rockstars 307: After 125 Combat Missions in Baghdad, He Makes Hiring Look Easy

    02/02/2020 Duração: 19min

    Few talent experts are as impressive than Andy Caine of Frazier Healthcare Partners, the $4.2 billion growth & venture capital investor in over 170 companies. Andy works closely with Frazier’s Growth Buyout portfolio companies. There, he focuses on pre-investment organizational due diligence, talent assessment & development, and post-acquisition management. He’s become an expert in helping PE backed companies scale. In total, Andy has conducted over 250 talent evaluations, coached 200 leaders, and assessed 60 organizations. Prior to Frazier, he was an Organization Practice Expert at McKinsey & Company. If that’s not enough, he also served as Commander in the US Army’s Attack Helicopter Company. Phew! In this 20-min conversation, Andy shares what he’s learned by evaluating the talent at countless many growth-stage companies. And the mistakes you should avoid.

  • Recruit Rockstars 306: How Smart PE’s Get Their Hands on the Top Talent

    Recruit Rockstars 306: How Smart PE’s Get Their Hands on the Top Talent

    28/01/2020 Duração: 21min

    The smartest Private Equity investors have added whip-smart heads of Talent to their in-house teams. Because investing is one thing… But attracting Rockstar teams to do something with that funding is another. Here’s Exhibit A. Based in Palo Alto (ground zero of the talent war), Kelly Carlson is Head of Talent with Symphony Technology Group. She leads the firm’s talent efforts & works with STG’s portfolio company CEOs & leadership teams to crush the number. And she’s well-qualified to do it. Kelly joined STG from TillmanCarlson, the retained executive search boutique where she recruited CEOs, CFOs, CTOs. (Say that 3 times fast!) She mastered her craft during 8 years at Russell Reynolds Associates as one of the early members of the firm’s technology practice. I had a chance to speak with Kelly about how to find the best candidates, how to land them, and... probably most important these days…how to keep them. If you have 20 minutes, it’ll be well spent on this one.

  • Recruit Rockstars 305: The Yummiest VC Portfolio Company I’ve Seen

    Recruit Rockstars 305: The Yummiest VC Portfolio Company I’ve Seen

    21/01/2020 Duração: 17min

    …And you think that your business is complex? Meet Luke Saunders, CEO & Founder of Farmer’s Fridge. His ambitious venture combines custom hardware, software, food prep, distribution, and wirelessly-gathered data analytics. (You could say he’s bitten off alot.) Based in Chicago, Farmer’s Fridge makes fresh meals in their kitchens & fills their Fridges with wholesome, delicious salads, bowls, and snacks. Luke founded Farmer’s Fridge in 2013. And he’s dining with some heavy-hitters... He’s raised $42 million from Danone Manifesto Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Cleveland Avenue, GreatPoint Ventures, Finistere Ventures, and PowerPlant Ventures. In this 20-minute conversation, Luke reveals how he’s scaling the team, building the culture, and changing how we eat on the go.

  • Recruit Rockstars 304: Private Equity  Talent...How It Really Works

    Recruit Rockstars 304: Private Equity & Talent...How It Really Works

    18/01/2020 Duração: 20min

    I just had to good fortune to interview Emily Azevedo. She’s Vice President of Talent of the prominent growth capital firm Mainsail Partners. Based in San Francisco, Mainsail leads majority control investments in EBITDA-positive software & tech-enabled services. Emily joined the firm & works with Mainsail’s portfolio companies on their talent needs, including executive leadership, recruiting, compensation, and assessment. Prior, she mastered her craft at (my alma mater) Heidrick & Struggles, the preeminent executive search firm. In this 20-min conversation, Emily reveals the keys to scaling the people part of your growth business. Including the key pitfalls to avoid.

  • Recruit Rockstars 303: How to Manage Hypergrowth (You should be so lucky.)

    Recruit Rockstars 303: How to Manage Hypergrowth (You should be so lucky.)

    16/01/2020 Duração: 24min

    Here’s the CEO of one of the fastest-growing food companies I’ve ever seen! Mike Pytlinski is CEO of Nutridried, makers of Moon Cheese. I love this snack! (And it’s super healthy.) You’ve likely seen it at checkout in every Starbucks. I tracked down Mike to understand how he’s scaling the business & the team. He was well-prepared for this hypergrowth. Prior to Moon Cheese, Mike was VP Marketing at Palermo’s Pizza, where he tripled the business. He developed his CPG & leadership chops at Kraft Foods, and holds an MBA from Kellogg School. In this 20-minute conversation, Mike shares his insights on recruiting, building a culture, and how to manage hypergrowth (a very high-class problem)

  • Recruit Rockstars 302: If The Recruiting Search Isn’t Retained or Contingency, What is it?

    Recruit Rockstars 302: If The Recruiting Search Isn’t Retained or Contingency, What is it?

    14/01/2020 Duração: 17min

    Time is everything in recruiting. (You can’t fill the seat fast enough.) Yet, most recruiters don’t charge on a time-based basis. They’re either contingency or retained. Why is that, anyway? I had to find out. So I just interviewed Peggy Shell, CEO of Creative Alignments, based in Boulder. She came up with the super-cool concept of “Time-based recruiting” And growth companies seem to love it. In this 20-min conversation, she explains how she went from math teacher to headhunter and why time-based recruiting might be just what your business needs.

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