Rules of the Game Changing for Private Venture Executive Search – Part 3 of 5

By: Peggy Thompson

Beyond the Typical Talent Chase:  New Guidelines for Private Venture Executive Recruiting As the founder of Summative Executive Search, I’ve spent more than 15 years as an executive recruiter in the private venture technology community. From what I have observed, far too many investors and clients still look at executive recruiting with eyes fixed on

Rules of the Game Changing for Private Venture Executive Search – Part 2 of 5

By: Peggy Thompson

Conventional Wisdom Made Sense—For a While The conventional wisdom of targeting candidates with extensive early stage experience for executive positions once made sense.  That’s why it became conventional wisdom.  Recruiting an executive with prior experience in the trenches of a successful startup mitigates risks and increases the odds of future success with an early-stage company. 

Rules of the Game Changing for Private Venture Executive Search – Part 1 of 5

By: Peggy Thompson

The rules for recruiting top talent to private venture technology companies are changing.   But, haven’t we been here before?  This is the first post of a five post series extracted from Summative’s white paper, “Rules of the Game Changing for Private Venture Executive Search.”  We’ll examine how today’s private venture executive recruiting environment resembles the