FinTech

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April 6, 2021

How to Select an Executive Search Firm: 6 Critical Success Factors

Originally published on LinkedIn by Scott Aldsworth, President at The Bowdoin Group. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters. This is especially true among companies in the Digital Health, Life Sciences, FinTech, and Software & Technology sectors with the myriad challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic.

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March 16, 2021

Human Capital: The Smartest Investment Investors Can Make

Originally published on LinkedIn by Jim Urquhart, Managing Director, FinTech at The Bowdoin Group. The pandemic and an increasingly competitive market have clearly and significantly changed the staffing needs and hiring practices in many industries.

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March 8, 2021

A 21st Century Framework for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Executive Search

Originally published on recruiter.com by Dave Melville, CEO & Founder of The Bowdoin Group. Last year was an incredible and challenging year for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Coming into 2020, many HR departments had slashed their DEI budgets, putting it on the back burner among other priorities.

Private Equity Partners - Hiring Executives and Finding Talent
February 22, 2021

Virtual Panel Recording: How Investors Are Still Hiring Executives Amidst Uncertainty

What is one of the top concerns keeping Private Equity partners up at night? Talent. Great executive talent is one of the most important factors driving portfolio company performance, and during an unprecedented era of uncertainty, there is even more pressure and competition on PE firms and executives to staff their management teams with top-tier leaders.

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February 16, 2021

What Key Metrics Should You Track for Your Executive Search?

Metrics are essential to track throughout your executive search process. Monitoring key numbers ensures that the right candidate is found fast, but it also measures, more transparently, whether or not your search partner is stacking the odds in your favor. 

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January 21, 2021

The Future of Executive Search: Can You Handle the Truth?

Originally published on LinkedIn by Dave Melville, Founder & CEO of The Bowdoin Group. Hurry up, faster, now or never—we need this leader NOW. Sound familiar? The pace of everything (including hiring) is palpably accelerating.

Steps of Executive Search
December 17, 2020

What Are the Steps of a First-Class Executive Search Process?

Founders and HR leaders across industries have asked: What are the steps of a first-class executive search process? All executive search processes are not created equal (and neither are the firms you might partner with).

The Art of Building Leadership Teams—Three PE and VC Talent Partners Weigh In
November 24, 2020

The Art of Building Leadership Teams—PE and VC Talent Partners Weigh In

Originally published in YFS Magazine by Sean Walker, Partner at The Bowdoin Group, on November 13, 2020. From an investor’s perspective, effective leadership teams add as much as 25-30% of a company’s market valuation.

Bessemer Bowdoin Panel on Leadership Teams
October 22, 2020

Virtual Panel Recording: Scaling Your Leadership Team Remotely—The Right Way

Let’s address the elephants in the room: How do you hire executives, build world-class leadership teams, and invest remotely during a pandemic? In today’s market, growth is achieved through very different means.

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October 1, 2020

How Smart Investors & CEOs are Hiring Executives During COVID-19

Originally published on LinkedIn by Sean Walker (Partner at The Bowdoin Group, an award-winning executive search firm) with support from Josh Gottlieb (Managing Director, Digital Health at The Bowdoin Group). Over the past six months, we’ve successfully filled several executive searches with venture- and private equity-backed companies across the Innovation Economy.

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