At Pender & Howe, we’re proud to be allies to companies just emerging from conception: these founders are visionaries, and among our most fascinating and exciting clients. Both of our firm’s managing principles advise an early-stage venture capital fund, sharing leadership in talent strategy, best hiring practices, and general cultural advisory.
The executive search and recruiting space for startups provides a different set of unique challenges than more established or recognized global companies. We embed ourselves deeply within our clients’ organizations to ensure that their initial external leadership hires match the responsibilities and technical needs associated with a particular role along with the vital DNA of their culture.
Startups seek different skill sets than our global conglomerate clients. They search for bold sales leaders with the confidence and agility to take product to market, and talent to build strong teams from nothing. They demand inspired marketers who can develop and execute a brand new story, and financial leaders who can prepare companies for going public. At the same time, they require revenue experts who can prepare for an acquisition, if or when the opportunity might arise.
There is no better feeling of satisfaction than watching a startup client grow through the phases of Seed to IPO. At Pender & Howe, we’ve built a strong book of this particular talent, and our team works to stay up to date and ahead of the curve – day in and day out.