Recruiting for SaaS businesses has evolved dramatically in just the last five years. The expansion of e-commerce, the abrupt transition to remote work, and the ongoing telehealth revolution have all demanded end-to-end technology and software solutions that deliver high product quality at a competitive cost. And the SaaS world isn’t done growing yet. New trends like generative AI, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), RevOps tools, API-based infrastructure, and business intelligence solutions have opened up new sectors in this already dynamic industry.
The growth in this space has created one of the most competitive recruitment markets in North America. Provided the proper human capital, SaaS companies can scale quickly and strategically. Exceptional talent is often the most critical key to fueling a company’s success, and nowhere more so than in leadership positions. Yet hiring executives with SaaS expertise and experience as a leader is no easy feat. The number of available candidates has not kept pace with the sector’s growth, leaving some employers scrambling just to find job seekers, much less leaders who meet their business needs.
At Pender & Howe, we’re proud to be experts in executive search for the SaaS industry across the United States and Canada. We’ve built relationships with an extensive network of marketing, technology, sales, customer success, and operations professionals who are ready to bring their skills and expertise to your role. We have a singular commitment to finding the precise talent from this candidate pool that will take our client companies to the next level.
The key to our high-quality placements is our white-glove executive search service. While we have a broad reach, we operate as a boutique firm, and offer that same level of personalized attention. We don’t see ourselves as mere recruiters, but instead as a strategic partner, with a thorough understanding of each client’s culture, qualifications, and business needs. Our teams adjust their approach based on this knowledge, working with clients to develop a personalized strategy that will deliver the right people with the speed and consistency SaaS organizations today demand.
Ultimately, our results speak for themselves. Our track record of successful searches includes a range of roles, from department head positions that drive business development to c-suite executives like Chief Marketing Officer or Chief Revenue Officer. Whatever type of talent your company needs to hire to build a winning team, contact Pender & Howe to learn what benefits our executive search services and recruiter consultants can deliver for you.
Pender & Howe Executive Search was formed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in executive search services. We provide a fully streamlined boutique retained service for companies looking to bolster their executive leadership team.
With a strong presence in key cities across North America, Pender & Howe boasts a comprehensive reach that spans the continent. From venture capital-backed disruptors, recently acquired private equity portfolio companies, academic institutions, not-for-profits to global public companies, our diverse client portfolio showcases our ability to cater to organizations of all sizes and stages.
We understand that transparency, collaboration, and high-level service are paramount, and our recruitment team is committed to delivering these qualities consistently throughout every assignment we undertake. As a strategically low-volume recruitment firm, we ensure that all our clients receive a white-glove service, never diluting our efforts or compromising on quality.
At Pender & Howe, we go beyond mere recruitment; we forge strategic partnerships that empower businesses to excel. By leveraging our extensive network, expertise, and dedication to exceptional service, we guarantee that your team receives the utmost attention, guidance, and support throughout their executive search journey. Trust us to deliver results that propel your organization to new heights, backed by our unwavering commitment to excellence.
Travis is a co-founding Partner of Pender & Howe. He sits on the Executive Board of Directors for Kestria, the world’s largest executive search network. As an Advisor with Loyal VC, he also supports entrepreneurs in all aspects of key talent strategies.
Travis’ primary focus is partnering with investors and C-Suite leaders on complex executive searches. His latest projects have included a CEO search on behalf of a global family office, building a leadership team for a Series C VC-backed tech company and replacing a long-standing founder of a business that went public on the NASDAQ.
Travis is an avid competitive golfer passionate about international travelling, often trying to combine the two!
Leveraging an extensive network coupled with deep industry-specific knowledge gained through twenty years of direct pharmaceutical and healthcare experience, Céline is a Partner at Pender & Howe, advising clients on executive-level search strategies in the Biotech, Medtech, and Healthcare industries. A pharmacist by trade, Celine has accumulated more than 900 hours of practice in professional coaching (PCC certification). Celine is also the Leader of America’s life sciences practice in Kestria and a board member of Women in Bio (a volunteer organization that supports DEI practices in life sciences).
Mother of three, an avid runner who loves sailing and an active volunteer in a non-profit that gives children with motor disabilities the opportunity to achieve sporting challenges.
A Co-Founder of Pender & Howe, Glenn brings over 25 years of targeted search experience to his Clients. As an Advisor with Loyal VC and a member of the JR Shaw School of Business Sales & Marketing Advisory Board Glenn enjoys being actively involved in the business community. Focusing on executive search within the C-Suite and Board space across the scientific, healthcare, artificial intelligence/machine learning and NPO sectors, Glenn and his team work diligently to source exceptional talent for top-tier organizations.
Glenn enjoys fishing although not always “catching”, excellent wine and is a foodie.
Tara-Lynn supports Pender & Howe’s North American operations, leveraging her Human Resources Management education and 10+ years of recruitment experience in the life science, healthcare, consumer, technology, and academic sectors. She collaborates with Pender & Howe’s Partners on emerging market trends, uncovers top-performing talent, and builds partnerships with clients and candidates. Tara-Lynn has a knack for finding needles in haystacks and a passion for discovering extraordinary leaders.
Outside of work, Tara-Lynn enjoys playing fetch with her Golden Retriever, listening to a new podcast, or training for her next marathon—sometimes all at once.
Michelle is a Consultant with Pender & Howe, serving clients throughout North America. Michelle’s ten years of experience includes leading executive search mandates and managing corporate Talent Attraction Strategies in high-growth markets with the Big 4.
Her latest accomplishments include identifying key leadership teams within the fintech space in Toronto, co-leading a CSO Search for an innovative Biotechnology company based in Vancouver and currently, identifying a Head of Canada HR search within the professional services landscape.
A lifelong learner, Michelle is currently completing her MBA. Her weekends are spent with her two children, her golden retriever Brady, and her husband.