Tag: Chief Financial Officer

The Best Steps to Prevent Senior New Hire Failure?

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The cost to hire a good senior exec (think CFO, GC, COO, CMO, CEO  etc.)  is pricey. The people are talented, can be really good at what they do, and the market in some sectors is seriously hot. To compound things, talent poaching – the recruiting of a senior exec from one firm to another […]

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[CFO Job Hunters Version] What Do Employers Really Want?

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One mystery for more senior job hunters is the  question of “What do employers really want?” in terms of backgrounds, skill sets and experience. Thanks to one executive search person you can get one good answer – particularly if you’re looking fill a Chief Financial Officer role. Karen Quint of Spencer Stuart addressed the San […]

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[Land O’Spin] The Genentech Talent Factory

There are a number of the ways to spot effective leadership over a period of time. One to watch is the degree to which people from the leader’s organization succeed outside the firm. While this is a knife that cuts two ways, as covered below, it’s a quick test to see if that leader has […]

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