What’s it like behind the scenes when CEOs and private equity Talent Partners recruit CMOs for PE-backed companies? Hear from a ‘talent whisperer’ from a PE firm.
Welcome to the first episode of Season 4 of The Get podcast! This season, we explore the theme ‘Solving for the Scale Journey.’ Our first guest is Bryan West, the Head of Talent for Resurgens Technology Partners.
If you’re a CMO looking to work in a private-equity-backed business, or a hiring leader in a PE-backed company, you will come across the PE talent partner.
In this episode:
- You’ll learn about the role of the PE talent partner in recruiting CMOs.
- We discuss whether prior experience with scaling is or is not the best predictor of future scaling success.
- You’ll hear about the soft skills framework Bryan uses to vet CMO candidates. In particular, listen for his definition of agility: not just being adaptable, but being PROACTIVELY adaptable.
- We unpack the difference between a candidate who can go into a new situation and figure it out versus a candidate who has a plan of attack.