Chris Fountain, operating partner at Frontier Growth — and a pal of mine from several search collaborations — joins The Get podcast and shares great advice about:

  • What it takes to be a successful operating partner for a PE shop (Spoiler alert: Be able to be non-threatening to a CEO)
  • How to be successful in your first Board meeting as a CMO and how to avoid guesswork when aligning with the Board
  • How the best marketing leaders provide a ‘heads up display’ for the business
  • How psychological factors can get in the way when CMOs interact with their Boards
  • How you can evolve from seeing your Board members as gatekeepers to seeing them as resources
  • How you can stand out when you interview with a Board member for a CMO job
  • Why it’s important to focus on key results… not the time that went into those key results