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Strong Suit 215: Leading VC Reveals What The Best CEO’s Do

By May 24, 2018 No Comments

It may seem like a silly question: What does a CEO do?

More specifically, what do the Best CEO’s do? How do they spend their days?

It’s so easy to become distracted or reactive. Stop. Should you be leading? Recruiting? Selling? Doing? Partnering?

We know what the Chief Marketing Officer does. And the VP Sales? That’s pretty clear too.

But if you’re a CEO, what should you do with your day? 

And if you’re an aspiring CEO, what will your job be like when you earn the title?

I found the perfect guest to answer this question.

Saydeah Howard is Senior Vice President Talent & Services at IVP. With $7 billion of committed capital, IVP is one of the premier later-stage venture capital & growth equity firms in the US.  Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies, 106 of which have gone public.

At IVP, Saydeah works with a ton of CEO’s of their portfolio companies so she has a unique perspective. She’s seen what works & what doesn’t.

Before IVP, she was VP Human Resources at LeapFrog and a recruiter at Russell Reynolds, the international executive search firm.

If you’ve ever wondered what the CEO job is like (or should be like) you’re about to find out in 20 minutes.