Strong Suit Ep015 How do you recruit a Rockstar CTO?

By April 28, 2016 No Comments

He recruits the unrecruitable…Silicon Valley CTO’s. How do you recruit & keep a Chief Technology Officer, when they receive 5 headhunter calls a day?

Mike Morell is one of Silicon Valley’s hottest executive recruiters. He co-founded Riviera Partners, which specializes in recruiting the most elusive talent…Chief Technology Officer, VP Technology, VP Product.

These folks are hard to find. But Mike does it every day in the Valley, NYC, and L.A.

In this 20-minute interview, Mike reveals:

  • What to look for in a Rockstar CTO
  • Hidden places to find CTO’€™s these days
  • Which to prioritize: people skills vs. technical skills
  • How to know it’s time to make a change
  • What to do when CEO & Board disagree