02Nov
By: Becky Stein On: November 02, 2018 In: Comments: 0

“I don’t have a resumé; you can look at my LinkedIn.” My colleagues at SPMB hear this all the time. Do job candidates really need a resumé in the era of LinkedIn? Should we insist on a traditional resumé before we present a candidate to a client? How do...

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02Nov
By: Becky Stein On: November 02, 2018 In: Comments: 0

Why holding out for the Perfect Candidate will hurt your business. Perfection. It’s what every company wants in their search for new employees. Finding and hiring employees can be one of the most stressful aspects of leading a company, and seldom do you find a candidate whom you could...

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30Apr
By: SPMB News On: April 30, 2018 In: Comments: 0

  SPMB continues to grow rapidly, leveraging its deep Silicon Valley roots to become a national player in Executive Search, working with both top-tier VC and Private Equity-backed companies to large, innovative multinational corporations. As a firm, we are humbled and honored to see that Forbes just named SPMB...

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29Mar
By: Becky Stein On: March 29, 2017 In: Comments: 0

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–When SPMB Executive Search earned the #1 spot on Silicon Valley Business Journal’s list of top executive search firms, you might have expected the firm to throw a wild celebration for its dedicated recruiters. But that’s not how the 40 year-old company rolls. As partner Mike Doonan...

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29Mar
By: SPMB News On: March 29, 2017 In: Comments: 0

Dear Clients & Friends of the Firm, 2016 was another banner year for SPMB! Our clients enjoyed a variety of successes including significant revenue growth, big fundraisings, as well as major liquidity events including IPO’s and massive acquisitions. SPMB was recognized as the #1 search firm in the Bay...

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29Mar
By: Mike Doonan On: March 29, 2017 In: Comments: 0

Large corporate enterprises are under enormous pressure from customers and investors to transform themselves into something more interesting and valuable than they are today. Every industry vertical – from retail and telecom to energy and media – is being disintermediated by nimble up-and-comers through the application of new business...

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29Mar
By: Mike Doonan On: March 29, 2017 In: Comments: 0

Is there really a way to leave a company without burning a bridge? Of course there is! But many people wind up souring relationships they’ve spent a long time building based on the way they head out the door. Here are five of the subtler (yet all too common)...

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29Mar
By: Mike Doonan On: March 29, 2017 In: Comments: 0

  I see it all the time – senior executives continue to look at landing their next role the same way they would close the sale of a product.The only problem is, a product doesn’t have the emotional baggage that human beings do. And every individual’s history plays into...

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29Mar
By: Dave Mullarkey On: March 29, 2017 In: Comments: 0

The war for talent is fiercer than ever, and companies are fighting hard to keep their key players. In 2017, getting a signed offer letter does not mean a search is “closed”. Ensuring a successful exit can sometimes be the riskiest part of a search!  Here’s how to coach...

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10Aug
By: SPMB News On: August 10, 2016 In: Comments: 0

Prospective finance chiefs for tech startups have some special considerations to weigh before they sign on the dotted line. For Remo Canessa,

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