Category: News from Spectrum

Spectrum Research Report: The role of the Board Chair within privately held growth businesses

Much has been written about the role of the Board chair within publicly listed (PLC) organisations, but much less so in the context in which we primarily work: i.e. with fast growth, privately held businesses.

Spectrum’s report: ‘The role of the Board Chair within privately held growth businesses’ is research based.

Its purpose is to facilitate a greater understanding of the role and contribution of the Board Chair amongst key stakeholders, and to optimise the contribution of the Chair to the private, growth company.

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Spectrum Quarterly Update – Summer 2018

Welcome to the Summer 2018 issue of the Spectrum Quarterly. Stay up-to-date with Spectrum’s latest news and views here: Quarterly Update. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive future Quarterly…

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Non-Executive Chairman Survey

We are currently drafting a guide for Non-Executive Chairmen of growing, privately-held technology ventures and canvassing valued opinions from those with relevant experience.

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Executive Search – Chief Information Security Officer

Our retained client is a major provider of on-line payments technology for companies and individuals, based in Brussels. They are actively seeking to hire a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead and manage the security of the organisation from both an operational and product perspective.

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Chief Executive Officer search, private equity backed UK technology organisation

Highly commercial CEO sought to successfully lead private equity backed UK technology business from late development stage, through to full commercialisation on a global scale.

Suitable candidates will be expert in leading complex global customer, partner and supplier negotiations and have a track record of leading commercial growth, and, ideally, fundraising on a significant scale.

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8th Spectrum & Ardent eCommerce Leadership Dinner, September 2016

Spectrum’s 8th eCommerce Leadership Dinner took place on 26th September in London in association with Ardent Advisors, the corporate finance firm.

The roundtable dinner discussion began by examining the impact of the EU Referendum, and moved on to consider how the US presidential election might impact business.

The most notable discussions points were:

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Women Returners – the most untapped talent source in the UK?

Are women who don’t return to professional employment after raising children the most untapped talent source in the UK? We believe they might well be, and encouraging those that want to successfully back into paid employment at scale would have significant benefits to UK productivity and to society as a whole. This is why we are delighted to support the activities of Women Returners.

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