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.
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.
Peter Waine has joined Spectrum as of 1st September 2016 as Chairman of the Advisory Board.
A former Director of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Peter is best known as the co-founder of Hanson Green: for many years the principal source for chairmen and non-executive appointments in the UK.
This UK Business Director – Lifestyle Category eCommerce role is effectively a ‘start-up’ position within a hyper-growth global eCommerce organisation which is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The successful candidate will be responsible for rapidly growing the UK business at scale and pace; focussing on building strategic partnerships with attractive British brands in the ‘Lifestyle’ (home, garden, food, kids) category.
Our retained client is a NYSE listed organisation which provides mission critical services to over 1400 corporate customers in 11 countries throughout Europe.
Reporting directly to the CEO, a Vice President ICT is now required to take responsibility for all of the global organisation’s internal information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, budget, strategy and team.
Spectrum’s 7th eCommerce Leadership Dinner took place on 25th April in London in association with Ardent Advisors, the corporate finance firm.
The roundtable dinner discussion began by examining the impending EU Referendum. The most notable points raised were:
Spectrum was retained by Time Inc. UK’s Chief Executive Officer to recruit the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer, as well as a Digital Commercial Director. The Brief was to search for suitable executives who could add expertise to the leadership team with specific regard to eCommerce, but, importantly, to source those who could deliver this expertise as part of a broader skillset, and in a fully collaborative way that would deliver enhanced value across the company’s interdependent print, digital, data and advertising platforms.
The key to successful interviewing (and to running a series of interviews conducted by your executive team) is to remain tightly focussed. Here are Spectrum’s top 10 tips for interviewing prospective executive and board hires: