SaaS Executive Search

The Challenges of SaaS Executive Search

A family-run SaaS company engaged N2Growth’s CEO search practice to find their next Chief Executive Officer. The company sought a collaborative and engaging individual to lead the company in an exciting inflection point to help guide the company toward the next strategic chapter and get the organization on a high-growth trajectory.

The Mission

Our client required a tested Chief Executive Officer who could push boundaries, develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and be adept at balancing the need to maintain a financially stable operation while pursuing the company’s ambitious growth trajectory and leading the company through an IPO. Particular expertise required included a deep understanding of B2B SaaS, corporate development, capital raising, and experience leading an IPO. The CEO would oversee all strategic, financial, and operational responsibility for the company while working closely with the other executive leadership team and the Board of Directors. In working to find the client’s Chief Executive Officer, N2Growth played a pivotal role as thought partners in helping the client to envision an optimal candidate type to oversee all elements of the company’s strategic, financial, and operational strategy and execution.  

The Result

The specific insights we drew and alignment we found at the early days of this search created clarity and little need for specification iteration as the search developed. Our team rigorously mapped the market for candidates whose attributes were attuned to the needs of our client. We submitted a single candidate within nine calendar days for consideration for the role. Despite a COVID-related economic slowdown, we worked with our client to ensure finalist candidate interviews were conducted given the pandemic. 

“They approached the entire process in a professional manner and put the efforts of the full team behind the search. The entire team was very proactive. The presentation material for candidates was well done. The portal was helpful in the preliminary screening of the candidates. We liked the fact that the team presented candidates’ bios in meetings that gave us a broader perspective about the candidates than we would have got just from their formal written resume. They were able to find a number of qualified candidates in a short period of time. Overall we had an excellent experience with N2Growth.”

Our client executed an employment agreement with a top-tier, multi-time CEO candidate with deep expertise in all aspects of capital raising, IPOs, operational strategy, and investor relations within 24 calendar days. 

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