JME is a venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage technology startups. They’re centrally located in Madrid (Spain), but invest in companies across Europe and, occasionally, in the US.
One of JME’s cutting-edge portfolio companies, Continuum Security, was entering the crucial scale-up phase and needed a Chief Revenue Officer based in the UK, with experience of EMEA & North America. Having engaged Michael Page who missed the brief, six weeks had been wasted and as such they quickly needed access to the right talent pool.
JME introduced us to the CEO, and we first invested the time necessary to understand the brief in full. Once clear, we reacted by immediately approaching the executives who have the domain and experience level needed and who were interested in an early stage scale-up opportunity.
|Recognition One was extremely responsive and sensitive to our hiring requirements. What most impressed me was the detailed initial call to understand our needs… the candidates they introduced fit our criteria very well and were presented quickly|
Within days of our first conversation with the CEO, we’d introduced two candidates who both fit the brief exactly and aced the first stage interview. So it became about determined which of the two fit the culture most closely. Ultimately, a fantastic Chief Revenue Officer was hired and was up and running within 5 weeks of taking on the brief.