Key Traits & Skills of “Recession-Ready” CEOs
Very few leaders have the skills or traits to be recession-ready CEOs. After a decade of chasing growth, many are simply unprepared for hesitant customers and prospects, nervous and oversized work-forces, and the necessary pivots and reductions need to thrive.
Your ideal CEO will have a clear and consistent message for people to follow, a history of taking risk off the table and a knack for killing low probability projects early. They’ll be able to rally the troops to fight for market share now while laying the groundwork to take full advantage of the inevitable recovery.
The Benefits of Hiring The Right CEO
In the last recession the top 100 companies increased EBITDA by an average of 95% because the right CEO makes the right decisions without hesitation. In the short-term they’ll optimise the balance between defence and attack whilst creatively stealing market share from competitors and even boldly addressing entirely new markets. And in the longer-term their strategic planning will enable you to execute a super-aggressive growth period – ensuring that your exit potential is maximised.
The right CEO can take care of the now and prepare for the future.
Protect Current ARR
Delight your customers to guarantee renewals & win loyalty
Retain Key Staff
Inspire & fully engage your key people to minimise attrition
Be Ready For Recovery
Devise & implement a
winning strategy to maximise growth
Achieve The Exit You Deserve
The Recognition One team was extremely responsive and sensitive to our hiring requirements. What most impressed me was the detailed initial call to understand our needs for each of the roles. And even though the roles we were looking for were in a niche area and one at C-Level, the candidates they introduced fit our criteria very well and were presented quickly.
Stephen de Vries,
Founder and CEO
Recession-Ready CEO Services for Venture Capital and Private Equity
> Interview CEOs (and other C-suite execs) for your portfolio companies with the traits, skills and experience to make you thrive during a crisis/tough economic downturn.
> Correctly address your empty strategic C-Suite roles with executives ideally suited to this economic environment.
> Leverage our innovative hiring practices and adopt our best-practice hiring processes.
> Work with professionals who meet their deadlines and aren’t afraid to challenge their brief.
> Be Decisive.
Having used Recognition One many times over the past decade I can unreservedly recommended them for senior leadership vacancies as well as any senior level contributor hires.
CTO, EMEA Enterprise, Broadcom
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