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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. 

Bjarne Rasmussen
CTO, EMEA Enterprise, Broadcom


weeks on average to offer acceptance from search initiation


of offers were accepted by our candidates


of candidates are still in the role!

Pre-IPO and 2 Global 1000 tech organisations as customers

It matters who you work with

We know exactly which CEO profile will take your company to the next level. Our process is methodical and meticulous, because the perfect fit is more than just the sum of skills, experiences and qualifications. We go deeper to explore passion, core values, drive, motivation points and both professional and personal objectives.

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