Finding a Startup CEO Role

Finding a Startup CEO Role

There are plenty of opportunities for CEO roles at startups, but as David Cummings speaks about in his blog, “Finding a Startup CEO Role”. He focuses a lot of his bullets on networking, with Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and LinkedIn connections. My personal bullet would involve connecting with a business coach or consultant to connect with their clients.

David and I agree on one main premise, focus on traditional networking and focus on growing existing relationships.

David Cummings on Startups

In the last month I’ve had two successful tech executives reach out to me looking for help to find a role as the CEO of an early or growth stage startup. Both executives have strong track records and see the CEO role as the next step in their career progression. While there aren’t a number of publicly available open positions for this role (have you ever seen a careers section of a company’s site list CEO as a position available?), they do exist and require extra work to find.

Here are a few thoughts on finding a startup CEO role:

  • Network with local VCs as they often know of opportunities
  • Meet with local angel investors and ask about their portfolio companies
  • Talk to local attorneys and accountants that have a focus on tech startups
  • Ping connections on LinkedIn and ask for introductions
  • Reach out to head hunters and executive recruiters…

View original post 108 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s