Strong Suit – How Do You Recruit A Rockstar CTO?

on 04 | 28 | 2016

Riviera Co-Founder & Managing Partner Michael Morell took to the airwaves to share some of his recruiting secrets with Jeff Hyman of Strong Suit Podcast, the playbook for recruiting rockstars. In this episode, they thoughtfully cover a variety of topics concerning the hiring climate of technical leadership including: what to look for, where to find them, how to assess them, and more.

(Strong Suit) – How Do You Recruit A Rockstar CTO?

He recruits the unrecruitable…Silicon Valley CTO’s. How do you recruit & keep a Chief Technology Officer, when they receive 5 headhunter calls a day?

Mike Morell is one of Silicon Valley’s hottest executive recruiters. He co-founded Riviera Partners, which specializes in recruiting the most elusive talent…Chief Technology Officer, VP Technology, VP Product.

These folks are hard to find. But Mike does it every day in the Valley, NYC, and L.A.

In this 20-minute interview, Mike reveals:

  • What to look for in a Rockstar CTO
  • Hidden places to find CTO’€™s these days
  • Which to prioritize: people skills vs. technical skills
  • How to know it’s time to make a change
  • What to do when CEO & Board disagree

Listen to the podcast here…