The Brief

Our brief was to identify and attract a CTO with the credibility, leadership skills and expertise to quadruple the size of our client’s business.

Reporting directly to the Founder and CEO, the role is responsible for driving the business forward through technology. This person would set the strategic agenda for technology and transform the engineering team, putting in the processes and structure required to grow the business. The environment is highly entrepreneurial and our client therefore required a candidate who had experience of leading a high-growth technology business from start-up through rapid maturity cycle.

The Process

Extensive time was invested with the co-founders of the business, enabling us to develop a deep understanding of their vision and culture.

Our team of Research Consultants worked thorough a target list of over 150 appropriate companies and subsequently identified the leaders of their technology function. The Fortune Hill team then relentlessly approached the most highly regarded candidates in the UK digital arena, enticing them to meet us to explore the opportunity further.

The Result

Fortune Hill enabled the client to identify and attract a person with significant relevant experience and a great reputation.

This individual was previously the CTO at one of the UK's most successful tech start-ups. They had an exceptional academic pedigree, including a Phd from Oxford University, and a wealth of experience. The mutual attraction between organisation and individual was obvious to all stakeholders and the interview process was completed within three weeks. The financial negotiations were handled prior to the final interview, ensuring a smooth close to the process.

"Joel found some great candidates and helped us find the right person for our business. Great job." Managing Director

The Fortune Hill difference

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Exceptional talent

We perform in-depth due diligence to ensure that the talent we introduce is of the highest calibre and the best fit for your organisation.

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We tailor our approach to each assignment and our team dedicates significant time to understanding your business, culture and specific requirements.

Industry leading results

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