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You have an idea, and it's a good one. You do your diligence. You understand the market. You know what the risks are. And so, you go for it. You know it should be successful. But reality almost never matches your expectations. And with a deep breath and some soul searching…you know why.  It's people.

Nearly every good idea needs the right people, in the right roles, working together effectively to become a reality. But making all of those choices, faced with the pressures of competition, time, and limited data, is hard. That's why we're in business. To help you make better decisions on people. These are the hardest, most complex, confounding, and rewarding decisions that you will make. But if you make the right decisions…that idea might be even more valuable than you imagined.

OUR SERVICES

WHO WE SERVE

Investors & Talent Partners

Founders, CEOs & Senior Executives

Board Members

WHO WE SERVE

HIRING AND ONBOARDING

We improve the accuracy of your hiring decisions and help new executives get up to speed more quickly.

HIRING AND ONBOARDING

FEEDBACK AND COACHING

We provide helpful and actionable coaching advice, based on behavioral observations, for you and your management teams.

FEEDBACK AND COACHING

ORG DESIGN

We design a structure that maximizes the likelihood of executing the strategy and meeting your growth expectations.

ORG DESIGN

 

SKILL BUILDING

We train your team on the most important skills to deliver returns and create value.

SKILL BUILDING

TEAM DYNAMICS

We provide concrete actions to help your teams function more effectively.

TEAM DYNAMICS

BOARD EFFECTIVENESS

We provide an independent view and recommendations to help your board accelerate value creation and manage risk.

BOARD EFFECTIVENESS

DILIGENCE

We meet with the target management team to understand how to accelerate value creation and mitigate risks associated with the organization and key executives.

DILIGENCE

ABOUT US

With over 20 years of experience helping people make better decisions on organizations, teams, and individuals, we can help you be a better leader, make better hiring decisions, work more effectively, and design your business for success. We love working with investors, boards, CEOs, and leaders who want to make better talent decisions. We invite you to talk with us about how we can help.

LATEST BLOG

Aug 27, 2021

PE Talent Partners—10lbs in a 5lb Bag

Of all of my favorite random expressions, 10lbs in a 5lb bag is up there. I had a mentor who used it all the time to describe the...

Feb 12, 2020

A crystal ball for hiring—Part II: What, how and who?

If you want to hire better, what are the choices you can make to improve hiring success by focusing on WHAT HOW and WHO...

Feb 6, 2020

A crystal ball for hiring—Part I: How do you predict the future?

Bad hires are costly Most articles and studies cite something like 10-15x salary. A lot of that comes from opportunity cost but ask most...

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Because we're small and nimble, we're happy to find a way to work together that makes sense. Most of our relationships are long-term. We help where the needs are most pressing, not where our hammer can find the nail. We like to start with something manageable but important, and then do a good job. If you like what we do, and how we work with you, and our work adds value, then we can find a way to partner again.

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