Business Growth Strategies: Hiring A New Management Team Member

November 2, 2010

Last week I wrote a blog post entitled “Business Growth Strategies for 2011: What About Your Management Team?” It discussed the need to assess your current team and to build out your management teams if you want to scale your business and improve operational execution.

Because of the topic I thought I should point to another blog I wrote earlier this year entitled “What Does Choosing A Puppy And Hiring Management Teams Have In Common?” In the blog I discuss the process we went through to select the right puppy to join our family to be a hunting companion for me in the field. I discussed how using a similar process can help you select the correct candidates to join your Management Team. You can read more on that topic here.

By the way, Bentley our puppy is doing great and below is the group picture of Oracle Alumni who get together every year in South Dakota for the Pheasant Open hunt to renew old friendships. This was the 17th year we assembled together as a group.

On the left you can see Old Man Jack who is 10, Old Man George who is 54 and young puppy Bentley who is 7 months old. On the right side is his litter mate Roy with his owner Bill Conroy. Both Bentley and Roy did exceptionally well and will be welcomed members of the team for years to come. This is proof that following a good process when choosing a puppy or a Management Team member can make all the difference in the world!

Venture Partner

<strong>George Roberts</strong> is a Venture Partner at OpenView. He enjoys partnering with companies and helping them achieve their goals through strategy, focus and operational execution. From 1990 to 2003, George spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, most recently having served as Executive Vice President of North American Sales. While at Oracle, George was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue and more than 2,000 employees, reporting directly to the company’s CEO and Chairman, Larry Ellison.