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Now was time to find a permanent leader who could lead the business through its next phase

The Search

This search came on the heels of an earlier search we had completed where a COO candidate was placed as a Consultant. It was now time to find a permanent leader who could lead the business through its next phase: integrating into the parent company while building the operational foundation to enable scale and growth across all parts of the business (Customer Success, Client Delivery, Product Management and Engineering).

 

The Client 

PowerHub is a B2B SaaS company whose solutions enable renewable energy asset management. PowerHub was founded in Toronto and was acquired by Munich based BayWa r.e. in 2019.

 

Search Requirements 

It was imperative to find a senior-level operational leader with experience working for a B2B SaaS vendor with an enterprise grade solution. The hire needed experience building a business across multiple cross functional teams and the ability to lead market facing teams. This “unicorn candidate” would also have had M&A experience that required integrating companies and paving a road for the future. It was important to the Board this hire was someone who had experience working with global companies and had cross-cultural diplomacy.

 

The Hire

This candidate had over 20 years of employment experience, all of which was in the enterprise software/tech industry. Their experiences included business/people leadership in multiple roles: General Management, Operations, Product Management and Engineering. They also had M&A experience included leading the integration of a past employer into an acquiring company based overseas.

Since joining, this candidate has been hands-on setting up our product management process which helped to improve the deployment process.

 

"It was a very smooth process as Martyn Bassett Associates did a lot of heavy lifting ahead of time. They were reliable, responsive, and presented us with high quality candidates." 

– Etienne Lecompte, CEO

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When hiring our first CPO, we were looking to branch out beyond our network. The Martyn Bassett Associates team was able to source candidates that we were wanting, but unable to get on our own. We were presented with a wide range of fantastic candidates.

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What I love about working with this team is they’re there to help. I have weird requests, they jump on the phone and we figure it out. I need someone in a hurry, they hustle. I maybe need someone ages from now, they keep an eye out. I have a question about a salary, or am unsure about how to approach something – they know. We’ve used them for a few years, and we’ve had nothing but great experience working together. Wish I had found them a few years sooner.

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We were impressed with both the speed and the high-calibre of candidates we had to choose from. Martyn Bassett Associates really listen to what you’re looking for and the entire process is very smooth and stress-free.

Roger Barlow
CEO & Co-Founder, Diversys

The entire Martyn Bassett team was easy to work with and we were able to quickly develop an open and transparent partnership. Leveraging their strong expertise and extensive talent network, they helped us find the technology sales leaders and management services experts we needed.

Erin McLean
SVP, Marketing & Human Resources, Herjavec Group

A true value-adding partner in identifying talent. The team at Martyn Bassett Associates were quick to zero-in on our requirements and rigorous in pre-qualifying candidates for consideration. They are focused and fast! Their expertise and experience added value throughout the process and resulted in an outstanding final outcome for Roadpost. This is a team that will strive to exceed expectations.

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VP Marketing, Roadpost