Jim Harmon is one of Canada’s most experienced technology sector search professionals. Over two decades, he has completed hundreds of searches for clients ranging from early-stage start-ups, to global public companies. His work has focused on board, C-suite, and VP recruitment, including dozens of CEOs. Jim also specializes in recruiting transformative IT, data and digital leadership talent.
Our firm has been lucky enough to have witnessed the evolution of the Canadian technology sector over two decades. We are continually struck at how economic conditions, customer expectations and business models impact not only the types of talent most in demand, but also the most sought after behavioral competencies. SaaS/PaaS companies are now having their turn in the leadership talent pool and in most cases, are finding the pool very shallow. The following points are observations of both our team and the SaaS client executives we regularly work with on how to greatly increase the odds of success when making a strategic hire.