2. How do I hire a COO?

Our special guest is James Mitra, Founder of JBM, an executive search firm that specialises in placing COO’s.

7/13/20231 min read

In this episode we get his experiences on the following questions:

  • When a CEO comes to you and says “we need to hire a COO”. What is your approach

  • What is your take on “assignments”?

  • What does that salary equity band situation look like right now?

  • What advice do you give to women or to others who might not, who might be accepting less than they should?

  • What is your take on back channel references?

Speaker notes and references:

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James Mitra is the Founder of JBM, an award-winning executive search firm that specialises in placing COO’s and GM’s.

He’s also the Host of one of the UK’s most popular business and career podcasts, 40 Minute Mentor. It’s approaching 1 million downloads and features inspiring career stories and mentorship from world class business leaders, entrepreneurs and sporting legends.

James has been recognised as a LinkedIn Top Voice for Careers and sits on the Board of 3 organisations: Foundrs, Ivy Rock Partners and Unrest.

JBM - https://jbmc.co.uk/