Doing an Executive Search for Higher Education Discovery Platform
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Our client is a startup that finds the best higher education opportunities that match the
knowledge and needs of high school students in Africa. Through a referral, our client reached us
and clarified that the startup’s situation needed a CTO who would have also participated in
co-founding the company. The startup’s core objective encouraged us to believe in the value they
add and we started the project immediately.
Rise to the Challenge
At the peak of Covid-19, it’s hard for anyone to leave his job to start a new unguaranteed journey
with a startup. We haven’t faced a challenge that big before, however, Whitecollars has a
solution for every issue and nothing can stop us! We looked for risk-taker candidates who would
break into the challenge with a bold spirit.
Besides boldness, we looked for the qualifications the client had requested. Candidates should
have a wide experience with Education technology, IT, and Ruby on Rails software. The client’s
budget was limited, and the salary offered was low compared to that in the market. We did our
executive search through every international job board, especially those containing executives
whose experience combines tech and education. The countries we gave our concern to find
qualified candidates were emerging markets like: Angola, Ukraine, Malaysia, Canada, Russia, South Africa and Hong Kong.
After sourcing a good number of suitable profiles, we have conducted preliminary interviews to
assess the candidates’ suitability and shortlist those who match the job requirements.
We delivered a list of qualified and experienced CTOs to our client for further selection
interviews. The client was extremely happy with the findings and was able to fill the vacancy
within the required timeframe.
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“Their flexibility was impressive.”
To check our client’s feedback, you can visit our profile on Clutch