Exercising a change-oriented and agile approach to leadership.
Engaging and motivating high-performers to deliver results.
Implementing organizational structures that are impactful and stable, but not overly siloed.
A proven track record of driving growth in revenue, operations, and profitability.
Grit, Risk, + Disruption
Balance of Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
“Their intense passion for the companies’ missions, products, or teams allows CEOs to invest more deeply and personally, delivering more impactful and meaningful results.”
Proactively Support the Board by Committing Them to a Bigger Picture
Confidence + Influence
How to Persuade a CEO to Make the Leap
1. Focus Your Messaging and Employee Value Proposition (EVP) on Purpose and Passion
2. The Best Candidate May Not Always be the Most Qualified
Whether you are actively recruiting for a start-up or portfolio company or just assessing how your own skills and traits match up with those mentioned above, I would love to hear from you. Remember that a strong relationship with a trusted search advisor is a must for any senior leader.
Jake Vander Zanden
Jake Vander Zanden serves as a Partner and leader of McDermott + Bull’s Technology + Life Sciences Practice.
Jake spent over 25 years as a turnaround and growth leader completing business transformations as a senior executive at companies like Allergan, Medtronic, and more. He has lived and worked throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe, and managed businesses in all the major regions of the world. Jake’s success has come from his ability to quickly and continuously develop high performing teams and guide their achievement of company changing initiatives, regardless of country, language, culture, or product group.