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Assembling Your Startup’s Growth-Stage Team | Peggy Thompson & Scott Uhrig

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.“—Steve Jobs

As startups grow, so do their business functions and their personnel needs. Sooner or later, companies experience stages of growth which require different talent sets than what was required earlier on. What should founders look for when building their “team 2.0”? How should you begin your search, and how do you conduct these growth hires?

Join Peggy Thompson and Scott Uhrig, who both have years of experience in finding and securing new talent for startups, as they share tools and tips for hiring new employees and growing your startup.

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What attendees will learn:

  • How to snuff out talent gaps in your team, and determine who your next hire should be
  • How to know when it’s the “right time” to hire
  • What to look for in a prospective employee, and red flags to avoid

Who should attend:

  • Startups which are looking to hire new top-level employees
  • Startups which are looking to hire for new functions within their companies
  • Early-stage founders which are interested to learn about hiring down the road

About the Speaker: Peggy Thompson

Peggy Thompson is a native-Houstonian and the founder of Summative, a nimble executive search firm specializing in board, CEO, and VP searches for fast growing tech companies across the country. Since 2002, Peggy has worked with a select group of distinguished investors, operators, and entrepreneurs to build some of tech’s most successful companies. Prior to Summative, Peggy co-founded and led Tricom Group, growing it into a leading boutique executive search firm serving the country’s leading venture-backed tech companies. Earlier in her career, Peggy was a computer programmer, systems analyst, and a top producing software sales executive. Peggy graduated from Baylor University with a business degree in finance and computer information systems.

About the Speaker: Scott Uhrig

Scott Uhrig is a Partner with Whiterock Partners, an executive recruiting firm for high-tech startups. His focus is C-level and VP-level positions for SaaS, Internet, Systems, and Tech-Enabled Services companies. Clients include pre-revenue, pre-funded startups as well as well-funded, growth-oriented private companies. Before becoming a recruiter, Scott was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. He began his career as a software engineer with Honeywell Avionics and GTE/Verizon. Scott holds an MBA in Management and Finance from the University of Texas, Austin where he was a Sord Scholar and Texas Longhorn Fellow. He also holds MS and BS (magna cum laude) degrees in Computer Science from the University of South Florida and completed all coursework toward a PhD in Computer Science.

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June 15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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