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“The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.“—Steve Jobs
Every company’s greatest asset is the team of people driving the business forward. However, finding talented people who are able to get the job done is no easy task—even more so for a startup company. Join Kevin Brown, Senior Partner of Hobbs & Towne (an executive search firm with expertise in startups) as he leads a discussion on determining personnel needs in your company, attracting the right talent for the job, and building a strong team.
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About the Speaker – Kevin Brown
A Senior Partner with Hobbs & Towne, Inc., Kevin Brown is an experienced executive search professional who joined the firm in 2003 to expand its burgeoning technology and energy practices. His 24 years of executive search experience, coupled with his ability to connect with both clients and candidates, has been instrumental in helping Hobbs & Towne solidify its reputation as North America’s leading energy search firm. Kevin is adept at developing and expanding client relationships, particularly with early-stage, growing companies and their investors. As such, he has completed CEO and Board Director searches within some of the most rapidly expanding energy companies, including those in the petrochemical, oil & gas, and power & utility disciplines, and then helped them build out their executive teams. Through his work within petrochemicals and oil & gas, Kevin has also built a strong network in and around the Houston market. As he continues to expand Hobbs & Towne’s footprint in the sector, Kevin splits his time between Philadelphia and Houston.
Strategically networked within the industry, Kevin founded and continues to co-chair the Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic (CAMA), and is a member of the Energy Advisory Committee of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. He was also recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. In 2009, he was recognized for his work in Cleantech and Renewable Energy as a recipient of the Green Power Organizer Award from PennFuture, and was also featured on the Denver Business Journal’s annual list of Who’s Who in Energy.
Prior to joining Hobbs & Towne, Kevin was a Principal and equity owner of one of the fastest-growing Human Capital Management companies in the country. During his tenure, Kevin was a key factor in the company’s growth, helping it to expand from just nine people to more than 750. He was consistently one of the top producers in the company and the youngest partner in the history of the firm.