Tuesday, February 5, 2008
"How to Select and Retain Management for your Startup Company"
Note: Meeting at The Conference Center at the Bay Colony Corporate Center, 1100 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. PRE-MEETING DINNER at 5:15 PM (sharp) at Bertucci's, Waltham. Directions.
Selecting and retaining the management team are the keys to building a business that is scalable. If you envision building a business — or if you already are building a business — a commitment to excellent management is just as essential as functional purpose.
When investors consider your business, it's often said the three things they focus on are "management, management, and management". Investors invest in people, and it's the people of the management team that must have the skills and dexterity to succeed where others have failed. Seldom is a business plan carried out precisely on plan — there are pitfalls, changes, choices to be made.
Entrepreneurs are adventurers and explorers — advancing innovation, creating compelling jobs, surmounting unexpected obstacles. Leading edge technology is just a part of the success formula. It takes a team to grow a business. How do you select the right candidates, without settling, without over-relying on a limited network, or the dreaded resume?
How do you attract the mix of talent and experience you need? Talent and experience to fill in the knowledge gaps — to bring maximum value to the investors' dollar, to carry your enterprise to success?
Then, once you have a team in place, how do you keep them engaged? They are looking for challenging yet achievable goals, a working environment that is productive and focused, a group which challenges themselves and others to be even better. How do you benefit from different perspectives, foster dissent, work collaboratively and keep the team engaged?
Join us February 5, 2008 for a panel presentation of experienced leaders and consultants who offer different approaches and strategies to selecting and building the management team for your startup company, reducing attrition and retaining your team through to a successful exit.
Janet Britcher, President of Transformation Management
Elaine Crowley, M.Ed., principal, The Crowley Grouop
Jay Teich, Founder, President and CEO, Seahorse Bioscience
Robert A. Adelson, Partner, Engel & Schultz, LLP