Millennium Search Clients Reap Talent Rewards

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 20, 2018 (Newswire) –Millennium Search has the experience and connections to help privately held companies across the U.S. fill key hires within a matter of months. This summer, companies, especially from the Bay Area and New York City, across varying industries and funding levels, have secured top talent by partnering with the Millennium Search team. With placements secured topping prior-year levels, Millennium Search is on pace to surpass year-end earnings projections. The client base has taken notice and continues to engage the recruiting team for multiple opportunities on an exclusive basis, rather than hoping for the best with unproven firms pitted against themselves.

SUCCESS ACROSS BROAD RANGE OF INDUSTRIES

The FinTech sector was a prevalent player recently with needs for talent experienced in digital banking software, cloud banking, payment fraud machine learning technology and compliance solutions. However, Millennium Search does not restrict itself to one industry. Recent client partners include the industries of travel, nutraceutical, IT integration, AI analytics, transaction marketing monetization and cloud messaging and collaboration industries. Millennium Search clients may come from all over the spectrum, but their commonality is their high level of innovation and growth. Many clients are in global expansion mode, requiring more complex recruiting support that can deliver quickly, despite relocation or international roadblocks. They turn to the Millennium Search team’s toolkit to get key hires made with considerable guidance into compensation structuring, creative benefits and flexible transitions for the top talent being secured despite a competitive hiring landscape.

SUCCESS ACROSS BROAD RANGE OF ROLES

Just as Millennium Search does not restrict its client base to one particular sector, it also specializes in the ability to connect candidates with roles of varying levels and categories. The Millennium Search team of recruiters is built intentionally with experts from many fields who bring their personal knowledge of the role’s intricacies and a network of candidates to fit them. Product Management has continued to be a successful role for placements, with most recent examples ranging from Technical and Cloud to E-commerce and Enterprise Security. Millennium Search also fills role levels from C-level down to Director and management. The Sales suite is also a strong suit for the Millennium Search team, delivering quality Pre-Sales and Sales Reps for the West, Southwest, Midwest and East regions. Sales Directors, quota-carrying reps, technical specialists and major accounts are all areas that clients have grown with the Millennium Search sales force expertise.

Millennium Search continues to line up focused opportunities to best position clients for success entering Q4, ensuring their growth translates into a strong financial future heading into the new year.

The Millennium Search approach works for emerging high-growth startups and technology companies climbing into Fortune 500 rankings as evidenced by these latest success stories. Millennium Search was established in 2003 and has become a premier executive search firm because of their trusted recruiting team of Sandy BleichMarc FoxKathy Gwozdz and Mark Cergol‘s combined 40-plus years of experience placing talent into the full spectrum of roles across the U.S. and abroad including C-level executives, quota-carrying sales, sales management, marketing, senior level technical/engineering, pre– and post-sales, product management, business operations, UI/UX design and data/analytics.

For more information on Millennium Search or to speak to an executive recruiter, please visit http://www.msearchllc.com.

Millennium Search Delivers Key Hire Momentum for High-Growth Companies

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12, 2018 (Newswire) – Top boutique recruiting firm Millennium Search LLC helped high-growth startups kick off their 2018 Q1 with premier talent to lead product, marketing and sales teams. Clients partnered with Millennium Search because of their success rate finding the right talent for roles in-house domestically, located remotely and requiring international relocation. Millennium Search has a strong team of agile and experienced recruiters with exceptional sourcing skills within passive candidate networks. This positions the firm ideally as a recruiting partner for securely backed startups in expansion mode that do not have any time to waste filling leadership roles that will guide future growth of teams and product.

INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES NEEDING TO BUILD OUT THEIR U.S. TEAM TURN TO MILLENNIUM SEARCH

Two European-based, early-stage companies with secured financial backing have retained Millennium Search to deliver their first key U.S. hires to expand their presence abroad. A real estate tech firm is using Millennium Search for their #1 U.S. hire tasked with leading their U.S. sales. Concurrently, a cloud-based core banking platform counts on Millennium Search to add hires #3 and #4 to their U.S. leadership team in the roles of major account manager and lead architect. Because of the retained search approach, Millennium Search can provide a fuller focus and added resources allowing these European companies to prioritize their U.S. expansion with the right key leaders in place.

COMPANIES LOOKING TO RECRUIT U.S. TALENT OVERSEAS TURN TO MILLENNIUM SEARCH

Millennium Search was able to evaluate the Bay Area landscape and deliver the right candidate with both the qualifications and desire to relocate to Sydney, Australia, within three months, bringing their in-depth knowledge of the advertising and marketing technologies and strong product management foundation to lead the product management team to the next level for one of the fastest-growing global performance marketing businesses.

TODAY’S ONLINE COMPANIES USE MILLENNIUM SEARCH TO FIND PRODUCT INNOVATORS

From the Bay Area to New York City, companies producing technology that revolutionizes the internet services landscape have used Millennium Search to hire product innovators necessary to prioritize and develop product and solution positioning, reinforce core messaging and evolve roadmaps for key app features. Two such companies experienced success with Millennium Search in Q1, enabling them to advance their analytics, machine lLearning and AI, APIs and apps into the global e-commerce communities. Millennium Search has continued their search partnership to further build out one company’s product team by engaging in new efforts filling both a VP data products and a senior consumer products manager role.

SMART COMPANIES FILL MULTIPLE ROLES BY PARTNERING WITH MILLENNIUM SEARCH

The Millennium Search team’s impressive track record has led clients experiencing their first placement to engage their services for the long term as they continue with an eye towards growth deep into 2018. A Houston software company providing integrating compliance solutions has benefited from multiple hires delivered by the Millennium Search recruiting team for technical product managers that previous firms were unable to fulfill. The broad candidate network that Millennium Search is able to tap into is the reason another Texas-based, private equity-backed, SaaS solutions provider has filled several senior pre-sales engineer roles already this year. With candidate relationships cultivated across multiple decades, the Millennium Search network engages more talent, more quickly.

MILLENNIUM SEARCH TAPS INTO NATIONWIDE SALES TALENT TO SATISFY EXPANSION NEEDS

Industries across all sectors recognize the vital need for premier sales talent. Millennium Search specializes in filling roles for sales candidates that can be based anywhere within the country, given the depth of its network. Searches kicked off for Q2 include technical pre-sales/solutions architects and account managers calling on a variety of global accounts, retail, life science, government, education and digital banking verticals.

The Millennium Search approach works for emerging high-growth startups and technology companies climbing into Fortune 500 rankings as evidenced by these latest success stories. Millennium Search was established in 2003 and has become a premier executive search firm because of their trusted recruiting team of Sandy Bleich, Marc Fox, Kathy Gwozdz and Mark Cergol’s combined 40-plus years of experience placing talent into the full spectrum of roles across the U.S. and abroad including C-level executives, quota-carrying sales, sales management, marketing, senior level technical/engineering, pre- and post-sales, product management, business operations, UI/UX design and data/analytics.

For more information on Millennium Search or to speak to an executive recruiter, please visit http://www.msearchllc.com/for-employers-contact/.

Millennium Search Delivers Right Recruiting Results for Success

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Top boutique recruiting firm Millennium Search LLC ended 2017 with a bang, delivering the right candidates for key hires to US and global high-growth startups. Clients partnered with Millennium Search because their own efforts internally and with other recruiting firms had not led to quality candidates. Millennium Search has a strong team of agile and experienced recruiters with exceptional sourcing skills within passive candidate networks. This positions the firm ideally as a recruiting partner for securely-backed startups in expansion mode that do not have any time to waste filling leadership roles that will guide future growth of teams and product.

COMPANIES MAKING A PIVOT TURN TO MILLENNIUM SEARCH

An innovative cloud-based solutions company was making a major transition from telecom to platform-as-a-service. Two key roles needed to be filled quickly and the company supplemented their own internal efforts with outside recruiting firms. Millennium Search was able to secure candidates with the proper blend of technical product management experience, business experience, and cultural fit, resulting in hires for Head of Design and for Head of Product – API. Millennium Search beat out the competition in the intense Bay Area region, easing the hiring company’s pain points quickly so that their pivot could move forward in 2018 with the right talent in place.

COMPANIES STRUGGLING TO FIND THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FIT TURN TO MILLENNIUM SEARCH

An integrated compliance solutions software company was having trouble finding the right candidate for their Houston-based Technical Product Manager role. They were using external recruiting firms to supplement internal resources, without any success. After turning to Millennium Search for assistance, they were presented with a viable candidate pool from which they chose their hire with the right technical product management skills who also fit culturally into their organization. Millennium Search quickly identified the appropriate top talent for their urgent key hire.

COMPANIES NEEDING OVERSEAS SOLUTIONS FOR RELOCATION HIRES TURN TO MILLENNIUM SEARCH

One of the world’s fastest growing online personal print businesses realigned several positions internally to support their ambitious global reach and growth plans. Without success, the company spent several months searching locally for the right candidate to become their London-based VP Product to oversee digital product execution, team management and the development and growth of their next product suite. Millennium Search was engaged under an Exclusive capacity for this search, tasked with finding US-based talent willing to relocate to London for the role. Because of the additional focus afforded to Exclusive arrangements, highly talented candidates with the right mix of design sensibility, digital business innovation success and exceptional product quality were vetted, presented and guided through the recruitment process. Company made its hire in time to kick off 2018, and continues their partnership with Millennium Search on additional key hiring needs.

COMPANIES DOING THEIR RESEARCH ON SUCCESSFUL RECRUITING PARTNER SOLUTIONS DISCOVER MILLENNIUM SEARCH

The Millennium Search team’s impressive track record has led new clients to discover and engage their services as they look to begin 2018 Q1 with the right hires in place. One of the fastest growing global performance marketing companies has an exclusive arrangement in place to fill their hands-on Head of Product executive based in Sydney, Australia. The company has been unable to find the right fit locally and turned to Millennium Search based upon the team’s ability to find US candidates fitting the right mold who will relocate to international positions.

New York City-based internet services startup with a suite of revolutionary ecommerce apps approached Millennium Search because of its strong reputation for finding high quality product and marketing talent. Millennium Search has been engaged under an exclusive arrangement to support their ambitious growth plans by delivering the right hands-on passionate and proven product management executive to take their consumer products and processes to the next level in 2018 and beyond.

The Millennium Search approach works for emerging high-growth startups and technology companies climbing into Fortune 500 rankings as evidenced by these latest success stories. Millennium Search was established in 2013 and has become a premier executive search firm because of their trusted recruiting team of Sandy BleichMarc FoxKathy Gwozdz and Mark Cergol‘s combined 40+ years of experience placing talent into the full spectrum of roles across the US and abroad including C level executives, quota-carrying sales, sales management, marketing, senior level technical/engineering, pre and post-sales, product management, business operations, UI/UX design, and data/analytics.

For more information on Millennium Search or to speak to an executive recruiter, please visit http://www.msearchllc.com.

Retained Search Success Stories From Q3 for Millennium Search

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 9, 2017 (Newswire) -Top boutique executive search firm Millennium Search LLC ended Q3 2017 with continued success. Since 2003, the executive search firm has been placing top talent into over 200 top venture-backed startup companies including the likes of FanDuel, VideoBlocks, SeatGeek, and Viator (a TripAdvisor company), among many others. What follows are highlights of recent success stories for other successful companies.

Millennium Search sees the bulk of its client success through retained model searches. This continued in Q3 as evidenced by

  • Delivery of VP Sales single-digit hire for Bay Area client providing risk analysis for fraud, liability, and compliance
    Placement of a Pre-Sales Engineer for the New York City region within 45 days for a Silicon Valley AI startup delivering an e-commerce platform for the retail industry.
  • A Boston area client leading the way in providing safety, security and information services for the automotive industry benefited from an intensive retained effort to deliver their next Director Product Management who will define and introduce their next generation integrated services.
  • A young Silicon Valley Stealth mode startup in the Smart Home space turned to Millennium Search for a Senior Hardware Product Manager with experience building and managing consumer hardware. Another 45-day turnaround.

Clients also engage Millennium Search under exclusive contingency search terms, placing their confidence in experienced recruiters accustomed to filling priority hiring needs rather than diluting their recruiting efforts across multiple search partners. Some Q3 exclusive search engagements involved

  • Online print service provider in Boston sought out Millennium Search experience delivering a relo candidate for their VP Product Management role in London
  • A U.K.-based startup in the trending AI Gaming space gained a Sales Rep for the crucial US West Coast region thanks to talent delivered within 45 days
  • Retail sales security solutions specialists out of Charlotte turned to Millennium Search for help hiring a Product VP/Director of Software Solutions

For the right fit, Millennium Search has also partnered with clients under contingency agreements to fill their equally important hiring needs. Some examples of ongoing efforts begun in Q3 include

  • 4 Engineering roles (Electrical, Mechanical, Software, Management) for Beijing HQ’d medical robotics company building out their US lab in Silicon Valley
  • 2 Engineering roles (Data, Back End Python) for New York City company providing SaaS services for the pharmaceutical industry
  • 3 Product and 1 Design (Lead and/or Head) for a Florida based transaction processing firm
  • A North Central Region Sales Engineer for an established global leader manufacturing for superabrasives
  • Customer Success Manager in New York City for an Israeli company harnessing machine learning and AI to deliver background checks and due diligence

Millennium Search specializes in working with emerging high-growth startups as well as technology companies climbing all the way into Fortune 500 rankings. Their recruiting team of Sandy Bleich, Marc Fox, Kathy Gwozdz and Mark Cergol has over 40 years of combined experience placing talent into the full spectrum of roles across the US and abroad including C level executives, quota-carrying sales, sales management, marketing, senior level technical/engineering, pre and post-sales, product management, business operations, UI/UX design, and data/analytics.

For more information on Millennium Search or to speak to an executive recruiter, please visit http://www.msearchllc.com.

Create A Startup That’s Attractive to Top Talent

Create A Startup That’s Attractive to Top Talent

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Regardless of how brilliant your concept/product/service may be to the world of consumers, if you don’t have the best employees in place to produce what needs to be consumed, your business will fail.

Quality talent – top talent – will make or break a startup. Having them on your team will make your life easier, your idea better and your returns more profitable. So how do you convince them to leave their cushy, high paying, secure job to take a role with your startup?

Have a Good Business Plan and Goals

Regardless of the size or longevity of the company, when a business plan is not in place, failure will follow. A business plan is vital to providing a firm roadmap for leverage in luring both investors and talent. The basis of a viable business plan is to first outline your company’s goals. You know what you’re doing, what you want to do and how to get there. The more clearly you express that in your plan, the more confident your investors and employees will be in your company, making you appear as lower risk and higher reward.

Research your niche and know what everyone else is already doing. By becoming an expert in your field, you will attract investors and talent. Define your edge, and why that makes you the place to be. What do you do that no one else does? What do you offer that they can’t? Every business has a unique feature – find it and highlight it. Also be sure to identify your team’s weaknesses to know the talent to hire with those strengths.

Becoming organized is essential to the success of your business plan. Create a detailed accounting of every step in the process towards reaching your goals; from launch to IPO and also for undesired exit plans. These days, candidates cycle from one job to the next every few years. Even if your company fails, it generally takes several years before your path is firm and clear. Of course, putting the right talent in place can keep failure from happening. Your business plan is a fluid document – finances, trends and your resulting strategies change. Keep your plan as up to date as your research, marketing and financial reporting. Having a multi-year game plan in place gives talent a measure of security with you, compared to the same timeline with a standard stepping-stone role at a more established company.

In the end, your goals allow you to measure success on both a company and employee level. Communicating those goals reassures your team that a strong foundation is in place and tells them where your desired structure is heading.

Recruiting Talent to Your Startup

You don’t have to be big to be known. What is most important is getting your name out there. Links to your press coverage on established name brand sites carry weight with talent, instantly making your company more relevant. Speak at industry conferences and network with the resulting ready-made audience of people interested in your brand; if your leadership is as inspiring as it should be, this could be easy-pickings.

Avoid Hiring Blinders. Just remember that sometimes the hiring process creates them. Be careful not to fall into the trap of just hiring the most talented person for the job, if that person is not as passionate about your goals as you are. You are passionate about your company. You want to target talent with the same passion for your niche. Therefore your team of talent needs to be as supportive of your goal as you are in order for the organization to excel.

The lure of having the opportunity to work in a place producing this shared passion can be enticing enough. If they still need a stronger pitch, sell them on the edge that startups overall can provide.

Promote your creative incentives/benefit packages when listing your job so candidates can see what you are able to offer them that will advance their career (such as allowances for courses, new equipment, seminars, etc.) Explain how working for you is not only a secure career path, it is advantageous to their career. By being able to take ownership of greater responsibilities, their growth is recognized more easily and promoted more quickly than when working in a large corporate structure. Their ideas get noticed and implemented more quickly in a supportive environment.

How To Retain Employees

Once you’ve hooked that premier talent, don’t let them slip away. Be the lead and inspiration that your organization needs. Create a place where talent can develop, learn, grow and advance. Foster and emphasize personal relationships with your team, allowing for flexibility in their roles, their location and their hours to maximize their talent for your brand.

Don’t be the boss, be the leader. Be the loudest source of motivation, making your enthusiasm contagious. Top talent wants to work for an energized organization embracing their contributions, not following the same red tape procedures. Switching over to a startup can be like throwing open a window to fresh air after languishing in a stuffy cubicle – if your game plan is strong, you trust in their abilities and your attitude is inspiring.

And what better way to promote your brand than through your employees? Referrals from quality talent usually result in more quality talent. Implement a rewarding referral program. The better their experience is, the more they will talk to their friends, family and former co-workers about the best decision they ever made – working for you.

Millennium Search is an Executive Search Firm focused on recruiting talent for the high technology industry. Speak with us today about your search for top talent!

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