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Speaker Boutique: Building a Senior Team to Scale

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The right senior leadership team is a gamechanger for founders, driving growth and allowing them to work on the business rather than in it. But how do you find, develop, and incentivise high performing senior managers?

Members of The Supper Club who have successfully built senior management teams grow faster than those who haven't, so it's a major building block to scale and a key barrier to overcome. A trusted, motivated, and focused senior team not only accelerates scale but also instills confidence in potential buyers or investors.

How do you know what skills you need, and how do you build a high performing senior team? Do you develop from within, or recruit from outside? Members have used coaches, advisors, and non-execs to help them with their senior talent strategies, but how do you motivate and incentivise them to perform (and stay loyal)?

This Speaker Boutique will bring together a panel of members who have successfully built, developed and incentivised senior teams to accelerate scale. The panel will also include insights from experts on executive talent and what investors look for in a senior team.

This event will look to explore, but will not be limited to:

  • How to build a senior team around your culture and vision
  • The role of coaching and training in developing senior teams
  • Understanding the dysfunctions of a senior team and how to manage them
  • How to motivate and incentivise senior managers
  • Investor expectations of a senior team and what to expect from non-execs



Monique Drummond - Relish Research

Monique Drummond, CEO, Relish Research

Monique has worked in qualitative research for 25 years and is the Managing Partner of Relish Research - a full service qualitative and quantitative consultancy dedicated to helping brands make the right decisions via fresh thinking. Its dynamic and fast growing team, based in London and Leeds, also partner with like-minded international consultancies on a wide range of global research challenges.

Monique will present some of her tips and tactics from successfully incentivising, motivating, and developing her senior team to scale.

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Nick Patrick, Co-founder, Sempre Analytics

Nick co-founded Sempre Analytics in 2011, an industry leader in Business Analytics and Performance Management solutions. Prior to Sempre Analytics, Nick spent many years at the UK's leading IBM Cognos Partner, heading up Customer Relationships and the Account Management team. Previous to his experience with Cognos, Nick worked in dot coms and property, where he founded a bespoke property search agency based in London and the South East.

Nick will talk about the transformational impact a Non Executive Director had on him, his board, and his wider business and how it helped to accelerate growth.

Luke Smith - Croud

Luke Smith, Founder, Croud

Luke co-founded Croud with Ben Knight in 2011 and it is now one of the largest independent digital agencies - with four offices across the US, UK, and Australia, 144 staff, and 1,982 experts in the network. It developed its 'Croud Control' technology platform and network of 'Croudies' to automate the tasks that slow other agencies down and deliver more impactful results for its clients. Croud clients include Virgin Trains, AMC, Amazon Prime, Regus, and Victoria's Secret.

Luke will explain how he built his senior team around the vision and culture of Croud to scale.

Tim Hastings, Managing Partner, Ford Hastings

Tim is a board level search specialist with over 20 years’ experience placing exceptional executive and non-executive talent into a variety of businesses. Tim has built an enviable network of investment professionals, high net worth individuals, private family offices and non-executive director contacts across a broad range of sectors.

Prior to establishing Ford Hastings in 2003, Tim held senior executive search posts at Ernst & Young in London and KPMG in the North of England. He also worked in-house for a venture capitalist where he was responsible for Executive and Non-Executive appointments.

Tim will share insight on how to recruit senior executive talent and how founders can get most value from them.

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Thursday 08 November, 2018 2.30pm

Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW