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Category: Hiring tips

How CRO’s Are Leading a New Model for Revenue Management

Companies in Ed Tech and beyond are learning to think more holistically about revenue generation. HighFive has seen this trend up close: we have successfully closed multiple searches that reflect an accelerated market interest in talented professionals capable of filling a Chief Revenue Office role. The budding interest in this relatively new c-suite title is indicative of a broader tran...

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Demystifying Equity in Ed Tech Hiring: A Practical Guide

Equity plays a central role in management-level compensation for Ed Tech startups. Granting equity stakes to startup-stage talent not only helps defray the present cash cost of compensation but ideally helps align the long-term incentives of the employee and employer. This article presents a focused overview of equity (a term that can accurately be used interchangeably with “stock”) in E...

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Category: Hiring tips

Guerilla Hiring in Ed Tech: Tips and Tactics

A Strategic Primer by HighFive Partners. Leaders of Ed Tech startups face a constant imperative to make quality hires to support growth, scale up vital business units, and begin defining the desired company culture. They’re facing this challenge in a hyper-competitive hiring market where Ed Tech startups have to win top talent while competing against bigger companies with more capital an...

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Category: Hiring tips

How to Create Your Own Supply of In-Demand Leadership Talent

The right hiring strategy can proactively shape your supply of talent, now and into the future.  Long before Marissa Mayer rose to national prominence as the President and CEO of Yahoo, she earned a legendary reputation at Google by tackling one of their toughest long term challenges: creating a successful strategy for attracting and developing leadership-grade talent with the skills nee...

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