company fulfills a unique industry niche – Imedia develops and markets
products that enable cable operators to select and customize their
program lineup for viewer preferences, while maximizing video capacity
and quality over standards-based set-top boxes. Our products are
used for cable, satellite and terrestrial television operators to
manage compressed digital video. We needed a President/CEO as well
as a Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, both of whom
had the specialized knowledge and expertise to help our business
Alternatives found qualified individuals for both positions very
quickly for us. They also mediated all compensation issues. Their
work was insightful and comprehensive and we couldn’t be happier
with the senior executives now on board."
Arazi, Chairman, Imedia Corporation (also Chairman EFI and founder
of Scitex Corp.), San Francisco, CA
needed a CEO who had extensive enterprise software expertise, was
experienced in doing IPOs and had helped nurture companies from
their very first basic steps, developing them into a successful
revenue making operations. The task was daunting, but Strategic
Alternatives found our ideal candidate. What really helped us were
two major factors – Strategic Alternatives investigated dozens of
candidates and screened them well so we didn’t have to waste any
time talking to a lot of unqualified individuals -- we had very
specific requirements. The firm attracted some big names for us
to interview, which was a real coup, because at the time, we were
a young company with no track record.
Strategic Alternatives was very flexible with their payment terms.
We didn’t have a lot of money, so they were amenable to a payment
plan that included a combination of cash and stock. The CEO we now
have on board has been exceptional, and has already achieved some
of our initial corporate objectives. I would highly recommend Strategic
Alternatives to any company looking for a senior executive – they
came through for us!"
Neumann, Chairman, Correlate Technologies, a San Francisco, CA company
that develops and markets dynamic information integration products
allowing Web surfers, market researchers and enterprise application
integrators to conquer ‘information overload.’
hired Strategic Alternatives to recruit a Vice President of Internet
Technology and Electronic Commerce Operations for our venture-backed
e-commerce start-up. The candidate I was looking for was quite literally,
Superman! Strategic Alternatives delivered an exceptional individual
with whom I am very with today. I wouldn’t hesitate to use the firm’s
services again. The firm was extremely diligent and provided helpful
insights along the way in how to deal with candidates, preparing
offers and negotiating relocation packages."
Kendall, Chief Executive Officer, More.com (formerly GreenTree Nutrition),
a San Francisco, CA e-commerce online drugstore.
are a provider of value-added extranets for marketing professionals
within Global 2000 companies, their ad agencies and business partners.
Magnifi acts as a comprehensive source of content, communications
and collaboration. Our firm needed a Vice President of Engineering
who would be technically at home with the latest Web technologies,
e-commerce and rich content, and also have the management skills
to work at a senior strategic level with customers, partners and
staff. We wanted an individual who not only had previous expertise
in working for a large company but also knew the difficulties of
being at a start-up.
the job market so tight in Silicon Valley we thought finding someone
with all of these skills would be impossible, but Strategic Alternatives
found the ideal candidate for us. They did the research and sent
us detailed summaries of each candidate’s accomplishments prior
to our conducting any interviews, which saved us a great deal of
time. They also pointed out to us key employment issues that weren’t
immediately noticeable to us. Bottom line – we’re currently contemplating
creating and filling a number of senior level positions, and we'll
use Strategic Alternatives again – in a heartbeat!"
Hoffert, Chief Technology Officer, Magnifi, Inc., Cupertino, CA.