The next Mobile Monday will be held February 5th at MIT Sloan.
We’re hosting a panel of executives to discuss a common set of problems for mobile companies. The most common reason companies succeed or fail comes down to getting the right people at the right time. Our panel, which includes a CEO, a venture capitalist, an executive recruiter and a human resources executive, brings a broad range of backgrounds and experience on this topic.
The panel will explore the primary challenges associated with growing a company in the rapidly changing mobile industry and the highly competitive job market, and will address how to hire high-quality talent and build high-functioning teams.
Our moderator will be Mark Newhall of Idealwave. Mark Newhall is a Co-Founder and Director of IdealWave Solutions, a retained executive search firm that focuses exclusively on the mobile industry and a trusted partner to exceptional companies that are shaping the future of mobility. Mark is also a Co-Founder of INmobile.org, an on-line private community for senior executives in the mobile ecosystem that has over 550 members.
John Simon is a co-founder and managing director of General Catalyst, a Cambridge-based venture capital firm with approximately $1 billion under management. John is also a co-founder of M-Qube. Having worked with numerous start-ups and entrepreneurs, John knows that starting a company is often the easiest part and that the difference between a great idea and a great company is the quality of the people.
Randy Bogue is the founder and managing director of Venator Partners, an executive search firm. Randy has worked with over 100 hiring managers at dozens of early-stage companies, many of which are in high-growth, emerging markets including mobile. This experience has given Randy a first hand view of what companies and managers can do to improve their hiring performance and make hiring their biggest competitive advantage.
Rob Adler is currently the CEO of 80108, a mobile content and media company based in Boston. Prior to 80108 Rob was the co-founder and President of CCBN. He has a proven track record in building successful technology-based service companies. CCBN, his second successful venture, was the global leader in enabling direct communications between public companies and the investment community over the Internet.
Ann Walsh, is the Director of Human Resources for JumpTap, Inc., where she developed the HR infrastructure, provided strategic direction for recruitment, designed a compensation plan and implemented policies and procedures for this mobile search company. Throughout her 15 year career, Ann has established a reputation as a knowledgeable business leader as well as human resources expert. AnnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s human resources experience spans various states, countries and industries including; wireless, e-commerce, advertising, and software development.
Please note, registration will be required for this event. Please follow the link below:
When: February 5th 2007 at 7PM
Where: MIT Sloan, E51-345. 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (entrance at Amherst and Wadsworth Streets near Kendall Square)
Directions: (map): From the Kendall Square Subway Stop, exit the Red Line at the east (river) end of the platform. Walk towards the river and make a right on Wadsworth Street (Bank of America on corner). Walk one block to Amherst Street. Building E51 will be on the corner facing you. Walk through the lobby of E51 and up the stairs and bear to your right. Take the stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor.
Streaming: here at 7PM (Enter as guest with your name)
We are grateful to Venator Partners for sponsoring this Mobile Monday.