CEO search for Takumi

Harmonic was tasked with finding a CEO who possessed the capability to lead an SME Influencer Agency/SaaS platform through an accelerated growth phase.

The Client

Takumi is a leading global influencer marketing platform, providing brands with innovative, influencer-driven strategic solutions. They enable brands to connect with their target audiences across social media. At the core of Takumi's expertise lies an unmatched wealth of influencer marketing insights and knowledge, honed over more than five years of collaboration with renowned global brands, including Clarins, Kellogg's, Visa, Pernod Ricard, and Mercedes.

The Role

Takumi were seeking a candidate with a unique blend of expertise to lead them through a critical growth phase. They needed to be a seasoned CEO distinguished by their ability to cultivate a strong organisational culture, a track record of proven success in driving business development, and a wealth of experience in the US market. It was important that this candidate possessed a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in scaling businesses.

Their preference leaned towards candidates with backgrounds in creative, advertising, or media agencies, as well as those who brought substantial expertise from the SaaS industry. The candidate we found would play a pivotal role in shaping Takumi's future and contributing to its continued success.

What we did

By employing a multifaceted approach that involved direct headhunting, leveraging our extensive network, and conducting an expansive search focused on top-tier talents from agency and SaaS backgrounds, Harmonic managed to present a longlist of ten candidates within a three-week timeframe.

In the subsequent two weeks, Harmonic coordinated the interview process and managed the candidate journey, ultimately yielding a successful outcome. We found an immediately available candidate who started in the role just two weeks after the initial engagement.

The outcome

We successfully secured an accomplished CEO with remarkable commercial acumen and extensive experience in the realm of online advertising businesses. Although our candidate has recently joined Takumi, they have hit the ground running and already made a significant impact. We anticipate that their future contributions in driving the company to new heights will be nothing but positive!

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