Case Studies

Privately Traded Technology Company for cashless unattended retail – Fin Tech, Chief Product Officer (USA)

Sector: Technology Innovation
Location: Boston

THE CHALLENGE

A venture funded start-up was looking to find a dynamic and innovative Chief Product Officer to lead the development, engineering, and manufacturing of a next generation internet connected oven.

THE SOLUTION

We worked with the CEO and his management team to define the key attributes needed in a CPO in order to drive this business from prototype to production. To accomplish the company objectives, Miramar worked closely with an engineering consulting firm to understand the key skills needed and worked quickly to identify pools of candidates from the adjacent markets of consumer electronics, household and commercial appliance manufacturing. They wanted a technologist with commercialization experience and exposure to China. We worked collaboratively to develop the search strategy document, identify the key innovators in the market and approaches the talent pool.

THE RESULT

  • Shortlist of technology innovators identified within CPG and global manufacturing within thirty days.
  • A talent pool that was hands-on and technologists whose passion was invention, new product development and incubation.
  • The client had a difficult decision and found themselves debating over 2 finalists. This resulted in the Chief Product Officer placements and a new Strategic Board Member.

Our work helped to transform the client’s approach to innovation, both from an internal perspective and in the way that it engages with external partners. The pool of candidates that we identified resulted in a hire with key existing relationships that resulted in an accelerated development cycle. It was the extensive nature of our research and the collaborative approach offered by our technology platform that gave the customer optimal confidence.

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