This is the second article in a 5-part series highlighting Vantage’s 2015 hiring trends and 2016 predictions. Over the next few weeks, more articles will be posted. Sign up for our newsletter to receive new article alerts, on the right.
2015 DOMINATED BY VP ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT WHO CAN HIRE
According to Heather Broome, Managing Partner at Vantage, skill sets and experience are just two of three critical elements in finding the right engineering executives for high-growth, disruptive companies.
This was the case when Vantage helped place Tim Armandpour as VP of Engineering at Pagerduty. Tim had a track record of building loyal teams that would follow him from one company to the next. Broome explains that Pagerduty was wise with their selection as Armandpour lured numerous engineers over the following months. He’s a great recruiter in his own right.
2015 Emerging Executive: Design
Designers became the hottest position to hire in 2015, and commonly was an extension within the product team. Vantage saw a 60% growth in design placements from 2014 to 2015.Vantage placed design executives at the Senior Director level to the Creative Director/ VP. Some of Vantage’s clients used Vantage to place multiple levels comprising of an entire design team within their organization. Specialties such as motion, user experience (UX), and advertising were designated within the lower roles.
* Data based on 2015 and 2014 annual counts on closed and placed positions by Vantage Partners. All data points used within the chart graphics are simplified and rounded to represent the proper growth rate. Actual placement counts are not released. If you have any questions, please contact us.