West offers retained recruiting services exclusively for our clients and portfolio companies.
West was founded to help early stage companies do whatever it takes to move up the growth curve by solving for the market side of product-market fit. As we partnered with different companies, it became clear that many of them did not have the talent or organizational structure in place to execute on the growth and go-to-market strategies that West provided. With a deep knowledge of talent, an extensive network, and our unique position as a strategic brand partner and investor, we knew that we could help.
Today our retained recruitment practice has placed dozens of key hires in marketing, sales, finance, and operations in some of the fastest growing and most exciting businesses in our ecosystem.
A deeper understanding of your business. West only provides retained recruiting services to our clients and portfolio companies meaning that we are able to avoid the ramp time that it takes to understand your company and culture.
Who you need for where you are headed. West understands what it takes to move your business up the growth curve and has and an eye for identifying leaders who can build your future
Ensuring that candidates succeed from our first meeting. Our goal is to use our understanding of your business and its needs to go deeper, aligning them with your culture – or where you want your culture to be.
We have aligned values & motivations. Our Venture Studio model creates aligned interests through equity (warrants) or direct investment. This aligned interest means that we both cannot afford to make the wrong hire. We do not sacrifice quality for a quick win.
What our clients say:
After we closed our Series A, recruiting became our number one concern at the company. Having run an in-depth process for our branding, West became intimately connected to our identity, mission, and values. They leveraged this awareness to send us candidates we didn’t even know to look for.
– Cameron Yarbrough – CEO of Torch
The experience of hiring our customer success employee on our own compared to the experience of having West recruit for our sales hire was night and day. Arthur is truly dedicated to helping the companies he works with and ensures he can spend the needed time helping each one.
– Jack Forbes – CEO of Kopa