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Critical Skills for Tech CEOs’ First Corporate Development Hire

Published: 10 March 2020

ID: G00466570

Analyst(s): Erin Lloyd Gordon , Peter Havart-Simkin , Arthur Villa , Barry Glauberman , Mark Wesker


Achieving long-term corporate development goals often requires a dedicated resource at the executive level. To optimize impact, tech CEOs must look for skill sets that complement the corporate strategy, the CEO and the larger team when first hiring for this vital role.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Identify Skills That Support the Corporate Development Strategy
  • Prioritize Skills That Complement the CEO
  • Seek Candidates With Collaborative Capabilities
  • Summary

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