Tech leaders from Steve Jobs to Sheryl Sandberg agree that hiring is both their most important and hardest job. Meanwhile, the people they want to hire are balancing unprecedented opportunities with unprecedented competition for the most equity at the best companies. When the stakes are this high, both sides need specific, actionable tactics directly from the experts. After watching so many flounder from relying on entrepreneurship blogs or a wise but out-of-touch Board member or mentor, I founded Main to put my experience to work for the people and teams that are invested enough to invest in themselves.
Main’s Partners & Services
Develop and Improve Your Team
Steve Jobs said that “when you’re in a startup, the first 10 people will determine whether the company succeeds or not.” Main helps you recruit before you even need a recruiter.
Scale Your Ambition, Invest in Yourself
Some entrepreneurs make their greatest impact within an organization. Main works closely with you to identify and get the absolute best offers for those breakout opportunities.
Bring In An Outside Expert
Tested-and-proven tactics to attract, hire or acquire top engineers; strategy to re-cultivate your company’s startup culture; and gain insights from a startup’s perspective.
Need help determining the best next move for your career? Not sure how to negotiate an offer or ask for a promotion? Ready to pursue your startup dream job? Meet with me in-person for a one-time or weekly superfocused 20-minute 1:1 or hour-long “working lunch” session, whatever it takes to get you creating, not just seizing opportunities.
Talent & Recruiting Projects
Not sure how to find or reach the best engineers? Ready to build your internal recruiting team? Need to streamline, or even just establish, your interview and referral process? The longer you wait, the harder it gets. Main provides a wide range of talent and recruiting consulting on an hourly, per-hire and project basis.
A La Carte Advising
Have just one critical question for your company or career? Need quick compensation data or competitive intelligence? Need to know if an offer you’re giving (or have received) is fair? Want a second opinion or sanity check on a tricky HR situation? Ask over email, ensure a researched, expert answer within 24 hours for $100.
What People Are Saying
– Meet Silicon Valley’s Hardcore Recruiters, CNNMoney
If geeks are the new rockstars, then former Foursquare head of talent Morgan Missen is with the band.”
– Forget Hollywood: New Talent Agency To Set Up Shop In Silicon Valley, Techli
[Morgan Missen's] had a front-row seat to all aspects of technical recruiting, everything from scouring campuses and online communities to find the best technical talent, as well as how to keep those folks around at the company after the offer letter is signed.”
– In the Studio with Morgan Missen, TechCrunch TV
After stints as a top recruiter at Google, Twitter, and Foursquare, Missen struck out on her own to start Main. Think of Main as a Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for geeks—the Hollywood talent agency model, but applied to the code-savvy stars of the tech world.”