Headhunting C-level talent for a greentech start-up
Founded in 2021 by Rain Vääna and Argo Rannamets, KWOTA is a carbon credits marketplace that creates and sells carbon credits based on real emission reductions, which are effective and measurable immediately.
Their solution is a win-win for environmentally conscious companies and production businesses, who can repurpose their waste stream and reduce their impact on the environment.
KWOTA aims to be the most compelling carbon savings company by driving real impact, embracing responsibility, and putting the environment first in all their decisions and actions.
Finding C-level talent in the early stage
The biggest challenge for recruiting at KWOTA has been finding C-level and top-management individuals who are passionate about sustainability, willing to go the extra mile build the team from the ground up.
Topics covered in this 45-minute call:
- Introducing the candidate to KWOTA
- Painting an authentic picture of the opportunity
Depending on the role, the candidate will receive a case study, which aims to assess their technical skills.
Relying on our network
The focus of this recruitment project has been to hunt down top talent in the Estonian market.
We’ve relied heavily on our network and talent pool to find suitable candidates for the CTO and CPO role, to whom KWOTA made offers to.
- Marketing Lead
- Chief Technology Officer
- Chief Product Officer
#1 Openness to feedback
#2 Strong partnership and trust
#3 A simple hiring process
We’ve achieved the best outcomes without overcomplicating the hiring process. A lean candidate experience has resulted in us hiring multiple C-level people for the company.