The role was created to provide a strategic oversight of the Product Delivery function of the business and all of its constituent areas. Given the variety of uses of the core technology, the scope for new product development was vast, the new VP R&D would be tasked with managing these concepts and cultivating from them a commercially viable product offering. From these green shoots the VP R&D would also be responsible for plotting and pre-empting future market capabilities of the core technology. The role, whilst highly strategic, would also require a hands on product development edge.
Guided Solutions were able to identify a candidate working in an almost identical role discipline, with a company operating in a closely related vertical market. Whilst in many ways the relative seniority of the positions were identical it was the scope of opportunity available with our client's technology which ultimately led to a successful hire.