Talent + Recruiting
Recruiting and talent management have long been a focus at Battery. Battery’s in-house talent practice is a resource for startups needing to create and develop high-performance organizations, as well as for late-stage companies looking for specific executive talent. Battery’s talent function, led by Kelly Kinnard and Susanne Richman, helps with talent and recruiting issues at all levels of the organization, from individual contributor all the way to the C-suite.
Specifically, the group selectively executes searches for open VP- or C-level roles at portfolio companies and manages a preferred group of retained and contingent search firms to help the portfolio. Battery can also refer executive-level candidates to portfolio companies for open roles; offer advice on employee on-boarding and team-building; and assist with developing compensation plans, among other services. In addition, Susanne is responsible for Battery’s Executive in Residence program, through which the firm partners with experienced operators who become CEOs of Battery private equity companies.
Kelly serves as Battery’s external talent representative for its venture and growth portfolio, makes introductions to senior executives for open roles at Battery portfolio companies. She recommends and introduces outside retained and contingent recruiting firms to portfolio companies and provides hands-on advice and best-practices counsel in areas like HR, recruiting, compensation planning and employee on-boarding.
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Thought leadership from Kelly
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Susanne leads talent for Battery’s private equity portfolio and oversees its Executive in Residence program. She is responsible for developing the talent network of operating executives involved with the firm’s private equity investments and works across the portfolio on recruiting, human capital and organizational talent initiatives.
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