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We first began working with Markaaz in 2023 when the business was looking to hire a Director/VP of Product. The role was unfortunately placed on hold at the interview stage, due to a change in strategy. However, the client was impressed by our employment consultants’ excellent customer service.
Markaaz was looking to hire a senior product leader to focus on their small to medium-sized business segment. Our specialist product recruitment consultant, Owen Dearn, had met with the COO and SVP of Product previously in New York to discuss their hiring needs. Following these conversations, they knew that Owen was the right person to partner with on this particular talent search.
The talent search took place over four weeks. Owen leveraged his vast network of product professionals in the FinTech industry to build a strong short list of 6-7 candidates. Having taken the time to truly understand the company’s culture and vision, Owen was able to tailor his search and identify top candidates who would be an excellent addition to the team from a culture and skills perspective. From there, they ran an efficient interview process, with three candidates going through to the third stage.
As is the nature of most start-ups, the business had to pivot their business strategy for H2 and have decided to focus on a different area of the organization. This resulted in the VP of Product role being placed on hold. In the meantime, Markaaz are looking to engage one of our candidates on a consulting basis with more plans to fill the role in the future.
I had the privilege of working with Owen Dearn at 3Search recently, and his expertise and dedication to finding the right candidates for our product management role was truly impressive. Throughout the process, Owen maintained a high level of professionalism and integrity. He communicated promptly and transparently, keeping me, the hiring manager, and the candidates well-informed and engaged. In addition to his technical expertise, Owen also possesses excellent interpersonal skills. He showed skill at building rapport with candidates, establishing trust, and effectively evaluating their fit within your organization. His ability to identify not only the technical capabilities but also the soft skills and cultural fit of candidates was an asset in the hiring process. Overall, I cannot recommend Owen highly enough for his specialization in identifying quality candidates for product manager roles. His deep knowledge of the field, extensive network, meticulous approach, and commitment to excellence made him an invaluable partner.
Owen is uniquely plugged in to the product/tech space and was able quickly curate a very strong slate of available candidates for me - all on target and representing a cross-section of experience and skill sets. Highly recommended if looking for similar roles.