Our Approach

The 680 Partners approach begins with a comprehensive assessment of your talent needs, including an in-depth assessment of your organization, business strategy and market position, and the specific search that your company seeks to undertake. Effective communication with your team and board is our high priority.

Our approach continues with a comprehensive analysis of the position itself, including responsibilities/expectations, benchmarks for success, organizational structure/hierarchy, and professional relationships involved. Our approach enables identification of the ideal candidate profile and identification of key issues to consider when you are evaluating candidates during the search.

Once this evaluation is completed, our process continues with the work of uncovering the best list of potential candidates. We have created a set of proprietary tools to assist in compiling the most extensive and relevant list of candidates. This includes a software system and software application to optimize the process of identifying attractive candidates, coupled with an exhaustive database that the firm has constructed over the course of the past two decades. After analyzing the initial list, we reduce the list to a select few exceptional individuals. We validate this list through our own interviews, reference and background checks, and psychological profiling.

You will then conduct face-to-face interviews with candidates, with us helping to generate lists of questions and lines of inquiry that reveal the most suitable match for the position. At times your in-person interviews provide additional insight into ideal qualities for the position, enabling us to add additional new candidates into the pool.

Negotiations & Aftercare

Once you have identified the ideal candidate, we can help you negotiate terms of the deal to get the candidate hired. Our firm’s extensive experience, combined with up-to-date data, ensures that you receive the most current compensation data relevant to your hire. We will work tirelessly to structure a compensation package that provides value to your company.

Finally, we will work with you after the hire is finalized, managing logistics details, including scheduling and relocation, and helping facilitate a smooth welcome and successful launch to the new partnership.

"680 Partners has shown deep commitment to recruiting for our early stage technology companies. Finding the right executive is key to the success of a small company, and 680 Partners is persistent and resourceful in helping to place the right people. The team has been flexible and has helped to place excellent executives for our portfolio companies, significantly contributing to our joint success."

− Jeff Horing, Managing Director / Insight Venture Partners

"Ross has been a valuable asset to Medialets as we've grown the team. His persistence and knowledge of the ad tech space have repeatedly brought us world-class talent."

− Eric Litman, CEO / Medialets

"I have worked with Ross now for more than seven years. He and his team have conducted numerous searches for me and for my portfolio companies. I can attest without any qualifiers whatsoever to his professionalism, enthusiasm, intellect, and understanding of the search. Most importantly, Ross GETS THE JOB DONE - he sees even the most challenging search through to conclusion."

− Ramanan Raghavendran, Managing Director / Kubera Partners