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Now *That's* Paid Search…

By - September 18, 2004

…of another kind. Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, which I’ve used in the past, apparently took part of its compensation for a 2001 executive search at Google in options. How they cut this deal I’d like to know, but they got 1.2 million shares at .30 each. They recently sold for $129 million. That is one lucrative search….

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  • http://www.efrontier.com Chris Zaharias

    Anyone know what execs they helped hire within Google?

  • http://battellemedia.com John Battelle

    Eric Schmidt, the CEO.

  • Brian Del Vecchio

    I’ve seen recruiters take options from startups, but that was much more common in the 95-99 boom times than it is today.