Now *That’s* Paid Search…

…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…

…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….

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

3 thoughts on “Now *That’s* Paid Search…”

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

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