Feb 4, 2021
From exec roles to board seats — Anne Raimondi’s leadership lessons for the startup C-Suite
Today’s episode is with Anne Raimondi, Chief Customer Officer at Guru, and independent board member at Asana, Gusto and Patreon. Previously, she was part of the founding team at Blue Nile, spent five years in product marketing at eBay, and led marketing as an early employee at SurveyMonkey, before pivoting to operations as an SVP at Zendesk.
In today’s conversation, Anne pulls on threads from across her impressive career as a founder, operator, executive and board member to deliver spot-on advice for folks with an eye for the C-suite. From what enables the best executives to scale up, to how she’s approached her own 30, 60, 90-day plans as a brand-new hire — she doles out plenty of prescriptions for getting this critical transition right and avoiding common traps.
She also opens up her playbook for approaching executive recruiting, interviewing and hiring, and when to mine executive talent internally rather than defaulting to external hires. Finally, she opens up about her…