Hiring and building an Executive team

HeyYou removes the friction of day-to-day transactions by helping people order and pay at cafes, restaurants and bars. So far over 500,000 customers have been connected with businesses across Australia through the HeyYou app.

Think & Grow played a key role in helping HeyYou to build a stellar executive team. Working closely with the CEO Think & Grow’s built an understanding of the vision and strategy and helped to secure talent that would enable it’s execution.

The problem

Having secured funding and continuing to grow HeyYou was looking to accelerate. A core aspect of this strategy was to double down on providing a great customer experience, this meant continuing to invest in the core product experience.

The process

The process involved understanding HeyYou’s vision, plan and strategy as well as any particular pain points that needed solving. This information was then translated into a job description and hiring strategy. “What was great about Think & Grow is that they understood our business and candidate needs,” said Shaun Cornelius, CEO of HeyYou. Having worked in a number of fast growth consumer businesses Cornelius knows what high-growth start-ups need and he knew they needed someone fast without compromising on skillset.

Outcomes

Think and Grow were able to secure a number of critical hires for HeyYou. This included their Chief Technology Officer and their Chief Product Officer. Both of these individuals came with strong startup pedigree, a passion for technology and a desire to make HeyYou’s mission a success.

“Think & Grow had a good talent pool of prequalified people who could fit our needs,” he said. Each search was completed within a six week period from brief to placement.

Client feedback

What sold Think & Grow, however, was more than just the people they supplied but about the quality of their interactions. “They are very thoughtful and provided excellent insights into both our company and our needs.” Cornelius felt that one of the key things that differentiated Think and Grow from other services providers was the “excellent advice and candidates.”

HeyYou currently has around twenty staff, has secured multiple rounds of investment and has recently surpassed 500,000 customers. Their app has a 4.7 star rating on the apple app store.

Project name

Chief Technology Officer
Chief Product Officer

Client name

Hey You

Website

heyyou.com.au