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Kraig Ward
Founder & Managing Partner at Bearhug Recruiting

Executive Recruiting Best Practices for Scale-Ups

We’re humbled to have Kraig grace our virtual Master Class stage! In this session, Kraig will spend an hour deep diving into the following critical aspects of executive recruiting:

  • Unleash Market Demand: Master the Art of Taking Search Requirements to Market
  • Turbocharge Pre-Qualification: Effortlessly Sift Through Your Reduced Applicant Pool
  • Empower Yourself with Proven Best Practices: Structure Your Screening/Interview Process for Unparalleled Results
  • Nail the Deal: Master Negotiation, Closing, and Successful Onboarding of New Hires (and literally “insure” you hire the right person!)
  • Bonus: Attendees will receive 5 Free Bonus Resources (1 – Presentation Slides + 2 workflow templates + 2 quick-start guides).
Kraig Ward

Kraig Ward is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Bearhug Recruiting, a premier executive search firm specializing in helping growth-stage B2B software companies navigate the scale-up journey (from ~$3-50M+ in ARR) through the acquisition of top-tier senior GTM leaders and c-suite executives. Bearhug offers a white-glove experience for clients, including several PeakSpan portfolio partners, leading to more successful outcomes through a rigorous, collaborative, and hands-on approach. Before co-founding Bearhug, Kraig had an eclectic professional journey launching his entrepreneurial career at the age of 22 when he founded a profitable marketing agency promoting wellness services for c-suite professionals, followed by a foray into a variety of industries before building a decorated career in executive recruiting.

Kraig has a proven track record of success, having sold $10M+ of his products and services, hosted over 1.2K live group coaching sessions, and hosted several webinars viewed by 1M+ attendees. Bearhug has been a vital partner to several B2B SaaS scale-ups, having helped many raise growth financing, build high-performing GTM teams, and accelerate revenue acquisition.

An active Angel investor and PeakSpan Recruiting Advisor, Kraig recently relocated from the Bay Area to Charleston, SC's warmer, kid-friendly beaches with his family.