The Funding Comes, and It’s Off to the (Recruiting) Races

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” —James Cash Penney

Brendan Rogers is co-founder of the red-hot dog-walking app Wag in Los Angeles, doubling as the head of recruiting for the startup.

I sat down with Rogers to discuss the transition from lean and scrappy (no moolah) to rapid expansion at scale. He talks about recruiting for Wag, using contract recruiters, hiring for culture, and more in the podcast below. And, he gave me the three key things to do before you hire your first person.

 Join him (and me) at the ERE conference in San Diego.  

Rick Girard is the founder & CEO of Stride Search, an Orange County, California,-based recruiting and consulting firm. He brings world-class leadership to firms across the nation to meet highly challenging business and talent acquisition objectives. With expertise in creative sourcing, consultative management and winning placement strategies, Girard plants the hiring seeds for his partners’ success.

He also hosts Hire Power Radio Show, a weekly series on which serves as an entrepreneur’s resource to solve the most difficult hiring challenges.