Not only do we help you quickly and efficiently hire your team, Sand Hill also provides a full range of management consulting services aimed specifically at early stage startups.

• Develop hiring/personnel plans with CEOs, VPEs, etc.
   » Whether you’re building your new venture from scratch or are going through a hiring spike,
      determine which roles and skill sets are essential to bring on now as well when to bring on
      future key hires as your company grows
• Develop a formal hiring process and interview guidelines
   » Who on the existing team should be involved in the interview process for each type of
   » Who should each person be focusing on with these candidates?
   » What kinds of questions are appropriate for each position, each candidate? Who should be in
     ‘sell’ mode with a candidate and who should be in ‘buy’?
   » Do all interviewers need to come to a consensus agreement?
• Develop formal compensation and stock option grant guidelines
   » What are the “going rates” for various roles given their levels of seniority and responsibilities
     – salaries, bonus structures and equity grants.
   » How much stock is appropriate at each “tier” of risk?
• Assess strengths and weaknesses of existing teams or a specific member of your team
• Assess senior or executive level technical candidates and advise non-technical CEOs in their
   selection of engineering team leaders
• Perform ‘blind’ reference checks
• Write position profiles that are compelling, realistic, and specific
• And more…
Most of our startup consulting services are “fixed price,” but we also offer management consulting services at daily, weekly or monthly rates. Contact us for more information.

Mike Fine
Technical Advisor
650.799.9293 Cell
Email: Mike Fine at
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