Our client is a digital therapeutics start-up in the Boston area. The company has developed a mobile app for patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries which features exercises specifically designed to help people regain cognitive, speech, and language functions.
The client retained us to identify their first dedicated Product Manager to work with the existing team of in-house and offshore developers and engineers on the initial product offering/software and to make recommendations for future products and releases.
Our challenge was to find someone with solid technical skills, previous product management or software development background working with mobile apps, and an interest in clinical and/or healthcare related solutions.
We dedicated a research team to the project, focusing our efforts on mobile app companies in the Boston area, which yielded a total of 84 candidates for initial outreach. From this group, we identified and screened 14 qualified, motivated and interested candidates within the first 5 weeks of the search. Of those, 7 were presented to the client, 6 were interviewed by phone, 5 were selected for in person interviews with a team of hiring managers and decision makers. A candidate was selected from this group, offer was made and accepted within 8 weeks of taking on the assignment. Chosen candidate had product management and clinical experience, was local (no relocation) and had previous background in a start-up environment.