Technical recruiting at a Triathalon?
On July 7th we (my wife Heidi and I )participated in the Hagg Lake Tri-athalon. This was a return to the event we did as a company for our 10 yr anniversary. It was an absolutely incredible day with crystal clear skies and water temperature that were close to 70.
We did the sprint this year which turned out to be a good distance for us:
- .5mi swim
-12.5mi bike ride
Both of us felt great during the race and other than wasting time swimming in the wrong direction while blinded by the sun we finished without a hiccup.
The best part was bumping into my friend Steve Dunn who I met 8 years ago when I recruited him to Hanna Andersson for their CIO executive search. Steve and his wife were racking their bikes just across from me as we got settled before the start of the race. With some pre-race butterflies we did not get much of chance to connect until after the race. When we did we learned that this was their fourth or fifth tri already this year. Both him and his wife have grown to love the Portland area and are thriving in the outdoor/active culture. It was so great to see Steve and to know that he really had found a home in Portland and with Hanna after 8 yrs.
One of the many wonderful things about our field is that we do get to introduce people to this great area and all that it offers. For our client they got a great executive for the last eight years and I have to say after chasing Steve the entire race I think his acclimation process is complete!
As I left I began to ponder whether or not I should send my technical recruiters out to local tri-athalons to find good talent, maybe so. Great running into you Steve! :-)