As a Partner at Carbon Partners, an executive search firm, Kevin Buckby (@kevbuckby) works with some of the most driven and informed execs in the technology industry. Carbon Partners helps CEOs and technology companies compete for the best product and marketing leadership talent. In order for Kevin and his colleagues to effectively orchestrate searches on behalf of their clients, Kevin finds it critical to have very accurate, up-to-date information about the competitive landscape – which is why he turns to Owler.
Check out Kevin’s video testimonial below to learn more about how Owler’s competitive intelligence fuels Carbon Partners.
Staying up to speed in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is an area that’s notoriously fast moving. Kevin explains that having information that keeps pace with the pace of innovation in Silicon Valley has always been challenging. Kevin turns to Owler’s crowdsourced competitive intelligence for up-to-date business information.
Disruption of traditional data sources
Every 10 seconds, members of the Owler community contribute competitive insights, such as private company revenue estimates and CEO ratings for companies they follow. Owler solves the core problem that exists in competitive intelligence: the lag between the creation of information and the timeliness in which it’s needed. Kevin explains, that through “leveraging the wisdom of crowds, Owler provides people that are in-the-know with a great way to share information, benefitting members of the community”.
As a result, Owler has become part of Carbon Partner’s daily routine, as Kevin Explains:
It’s great to go into conversations throughout the day with good up to date, up to the minute information about deals that have happened, acquisitions that have occurred, financing that’s happened. All of this is served up to me in the mornings in Owler’s Daily Snapshot. So by the time I get through with my morning coffee, I’m going to have a good read of what’s been happening overnight and in the early part of the day.
Owler is great at providing a good overview of a particular technology category, so we can understand who all the players are. And, the recent events at those companies that might trigger a candidate to potentially become available. So it’s just really good foundational information. It helps drive decisions that we make around how we orchestrate our searches.
The best place for candidates to research potential employers
Carbon Partners believes Owler is the best place for candidates to research potential job opportunities, so they include Owler’s icon on every “job dossier” which links to that company’s Owler profile.
In closing, Kevin says he believes the Owler platform is a, “highly valuable resource for any company that place a high premium and high value on data and information”.