Strong Suit 022 How to hire software Rockstars the painless way


Lisa O’Keefe is Talent & Engineering Culture Advisor at Pritzker Group, Chicago’s leading VC & PE investment firm. She’s also served as VP Talent & Culture at Signal, the fast-growing tech company based in Chicago. She joined when Signal had 4 employees and it’s now over 150, thanks to her incredible recruiting skills. Despite Lisa’€™s modesty, she’€™s achieved remarkable success with both recruiting (96%+ offer acceptance rate) & retention (virtually 0 undesired attrition). In this 20-minute interview, Lisa reveals: How to spot an A-Player in just minutes / How she reaches out successfully to engage candidates that aren’€™t actively seeking a job / The exact step-by-step of her recruiting process / How to handle those delicate compensation discussions