The Naked Headhunter Recruits Non-Executive Director for fast track mobile entertainment company Basebone
Former COO T-mobile & CEO Bakcell Richard Shearer appointed as Non-Executive Director for Basebone.
London, UK, January 2018 — The Naked Headhunter who specialize in C-suite leadership roles and Board appointments within fast track scaling businesses is proud to complete the executive search for Non-Executive Director Basebone.
Basebone deliver mobile entertainment services, through paid subscription portals, across 4 continents, with special focus on high growth regions, achieving over 30 million user subscriptions in South Africa alone.
Since Basebone’s inception, in 2007, they have been self-funded and mobile-driven, growing rapidly into a diverse team of over 100 talented professionals, based in 7 offices across Europe and Africa.
Richard Shearer has spent the last 20 years of his career in leading C-suite and Board roles across the U.K, Asia, Central Europe and other Emerging Markets. Richard has been an industry leader in the telco and mobile space and added tremendous value to the organisations he has lead from T-mobile in the UK, Digi in Malaysia, BTC in Bulgaria, Orange in Poland & Azerconnect in Azerbaijan. He remains one of the most sought after Non-Executives operating in the space.
Partnering closely with the Michael Holmqvist, Group CEO Basebone, Mark Hamill, Founder @ The Naked Headhunter led the search team in identifying and evaluating from a candidate pool of over 70 talented NED’s.
“We approached The Naked Headhunter a few weeks ago regarding our vacancy for a non-executive Director and were immediately impressed with their quick and professional response.
Mark took the time to to discuss our requirements in detail as well as arranging calls with the other stakeholders to fully understand the needs of the business.
I felt that they took their time and properly shortlisted appropriate candidates for us, rather than send through any that might be a possible match and was pleased with the quality of candidates they presented to us.
Not only were they a good match to the business with the broad range of experience and knowledge that we were looking for, but they were all also experienced in dealing with growing businesses and the particular requirements for hiring senior executives with international backgrounds.
Our culture is very important to us, and in addition to the desired strategic expertise, the successful candidate would also need to be suitable in terms of personality and character. I felt that Mark truly understood this and applied these criteria when making his selection.
After only interviewing 3 candidates (that were all good), I am thrilled that we have now filled the position and am confident that the appointment will stand the business in good stead in delivering our ambitious plans for the future and addressing the challenges we face.
In summary, I would not hesitate in recommending Mark and The Naked Headhunter.”
Michael Holmqvist Group CEO Basebone.
“Mark approached me regarding a potential Non-Exec Directorship position, his approach was professional and he was highly responsive to questions and queries. His style was relaxed and enabled myself and the company in question to have an open discussion. He facilitated the discussion well. Once the Company had moved to offer stage he followed up documentation and clarified contact issues in a timely manned. All round a professional and competent job by Mark”