Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with more than 600 attorneys in 16 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1927 on the principle that the firm would succeed only if its attorneys delivered prompt, high quality and cost-effective legal services, Sheppard Mullin provides legal counsel to U.S. and international clients. Companies turn to Sheppard Mullin to handle a full range of corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100 companies.



Azran Financial is a full-service Certified Public Accounting (CPA) and Advisory firm serving businesses and individuals in the areas of accounting, audit, tax, and advisory services.

Cofounders, Hiring, Firing & Advisors

Los Angeles 2013 Semester

What talent do you need in the beginning to be successful? How do you recruit the first team members with extremely limited resources? How do you conduct a thorough interviewing process? How do you compensate? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under-performing resources? Do you need a cofounder? Do you need to have engineering in-house?
How do you determine what advisor talent you need in the beginning to be successful? How do you recruit your first advisors? How do you conduct a thorough vetting process? How do you compensate with equity? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under-performing advisors?

Goal:
Recruit your first team members.

Date:
2013-07-22, 06:30 PM

Mentors


8.05
Mark Landay
Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy

Mark J. Landay is managing director of Dynamic Synergy and has spent nearly two decades providing start up and growth companies with retained executive recruitment. Approximately 33% of the companies he has consulted to have gone IPO or been acquired by public companies...

8.95
Dale Fox
Co-Founder and CEO, Tribogenics

Seasoned startup entrepreneur with a proven record of turning ideas into revenue generating businesses. Successfully launched over two dozen consumer products, executing at all phases from conception through to distribution. An early adopter and passionate market expe...

9.24
Alex Deighton
Serial Entrepreneur

I was trilingual at 10 years old, started university at 16, triple majored in Business Administration, French Language & Literature and German Language & Literature. I became fluent in Japanese at 17 and later attended university in Tokyo. After graduating, I worked for D...

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