Talent Market Update: C-Level

21 June 2021

Talent Market Update C Level

Gerry O Sullivan, Managing Director of Marden Executive shares his insights into the C-level gaming talent market.

Market Snapshot: Global demand for outstanding senior talent exceeding supply as pent up demand released, fuelled by market regulation, digital growth & transformation, international scaling and product/technological innovation.  

  • Firms are pursuing growth into new markets organically and inorganically whilst markets regulate simultaneously. North America is a major driver for digital gaming talent demand .

  • Internationalisation is driving complex, multi-location structures, and candidate need for re-location/flexible approach.   

  • Rapidly changing and evolving structures as growth strategies implemented, emphasising need for high stamina, agile, technologically and commercially savvy but ‘connected’ leadership. Increasing demand for senior interim and consulting talent to supplement executive activity and maintain pace.   

  • M&A continues at a pace in parallel with market regulation. Heightened corporate social responsibility emphasises need for Boards to be strongly connected to its Executive through its NED appointees.

  • Gaming industry increasingly seeking to hire outstanding digital leaders from other sectors to stimulate innovation and new approaches.

  • Diversity increasingly a Board imperative .

Gerry O Sullivan can be reached at Marden Executive.

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