Name: Tim Bennison
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-bennison-3b45a93/
Executive Network Member Since: 2019
Newly-Landed Position + Company: Chief Operating Officer, Hothead Games Inc.
Prior to landing your new position, were you currently working or in transition? I was in transition.
How did you get connected to the company where you landed your new role? My CEO from a previous company contacted me to work on a short-term contract with the company. After the contract ended, a full-time offer was given to me for the position.
What allowed you to stand out during the interview process? I believe my 12 of years prior experience working directly with my prior CEO was what kept me top of mind for this position.
If you could give an in-transition executive any piece of advice, what would it be? Use your network! In particular, reach out to previous top-level managers and offer your services on contract. It’s not really a cold call, since you know your contact well and you are offering something of value. You never know what unadvertised opportunity you will discover.
What events and/or resources offered by the Executive Network have helped enhance your career? Attending Roundtables, sharing in-transition experiences with other executives, and overhauling my LinkedIn profile with great advice. Also, the free one-on-one coaching. McDermott +Bull is a great organization and really stands out! I will remember them as a resource in my new role.