About

M2 Executives is an executive search firm specializing in the growth roles (leaders in marketing, sales, business development, services, and product as well as CEOs) in healthcare and digital health companies.

Our passion is helping our clients (typically private equity partners, venture capitalists, or CEOs) build hugely successful companies that contribute to the transformation of the healthcare industry. We combine experience, relationships, and science to deliver extraordinary talent.

M2 Executives was founded and is managed by Bo Manning, a successful three time CEO (including Kleiner and Benchmark Capital funded companies) with a track record of developing great talent and leadership teams. Bo has recruited hundreds of talented professionals across multiple companies/industries.

In addition to executive search, we also foster a network of healthcare executives who provide strategic counsel to our clients on their solutions and messaging and secure first meetings with senior executives at buying organizations.

Key Differentiators

  • Traditional approaches to hiring and executive search lead to a sub 50% success rate of hiring people who actually produce A-player results.

  • M2 Executives bring the experience, relationships, and science required to deliver great candidates and fix the mis-hire problem.

  • Experienced operating executives conduct our searches (not just oversee them).

  • With our specialization, we have developed a large network of A-player relationships in digital health growth roles (our Candidate Network).

  • We base our approach on the science of our proprietary Success Profile concept.

  • Our Success Profile is based on the five best predictors of success in a new role: Professional Experiences, Career Trajectory, Performance Track Record, Cultural Fit, and Career Motivations.

  • Our buyer network of healthcare executives provides a direct source of strategic counsel and 'first meetings'.

About Bo Manning

Bo began his career at Deloitte Consulting where he launched, built, and ran Deloitte’s $500 million CRM practice. Prior to launching the CRM practice, Bo served a variety of clients including Kaiser Permanente, Illinois Department of Public Aid, United Airlines, and Charles Schwab.

Bo has been the CEO of three successful, high growth software and services firms (Roundarch, a Deloitte/WPP joint venture; Pivotal, a Kleiner funded venture; and Orchestria, a Benchmark Capital funded venture) in which he built the management teams, achieved significant market growth, and conducted successful exits or successions.

Bo was the Senior Vice President of a large healthcare services firm where he developed the firm’s first marketing plan and structured sales process, sold over 50% of the firm’s enterprise deals during his 4 year tenure, and led delivery at one of the firm’s three largest clients.

The Story Behind M2 Executives

  • Earlier in his career, Bo Manning had the good fortune to build four businesses. He learned that the fundamental difference maker for companies was the leadership team, the people they hired, and the culture they created.

  • Along the way, he worked with several of the best executive search firms in the country. He was recruited to three different jobs (in three different cities!) and used recruiters to build four different management teams. While these experiences were positive, Bo developed the belief that there was a better way to do executive recruiting.

  • To learn the application of technology to healthcare, Bo held a variety of marketing, business development, sales, and delivery leadership roles at a billion dollar high growth player in the field. Based on this experience, Bo became convinced that technology could transform the broken healthcare system in the US.

  • To make his contribution to this transformation, Bo created M2 Executives. The mission of M2 Executives is to help VCs, CEOs, and other company leaders hire A-players to deliver their vision, especially as it pertains to the growth roles within the business.

  • To help PE firms, VCs, CEOs, and other company leaders.

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