[Owasp-board] MOTION: Bring in Scion Executive Search to Handle ED Search Process

martin.knobloch at owasp.org martin.knobloch at owasp.org
Tue Jun 27 21:16:04 UTC 2017


Michael,

In my understanding,  the vote is about the motion to allocate 45k to hire Scion Executive.

On that, my vote is no.

Regards,
-martin  

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Michael Coates wrote:
> Martin,
> 
> From your comments I want to double check there's clarity on this topic.
> The vote is to have an outsourced firm take us down the process to
> interview and select an ED from a group of qualified applicants (and anyone
> who submits candidancy)
> 
> To your comment:
> "- the position of ED is important for OWASP and better to right person for
> the job, rather than hurry to get this done quickly "
> 
> The "hurry" is only to select our vendor who will be coordinating the
> candidate process and reaching out to potential candidates. Right now we
> are in a holding pattern and making no progress.
> My question for you is, if this is not the direction you like, what
> approach do you want to take?
> 
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Michael Coates | @_mwc <https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=_mwc>
> OWASP Global Board
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org
> > wrote:
> 
> > Hi Josh, et all,
> >
> > I vote no.
> >
> > Before spending 45K, we should have a better look into competitive
> > options.
> > Next, I would like to see to and temporary ED to be hired for the time
> > being:
> > - we need an ED, but want to have a good process to find the right
> > candidate
> > - the position of ED is important for OWASP and better to right person for
> > the job, rather than hurry to get this done quickly
> >
> > Regards,
> > -martin
> >
> > P.S.: Required board member documents have been signed and returned, full
> > vote?!
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:08 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
> >
> >> OWASP Board,
> >>
> >> There's been some discussion in the other thread regarding the proposal
> >> from Scion.  I am including the proposal as it contains answers to many of
> >> the questions that have been asked.  The only argument that I've really
> >> heard against this is monetary and I truly feel like we shouldn't let that
> >> stand in the way of hiring the best ED for the Foundation.  Given no
> >> internal expertise in these matters, it is my recommendation that the Board
> >> move forward with the proposal from Scion.  To that end, I have a question
> >> and a formal motion.
> >>
> >> Question: Would we like a six-month or twelve-month placement guarantee
> >> on the hire?  The difference is an additional 3% of the annual salary.
> >>
> >> *MOTION: The Board will allocate up to $45k to hire Scion Executive
> >> Search to conduct the search, evaluation, and hiring process for the new
> >> OWASP Executive Director.*
> >>
> >> This is based on the high-range salary estimate of $135k and 33% number
> >> for the 12-month placement.  This would be billed 1/3rd upon the signing of
> >> the contract, 1/3rd 60 days later, and 1/3rd on the new ED's start date.
> >>
> >> For the record, our ED recruitment process is stalled until we either
> >> approve or reject this motion.
> >>
> >> ~josh
> >>
> >> ​
> >>  Scion Executive Search Proposal - Open Web Appl...
> >> <https://drive.google.com/a/owasp.org/file/d/0Bw1W2qFZ-xDGeWl6WUNIdlk3b3hSM0lvUmxKZjlBREFTZnlV/view?usp=drive_web>
> >> ​
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