The Ultimate Guide to Executive Interview Questions


Alongside your retained executive search firm, you’ve narrowed down the candidates to a select few. Now it’s time to let your executive interview questions shine. But it’s just as easy for hiring executives to make mistakes as it is for the candidates they interview. That’s why closing candidates in today’s competitive hiring market is never…

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Checklist: Do You Have These Five Traits?

five traits of emotional intelligence in leadership

Everyone wants emotionally intelligent leadership. Such leaders are the ones who can successfully manage stress, bounce back from setbacks and keep teams positive and moving forward. Through their understanding of communication, problem-solving and people management, they bring professionalism and civility to the workplace.  Emotionally intelligent leaders can bring out the best in people. They are…

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Five Interview Questions to Ask Your New Cannabis CFO

interview questions to ask cannabis cfo

As a high-growth sector, the cannabis industry requires CFO candidates who are hand-picked (no growing or picking puns intended), not plucked from piles of résumés. While CNN reports that legal cannabis sales are projected to rocket from roughly $26 billion in 2021 to $45.9 billion in 2025, high-level financial officers still face cash flow issues…

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How Many Interview Rounds? It Depends on the Executive You Need

interview rounds

When you’re looking for your next executive hire, the interview process and its countless rounds of interviews can seem overwhelming. How can you ensure that you’re getting everything you need from an interview? It’s easy for the process to become redundant and tiring, both for the candidates and for those conducting the interview. You can…

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C3 Industries Co-Founder & CEO, Ankur Rungta

Ankur Rungta is co-founder and chief executive officer of C3 Industries Inc. Under his leadership, the company has raised over $100 million of capital and currently employs almost 400 people. Ankur and his team have overseen the development of six award-winning cannabis production facilities as well as twenty-one retail stores in Michigan, Massachusetts, Missouri and…

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Commercial Strategy Executive for Consumer Cannabis Products, Laurie Parfitt

Laurie Parfitt is an accomplished executive, leader & coach who inspires companies with her vision for what’s possible and her ability to execute and drive results. She has over two decades of driving innovation & execution across multiple functional areas within companies from start-up to Fortune 500. Laurie has honed her skills at organizations such…

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Regennabis Co-Founder & CEO, Patrick McCartan

Patrick McCartan is Co-Founder and CEO of Regennabis, the leading ESG & Sustainability advisory firm in the global cannabis industry and Co-Founder of Regenerative Cannabis Live, the world’s premier sustainable cannabis conference. Patrick is also Co-Founder of Regennabis Ventures, a private equity impact fund investing in cannabis startups with a commitment to sustainability and ESG,…

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Cannabis Industry Leader, Andrew DeAngelo

  Andrew DeAngelo, Cannabis Industry Consultant and Strategic Advisor, Co-founder of Harborside & Last Prisoner Project, Founder of Andrew DeAngelo Consulting   Andrew DeAngelo is a visionary leader with a proven track record of enacting systemic social change and developing best practices in cannabis — he is the very definition of a trailblazer and someone…

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Executive Interviews: Virtual or In-Person?

The virtual interview for an executive role has become almost standard these days, although some companies are still conducting them in person. What are your thoughts on this matter? Here are the pros and cons of each format:

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NORML Founder, Keith Stroup, Esq.

Keith Stroup is a Washington, DC public-interest attorney who founded NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) in 1970.  Stroup obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in 1965, and in 1968 he graduated from Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. Stroup first smoked marijuana when he was…

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