Keith Mann is one of the most established businessmen in the HR industry. He is the founder and CEO at dynamic search. On a recent interview with us, he revealed his business principles, the things that make him tick and how he grew his business from the ground up. Here are some of the answers he had for the questions asked to him.
How did the idea to start Dynamic Search come about?
Keith states that he has had a long employment history and in every institution he went to, there were executives who wanted him to emulate them. They really groomed him for his current leadership position. The name of his current firm, DSP was adapted from the original startup.
How does your day look like?
Keith Mann says that he starts his day with a good workout. He finds exercise very important to keep him healthy. After the workout, he will get ready for business meetings and other work related activities. Most of the times, these run back to back, making his day really busy. He states that the best way to be productive is to stay focused throughout the day.
Which is your favorite trend?
Diversity is the one characteristic of the workplace that Keith really likes. When you have a diverse selection to pick from, it becomes easy to match the talent and the people that really need it, which translate to more business for Keith.
What is the least enjoyable experience you ever had at work?
The hardest job that Keith ever had to do was working as a trade assistant at the foreign desk of a large bank. The job was a little tougher than should have been for him because he had big dreams of becoming his own boss. He however does not regret the experience as it was part of the journey towards becoming who is currently is.
What factor led to the growth of your business?
Keith states that the introduction and application of technology in business was one of the factors that really fuelled its growth. He also stated that things haven’t always been perfect. He explained that there was a time he made a hiring mistake, but it was rectified by matching talent with the right jobs.
About Keith Mann
Keith has worked as a staffing strategist for a very long time. When he was working with hedge funds, he realized that there was a big gap between the fund and search communities, hence the decision to close that gap. With time, he branched out and started dealing with firms that offer alternative investments.