The Truth About Wealth

The Truth About Wealth

Hiring Leadership With Purpose Featuring Max Hansen (Ep. 125)

April 17, 2024

Do you need help to hire and retain top talent for your business?

In this episode, John and Michael Parise are joined by Max Hansen, CEO and co-founder of Y Scouts, the first-ever purpose-based leadership search firm. Together, they dive into the importance of hiring with purpose and discuss strategies for recruiting and retaining top talent to accelerate business growth and success. 

From aligning values to developing key leaders, they also share valuable insights on how businesses can unlock their full potential through strategic hiring practices.

Talking points include:

  • The concept of Hiring on Purpose and its impact on business success
  • Challenges faced by privately held companies in succession planning and talent retention
  • Strategies for developing a solid management team to increase company value
  • Balancing the need for outside talent with family involvement in closely held businesses
  • And more!


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About Our Guest: 

Max Hansen, co-founder and COO of Y Scouts dedicated the last two decades to providing the best hiring practices in leadership search and consulting. Max was fortunate that his first job after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona in Business Administration was with the Fortune 50 Recruiting firm Allegis Group / Aerotek. This experience gave him a solid foundation for understanding best-in-class business systems and selection processes. 

In January of 2002, Max founded his first recruiting/search firm, Job Brokers, Inc. Together with his team, they went on to hire more than 30,000 people across a wide swath of industries including engineering, manufacturing, education, healthcare, distribution, mining, finance, technology, and apparel. They proudly grew their annual revenues to over $35 million and expanded into other divisions and brands. The most notable being Y Scouts in 2012.