XA Podcast 022 | Alex Gold on C-Suite Hiring, Self-Awareness and Culture | People and Talent Series


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Hear from an acclaimed tech recruiter on how he got started in the business, the challenges of finding the perfect C-Suite fit, the importance of self-awareness and generalist skill-sets and some of his most memorable projects

Our Speakers

Alex Gold is the MD for True Search in South East Asia. True Search hires leadership for privately held, growth stage and PE/ VC backed internet and software businesses. Prior to this, he was the founder of Quantum Search, before which he held roles in S&P Global and Korn Ferry.

He is interviewed by Sergio Salvador, Chief People Officer of Carsome, who has prior experience at Egon Zehnder, Google, Electronic Arts, Yahoo!, Nokia as well as his own startup.

Discussion Points

  • The inception of True Search in SE Asia
  • Going against the grain with a different business model based on niche value
  • Why you need great teams to do well in SE Asia
  • The importance of self-awareness
  • The growing importance of being a generalist
  • Most memorable projects
  • Perspective on Culture
  • Thoughts on angel investing


The XA Network (formerly Xoogler Angels) was founded in 2018 as an exclusive investment network comprising senior executives from leading global and regional technology companies. Our mission is to provide smart capital to early-stage companies across Southeast Asia. The XA podcast brings together voices from the ecosystem that powers early stage investing across this vibrant region. Our guests include entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and of course XA Network investors.

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