The career path in DHH

This is a realistic scenario of the long term career path for the entrepreneurs of the acquired companies.

Year 1-3

DHH and the entrepreneur are co-owners of the business.

The entrepreneur is required to run the business for a minimum of 3 years (the earn-out period).

Year 3+

After the earn-out period, DHH owns 100% of the acquired business.

The entrepreneur becomes a shareholder and co-entrepreneur in DHH or exits.

In case he becomes a co-entrepreneur in DHH, there are three co-entrepreneurship options: CEO, Venture Partner, Entrepreneur in Residence.

CEO

Nothing changes, the entrepreneur stays in his own company as a CEO.

He has shares of DHH, and a salary composed by a fixed and a variable part tied to the results of his own business and eventually to the results of DHH.

Venture partner

The entrepreneur stops being a CEO in his own company and is engaged as a venture partner in DHH.

The venture partner is involved in a selection of portfolio companies of DHH as a non-executive director, in charge of mentoring the CEO on business and strategy.

He has shares of DHH and a salary composed by a fixed and a variable part tied to the results of the companies he is involved as a director and eventually to the results of DHH.

Entrepreneur in Residence

The entrepreneur stops being a CEO in his own company and is engaged as an entrepreneur in residence in DHH.

The entrepreneur in residence works as the CEO of a new business venture (startup) developed within the group.

He has shares of DHH, shares of the startup he is involved in, and a salary composed by a fixed and a variable part tied to the results of the startup he is involved in and eventually to the results of DHH.

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