Goodwin Gets Early Stage Companies

Futures Inc.

Futures Inc. is a software-as-a-service company that provides the technology and tools to power some of the world’s most successful talent exchanges. With its award-winning, cloud-based matching engine, Pipeline™, proven processes and dedicated professionals, Futures connects employers with the talent they need—and qualified job seekers with the rewarding careers they desire. Today Futures’ technology drives talent exchanges for the U.S. government, GM, Cisco, and others. Their latest milestone: for so many who have served, Futures has helped connect more than 120,000 veterans, transitioning military service personnel, and their families to jobs in the U.S. Futures knows it takes talent to find talent.

Goodwin gets talent, helping to find leaders for the next generation of online talent search and match.

Challenges & Opportunities

  • Developing an altogether new technology and process called “skills latticing” for talent matching
  • Competing against large incumbents in a market that has not really changed in 25 years
  • Increasing growth and market visibility driving the need for more “A Team” executives
  • Short window of opportunity in a very dynamic market make finding the right people imperative

Goodwin Service & Value

  • Helped to develop and scope the need for new talent with Board and CEO
  • Partnered with founders to ensure proper fit, culture and chemistry with new senior hires
  • Developed short-list candidates with right bona fides: SaaS, talent/HR, large F1000 experience
  • Located and on-boarded first senior hire in less than 60 days


  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Vice President of Sales