Recruit Rockstars 374: The Nicest VC-Backed Tech CEO?

Humble. Soft-spoken. Not your typical tech CEO.

That’s Mike Gamson, CEO of Relativity and one of Chicago’s most seasoned tech executives & investors.

Relativity’s software helps users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Its e-discovery platform is used by thousands of organizations to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.

Relativity has over 180,000 users in 40 countries including the U.S. Department of Justice and 75 of the Fortune 100 companies.

Its investors include ICONIQ Capital.

Mike knows a thing or two about scaling teams:

In his former role at LinkedIn, he oversaw LinkedIn’s Global Solutions Organization. Mike led a salesforce that grew from a handful of people to more than 5,000 employees in 36 cities, generating more than $6 billion in revenue.

In this 20-minute conversation, Mike reveals what he looks for in a Rockstar and how he scales companies by putting people first.