If you’re a technology company founder with a growing business, you almost certainly want to take a step back and focus as much as possible on your technology. While investor meetings might be necessary, they aren’t always the most productive place for a CTO.

To help you find your CEO, so you can focus on your technology, nine technology executives from Forbes Technology Council offer their best advice for finding an executive replacement.

1. Focus on Shared Values

The CEO you hire should be made a partner with skin in the game. He or she needs to care about the business as much as you do. Too often, we tend to focus on the skills and experience of the person. We should instead think of it like a marriage. It’s more important for the CEO to share your values, business/personal goals, and work ethic. I’d expect the other person to complement me in other areas as well. – Ashley Saddul, Recruiter.com …

Read more at Forbes.  It is a Forbes Technology Council contribution.