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EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Custom Designed Leadership

Discuss your needs with one of our Global Executive Search Consultants

Executive Search

Custom Designed Leadership

Discuss your needs with one of our Global Executive Search Consultants

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL
EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Apart from our own extensive networks and sourcing capabilities, we tap into a global network of like-minded Global Executive Search and Executive Recruitment partners on every continent to deliver the best talent outcomes to our clients and quite often to those of our partners around Australia and overseas

The Best Talent in Global Executive Search

Finding the best talent in your Global Executive Search exercise needs to be undertaken with a combination of diligence, reach, robustness and discretion. 

executive search affiliate spenglerfox
executive search network npa worldwide

SEPARATE THE GREAT
FROM THE GOOD

In Executive Search and Executive Recruitment there is a massive correlation between what Jim Collins called long-term “Level 5 Leadership” in the C-Suite and generating shareholder value. 

While many recruitment processes will identify the professional skills required to do the job, the value, insights, vision and self awareness required to build enduring greatness are often overlooked. 

Having leaders that possess the right balance of these values and attributes is the key to long-term success. Our Executive Search and Executive Recruitment processes and partners work tirelessly to separate the great from the good.

Finding good leaders is not too difficult, but finding great ones is a real challenge

Get in touch if you’d like to know how we do it!

1st Executive Guarantee

Innovative Pricing and Guarantees reflect a commitment to excellence

WHY CHOOSE OUR EXECUTIVE SEARCH?

Executive recruitment processes that tick boxes to shortlist feed mediocrity. Most CVs are not perfect responses to a job brief. Talented individuals can be flawed. 

However, real executive search interrogates the depth of an individual’s story, and capabilities, balances flaws with unique talents to find winners and avoid the exclusion of deeper ability. Leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Sir Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs may all have failed a checklist test.

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Diversity

Diversity is evaluated not quoted. Diversity of work life experience, multicultural exposure, and the capacity to understand the workplace implications of changing world create long-term value.

executive search ROI

+50x ROI

There are simple measures of business productivity that can determine the ROI of a new leader. In addition, we are happy to support going deeper to understand the impact of the new leader on the triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility or ESG.

executive search retention

Retention Focused

It is generally accepted that CEOs take three years to fully embrace a role, five years to generate payback on the investment in and seven or more to make a sustainable difference. A selection process focuses on the likely retention of a new hire and their overall approach to the retention of valuable people in the new organisation.

Transformational People Services

Innovative Pricing and Guarantees reflect a commitment to excellence

CASE STUDIES

Successful Global Executive Search is as much about revealing the hidden talents required to take a business forward as it is about meeting the specific requirements of a brief. We tap into a worldwide network of global executive search and practitioners, we tap into our deeper understanding of the businesses we get to know, we tap into our knowledge of what drives organisational culture and leaders who look inside themselves for solutions.

San Francisco - Melbourne - Tokyo

The Challenge

A San Francisco Partner won a global executive search project to place senior finance people in Tokyo for a global corporation based in the USA

The Solution

Identification of specific skill sets and experience made identifying potential candidates possible, but severly limited the available talent pool. Once candicates were found, the real value provided to the partner and the client was in promoting the career opportunities a move to Tokyo provided. The successful placement was completed discretely, strategically and on time. The candidate was a perfect fit, multilingual candidate who had the requisite experience and extensive knowledge of the required USGAAP and JGAAP accounting standards

Reduce Risk and Evaluate Talent with Psychometric Assessments

CASE STUDIES

Insights, vision and self-awareness are enemies of mediocrity for top talent in the best global executive search consultants.

Our team, some of the world’s best executive recruiters, identify potential greatness. They’ve usually been right where that leader is going, and they have been leading their own organisations for years.

executive search affiliate spenglerfox
executive search network npa worldwide

Through our membership and shared ownership of NPA Worldwide and our affiliate status with Spengler Fox, we have access to talented executive search consultants globally. These specialists are expert at finding, engaging with and assessing the best business executives in the geographies and industries they cover, provide us with global reach to most of the world’s top leadership talent.

MEET OUR GLOBAL SEARCH TEAM

1st SELECTION

Every day we assess exceptional candidates. Inevitably, only one is chosen, often leaving us with up to four job ready executives – interviewed, assessed and reference checked. These are $200k to $1m+ package people. 1st Selection is your chance to get a Star Player on your team nearly instantly!

Click “Find Executives” to detail your current needs and we will send you a short selection of recent candidate profiles within 24 hours – permanent or interim

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL EXECUTIVE SEARCH

executive search affiliate spenglerfox
executive search network npa worldwide

Finding the best talent in your Global Executive Search exercise needs to be undertaken with a combination of diligence, reach, robustness and discretion. Apart from our own extensive networks and sourcing capabilities, we tap into a global network of like-minded Global Executive Search and Executive Recruitment partners on every continent to deliver the best talent outcomes to our clients and quite often to those of our partners around Australia and overseas

SEPARATE THE GREAT FROM THE GOOD

In Executive Search and Executive Recruitment there is a massive correlation between what Jim Collins called long-term “Level 5 Leadership” in the C-Suite and generating shareholder value. While many recruitment processes will identify the professional skills required to do the job, the value, insights, vision and self awareness required to build enduring greatness are often overlooked. Having leaders that possess the right balance of these values and attributes is the key to long-term success. Our Executive Search and Executive Recruitment processes and partners work tirelessly to separate the great from the good.

 

Finding good leaders is not too difficult, but finding great ones is a real challenge

 

Get in touch if you’d like to know how we do it!

executive search SEPARATE THE GREAT FROM THE GOOD
1st Executive Guarantee – Innovative Pricing and Guarantees reflect a commitment to excellence

WHY CHOOSE OUR EXECUTIVE SEARCH?

Executive recruitment processes that tick boxes to shortlist feed mediocrity. Most CVs are not perfect responses to a job brief. Talented individuals can be flawed. However, real executive search interrogates the depth of an individual’s story, and capabilities, balances flaws with unique talents to find winners and avoid the exclusion of deeper ability. Leaders such as Sir Richard Branson, Sir Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs may all have failed a checklist test.

Diversity

Diversity is evaluated not quoted. Diversity of work life experience, multicultural exposure, and the capacity to understand the workplace implications of changing world create long-term value.

+50x ROI

There are simple measures of business productivity that can determine the ROI of a new leader. In addition, we are happy to support going deeper to understand the impact of the new leader on the triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility or ESG.

Retention Focused

It is generally accepted that CEOs take three years to fully embrace a role, five years to generate payback on the investment in and seven or more to make a sustainable difference. A selection process focuses on the likely retention of a new hire and their overall approach to the retention of valuable people in the new organisation.

On the Lookout for Top Talent – Transformational People Services

CASE STUDIES

Successful Global Executive Search is as much about revealing the hidden talents required to take a business forward as it is about meeting the specific requirements of a brief. We tap into a worldwide network of global executive search and practitioners, we tap into our deeper understanding of the businesses we get to know, we tap into our knowledge of what drives organisational culture and leaders who look inside themselves for solutions.

Reduce Risk and Evaluate Talent with Psychometric Assessments

OUR GLOBAL EXECUTIVE SEARCH TEAMS

Insights, vision and self-awareness are enemies of mediocrity for top talent in the best global executive search consultants.

Our team, some of the world’s best executive recruiters, identify potential greatness. They’ve usually been right where that leader is going, and they have been leading their own organisations for years.

executive search affiliate spenglerfox
executive search network npa worldwide

Through our membership and shared ownership of NPA Worldwide and our affiliate status with Spengler Fox, we have access to talented executive search consultants globally. These specialists are expert at finding, engaging with and assessing the best business executives in the geographies and industries they cover, provide us with global reach to most of the world’s top leadership talent.

ANDREW THOSEBY
LOCATION

Melbourne, Australia

 
COMPANY

1st Executive Pty Ltd

 
EXPERIENCE

19 yrs in Recruitment/Search and 15 in C Level Corporate Roles

 

Strategic thinker and business executive with 30 years of executive corporate and entrepreneurial experience across retail, services, manufacturing, marketing, automotive, fmcg, consumer durables, IT and T, internet, entertainment, not for profit, government, consumer electronics and sports sponsorship and administration. Has worked extensively across EMEA, The USA, South East Asia and the Pacific as well as Australia and New Zealand.

SUZANNE WHITMARSH
LOCATION

Melbourne, Australia

 
COMPANY

1st Executive Pty Ltd

 
EXPERIENCE

22 years in Executive Search

 

Suzanne is the founder of 1st Executive and has been a successful Human Resources professional for the last twenty years. Her main focus at 1st Executive is on executive recruitment, professional and personal development, coaching and mentoring, employment practices, team performance and facilitation.

SIMONE ALLAN
LOCATION

Sydney, Australia

 
COMPANY

Mondo Search

 
EXPERIENCE

25 yrs Recruitment/Search & 18 yrs as Founder/CEO

 

Simone is the Founder and CEO of Mondo Search in Sydney Australia. Since starting Mondo Search in 1998, Simone has contributed to the careers of over 2000 senior executives and trusted alumni. During Simone’s 21 year career in Executive Search she has interviewed over 21,000 senior executives and she has gathered candid insights about leadership, workplace cultures, hiring, firing and identifying great talent.

 

1st SELECTION

Every day we assess exceptional candidates. Inevitably, only one is chosen, often leaving us with up to four job ready executives – interviewed, assessed and reference checked. These are $200k to $1m+ package people. 1st Selection is your chance to get a Star Player on your team nearly instantly!

Click “Find Executives” to detail your current needs and we will send you a short selection of recent candidate profiles within 24 hours – permanent or interim

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