Business & Professional Services
Human capital is at the heart of the services industry — people are its most important asset and are central to every firm’s success. Our clients help their clients meet the challenges of today as well as anticipate the digital, economic, environmental, and political forces that are reshaping the world tomorrow. Essential to this is an unending need to recruit, develop, and retain the very best talent; individuals that can lead and innovate across every industry sector and manage every disruptive theme. Navigating these challenges — and delivering results amid complexity — is why clients value our team. We have extensive experience working with the very finest firms, and with the very finest people, as they build, embed, and evolve their capabilities to meet their clients’ needs.
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Business Services
- Human Capital Advisory
- M&A & Deal Advisory
- Strategy & Management Consulting
- Technology Services
- Turnaround & Restructuring
The colossal growth of social networks and digital has completely upended the consumer experience. Threats of eroding brand loyalty, slowed growth in emerging markets, and an enduring recessionary mindset heighten an already challenging environment. To prevail, understanding and connecting closely with consumers is essential. Consumer players must rethink traditional business models, exploit technology-driven opportunities, and build global scale and efficiency around every part of the value chain. Finding customer-obsessed leaders to drive new levels of value and innovation is vital to success.
- Consumer Products
- Digital, Media, & Entertainment
- Hospitality & Leisure
- Retail & Luxury
Brilliant leaders are doers who understand they’re not going to get there on their own. They know that they need other people to get where they want to go.Jim McCann, Founder & Executive Chairman
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Now is the next big transition for the energy sector, with decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization making their mark. Bold climate change goals in addition to evolving sustainability regulations and tremendous demand for clean energy are shifting supply and demand for coal, natural gas, and renewables — and how they are generated, distributed, and used. They are concurrently driving demand for rapid innovation, accelerating the need for reliable, flexible storage solutions, electric vehicles, and renewable infrastructure development as well as advancements in artificial intelligence, the internet of energy, and blockchain. Consequently, companies depend on pioneering leaders who can engineer change for a sustainable and promising future. The team-members in our energy practice look forward to finding yours.
- Oil & Gas
The financial services industry is fundamentally changing. Rapid digital transformation, regulatory changes, mounting cyber threats, shifting consumer behaviors, and geopolitical uncertainty are redefining how the industry operates. Business, finance, and operating models are ripe for disruption. Business leaders are investing in digital, ramping up risk and compliance, enhancing security, and finding new ways to meet customer demands. To help address these forces of change and seize new opportunities, we work to understand your needs and recruit dynamic front office and functional leaders.
- Banking & Markets
- Consumer Financial Services
- Investment Management
- Real Estate
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Talent is often cited as the single source of sustainable competitive advantage. Never has this been truer for the healthcare and life sciences industry. With healthcare reform, outcomes-based accountability, regulatory requirements, coordination of care, disruptive technologies, new life science discoveries and developments, and declining reimbursements, the market faces a period of unprecedented change and opportunity. This environment places a premium on leaders with new visions for innovation and growth that can rethink business models, motivate teams, drive transformations, navigate enterprise-wide complexity, develop new revenue models, and seize the challenge to drive transformative change.
- Consumer Health
- Drug Discovery & Development
- Healthcare Services
- Health Tech
- Life Sciences
- Medical Devices & Diagnostics
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Today’s industrial businesses realize that a great product, the right footprint, and the most efficient supply chain are not enough. Leadership is key to building sustainable competitive advantage in this complex global environment. Our team of industrial industry experts leverage an extensive network and comprehensive set of tools to connect you with winning talent – the versatile, creative, and proven leaders who skillfully navigate rapidly changing dynamics of globalization, emerging markets, mobility, technological innovation, natural resources, and environmental concerns.
- Aerospace & Defense
- Building Products
- Chemicals & Materials
- Industrial Goods
- Industrial Services
- Metals & Mining
- Paper & Packaging
- Transportation & Logistics
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Success in the private equity community is synonymous with value creation, driven by effective strategic planning and delivered through operational excellence. As the industry positions itself for continued growth, leaders who can accelerate performance amid expanding expectations for regulatory and operational risk management will be more important than ever. We are private equity specialists who provide a variety of pre- and post-deal services. These range from opportunity origination and people due diligence through to specific industry and company insight; management and leadership assessment; and the provision of operating executives and portfolio leadership teams. Above all, we leverage deep industry insight to connect private equity firms, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts, and venture capital firms with top-tier executives who understand today’s levers for value creation and think strategically about the industry’s emerging concerns. Our expertise spans diverse industries to deliver in-house and portfolio company leaders who will help our clients achieve their ultimate goal – a strong return on investment.
- Bolt-on Acquisition
- Carve-out & Divestiture
- High Growth Strategy
- Initial Public Offering
- International Expansion
- Turnaround & Restructuring
Social impact organizations, and their boards, face numerous 21st-century challenges: competition for funding, demand for greater transparency, improved efficiency, higher community engagement, and a shortage of talent. To drive sustainable impact, nonprofits require innovative leaders who can balance an understanding of philanthropy and social enterprise with the financial acumen and management skills that fuel success in the private sector. We intersect our vast network of nonprofit and cross-industry executives with our proven delivery model to identify transformational leaders that help organizations perform and make a meaningful difference.
- Culture & Arts
- Non-Profit & Philanthropy
Technology is transforming our world at a blazing pace. As new innovations deliver higher functionality at a lower cost, organizations and their customers can engage anywhere, anytime with unprecedented ease. Influential trends in artificial intelligence, cloud, cyber security, informatics, SaaS, and the like are redefining the skills and expertise needed to succeed. Expanding capabilities through executive talent is vital. We bring a nuanced understanding of the dynamics shaping leadership selection in this rapidly changing market, as these firms reinvent the way businesses and consumers around the globe leverage technology to grow faster and promote a better life.
- AI, Data, & Analytics
- Digital Infrastructure
- Systems & Devices
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