Category: Rethinking Executive Search

When Should You Use an Executive Agent?

Melissa Henderson July 5, 2017
Mature woman using telephone at desk in office, smiling

Over eight years ago, while I was practicing retained executive search in a large firm and a boutique, it became clear to me that retained executive search is broken. On a daily basis, I was receiving calls and requests, asking if I could flip the retained search model.  Was there a better model? Well, I Read more…

Effective Networking for Introverts

Melissa Henderson June 28, 2017
Business colleagues smiling in meeting (focus on man in foreground)

I have written quite a few earlier posts regarding how to effectively build your network, but how do you network when you are an introvert?  While extroverts typically flourish and are energized by networking events, most introverts loath the idea of having to “work a room”.  From a borderline introvert/extrovert myself and running a business Read more…

Private Equity Recruitment and Placement: Is Traditional Search Broken?

Melissa Henderson June 21, 2017
Board of Directors

One value creation method private equity firms use to improve returns on companies they have invested in is operational engineering. Private equity firms seek executives with industry and operating track records to help add value to their portfolio companies. Traditionally they have relied on executive search firms to fill C suite positions albeit with mediocre Read more…