The rapid pace of change confronting small medium enterprises has heightened the need for leaders and increases scrutiny on boards to select high-impact directors. Executive Search is our primary area of service to our clients where we help to find the best people and build successful management teams. With this quality aspect taken into consideration we recruit board members and board chairs as well. It’s our broad network of exceptional people that ensures we connect the person best suited to what a role will demand today and tomorrow.
We find directors who go beyond asking probing, penetrating questions—and advise boards on how to work most effectively as a team and with executive management. With greater regulatory scrutiny and raised expectations regarding risk management, most companies are looking for the board to offer more than compliance oversight. Directors need to be able to advise CEOs on the substance of strategic decisions, providing thoughtful, actionable guidance on how to effectively translate strategy into action. The best directors ask probing, penetrating questions and, when necessary, act when the standards of governance and fiduciary responsibility require intervention.
We recruit chairs who own and embrace an active leadership role in guiding the CEO. Board chairs face pressure to instill a culture in the boardroom that is necessary for the board to be a true strategic asset for the CEO, management and shareholders. The chairman establishes expectations of the current CEO, plays an active role in CEO succession planning, and serves as a critical mentor and advisor to the CEO. Chairmen also proactively seek to build professional relationships with the management team.