Our firm has conducted a number of searches where our client was a search committee. Most times these search committee members are geographically dispersed and, in the case of not-for-profit clients, are volunteers rather than full time employees.
Some executive recruiters love to tell stories of search committees that don’t function well or, worse yet, end up with disastrous results. We have not had that experience—in fact, quite the opposite.
Each search committee ...
Can the Right Mix of Diplomas, Career Path and Life Experience Create the “Perfect” Corporate Leader?
As executive search consultants, we are tasked with finding chief executives with pedigrees that are indicative of success. This sounds simple enough, save for the fact that the backgrounds and career paths of proven CEOs are as varied as our clients’ definitions of said success.
Consider these examples: Indra Nooyi is an Indian-born American with a background in consulting. Jack Welch, the only child of a railroad conductor and homemaker, began his career as a ...
Kent Zimmermann is one of the leading strategy advisors to law firms in the United States. Last year, he advised on each of the three largest law firm mergers to close worldwide. He is currently advising multiple firms on active merger discussions, and he is also advising three Am Law 25 firms on firmwide strategy.
Given that the industry is in flux, we wanted to pull back the curtain to get some perspective from Kent ...
A Husband, Father and Executive Reflects on his Responsibilities to Women in his Family and the Workplace
To close out Women’s History Month, The Alexander Group asked permission to republish an article by Atul Saran. Mr. Saran is the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS). An earlier version of this article was first published for Emergent employees on March 9, 2018, the day after International Women’s Day.
Every year we recognize the United Nations Day for Women's Rights and ...