Winning Strategies and Proven Results

Success stories

  • Retained by a private equity firm to recruit a CEO for an under-performing manufacturing business. The business was turned around and went through a successful sale to a strategic buyer in eighteen months.
  • Retained by the Board to recruit a CEO for an ESOP that experienced chronic cyclical swings in its business. The new CEO developed a winning strategy, restructured the management team and achieved a 30% increase in value of the business within two years.
  • Worked with the Board and management team to develop the strategy, restructure the organization and upgrade the new product development process for an under-performing business. The investment was successfully exited within two years.
  • Assessment of an acquisition target uncovered a previously unknown engineering risk that materially impacted the valuation.
  • “Pre-referenced” senior executive candidates resulting in clients avoiding poor hiring decisions.
  • Two COO placements were elevated to CEO in less than nine months.
  • Senior VP of Sales and Marketing promoted to President within two years.

Client Testimonials

“If I were asked if I knew a pro search consultant, it is your name that will immediately come to mind. Not only a pro, the best I have encountered.”

– Outside Director, retired Fortune 50 Corporate Officer

“Give him all he needs, he is the best I have seen.”

– Head of middle market private equity firm

“The CEO you placed is the best in our portfolio.”

– Multiple private equity clients

“Unique ability to recruit highly qualified CFO candidates from leading public firms that work well in a private firm environment and are able to introduce large company process and discipline.”

– Outside Director

“Provides value far beyond a typical search consultant.”

– Private equity firm partner regarding search work

“Not sure how he does it, but he is able to uncover useful information not revealed in other aspects of the due diligence process.”

– Private equity firm partner regarding assessment work

“We waited too long to make a decision on leadership. Don brought clarity to the situation which drove our final decision.”

– Private equity firm partner

“Identified weaknesses in product development process which threatened the future of the company.”

– Private equity firm partner