OUR KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM
We have created a knowledge platform of executives that boasts both quantitative metrics and an assessment of their qualitative experiences and competencies. It is the basis for every project we undertake. This cutting-edge knowledge will transform the way executive search is done with our clients, bringing a new level of transparency to the process.
WHAT’S HOT NOW AT MONTAROSA
Private Equity and Alternative Investments:
Our team has been a part of building a successful private equity and alternative investments practice at a leading executive search firm. Our knowledge of talent in private equity around the globe runs quite deep, based on current and past client work placing investment professionals and advising on leadership succession issues.
Special feature: Click here to read “3i Group’s Perspective on Growth Capital” (see page 24), an interview with 3i Chairman and Managing Partner Robert V. Stefanowski. Conducted at a recent Argyle Executive Forum by MontaRosa’s Kelvin Thompson, the transcript appears in Capital IQ’s September 2009 Monthly Market Observations.
This is an especially difficult time for financial services organizations and their human capital needs. Leaders of financial services companies are faced with more government intervention, uncertain revenues, shareholder activism and employees worried about their jobs. This is when strong and proven leadership experience is needed the most.
Our experience in financial services, including asset and wealth management, and the field of talent management is built upon more than twenty years in executive search and leadership consulting. We pride ourselves on knowing the proven and experienced leaders – as well as the up-and-coming talent – in this sector around the globe. We seek to be a part of the solution for this current leadership void in financial services.
Our expertise in consulting with distressed companies speaks for itself, thanks in part to our robust knowledge platform and performance metrics system. We are happy to provide a list of clients who have been happy with how we have helped them approach leadership challenges and solutions in distressed environments. Reorganizations, for instance.
Given the current state of the global economy, distressed investing is more popular than ever, with attractive long-term returns and limited downside risk. Our clients – both the companies themselves as well as private equity investors – seek new leaders when investing in distressed companies because those companies may need different types of executives in good times versus bad. Distressed companies need leaders who provide a calming influence, but who also implement cost management, make hard decisions and inspire – despite hard times.
Emerging markets around the globe are some of the only economies still consistently growing. According to our private equity clients, and through our research, we see this as a trend that will continue in the medium and long term. Not only are the returns on investment in emerging markets proving worthwhile, investments there do not rely on debt so it can be a good vehicle for deal flow in this marketplace.
As we work with our private equity clients on leadership succession in emerging markets, we are finding not only that this sector expertise continues to grow but also that regional expertise is transforming into global emerging markets expertise. We know this global talent well. This is good news for our clients who have a global focus and who want the best leadership and returns in emerging markets going forward.
Boards of Directors:
Boards are facing a major transformation given the troubled state of the global marketplace. The days of the rubber stamp are gone. To make a positive impact in these complex times, a conscientious board member must choose carefully which board seats on which to focus – and perhaps give up the rest. We believe in directors who are actively involved in decision-making and driving results for their respective companies.
Chief Sustainability Officers:
MontaRosa specializes in recruiting the best CSOs around the globe through our Sustainability Practice. Our depth of team expertise and long-term engagement in the area of business-driven sustainability advantage gives us unique knowledge of, and access to, the globe’s top business sustainability leadership.
With the business case becoming clear, leading companies are positioning sustainability as core to business strategy rather than a peripheral bolt-on. This central strategic role requires new, more senior leadership, with skill sets from non-traditional backgrounds to complement proven business leadership skills. We help you find those leaders.
Our research provides a deep knowledge base of what “excellent” looks like for value-driving sustainability officers and includes measurements for their success. Further, we have identified the next generation of up-and-coming leaders in this function.
Because of our deep knowledge of the various business-driven strategic plays for sustainability – improving top and bottom line growth, enhancing reputation and brand, managing regulation advantage, fostering innovation, engaging employees, and mitigating risk – we help our clients tightly define a role according to the nuances of their particular business strategy and then quickly find exactly the right leader for their particular need.
With the growing BRIC economies there are numerous factors helping thrust sustainability issues to the forefront, including resource competition, climate change and energy security legislation, ecosystem overstretch, digitized, global transparency via mobile and net tools, activist citizenry and NGOs, sustainability-demanding private and public procurers, and shifting consumer sentiment. As these factors begin to coalesce, 21st century businesses are finding sustainability issues shooting to the top of the CEO’s agenda.
Hiring a good CSO – who reports directly to the CEO or one level down – is one way to systematically exploit, integrate and embed both the opportunity-seizing and risk-managing aspects of this new 21st century business context across all functions.
We look forward to working with our clients in the new sustainability arena, helping them develop an expanded vision that inspires employees, customers, shareholders and beyond as they responsibly steward both long term shareholder value and even longer term planetary health.