The Need

Hire an ‘air traffic controller’ for all project-staffing needs at this demanding and dynamic private equity firm. The brand new role required a special combination of skills: the ability to prioritize, allocate resources, cultivate an external network of experts, and maintain a sense of urgency – all with a managed ego.

The Strategy

Target candidates from management consulting and financial services who had handled internal staffing and serviced challenging clients.

The Twist

Our prior search work for McKinsey and BCG helped us quickly identify the unique profile required. We immediately called “the perfect fit candidate”—he met the client within one week of starting the search and the match was clear.

The Outcome

Within two weeks of starting the search, our client met the ‘perfect’ candidate along with four others and made their hire within the first month.