The Blueridge Advisors difference lies in our investment of time at the beginning of each engagement to understand each client partner, its culture, its vision for the future and its own leadership needs. In order to build a profile to attract the right candidates for each search we develop an understanding of organizational dynamics and the deep assessment of the right talent characteristics required.
Case study: A national youth development organization CEO Search
We initiated an extensive interview process with the board, staff and other stakeholders to gain an understanding of the organization’s mission and what attracted everyone to the organization. We used this information to create a concrete description of the role and responsibilities of the CEO as well as convey what was compelling about the organization.
This process attracted a diverse group of highly qualified candidates.
The client felt confident in its ability to make a clear decision about hiring their next CEO after guiding candidates through interviews, conducting extensive analyses and assessments, and providing perspectives about potential fit.
What made the difference? As partners, we were able to gain a deep understanding of every aspect of the organization at the beginning of the search, and provided a perspective about areas of strength and for improvement. We also advised the board of each candidate’s strengths and growth areas. The client said, “The information and analysis you brought to the search process enabled us to make the right decision and move forward.”