A Northwestern multi-office Retirement company found itself looking into the not-so-distant future where the CEO would be seeking to retire himself. A new President had to be found now and prepared for the eventual takeover of this 100-person firm in a few years’ time.
Initially managing an office of 20, the new hire would require the Senior actuarial skills to do the job needed now while also possessing the leadership skills and passion to lead this growing organization of over 100 employees that prided itself on a ‘no policy’ culture.
Before Rhodes Wolfe got involved an offer was made and the candidate ‘no-showed’ for the start of this high-level role. Devasting for any search but especially troubling for this leadership position. The firm needed a hire, fast.
After an extensive intake call, Rhodes Wolfe immediately implemented a national search to find the rare matches to both the technical skills required along with the leadership qualities that eventually would be most important. We began both extensive cold outreach and advertising across the US for this senior role. Given the extremely specific requirements for this role, cold outreach was expected to be the most effective effort.
Cold outreach to passive candidates led to several candidates being presented and the actual hire was identified and presented in less than two months from the intake call.
We help our clients get talent with our focus on alignment through custom-built searches, pay-you-if-the-search-fails guarantee, and 15-month placement backing. If you need a true partner to work on your search, contact us.
FROM THE SEARCH CONSULTANT
Often cold outreach represents a small portion of candidates in each search – this one was interesting because it represented 100% of candidates who got an offer or would have had the ultimate hire declined his.
Region: Northwest US
Role: Senior Actuary
We Pay You! If we don’t fill the role
Placement Guarantee 15-months