There are four distinct periods in the Protégé Search process.
We augment our search process with two critical aspects of client stewardship. First, we communicate, and then communicate, and then communicate some more. Second, we tailor the search process to the unique needs of each client assignment – whether it’s candidate case study assignments, benchmarking an internal candidate against the market, more extensive referencing, or intensive, customized coaching.
Understanding Your Needs
We partner with you to understand the context for the hire, the uniqueness of your organizational culture, and the specific competencies and attributes the successful candidate should possess. We write a detailed position description and provide an early preview of the candidate market.
Sourcing the Market
We tap into our extensive networks and apply rigorous research methodologies to find the true superstars in the market. We set up periodic check-ins to ensure client satisfaction with the competencies, compensation, and culture fit within the candidate slate.
Evaluating the Slate
We collaborate with clients to organize interviews and evaluate feedback from the internal interview team. We prioritize candidates for the first and second round interviews and, on occasion, help to develop case study assignments for finalist candidates.
Selecting and Coaching the Finalist
We support our clients through the final stage of the search process and beyond. We negotiate the offer, check references, and with your guidance, provide executive coaching over the first 90 days of the executive’s tenure. Our last retainer is paid when the candidate accepts the offer.
At Protégé Search we recruit C-suite leaders and their direct reports. In some cases we recruit Vice President and Senior Director candidates for dynamic and complex roles.
We can recruit outstanding diverse talent for mission critical roles across your management team, including, but not limited to, the following roles:
Board of Directors
President & CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Communications Officer
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Head of Social Impact
Chief Information Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Content Officer