May 29, 2015 – Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has added Raj Das as partner and head of the firm’s digital recruiting practice in New York. Mr. Das brings more than 22 years of experience advising organizations on digital strategies. For the last 10 years he has focused exclusively on the creation and activation of digital assets and marketing channels for organizations faced with new data models and engagement paradigms. Prior to joining The Buffkin Group, Mr. Das founded POM Partners as a global digital media incubation and acceleration firm with expertise in the convergence of media and technology spaces. Prior to that, he headed up corporate development at R2i, a digital marketing agency.
“Raj is on the front lines of thought leadership on digital transformation, and we know he will be a valuable asset to the Buffkin team,” said Craig Buffkin, founder and managing partner. “His extensive background advising companies over the last decade in the digital ecosystem will be invaluable as we continue to provide our clients with excellent service, particularly in the evolving digital landscape.”
According to research by Hunt Scanlon, a number of leading search outfits have developed capabilities in the digital sector in just the last several years. Among the largest: Egon Zehnder, Spencer Stuart, and Russell Reynolds Associates now offer globally integrated digital recruiting platforms. Collectively, these three firms execute hundreds of digital search assignments annually. But small and mid-sized recruiting specialist boutiques, like Buffkin Group, are dedicating bigger parts of their business platforms to this burgeoning sector. In demand in 2015: digital visionaries to sit on corporate boards.
“Recruiting digital leaders is unquestionably the hottest recruiting mandate emerging for executive search consultants,” said Hunt Scanlon founding chairman Scott A. Scanlon. “The search for digital leaders highlights the value proposition of bringing in external search providers who can ferret out these highly sought after professionals who can inspire entire organizations in finding new and improved ways to succeed.”
The Buffkin Group is an executive search firm offering services in executive search, executive coaching, management assessment and executive outplacement.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media