How We Work With You

​We partner with businesses to drive performance, accountability and execution for early change adoption, by providing integrated teams, a forward focused data lens, a suite of proprietary diagnostics, and standalone solutions.

We take a different approach because it is all about you, not us.  We provide 100% dedicated teams, combining subject matter expertise across multiple industry sectors (Gurus) with project management, implementation and executional excellence (Ninjas).  We get to simple first and help you succeed through innovation, excellence, service and a love of our customers and people.  Our customers are our obsession.

We do the right thing no matter what by living honestly and focusing on serving others.  We want to provide you with a balanced, realistic and resourceful approach and will execute like crazy to exceed your expectations.  We ask you to provide feedback on a regular basis so we can enhance our offerings to best support you.

FirstPerform Mission

FirstPerform exists for its customers with a shared goal of creating value, achieving accelerated growth and building a sustainable foundation.  We build relationships based on values and we live life through the windshield not the rear-view mirror.  We have positive competitive energy with a profound belief that nothing should get in the way of possibility.

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FirstPerform exists for its customers with a shared goal of creating value, achieving accelerated growth and building a sustainable foundation.

Solutions and Expertise

FirstPerform exists for you, our customers.  Using proven, data driven methodologies we help you build and accelerate growth in your business.  If you want to remain best in class or your business is acquiring, integrating, divesting, experiencing a turnaround or needs a strategic reboot, we’re here to help you achieve results.  Our value proposition will drive performance, accountability and execution in your business and minimize waste and disruption.  Learn more by contacting us today!
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News Briefings

CHROs and Their Teams Lag in Recession Preparedness

At a time in which many believe recession to be inevitable, chief human resources officers and their teams are ill-prepared for an economic downturn, according to a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates. The executive recruitment firm’s survey of 534 senior leaders at companies across the globe — including 148 CHROs — found that just

Caldwell Places Head of Investor Relations at White Rock Oil & Gas

Investor relations is a strategic management responsibility that is capable of integrating finance, communication, marketing and securities law compliance to enable the most effective two-way communication between a company, the financial community and other constituencies, which ultimately contributes to a company’s securities achieving fair valuation. With the growing importance of the IR role especially in private

ManpowerGroup Names Chief People and Culture Officer

As companies look to build internal brand awareness and set their sights on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, chief people officers are coming more into vogue. Recently, ManpowerGroup appointed former Molson Coors Brewing Co. veteran Michelle Nettles as chief people and culture officer. “Michelle is an impressive people leader with extensive experience in global HR

Gig Economy Continues to Grow at Blistering Speed

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

Press Releases

Watermark Search Release Interim Executive Annual Survey

Watermark is proud to produce Australia’s pre-eminent data on the interim executive marketplace for the ninth consecutive year. Our clients state this information is a key tool to help inform decisions about executive talent requirements. The trend continues where organisations are accessing talent in a more fluid and agile manner. They are seeing value in

Kensington International Sells its Career Transition and Leadership Development Business to Keystone Partners

Oak Brook, IL, July 18, 2019 – Kensington International Inc. announced that it sold its Career Transition and Leadership Development business operations to Keystone Partners, a founding partner of Career Partners International and a portfolio company of Silver Oak Services Partners LLC. Kensington International’s legacy Talent Management business consisting of three separate business units (Executive

Wilton & Bain Promote Zarina Contractor to Partner

LONDON, U.K., July 17, 2019 – Based in London, Zarina Contractor, co-leads the Technology and Consulting Practice. Gary Landes, Managing Partner in Search, says, “Congratulations to Zarina on her promotion to Partner at Wilton & Bain. Having joined Wilton & Bain as a fresh-faced graduate, Zarina has developed over the past 9 years into an

Michael Marrah, JD, Joins Quick Leonard Kieffer as Managing Partner

CHICAGO, July 8, 2019 — Mike brings a career of outstanding success in creating value for organizations by leveraging his legal, executive, and operational experience. He has demonstrated the ability – in both turnaround and stick-built environments – to put the right people in the right place at the right time to create an actionable purpose