June 4, 2018 – Vancouver-based recruitment company Goldbeck Recruiting has launched a retained executive search division. For almost 20 years, Goldbeck has been helping companies fill mid- to senior-level positions on a contingency recruitment basis, and has accepted clients on a retained executive search upon request.
“We have seen a rise in higher-level management placements over the past few years due to an increase in global recruitment and senior executives moving into retirement,” said Henry Goldbeck, president of Goldbeck Recruiting. “The launch of our retained executive search division allows us to meet the demands of our clients in a more structured and efficient manner.”
Goldbeck Recruiting plans to implement a unique fee structure in which the largest portion of the retained search fee is “success based.” This will be a benefit to clients, said the firm, putting greater emphasis on results as opposed to process as well as reducing the risks associated with typical retained fee structures.
“Executive recruitment is always a challenge for our clients,” Mr. Goldbeck said. “When a company undergoes leadership change, the period of transition or uncertainty can make the executive search process more difficult than a typical employee turnover. Goldbeck Recruiting understands that searching for executive management must be handled delicately and pragmatically.”
The executive search division focuses on permanent placements for: CEO, CMO, CFO, president, VP, general manager, director and senior executive management roles. It focuses on search for the following industries: automation, construction, mining exploration, chemical operations, real estate, import-export, metals fabrication, oil & petroleum, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, information technology, electronics, executive search, FMCG and medical/ pharmaceutical.
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Over the past year, a number of other organizations have expanded into retained executive search as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media Archives:
U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has formed a new executive search subsidiary, Portman Partners, to focus on C-level leadership and senior executive roles within the datacenter industry worldwide. “This is a new chapter in the growth of the firm” said Peter Hannaford, founder of Datacenter People.
Partners in Human Resources International (Partners International), a New York City-based provider of career transition services, executive coaching and talent consulting, has formed an executive search practice. Peter Movesian has joined the firm as senior vice president of executive search and will lead the new division.
The Medicus Firm, which specializes in permanent placement of physicians has created a physician executive recruiting division. The firm has conducted physician executive level searches for several years on a smaller scale, which was largely driven by established clients within the firm’s private practice sector.
AMM Communications, a St. Louis-based public relations, communications skills training and marketing firm, launched an executive search division to help clients identify talent for management positions in sales, business development, marketing, finance, accounting and operations. Ed Mayuga will manage the new division while overseeing the talent acquisition process.
U.K.-headquartered recruiting company TeamJobs appointed search veteran Sally Bennett to head its new executive search division. Ms. Bennett, a former executive recruitment director with 13 years of industry experience, will spearhead the firm’s advance into executive recruitment, sourcing candidates from senior manager to board level.
Irvine, CA-based professional services firm GPG Advisers appointed Bernie Ocampo as a managing director and leader of its newly-established executive search platform. Mr. Ocampo has nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate and alternative investment industries. He previously served as principal of ELEOS Group, a boutique executive search and consulting firm.
U.K. recruitment solutions provider Acorn strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors and executive & non-executive board members.
i4cp, a network of HR and business professionals, added Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who has a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media