June 28, 2018 – Investment management-focused executive search boutique Jamesbeck Global Partners has formed a partnership with Megan Staczek, who has nearly 25 years of experience as a leadership trainer, organization development consultant and executive coach.
Ms. Staczek’s expertise will enhance Jamesbeck’s offerings to clients, further bolstering its growing role as a beginning-to-end partner in human capital solutions, said the firm.
Ms. Staczek has worked in management development, executive coaching and leadership transitions for nearly 25 years, beginning in-house at financial firms including Allfirst Bank and T. Rowe Price. In 2004, she founded an executive coaching company, now Capacity Group, to enable the growth and development of leaders and teams.
In her new role, Ms. Staczek will focus on helping selected candidates more seamlessly integrate into the cultures of the organizations they join, said the firm. She will work with newly placed senior executives as well as their teams to create a strong support system, setting up those hires to succeed.
“This partnership with Megan is a game changer for our firm and will enable us to better serve our clients by offering complementary counsel to ensure positive outcomes,” said Melissa Norris, founding partner of the New York-based search firm. “Over the past several years, we have had the opportunity to get to know Megan and she is a fantastic cultural fit, sharing our dedication to our clients’ success.”
The investment management industry continues to bring new opportunities and challenges for candidates and hiring managers alike, which has created a stronger need for executive coaching to create and maintain a new vision for a changing environment. “Several macro, secular factors impacting this demand include the ability to prioritize goals and tasks in an increasingly fast-paced world with greater information flow, increasing use of technology in portfolio management and heightened demand for diversity in senior leadership,” the firm said.
According to Leadership IQ, nearly 50 percent of new leadership hires fail to meet expectations and bring added value to the business within the first 18 months. “Naturally, identifying and successfully transitioning new leadership members is a huge concern for corporate hirers and provides opportunities for smart executive recruiting firms,” said Ms. Staczek. “Jamesbeck has a strong brand in the market and is well received by some of the most successful investment managers in the market.”
Firms Offer More Services
Search firms continue to break into new areas, be it through acquisition, alliances or providing new services. It’s a trend being seen at both large recruiters and small boutiques as recruiters look to provide clients with services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. Here’s a look at a few examples taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Cleveland-based Direct Recruiters Inc. formed a partnership with PRADCO, a talent assessment, development and management company. The alliance with PRADCO will enable Direct Recruiters to provide clients with customized assessment solutions.
Fargo, ND-headquartered search firm Sagency acquired coaching firm Success Energetics and appointed its founder Brian Rinke as director. Mr. Rinke has over 26 years of corporate business experience and has served as an executive and leadership coach for over 10 years.
RSR Partners established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm.
Executive search firm Michael Kelly Associates (MKA) and Change, Development & Leadership Consulting (CDL) have formed a strategic partnership to focus on employee engagement to foster team building and a united corporate culture for maximum effectiveness. The alliance focuses not only on applying MKA’s knowledge of executive search, but also on …
Heidrick & Struggles recently formed its new business unit, Heidrick Consulting, bringing together a suite of offerings from its leadership consulting and culture shaping businesses. It offers leadership services in leadership assessment & development, organization & team effectiveness, and culture shaping, all as a full complement to its core executive search business.
ALSpective expanded with the addition of Juliane Nitsche and Michel Moutier as partners and advisors. The pair’s responsibilities include leadership consulting with a specialization in well-being & performance as well as strategy and board services with a new offering in change management.
Major, Lindsey & Africa recently launched a new service known as Legal Talent Management Consulting. Led by Miriam Frank, a partner and vice president, the offering provides lawyers and legal teams with customized consulting services designed to increase performance, productivity and engagement.
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