March 26, 2018 – Economic development consulting firm VisionFirst Advisors has formed an alliance with executive recruiters Logan Development Group. The partnership between the top-tier firms capitalizes on and expands the breadth of services offered across each company in talent acquisition, development and executive search.
VisionFirst, headed by CEO and founder Gray Swoope, is a customer-driven consulting firm that develops strategy, solves problems, and delivers results while mitigating risks and barriers. The VisionFirst team has experienced economic development from the perspective of the local community as well as that of the corporate client. It serves a wide range of clients in 22 states.
Logan Development Group is an executive recruiting firm with an emphasis on working with private sector, non-profit, healthcare, finance, construction, government, business services and technology. Led by CEO and founder Daniel Logan, the firm has built a solid platform of executive search experience in more than 30 states and 100 organizations.
Mr. Logan established the firm in 2010 while still serving as chief operating officer and partner of the PACE Group, a retained executive search firm with offices in Chicago, Mississippi and Texas. During his eight years with the PACE Group he conducted searches in healthcare, economic development, chamber of commerce, not-for-profit, government and various private sectors. Mr. Logan has a varied background with previous positions in manufacturing, politics, economic development and government.
“We know that finding the right talent is a key factor in organizational success,” said Mr. Swoope. “Working with Daniel will allow VisionFirst to provide our clients with a robust suite of services to find, hire, develop and retain the best leaders for their organizations and companies. We see this as another opportunity to provide a customized solution to our clients’ needs.”
“We are thrilled to partner with VisionFirst Advisors,” said Mr. Logan. “Their team of economic development professionals is one of the most respected in the country. This partnership will add a tremendous amount of value to our talent acquisition and executive search practices across a number of industries. VisionFirst’s client-driven culture mirrors ours and will allow us to help our clients be even more successful.”
Together, the firms are looking to provide a more comprehensive method to linking talent acquisition to the seamless implementation of strategy.
In recent months, a number of executive search firms have entered into new partnerships with a variety of companies. Here is a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon archives.
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 platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice.
Executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring. The collaboration comes as the $14 billion Pennsylvania-based company continues expanding in its local market, nationally and around the world.
Executive search firm Michael Kelly Associates and Change, Development & Leadership Consulting have formed a strategic partnership. The alliance focuses on applying MKA’s knowledge of executive search and enhancing culture through CDL Consulting’s leadership coaching and executive consultation to optimize effective engagement.
Kingfisher Talent, a Boston-based consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, and Virdis Group, global executive search specialists in the life science and healthcare sectors, have created an alliance that enables clients to leverage the expertise and reach of both organizations.
DHR International, Ogilvy & Mather and International Data Corporation launched a partnership to help their customers in the Asia-Pacific market overcome the challenges of digital disruption. Bringing together their respective expertise in recruitment, branding and IT advisory services, the firms seek to cut through the complexities of digital transformation.
Greenwood / Asher & Associates, a higher education-focused search firm, and the Devine Group, a behavioral assessment and development organization, formed a strategic alliance to integrate the science of predictive talent analytics into the executive search and leadership development. The partnership is designed to tailor an assessment to higher education position profiles.
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