May 15, 2018 – London-based financial services search firm Per Ardua Associates has added a new consulting business, Pantheon Leadership Consulting, joining a long and growing list of search firms moving into the leadership advice space. Jennifer Jones will be assisting the lead team at Per Ardua in putting together the new leadership consulting operation. Offerings will include coaching, mentoring, executive on-boarding and a set of world-class diagnostics.
“They will create an offering which surpasses client expectations and which are delivered exceptionally,” the firm said. “This will be done opportunity by opportunity, well-resourced by high quality individuals. The aim is to get it right slowly, outperforming client expectations.”
Per Ardua Associates, led by chief executive Simon Hearn, specializes in the financial services sector. It provides a highly focused recruitment service at the board and senior executive level, including market feedback, competitor intelligence surveys and views on organizations.
Firms Expanding Into New Areas
Search firms continue to break into new areas, be it through acquisition, alliances or providing new services. It’s a trend that’s playing out with both large agencies and small boutiques as recruiters look to provide clients with services for identifying, assessing, onboarding and retaining senior-level talent.
Here’s a look at some examples taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Isaacson, Miller and CFAR, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy and organizational development for high-performance organizations, have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership aims to achieve the firms’ shared goal of helping organizations achieve excellence in their leadership, maximize opportunities and minimize risks during important transitions.
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. MKA is a provider of executive search, corporate governance consulting and leadership services to leading corporations.
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.
Odgers Berndtson expanded its leadership practice to include executive and team leadership assessment, coaching and onboarding. Organizational psychologist Dr. Robert Satterwhite is spearheading the new effort. Dr. Satterwhite has extensive experience designing and delivering robust assessments for measuring executives’ potential, readiness and fit.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media