Veteran Recruiter Opens The Good Board

November 1, 2019 – The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Veteran search consultant Louise Gatenby has launched The Good Board to support the development of boards and leaders “who believe that sustainable success tomorrow must start with the way we lead businesses today.”

With 20 years of experience in leadership consultancy, including 15 leading the Orcid Partnership, Ms. Gatenby is deputy leader of the consumer and retail practice for IIC Partners. She is also co-founder of the Orcid Partnership. In addition, Ms. Gatenby is also a trustee of WeMindTheGap, an award-winning social mobility charity.

“The world is changing at an unprecedented rate and The Good Board is based on the belief that every business has the potential to take capitalism into the future through sustainable practices that seek to preserve humanity and the planet, whilst increasing business profitability,” the firm said.

The Good Board, which will be based in Chester and London, empowers businesses to appoint and develop the resilient, agile, purpose-driven leaders to build the successful, inclusive companies of tomorrow. Ms. Gatenby and her team also offers coaching and leadership services.

“I’ve been inspired over the years by leaders and organizations who are shaping their future in a positive and responsible way and I’m really excited that The Good Board will be totally focussed on helping those businesses to accelerate their progress towards a sustainable future,” said Ms. Gatenby. “We need diverse and effective boards and leaders with the courage to challenge the status quo if we are to create a viable future which brings the needs of our environment, societies, people and profit into balance.”

Open for Business

Over the past year, new recruiting firms have put out shingles around the world in a wide range of industries. Here’s a look at a recent sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Bernard Layton and J. James O’Malley have launched Comhar Partners. Comhar was formed to provide independent recruiting expertise in partnership with the firm’s clients to help solve their full spectrum talent management challenges. Comhar Partners, led by former Stanton Chase executives, was formed to focus on providing recruiting solutions in consumer products and services, education and non-profit, financial services, healthcare and life science, industrial, private equity, professional services and technology industries. The firm is headquartered in Chicago with specialized recruiting consultants based in seven offices across the country, including New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, South Florida and Mid-Atlantic, with additional offices to be announced in 2020.

Mary Lee Montague has announced the launch of Montague & Associates, a national firm based in Chicago that specializes in C-suite searches for non-profit organizations. “This is a pivotal time for the non-profit sector, which needs dynamic leaders just as critically as for-profit firms,” said Ms. Montague, an executive search professional for more than two decades.

Veteran search consultant Christopher Sheeron launched strategic advisory firm Grayson & Co. “I am thrilled to launch Grayson & Co. to provide a specialized toolkit for an array of organizations to address political uncertainty, corporate complexity and technological innovation,” said Mr. Sheeron.

Former Korn Ferry consultant Kyle Bowlsby has established Bowlsby Sports Advisors LLC, a full-service and integrated sports consulting firm. The company works side by side with clients to pair executive search and career development services. 

Morant Executive Search has been launched in Zurich by veteran search consultant Sabine Morant. The firm offers customized search solutions with a focus on identifying individuals with transformational skills. The firm combines the expertise gained from many years of experience.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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