March 5, 2020 – 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.
Just recently, global executive search firm WittKieffer launched LeaderVerse, a suite of services and solutions combining market-leading executive assessment tools with enhanced leadership consulting capabilities.
In collaboration with international leadership evaluation and consulting firm CMA, LeaderVerse will offer WittKieffer clients innovative tools, proven methodologies and data-driven analysis of candidates to aid the pre- and post-hire phases of an executive search.
WittKieffer is committed to supporting an exceptionally comprehensive evaluation and leadership selection process, one that mitigates risks, improves decision-making and provides an essential foundation for a selected executive’s on-the-job success. LeaderVerse brings together the expertise of seasoned WittKieffer consultants, offering deep insight on individuals and organizations, with the objective, data-driven knowledge and interpretation of CMA staff psychologists. Together, they will deliver the following offerings: executive assessment with onboarding, executive onboarding premium, executive coaching and succession planning.
“WittKieffer has a strong tradition of process improvement and developing best practices,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of WittKieffer. “We are continually looking for ways to advance as a firm in how we serve clients and support executives across the industries we serve. This culture is the foundation on which LeaderVerse is built. Our commitment is to ensure that LeaderVerse brings our clients powerful data and insights by which they can make smart, informed decisions on leadership selection, onboarding, coaching and succession.”
Based in St. Louis, CMA boasts 20 licensed, Ph.D. psychologists and an array of best-in-class leadership assessment tools and methodologies to support its broad international clientele.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with WittKieffer,” said Terence Bostic, managing partner of CMA. “Both of our firms are leaders in their fields and boast cultures of excellence and client service. WittKieffer’s LeaderVerse services will leverage the insight of CMA’s experts to greatly enhance the executive hiring process, and also to support the long-term success of countless leaders and their organizations.”
“Assessing and nurturing the brightest executive talent starts with a new kind of strategic expertise,” said WittKeiffer. “LeaderVerse brings together the insights and expertise of WittKieffer with the tools and methodologies of CMA. Together, this provides exceptional judgment to mitigate risks and support the investment you make in your leaders.”
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“LeaderVerse allows organizations to tap into the expertise and insights of seasoned WittKieffer search consultants and CMA’s experienced psychologists,” the firm said. “This fusion of recruiting expertise, objective, science-based data assessment, and ongoing coaching delivers high-quality executives and a more robust leadership development and onboarding process.”
Delivering Top Results
WittKieffer, based in Oak Brook, IL, assists hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, medical schools and physician groups; biotech, pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device companies; colleges and universities and not-for-profit community service and cultural organizations with senior administrative recruiting assignments. With more than 100 search professionals nationwide, its consultants recruit CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CNOs, physician executives and other leaders.
Founded in 1975, CMA is an executive assessment, onboarding and coaching firm that employs a team of licensed Ph.D. psychologists who analyze and assess candidates and leaders using a comprehensive array of data and specialized tools. Its consultants have assisted organizations including Fortune 500 corporations, not-for-profits, family-owned business, and entrepreneurial organizations in multiple industries. The organization serves clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media