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Focus CEO Hiring - Testimonials from our clients and placed CEOs
Our placed CEOs
My whole experience with CEO Worldwide & Female Executive Search has been very positive. Through their network I have secured a highly interesting CEO role, working in Switzerland in the Artificial Intelligence sector. Initially secured as an 6-month interim to permanent CEO assignment opportunity, this has now been made a permanent role. For companies wishing to attract diverse talent - and to tap into a new pool of international candidates - I'd highly recommend working with CEO Worldwide & Female Executive Search. Whilst for candidates, this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills and be considered for a range of international positions.
CEO Worldwide is an outstanding international executive search company. I was headhunted for a CEO role, I would consider this as the best career move I have ever made! Professional, thorough and consistently going the extra mile are but just a few reasons that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend CEO Worldwide when recruiting new senior executives or indeed for anyone looking for a new career change.
CEO Worldwide contacted me about a challenging CEO role within a family company that manufactures Aroma Chemicals for the Fragrance & Flavor Industries. The company is the largest manufacturer of Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol (PEA) in India and the 2nd largest in the world. There were looking for a CEO to secure the fast growth of the business and lead it to further expansion.
With my experience scaling up both family businesses and multinationals, this opportunity was a perfect match for me to consider - even though I wasn't actively seeking a new opportunity. CEO Worldwide were comprehensively involved in the hiring process from beginning to end, to ensure a smooth process with no pressure at any point. Now that's unique!
I have enjoyed working with CEO Worldwide during the process and negotiations for my employment as Joint Venture Director for Emsland starke GmbH, based in Turkey (Izmir). I think CEO Worldwide has a candidates pre-certification process which has enabled them, in few days, to identify and propose my profile to Emsland for this position. They have been consistently supportive throughout the process and found the right arguments for me to take this new challenge from my position at that time. My meetings and communications with Emsland were organized without a flaw. In short, I would like to work with CEO Worldwide again in the future.
Jean Marie, CEO
CEO Worldwide phone call was the first step of a new exciting challenge in Medical Devices Industry Thanks to their real professionalism and efficiency to organize all the recruitment process.
In respect of the temporary assignment as Interim CEO Addis UK (Subsidiary
of Emsa Germany), I certify that CEO Worldwide has been first class business
partner showing considerable skills in supporting my mission in a challenging
and fast developing environment.
Here is my valuation of CEO Worldwide Management on demand value proposition in the following specific phases, before and during the given assignment:
• Assignment Brief, terms of reference and pre interview preparation
First class briefing written and verbal, excellent grasp of clients requirement.
• Interview process and engagement negotiations
Excellent interview, subsequent communications and negotiation skills in the mediation of positions and adjusting expectations towards agreement re fees and conditions.
• Support in initial mid and final stages of assignment
CEO Worldwide paid particular attention to frequent and in depth communications, discussing the challenges openly and recommending positive and intelligent approaches and solutions.
• Payment within terms and administration
All payments made in line with contractual agreements and administration of international fund transfers efficient and accurate.
Per H. Dybwad, Chairman
CEO Worldwide helped us recruit an excellent interim CEO on short notice and the best testament I can give to the quality of CEO Worldwide's work is that we hired her without hesitation at the end of the interim period.
Shivraj Patel, Director & Board Member
From the first conference with the CEO Worldwide team, the transparency and enthusiasm shown by them to help us find a CEO was enough for us to conclude that they were the right partners for us. We are a niche small scale industry due to which our requirements were very specific. The tremendous detail to specification that the CEO Worldwide team got into led them to giving us 4 top candidates which made it very difficult for us to single out a candidate, which is always a good thing. We again thank CEO Worldwide for the quick responses and their transparent approach.
Franz-Jörg Wulf, Managing Director
We approached CEO Worldwide to assist us in filling the position for an interim CEO at Addis, our subsidiary in the UK. Within a few days we received a detailed mandate, including all necessary contractual agreements. Two weeks after signing the search Agreement, I received first CVs and was able to define a short list of candidates. A personal interview session was coordinated by CEO Worldwide in London with the four candidates of my choice.
The required negotiation was successfully completed and I was able to make a final decision for the candidate of my choice who started his assignment less than one month after contacting CEO Worldwide.
The CEO Worldwide procedure was totally transparent, whilst giving me the flexibility in the decision making process I am accustomed to. All was supported by utmost professionalism and a high degree of reactivity to my full satisfaction.
Tim Allen, Divisional CEO (Europe) of Deloro Stellite Group
We contacted CEO Worldwide further to the recommendation of our new CEO, who had used CEO Worldwide's service successfully in the past. Our French subsidiary, which is specialized in the conception and manufacturing of alloy, needed a new Managing Director to lead its complete restructuration.
CEO Worldwide could maximize the use of the scarce time for this permanent recruitment by proposing a selection of pre-certified candidates within a very short time frame, who matched best our requirements in terms of experience (all candidates needed a track record of P&L experience of 50M€ in a production sector similar to our subsidiary).
Within 3 weeks we could choose two candidates among the presented profiles. Just one month after the signature of the mandate with CEO Worldwide, we could hire our new Managing Director. CEO Worldwide’s reactivity and their operational comprehension of our requirements were amongst others, two essential qualities to fulfill this very urgent mission.
Satish Godase, International Business Board Director
We contacted the international executive recruitment firm CEO Worldwide as we were looking to recruit our new CEO to accelerate our next phase of growth in India. In terms of experience I have found CEO Worldwide has:
- high professionalism, effectiveness, transparency and flexibility in their process,
- understanding of the required skills for the position,
- data base of quality candidates, they ultimately presented required resume in a very short time (less than 10 days!)
From the initial briefing call to the placement of our CEO, CEO Worldwide spent the necessary time to our satisfaction!
Highly impressed with all aspects of the recruitment process, I strongly recommend CEO Worldwide for any executive recruitment needs in India.
Ravi Nangia, Managing Director & Founder
Finding a CEO for our fast growing family business was a big challenge. We're the largest manufacturer of Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol (PEA) in India and the 2nd largest manufacturer in the world. So finding a candidate who possesses the combination of skills and experience necessary to lead an organization of this type and propel it to higher levels was no small challenge. Both the board and I were impressed with CEO Worldwide and how they helped us to find and recruit the right CEO. The highly experienced and accomplished pool of candidates they proposed to us in a short space of time was critical to our successful outcome.
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a timely professional matching process to identify and present the right international executives with relevant local expertise amongst our interim managers, executives, and executive investors.
a unique cross-border reactivity with a first selection of international executives submitted to our clients in less than 10 days through an executive search amongst our executives and interim managers.
for any executive recruitment, the clients have the flexibility either to sign a few months interim management agreement or to hire directly our vetted executives for a permanent position.
100% success fees based on executive recruitment closing. A fixed recruitment fee specific by region and unique for any salary. No retained fees. No exclusivity.