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International Executive Search: Approach

CEO Worldwide, founded 2001 in France by Patrick Mataix offers Management on Demand™, the one stop shopping service for executive placements worldwide, a unique blend of interim management and international executive search dedicated to supporting the globalization of businesses.

Featuring a high level of flexibility and reactivity, our executive search is perfectly tailored to the modern day constraints on most companies, using vetted local competence to minimize the indirect hiring cost while accelerating the operational return.

The service includes interim management assignments, permanent executive placements and the recruitment of iCEO Investors, executives who are ready to invest into the company where they are taking up their next executive position. Drawing from its pool of over 24,400 pre-vetted executives, each with a proven entrepreneurial profile, and being part of an established local business network, our local partners are able to select and introduce the right managers for any assignment or permanent position within a few days.

The management board: multi-cultural, C-level and entrepreneur experience

Our management board brings many years of recruiting experience across four continents. While the overall group is being managed by its founder and CEO Patrick Mataix, the local executive recruitment agencies are managed by international executive search experts and entrepreneurs. The management board works closely together to ensure a global, cross-border service to its clients. The secret of the success is the combination of centralized and global strategy management and decentralized, local operational management.

24,434 international executives covering 183 countries

Since 2001, we received more than 105,780 applications and have selected and vetted more than 24,400 executives covering 183 countries. The vetting process is run 100% in English and is entirely managed by our centralized, internal HR department. It includes CV screening, application form completion, checking two references and individual interviews relating to specific executive recruitment offers.

The main selection criteria are:

  • Successful entrepreneurial and managerial track record
  • Minimum of 10 - 15 years professional and international experience
  • Highly educated often with MBA or PHD qualification
  • Fluent in English and another language
  • Sharing CEO Worldwide's values and vision

Our promise of a flexible solution tailored to your executive recruitment needs

Our value proposal - what makes us different from other executive recruitment and headhunting companies?
We have a number of differentiators that will help you to choose us as your partner for any executive search.

  • Reactivity: We promise to present to you a suitable selection of executives for your open positions within one week from your initial enquiry.
  • Flexibility: You can choose between interim manager or permanent executive placement, and you can turn any interim assignment into a permanent contract at any time.
  • International reach: Our CEO Database covers 180 countries and we have offices in four continents, bringing local competence to its international scope.
  • Investment potential: Our special program iCEO Investors brings executive managers with investment potential together with companies in need of executive talent and supplementary funding - a unique proposition in the world of international executive search.
  • Cost transparency and low risk: Compared to most international executive search firms and headhunting sites, we give a clear view of all costs involved in the executive recruitment process and work on a success fee only basis.

Our mission - international executive search with a high standard

We aim to revolutionize the international executive search and recruitment business introducing Management on Demand™, an intelligent combination of interim management and permanent executive placement worldwide.

Together with its global partner network, CEO Worldwide wants to become a leader in international executive search, offering worldwide a fast, flexible and reliable service. CEO Worldwide strives to be renowned for its professionalism, fairness and transparency, setting a global standard in working in the executive recruitment and human resources field.

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Professional Matching

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.

Fast Selection

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.

Contractual Flexibility

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.

Competitive Fees

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.