Now they also invest! Manager-Investors ready to take up new challenges
Press Release - 20 May 2008
Now they also invest!
Manager-Investors ready to take up new challenges. CEO Worldwide, the creator of Management on Demand innovates yet again the executive recruitment business with a new, unique concept: Managers who are interested in investing into their next company bring a total potential investment power of 108 Millions to the recruitment agency.
CEO Worldwide, an innovative player in the international executive recruitment market with a manager pool of over 6240 iCEO certified top executives completes its service portfolio. A group of managers who wish to combine their next professional assignment with a significant personal investment between 100.000 and several Millions brings a high level of added value to Start Ups, SMEs, VCs and specialist M&A firms.
An offer tailored to the needs of companies in a phase of development.
Specially devised for companies in a phase of development, this new approach responds to two substantial needs:
- to recruit a highly performing manager
- to speed up the development through a cash injection
Linking recruitment and investment for the first time, CEO Worldwide offers a particular advantageous and reassuring approach. To recruit a manager who is ready to invest his managerial know how and his personal fund in the company he joins guarantees to both parties a total convergence of interests.
In some cases, taking a stake in the capital of the company can lead to a buy out of the company by the investing manager. An interesting scenario for markets with a high buy out potential; for example nearly 900.000 SMEs will be for sale over the next 10 years in France.
Zoom sur les Cadres Dirigeants Investisseurs
To start this service, CEO Worldwide has over 247 certified Manager-Investors with a total investment potential of 108 Millions, thus an average of 440.000 at its disposal.
Top 5 by Country Top 5 by Sector Top 5 by Function (number of iCEOs) (percentage of iCEOs) France 80 E-commerce/Internet Président 36% UK 24 Software CEO 33% Netherlands 17 IT VP Sales & Marketing 11% Italy 11 Other Industries CFO 10% Switzerland 10 Consumer Goods VP Business Development 5%
Distribution of investment targets
From 100.000 to 250 000 76.1% From 250.000 to 500.000 15.8% From 500.000 to 1 Million 3.6% Above 1 Million 4.5%
Le Management on Demand - what does it stand for?
This unique HR solution allows satisfying the needs of companies in terms of temporary or permanent recruitment on a national and international level within a very short time frame. Giving access to a daily growing and updated manager pool, CEO Worldwide responds to the strong demand of companies for special know how, flexibility and reactivity and presents suitable candidates from its manager pool to its clients within one week. Using traditional executive recruitment agencies (head hunter, etc.) this process can take weeks or even months.
The three main differentiators of CEO Worldwide:
- Timing: The client receives a first selection of candidates within one week and can recruit the final candidate within two to three weeks in any chosen country.
- Contractual flexibility: CEO Worldwide offers a service contract for interim management assignments, including an option to turn the interim period into a permanent recruitment with a notice period of seven days. Alternatively, the candidate can directly recruit the manager on a permanent basis.
- Cost: CEO Worldwide works on a success fee base only. Fees only apply when a manager has been selected for interview and recruited in contrast to many head hunter agencies that ask for upfront payments.
This method can also reduce the risks and investments linked to the classic recruitment costs with the guarantee to get entrepreneurial competence and experience with knowledge of the local economic tissue (environment).
About CEO Worldwide (www.ceo-worldwide.com)
CEO Worldwide's solution Management on demand creates a new environment, that enables a flexible and reactive cooperation between companies, share holders and top executives in an international context. CEO Worldwide offers top executive recruitment solutions, holding a pool of over 6 240 iCEO certified top executives available with a minimum of 15 years of professional experience, covering 165 countries in Europe, Asia and the US. The recruitment process takes about three weeks, the executives can be contracted on a permanent or temporary basis.