For an environmental construction and design firm with 165 offices around the globe and 8,000 employees, a Board Member can have a significant impact throughout all levels of the company. The Board Members of a company can seem fairly innocuous; after all, these supervisors generally only meet a handful of times over a year. However, the trickle-down effect of an outstanding Board that aligns with the values and purpose of the company amplifies the influence of the CEO and the surrounding C-suite throughout the company. On the flip side, toxic Board Members can be harmful to the operations and culture of the organization. Identifying Board Members that fit is critical to ensuring long-term success through thoughtful advising and experience.

This complex, international, search began in December and concluded 4 months later in April. To commence the search, TRANSEARCH consultants from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom met with the Board's hiring committee to understand the background and personality of the ideal candidate. Candidates from 9 countries were targeted and contacted, with nearly 150 executives reached before finally identifying the eventual. The client reviewed 7 top candidates, and the top 2 were identified for further discussion. One particular candidate was the front-runner due to his extensive experience leading international firms in the construction and natural resources space, whereas the other candidate was largely US-based. The front-runner was ultimately selected by the client and will serve on the Board of Directors.

This multinational firm selected our team because of the consultant's deep expertise in the industry, the TRANSEARCH Orxestra Method that ensures proper alignment in competencies and values, and the partner relationship with the consultant. Previous searches for the current CEO and CHRO were highly successful, so the relationship enabled our leadership consultants to deeply understand the personalities, values, goals, and nuances of the client. This ultimately results in higher quality assessment and recommendation.