A European, privately-held, global investment firm recently retained TRANSEARCH to find a Vice President of Engineering and Architecture. The Vice President oversees the physical structures of iconic real estate investment properties across five major US cities. The executive reports directly to the President of the group and manages building operations and capital improvements. With greater than a $20M annual budget, the role’s focus includes enhancing the aesthetics, energy efficiency, and long-term sustainability at properties.

One of Engineering News-Record’s top contractors retained TRANSEARCH to recruit and hire one of its most senior corporate executives. The new Executive Vice President (EVP) would oversee more than $5 billion in top line revenue. Areas of oversight and focus included company and business strategy, risk management, and operating improvements such as safety, sales, talent management, and top and bottom line growth.

Your business turnaround is underway…

  • You have defined the problem.
  • You are working on the plan.
  • Now, you need the right people who are capable and want to implement the plan.

In every turnaround I worked on, the “wrong people” were let go, quickly but fairly and with dignity. In truth, they were below “B” players and should have been let go years earlier. They were the people who just did not get it. They were people who could not implement the plan. And they were the people who did not want to implement the plan.

Transcript from the BlueSteps #ExecCareer Chat, “Networking with Executive Recruiters” featuring Chris Swan  from TRANSEARCH USA.

TRANSEARCH was selected by the owners of a small, privately held client to conduct the most significant executive search it had ever undertaken. The owners, three brothers who founded the company decades ago, were all either in or near retirement. 

Product development planning is never finished. It’s iterative, continuous. It starts small, develops, changes, and grows. It is in constant motion.

As a 21st-century digital business creating new products, when do you know that you’re taking care of a living organism that needs constant attention? It may take time, but the sooner you realize it the better.

SHRM #Nextchat RECAP: HR’s Role in Organizational Design

In case you missed this informative tweet chat live, you can read all the tweets here!

TRANSEARCH International has placed Bob Kennedy as Vice President of Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), an Intertek company. The TRANSEARCH team was led by Chris Swan as the firm’s global practice leader in Engineering and Construction. PSI is a $300 million engineering and testing firm that provides integrated quality assurance services across a range of disciplines within the construction market