“I hire people brighter than me – and then I get out of their way.”
Retained Executive Search Firm
You have been reading about the top retained executive search firms with reason, otherwise you would simply hire a contingent search firm and hope they give you enough dedicated time to make your executive search successful.
Retained executive search has its place within the search market, and those reasons typically are: absolute discreetness, time sensitivity, or the strong desire to make a top 5% hire.
Contingent executive search works well for many situations but when considering the 3 factors listed above, either by a single one or a mix of, your company needs a top retained search firm. You’re also seeking out a boutique retained search firm for reasons such as:
Why Partner With The JMJ Phillip Retained Search
- Retaining the top 1% of Executive Search Consultants
- Skin in the game with the firm’s founder consulting on your project
- Access to our deep, national executive relationships
- High level of customer service around the clock
- In-house research team to drive candidate flow
Not only will you have the team that built the JMJ Phillip Portfolio of Companies from scratch consulting on your search project, you also get access to our Executive Career Management Agency.
Every retained executive search consultant will talk about their database and rolodex, but those are all worthless without having close relationships. With the ECM Agency, we not only have access to executives as our own personal referral network, but we have the relationships, which is the only thing that matters in the retained executive search business.
Fact: Contingent recruiters can juggle as many as 15 different searches at once where as retained executive recruiters often only handle 1 or 2 concurrently along with the strong backing of an in-house research team.
When Do You Need A Retained Search Firm?
- Time is a factor and you need to make a hire ASAP
- The Board, PE Firm or Family requires no insider hires
- Making a strategic hire in sales, engineering or technology
- Discreet replacement of incumbent executives and professionals
- Succession Planning + Retained Search to maintain investor confidence
- When you need to make a top 5% hire with no sacrifices
Discreet Retained Executive Search
When no one else can know, how do you execute a discreet search?
Discreet Senior-Level and C-Suite assignments are typically the most interesting and complex retained executive searches. Executives and board members from around the world have trusted JMJ Phillip to execute retained executive search projects in complete confidentiality.
Special measures are taken to ensure information is well protected within our retained executive search group. This is the time for a retained search where you want to partner with a single trusted advisor rather than have contingent recruiters blasting your information all over the internet.
When working with The JMJ Phillip Group for discreet retained search services, the only time the public is going to know about your new executive is when your press release hits the wire.
- Incumbent Replacement
- Niche Industry Awareness
- Defense | Top Secret
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Turnaround Scenarios
- Interim Executives
- Startup and Rapid Growth