David & Goliath: The Art and Science of the Underdog Search

    In my last post titled, “When a Seemingly Perfect Candidate May be Fool’s Gold”, I presented a candidate case study we call here at BSG a “false positive.”  This time I’m directing the focus to the opposite—the risk of rejecting a great candidate just because they don’t have the perfect looking profile.  Said another way, how to avoid the mistake ...
    by Dan Squires, PhD on Mar 27, 2018 8:26:00 PM
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    5 Most Valuable Qualities of a Top-Performing CFO

    Contrary to the popular belief that BSG only retains on creative, thought-leader positions, CFO has been our third largest search category for the past 36-months. And we only expect that number of searches to grow. According to a 2015 survey performed by KPMG, 63% of CEOs believe the significance of the CFO role will increase over the next three ...
    by Clark Waterfall on Mar 9, 2018 10:49:27 AM
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    When a Seemingly Perfect Candidate May be Fool’s Gold

    He looked perfect—excellent pedigree, stellar employment history. He was local too, and even worked for a respected competitor. Best of all, his antenna was up—he was looking for a change. When we identified this candidate mid-way through a recent executive search, our hiring client perked up, optimistic that this might be the one. And, why not? ...
    by Dan Squires, PhD on Feb 19, 2018 11:55:13 AM
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    Why Does Newly Hired Executive Talent Fail to Thrive?

    After a time consuming interview and hiring process, a new executive is finally hired. The candidate has the perfect resume, strong leadership skills, and fits the company culture well. All is looking positive until a few months in when the new talent isn’t performing as expected. According to Michael D. Watkins, author of The First 90 Days, the ...
    by Clark Waterfall on Feb 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM
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    Executive Compensation Highlights | PE Backed Mid–Market Manuf. | CFO

    Chief Financial Officer Executive Compensation Study Process Manufacturing Company Southeast Area The data below was aggregated from conversations we had with senior finance executives across a wide range of process manufacturing companies that ranged from $75 to $200 million in sales. Our search was national in scope and the data was gathered ...
    by Clark Waterfall on Aug 22, 2017 3:53:33 PM
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