Our Search Process

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We are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals by identifying outstanding leaders who will fit or help change their culture.

Our process has been well-honed over 35 years of sustained excellence in retained executive and board search and proactive external succession planning (our Leadership Pipeline Program).

What Makes Us Different

Our motivation is aligned with our client’s interests.

Our focus is on the candidate’s success after the hire. We measure candidate performance for up to two years after the hire. At HFA, a significant portion of consultant compensation is based on the candidate’s success and client satisfaction.

We assess cultural fit and success.

We perform 360 degree audits and a rigorous reference process helps predict culture fit and success.

We provide more “hands-on” time and attention from partners and principals.

Our partners and principals work on no more than 4-5 projects at a time (compared to 11-12 at larger and other firms), so you get more personal time from our senior leaders. The team that we present at the pitch meeting is the same team you can expect to be working on during the execution of the search.

We provide a concierge approach.

Clients can expect frequent contact and communication with the HFA team.

We’ve designed executive team builds.

We have designed the practice so that we can partner more deeply with our clients – helping them build their leadership teams over time, rather than focusing on a single search transaction. The result is fewer hands off restrictions, giving us access to a much wider range of source companies.