Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Call To Action: Upgrade Your Firm's Growth Talent

You are a professional and an expert in your practice area, whether it be law, accounting, real estate, management consulting, engineering, etc. When you need to add to your professional team, screening and hiring those professionals is relatively easy---you speak the same language and you know exactly how to drill down on the candidate’s expertise and experience. You can find and hire the best of the best with relative ease.

But when it comes to hiring your marketing and business development talent at your firm—you may have noticed what we have noticed—a cycle of high turn-over. Why? Because you don’t naturally speak the same language and you’ve never held those roles, so identifying the best and the brightest who also match your firm’s culture is more difficult.

Here’s what Creative Growth Group (CGG) is doing to reverse this cycle:

We launched Creative Growth Talent (CGT), our executive search practice. As the leader in marketing and client development exclusively for professional service firms, we are able to leverage our expertise to recruit exceptional talent that fits your needs and your culture in these disciplines. CGT is dedicated to equipping professional services firms across disciplines with the superior marketers and business developers needed to achieve aggressive and sustainable growth.

CGG has a deep understanding of professional service firms and of what is required to drive systematic, intentional, collaborative growth. We also know that the challenges of driving that growth have become radically more complex for professional services firms. In many instances however, marketing and business development talent has not kept pace with this added complexity.

We created CGT to solve that problem, and to solve it in a unique way. CGT delivers full spectrum rainmaker search services, from developing the competency profile of an ideal hire, to finding, screening, and interviewing candidates, including administering our proprietary Rainmaker Assessment Profile, and all the way through negotiating terms of employment.

Unique to our search service is the critical on-boarding component provided during the first 90 days. Our coaching guides your new hire to master business orientation, expectations alignment, political connection, and cultural adaptation, thus enabling the selected candidate to rapidly gain credibility throughout the firm and ensuring a rapid ROI for you.

CGG has performed successful searches for several of you in this regard and we are now establishing an official practice to provide a broader-based national service. Most recently, we successfully completed a search for a senior marketing executive at a $65 million strategic marketing consultancy. The success of that search resulted not only from CGG’s in-depth knowledge of the qualities and characteristics required, but also stemmed from our thorough understanding of our clients, their culture and their overall objectives. This unique perspective greatly enhances our ability to recruit a candidate who can contribute in both the short- and long-term.

Andrew Dietz and Patricia Romboletti will be spearheading CGT. Andrew has completed numerous senior-executive searches while working with one of the world’s leading retained search firms, Egon Zehnder International, prior to launching CGG. Pat had a successful career in sales, marketing and client development with business services firms before launching her own organization, Sage Executive Search.

CGT is ready and eager to work with you on any mid- to senior-level marketing, business development or rainmaker position you need to fill. Please call Andrew Dietz at 404-664-7484 or Pat Romboletti at 800-871-8052 for more information or to get started on a search.

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