Jerry Matthews assists organizations and individuals in creating a successful future. Many times that means assistance in recruiting a new CEO.
Using an experienced Executive to facilitate the search for a new CEO has significant advantages. As a successful executive Jerry knows the job from experience - not theory. He can evaluate the position and the candidates creating the most probable successful match. And he has personal relationships with current executives as peers and friends. He is in the network. The search is quick and direct. No one else has these advantages.
As an Executive for 27 years, Jerry’s approach to a CEO search is more of facilitating a match than being a headhunter. Most experienced executives are his friends so he only participates in positive career situations. They talk the same language – are in the same networks. Their questions of Jerry are different than a headhunter as he has been in their shoes and can give them his experienced perspective and recommendation.
Jerry’s approach to a CEO search is simple: recruit, interview, and decide. This usually means a quicker search and retention of a CEO. Keep things simple. Additional processes, meetings, and overhead just take time, energy, money, and rarely add quality to the result. This approach can result in the best candidate being hired in shorter time.
Jerry’s responsibility is to recruit and bring forth the best possible qualified candidates for the consideration of the search committee. He always directly recruits potential candidates in addition to the usual solicitation of resumes through announcements. As you know in business, your personal network is vital in recruiting. Jerry organizes the entire process so the Search Committee is not burdened with detail work and unnecessary meetings
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