We work with management teams to assess their ability to meet corporate objectives and identify tensions that may be interfering with the effectiveness of the new organization.
We help manage these tensions so that executives’ actions are aligned with strategy in ways that promote and protect shareholders value. We are especially sensitive to personality conflicts that can undermine the success of a management team facing a stressful operating environment.
Because identifying and hiring capable candidates can differentiate a firm from its competition, we offer a proprietary framework containing guidelines and interview prompts to back up clients’ professional judgments. We customize this framework to the culture and business of our client and offer workshops to help investment professionals, senior executives, members of professional services firms, and boards of directors to conduct efficient interviews that cut through candidates’ facades.
Getting systematic about management assessments (April 2015 newsletter)
One venture capital firm uses our process to build the management teams of its portfolio companies. See a profile it generated for the CEO of an OSS software company in its portfolio here (Ideal CEO Candidate Profile begins on page 11).