Here is a note from Bill Temple, Brice’s’ SC&C Campaign Director. “It is my pleasure to formally announce that Brice has accepted the position of CEO for XXXX, an American division of a European company. When Brice came to us, he said that it had been quite a while since he had had to market himself and that, coupled with tight economic conditions; he felt would prohibit him from achieving the full potential of the next level in his career.
He wanted to develop a clear career focus. Up to the point he joined us, he was trying to be all things to all people, which was confusing his company targeting efforts and it was impeding his acceptance at the next level. He also wanted a better communication strategy and proper marketing tools to reinforced and enhance his positioning in his target markets. Most of all, Brice is the type of person that realized that securing professional help was appropriate. As he said, SC&C was the “most professional” help he could find.
This opportunity came about as a result of being approached by a former competitor of XXXX, when they became aware of Brice’s availability. The timing on this was terrific, as the initial interviews came right on the heels of his Phoenix Experience visit. We used that environment to prepare him for all aspects of the interview process. He had received a series of questions that he needed to respond to, so I worked with him on the formulation of his answers.
The success of the initial interviews ultimately led to Brice traveling to Europe to meet with key officers in the company. We prepared him for that series of conversations, as well, and he was almost immediately offered the position with a starting salary of $300,000, and a very generous package tha was way over the top end for similar positions in the geographic area. Preparing for his interviews with focus on “added value” made the difference.”