We have another CEO who joins our list of placed executives. Barbara Limmer wrote this about Keith’s success in job search. Keith made the leap from Executive General Manager of the Transportation division of XXXX to CEO of two companies—YYYY and ZZZZ Technologies and their subsidiary, AAAA. Both are in the technology manufacturing sector.
Keith came to us because his division was being divested. His main goal was to secure a President/CEO level role where he could run a business, instead of repeating his previous roles in strictly an engineering role.
He had previously been mainly in the railroad industry and wanted to move into a more high tech industry where innovation and global growth were keys. He also wanted to relocate back to the northeast.
He wanted assistance in both his packaging and in dealing with difficult and negative interview questions, as he had previously interviewed for a COO position and an executive recruiter who asked him some negative questions for which he was not prepared. We put together his packaging using his highly impressive quantitative results, and worked on both interview preparation and practice.
Through his networking efforts, he was introduced to the owner of these two companies who was wishing to exit within the next few years. He also learned that they wanted to replace their current CEO. After an in-depth, 5 month selection process that included personality profiles, presentations to and roundtables with the Board, he was offered the role. He is also excited that this gets him back to the northeast and only a couple of hours from where he has relatives. His house sold in one week. He is thankful for our assistance, especially the role that his WebFolio played in this selection process–he leveraged it during his interviews and presentations.
Many thanks to Rodney Lamb for recognizing what a “most place-able client” Keith is, having both engineering undergrad and MBA degrees, along with name brand companies on his resume. Also, thank you to Mike Fox for your amazing work on his resume and WebFolio and to Shanti Brown for your professional and persistent work on his calling campaign.