What we do
our advice at the beginning of an assignment deserve that same
expertise from start to finish.
Executive Board Search
Executive leadership teams define, enhance and support the culture and impact of their organisations. Every Chief Executive brief is different and our approach to the search begins with an exploration of the role and its place in organisational context and strategy. Our Director team brings deep experience of understanding how organisational context naturally influences who is suitable for a leadership appointment. Our approach pays attention to leadership style and potential as well as skills and experience.
Recruiting interim managers has changed beyond recognition over the last decade. Organisations often require exceptional interim leadership during change and transition in uncertain times. Our dedicated interim practice offers extensive networks of proven leaders available to take on shorter term assignments. We specialise in interim CEOs, Directors and Change Managers.
Board Search & Development
Our team offers deep insight and expertise in board building and search. We handle individual and multiple appointments, paid and voluntary. We are skilled at finding talented people who offer complementary and contrasting experience in any board setting. Diversity in its truest sense remains a priority for exceptional search and we have years of experience of securing candidates from underrepresented groups and searching across all demographics.
We also offer an advisory service. We support clients who wish to handle the search process themselves, but require specialist advice and guidance. We are also carrying out work to support clients who wish to review their current non-executive teams and governance arrangements and offer this on a bespoke basis.
Psychometric testing plays an extremely valuable role in recruitment by offering additional insight into candidate behaviours and motivation. We offer tailored recruitment assessment through our network of trained assessors and business psychologists. Every assessment package is designed to surface particular issues relevant to that role.
Not every role we handle is advertised. Starfish Search is also trusted by clients to carry out discreet engagement projects behind the scenes. Not every client wishes to draw attention to their search activity. We can work with you to manage your relationships at the highest levels, delivering light touch search with diplomacy.