Title : CEO

Client : Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS)

Search Completed : 2014



New Candidate Hire’s Years with Company: 3+ years with the company as a new executive hire, then when situated in their position, they progressively responsible positions, recruited and placed first in 2015 as the CFO, then within one-year promoted to CFO/COO, and then subsequently promoted to role of President. Candidate had run multi-million dollar businesses as COO (of greater than $200 million) and was a true find.
New Hire’s key contribution: Strategic Thinking. M&A. Deep management experience. Forward-thinking. Analytical, Un-exhaustible energy, Team-Building, Strategic Thinking, drive, grit, and persistence

Client Candidate’s Rating: A+ Difference Maker

ePraxis Search Characteristics

Behavioral Profile Created for Position
Behavioral Position Description Prepared
Multi-source candidate cultivation strategy implemented

74 Candidates sourced in Talent Pool
27 Candidates phone interviewed
10 Candidates panel interviewed
9 Candidates given homework
9 Candidates submit homework
4 Finalists selected
1 Candidate placed

Key Observed Pre-Hire Candidate Trait: Continual improvement; weekly progression, and build-out as the ideal candidate. At ePraxis, we run the American Idol program for Executive Talent; every test, every phase, every demonstration challenges the candidates and they need to rise to the challenge each time. The candidate that won this key international position as he showed more persistence, growth, and development at each transition of the selection process.  The candidate has a keen intellect matched by his mind, analysis, and clarity. We created a diagnostic to match the client's personality and skills set with the candidates, and this proved useful for alignment of goodness of fit. The candidate leap frogged ahead of all others during the post-panel homework phase, and it was clear who was the #1 candidate thereafter. During the finals interview we spring a 24 hour research question about international taxation in multiple operating countries. The performance and contribution of the new hire was so great that within two years of hire, the candidate had mastered the topic, elevated the financial accountability, and demonstrated great leadership. He was subsequently promoted to CFO/COO, and then to President. Difference Makers are known by their life time learning and contributions, frequently being able to be promoted three times... as in this candidate who moved from CFO, to COO, and now President of the company.