Title : CFO
Client : Telarus
Search Completed : 2013
New Candidate Hire’s Years with Company: 5+ years, ongoing
New Hire’s key contribution: Financial Maturity, M&A, Strategy, Calm-Urgency, Executive Support.
Client Candidate’s Rating: A+ Difference Maker
Today: CFO advises the board, implements M&A strategy, and is indispensable.
ePraxis Search Characteristics
Behavioral Profile Created for Position
Behavioral Position Description Prepared
Multi-source candidate cultivation strategy implemented
144 Candidates sourced
30 Candidates phone interviewed
10 Candidates panel interviewed
6 Candidates submit homework
3 Finalists selected
1 Candidate placed
Key Observed Pre-Hire Candidate Trait: “Candidate’s Calm-Urgency, Persistence, Good Nature, Culture, and Professionalism”
Throughout the candidate selection process, the Candidate continued to show great persistence, stick-to-it-ness, drive, and calm-urgency. The candidate's thinking was clear, concise, deliberate, and easy to understand. The candidate played at a high level and took responsibility for past mistakes, and never repeated them. The candidate was good-natured, pleasant to communicate with, and had a calmness and level of emotional intelligence that seemed to exceed all others. The candidate's M&A experience and structures of prior deal experiences exceeded all others. And most interestingly, he was humble, with every reason not to be humble, yet he was a team player that consistently made good choices and made his company’s performance better. When asked to submit past work samples, he did so with no complaint or resistance. He submitted a high standard of care with his homework. It was at the finals interview stage where this candidate leapfrogged ahead and separated himself from the others and he surprised to the upside. The Candidate’s finalist interview stage preparation, drive, calm-urgency, persistence, good nature, performance culture, and professionalism were pervasive throughout the talent selection process. Throughout the finals process, it became clear that this candidate had the strong cultural fit with the management team and this was most important. Now hired, this candidate has continued to steadily, strategically, and resourcefully guide financial operations for sustainable high growth and M&A. Wow. What a difference maker he has become.