Executive search. International.
In America

Let us connect you to the right executives to lead your U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries.

We serve the energy and clean tech, capital good and manufacturing, telecommunications, high tech and consumer goods industries.

  • 14 offices
  • 50 countries

Partner of Kennedy Executive Search Network

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Executive Recruiting for Overseas Companies active in America - the Business Case

The recruitment of any executive responsible for a P&L (CEO, President, General Manager, Country Manager, etc.) and his/her team is the key factor determining success or failure in the American market. It is the most consequential decision the executives, owners and shareholders at the parent company can make.

The professionals at TH Bender have dedicated their careers to helping overseas companies making the right hiring decisions in the USA and Canada. Our team consists of recruiting, business, legal and tax experts familiar with all facets of market entry and expansion covering sales, manufacturing, project development and many other functions.

Executive recruiting is not an isolated Human Resource issue - and should not be treated as such. It is a strategic business decision. Here a few examples illustrating the return-on-investment intelligent executive recruiting can achieve:

Manufacturer of Doors and Windows
Market-entry: Manufacturer of Building Materials

This client is among the best known European brands in the window and door industry. Forward thinking executives had identified a new market who was developing rapidly – especially in the United States...

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Manufacturer and Developer of solar power plants
Manufacturer and Developer of solar power plants

We were retained by the founder of what was an early stage manufacturer of solar modules based in Mainland China. His request was to find the first US employee...

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Steel Mill
Leading Steel Mill

The client is a highly-respected, leading manufacturer a specialty steel with thousands of employees. The company’s American sales were handled by a long-term agent located in New York area...

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Developer of Renewable Power Plants
Developer of Renewable Power Plants

The client was a very well-respected developer of photovoltaic power plants in Germany. The company entered the United States, hired a CEO who recruited six employees...

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Electrical Equipment
Electrical Equipment - Transformers

Our client was a former division of Robert Bosch. The division had been spun off and was acquired by a German Mittelstand family-owned group of industrial businesses active in the automotive, electronics and energy sectors...

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Energy Storage
Energy Storage

Our client is the largest developer and manufacturer of power storage solutions in Europe. The company had an already a strong, business development oriented Country Manager who had identified the market and growth potential.

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Our expertise

We find for our predominantly international clients mainly American executives for positions located anywhere in the United States and Canada, across all functions, in almost all industries.

By Location

We work throughout the USA and Canada with a fairly even geographical distribution of assignments. At times we accept interesting assignments outside our core market (for example Country Manager positions for new subsidiaries of our clients in Brazil, South Africa, Germany, Singapore).

By Industry
  • Industry / Manufacturing / Capital Goods
  • Energy
  • Consumer Goods / Retail / E-tail
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital / Start-ups
  • High- and New Technology, Communication
  • Construction/Building Materials/Building Controls
By Function
  • Board of Directors and Advisor Boards
  • CEO / President / General Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Officers
  • Financial Officers
  • Supply Chain & Operations
  • Technology and Engineering Officers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Legal, Intellectual Property and Licensing
In business since
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About us

We identify, evaluate, engage, recruit, and help our clients to retain top-notch executives to establish, grow, or exit their North American investments. We help our clients to successfully implement their North American strategy, be it to enter the market the first time, build a sales organization, establish engineering and manufacturing operations, or maximize the value of an investment. We evaluate existing teams, help with succession planning, and create complete teams - quickly.

The TH Bender benefits

  • Avoid sunk costs
  • You can expect longer tenure
  • Access to crucial expertise
  • Saving of trading and development money
  • Turnaround in 90 days
  • Sometimes recruiting is a zero sum game
  • Avoid tremendous dollar loss when you hire a weak candidate
  • Increase your company's reputation among client base

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