TH BENDER is the premier recruiting company for international companies seeking extraordinary executives to turn the vision of a successful American subsidiary into reality.
90% of our assignments are commissioned by companies from outside the United States!
Who we are
TH Bender is the leading American executive search company of German heritage and American origin. Our mission is to recruit the first and second management level of subsidiaries of overseas-based organizations.
We recruit 'Country Managers' (CEOs, Presidents, General Managers) and their direct reports, evaluate existing teams, help with succession planning and create successful teams from scratch – efficiently, discreetly and with a long-term perspective.
Our team members have dedicated their careers enabling clients to make the critical hiring decisions required to make their vision of business success a reality.
Executive Recruiting and Corporate Development
Executive recruiting is not an isolated Human Resource issue. The recruitment of any executive responsible for a P&L and his/her team is the key factor determining success or failure in an international market. It is the most consequential decision executives, owners and shareholders of the parent company can make - it is the key to the development and implementation of a business strategy.
The Implementation of Business Strategies - Case Studies
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...
This client is among the best known European brands in the window and door industry. Forward thinking executives had identified a new market developing rapidly – especially in the United States...
The client is a highly respected, leading manufacturer of specialty steel with thousands of employees. The company’s American sales were handled by a long-term agent located in New York area...
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...
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...
Our client is the largest developer and manufacturer of power storage solutions in Europe. The company had an already strong, business development oriented country manager who had identified the market and growth potential.
The Advantages of Working with TH Bender
Avoid sunk costs
You can expect longer tenure
Access to crucial expertise
90 Days to Placement
Recruiting can be a zero sum game
Avoid tremendous opportunity costs
Increase your company's reputation among client base
95% Search Completion Rate
98% Stick Rate (over 30 Month period)
57% 30 Month Promotion Rate
Unbeatable Cost/Quality Equation
Bi-weekly detailed status reports
Examples of typical executive search and team hiring assignments
|Description of Assignment||# of presentations required until offer made||weeks until first presentation||# of weeks until first day of work|
|CEO - Technical Textiles||1||10||13|
|CEO - Lubricants (Automotive)||1||8||12|
|CEO - Aerospace / Defense||1||7||18|
|CEO - Injection Molding (Automotive)||1||6||14|
|CEO - Wireless Systems||1||6||10|
|CEO - Packaging Equipment||1||9||12|
|President - Machine Tools||2||7||11|
|CEO - Wireless Systems||1||6||10|
|CFO - Machine Tools||1||12||22|
|VP HR - Packaging / CPG||2||4||15|
|CEO - Packaging Machines||1||9||12|
|EVP - Technology Licensing||1||2||5|
|CEO + Team - Office Furniture||1||9||13|
|Technical + Business Teams - Power Storage||3||9||17|
|CEO + Team - Steel Plates||1||7||14|
|CEO + Team - Engineering Svcs||1||8||11|
|President - Engineering + Manufacturing Electrical||1||3||5|
|Head of Sales - Drug Discovery||1||7||10|
|CEO - Footwear (Retail)||2||11||13|
|CEO - Lifesciences||2||7||16|
|CEO + Team (6)||2||8||24|
|CFO - Medical Products||1||7||13|
|GM - Valve Technology||1||8||12|
|VP Sales - Medical Gases||2||5||16|
|GM - Metrology Equipment||1||6||12|
|VP Sales - Bakery Equipment||1||6||14|
|CFO - Food & Beverages||1||6||15|
|COO - Food Products||1||6||15|
|Human Resources Director - Food||1||8||12|