CEO Searches, Executive Recruitment and Team build-outs – they all require the same building blocks: Comprehensive Research capabilities, a strong network, up-to-date assessment tools, a high-touch, personalized interview process, deep personal commitment of the recruiting professional and a comprehensive understanding of legal, compensation and cultural aspects underpinning the negotiation process which spans countries and continents.
Our core expertise is combining an industry leading outreach effort (often to over 1000 potential candidates) with a highly precise, personalized approach to high-potential prospects. Supported by a carefully-curated database of former candidates with 290,000 records we identify candidates with the specialized expertise and culture fit that our clients require.
An intensive interview and screening process follows the initial identification; a multi stage screening process combining phone, video and personal interviews with optional psychometric evaluations and in-detail background and reference checks allow us to find the 3-6 finalists our client meets. The initial meeting between these finalists and the representatives of our client are accompanied by a Senior Partner of TH Bender. If required, the partner participates in follow-up meetings, even at an overseas headquarters.
We routinely develop the initial offer letter, develop compensation and benefit models and coordinate legal reviews of the final agreement making sure that no unexpected issues emerge post-hiring.
Candidate Identification, source of final placement
We find our candidates using three distinct sources: original research (sometimes we identify over 1000 prospects to find the few who are worth our client's attention), our personal networks (created over 21 years) and referrals from potential candidates who we meet during the course of the search who recommend and refer us to individuals in their own networks. Our approach is labor intensive but effective. Almost always it takes only on round of interviews (typically 3-6 finalists) for our client to find the perfect match. To use an analogy - we throw a very wide and fine net before we decide who to recommend.
|Position||Industry||# of researched||
# of candidates client meets in person
|Source of final placement|
|CEO||Power Electronics/Inverter||99||3||Personal Network|
|CEO||Power Plant Developer||447||6||Original Research|
|Country Manager USA||Transmission Technologies||394||7|
|Country Manager/CEO USA||Packaging Machines||474||6||Original Research|
|CEO||Wind - Complete Turbines||356||5||Original Research|
|President||Inverter Manufacturing||9||1||Personal Network|
|Managing Director, Fideral Business||PV - Modules Manufacturer||91||8||Original Research|
|GM/Vice President Sales||Electronic Equipment Manufacturer||322||6||Referral|
|GM/Vice President Sales||Sensor Lighting Manufacturer||1257||8||Original Research|
|GM Solar Texas, acting CEO||Project Developer-Wind/Solar||62||5||Original Research|
|President||PV Power Plant Developer||71||5||Original Research|
|General Manager - Brazil||PV - Modules Manufacturer||483||5||Original Research|
|Country Manager USA||Metal Processing Machinery||1010||1||Original Research|
|Country Manager USA||Locking Systems||507||5||Original Research|
|GM/President North America||Electronics-Power Equipment||436||5||Original Research|
|Country Manager Canada||Engineering/Procurement/Construction||147||2||Original Research|
|Country Manager Canada||PV Manufacturer||523||4||Original Research|
|Area Manager - APAC||Battery Storage||323||4||Original Research|
|Country Manager NAFTA||Industrial Switches Manufacturer||786||6||Original Research|
|Country Manager USA||Power Electronics Manufacturer||161||6||Original Research|
|Country Manager USA||Alternative Energy/Energy Storage||235||8||Original Research|
|Country Manager America||Adhesives/Tapes Manufacturer||611||3||Original Research|
|President Product Management||Insurance - Risk Modeling Software||360||3||Original Research|
|CEO North America||Pharmaceutical Supply Chain||373||4||Original Research|
|GM North America||Steel Mill||920||7||Original Research|
|VP Sales / Promotion to CEO||Building Materials||389||3||Original Research|
|Acting CEO Windpower||Project Developer-Wind/Solar||432||3||Original Research|
|President Machine Tools||Machine Tools and Pumps Manufacturer||1062||4||Referral|
The TH Bender process
Our proven process hones in on the most
important skills set required for a position:
- match the culture of our clients to the personality of the candidates
- developing compelling compensation packages supporting the needs of the client and the candidates
- bridging the different compensation and benefit models
- utilizing a highly robust, extremely comprehensive and thorough research and screening process
We are so confident in your process that we are offer our 12-month placement guarantee.
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