As a trusted advisor to leading private equity firms in the software and technology industries, our proprietary IN45 search process delivers an approach that is collaborative, communicative, and most importantly effective.
We have redefined the traditional search model based on art and gut by implementing a proven 45 day framework into our search process. Through analytics and metrics, we are able to effectively measure recruitment activity and research quotas which allow us to develop a slate of qualified candidates within five weeks of a search kickoff. Our framework allows us to cut the average industry search term in half.
In order to be successful, transparency is key. Throughout our search process, we provide our clients with real-time access to the executives we are contacting, along with their responses to the given opportunity. We topgrade and back channel candidates throughout the search to ensure our clients are armed with data prior to candidate interviews.
We take a management science approach to search by administering behavioral assessments on every candidate we present to our client company.
We start our search process by assessing the portfolio company executive team and building a tailored Leadership Team Profile to define a company’s core values. We then assess every candidate to provide insight into their specific values, motives and derailers. The candidate assessment results are incorporated into a weighted analysis of the technical, behavioral and leadership demands of the position including how the results map to the Leadership Team Profile. Our assessments combined with topgrading and back channeling from our IN45 search process, provide our clients with the most comprehensive data set to derisk a placement.