Commercial Leaders Practice

Functional Expertise

Commercial Leaders Practice

Better access to real-time data and insights has enabled large organisations to develop sophisticated techniques for identifying, engaging, securing and retaining their customer base while digital transformation has allowed small to mid size start-ups to scale at an unprecedented rate. Our commercial leaders practice works with boards, investors and senior leadership teams, to identify, secure and deploy great commercial leaders that support businesses undergoing growth and transformation. Our deep functional expertise and cross sector knowledge of what great commercial leaders look like ensures our appointments deliver sustainable growth as well as high rates of growth in scenarios where impending exits or deal cycles demand it.

Commercial Leaders Practice

Our Expertise

Chief Executive/Managing Director

Our team focusses on CEO or MD appointments where growth is the key objective. We recruit highly commercial and innovative business leaders, often investor backed businesses leading towards an event or exit. Our team covers all industries, regions and networks to provide access to CEOs that perform effectively in complex environments.

Chief Commercial Officer

Becoming a more prominent role in high growth businesses, a chief commercial officer is an executive-level role responsible for the commercial strategy and the development of an organisation, typically driving activities across marketing, sales, product development and customer service to drive business growth and market share.

Chief Marketing Officer

Playing an increasingly significant role in business, the CMO will often lead brand management, marketing communications, market research, product marketing, distribution channel management, pricing, and customer service. Todays CMO must be digitally astute, creative, data driven, and focussed completely on the customer and customer experience.

Chief Customer Officer

Highly customer-centric companies are now often turning to a Chief Customer Officer, a relatively new addition in the CxO hallway, developed to provide a single vision across all methods of customer contact. Responsible for influencing corporate activities of customer relations in the call centre, sales, marketing, user interface, and post-sales customer experience.

Chief Revenue Officer

The CRO is in charge of all go-to-market and revenue streams. They have ultimate accountability for driving revenue growth, by leveraging and aligning all revenue-generating departments: Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience/Customer Success.

Chief Digital Officer

Our team recruits CDO’s who have a focus on online customer acquisition and the online customer journey. In a world where many customers interact and buys goods and services almost exclusively online, their digital journey is imperative to the success of business.

Commercial Leaders Practice

Our Capability

Savannah Group’s Commercial Leaders Practice specialises in appointing permanent and interim leadership roles at a C-Suite or Director level in areas like commercial, growth, marketing, digital, brand, customer experience, sales and business development.

  • Industry leading knowledge 

  • Access to real-time data

  • Fortune 500, FTSE 100, 250, Public Sector and PE backed.

Board Practice

Our Team

Our team

Who we are

Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

Commercial Leaders Practice

Developing New Business Opportunities & Growing the Customer Base

Clients engage with our Commerical Leader’s team for far more than just filling an executive gap. Our typical briefs are from companies and investors who need the correct business leaders to help their business transform and grow. We offer organisations of all sizes timely access to executive level business leaders.

Commercial Leaders Practice

Rapid Deployment of High Impact Commercial Executives

Interim management offers investors, boards, CEOs and their executive team quick access to executive level leaders on a short to medium basis to enable them to drive transformation, growth or turnaround. A senior executive interim can be used to cover a gap in the leadership team or support the senior team on a project or consultancy basis.

Access The Best

Major global search firms run thousands of searches a year, and as a result aren’t always able to approach who they want due to extensive client off-limit restrictions. Savannah combines the quality, agility and dedication of a boutique firm with the specialism and global capability of a larger search firm.

Top Tier Specialists

We focus exclusively on the most senior roles within our specialist areas, providing deep insights into your competitive landscape, and only approach who we consider to be in the top ten percent of global talent.

Immediate & Long Term Impact

We are one of the only firms to have a truly integrated search and interim offering, able to provide short term tactical and long term strategic hiring solutions. This provides clients access to the human capital resources they need right now, whatever maturity stage your business is in.

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