As businesses begin to move from crisis response to planning and business restart, Boards and leadership teams are re-evaluating and re-focusing many aspects of their organisations. From changes to organisational structure, reinvigorating commercial operations and improving technology through to employee, customer experience and operational changes, businesses need the right leadership in the right places to move forward, faster.
Savannah can help businesses acquire high impact executives to increase leadership capability both in the short and medium term, provide in-depth candidate mapping to guide future talent acquisition strategies or help organisations virtually onboard new senior hires.
Alongside managing Savannah’s Interim Management business, clients in the private equity and venture capital markets which are experiencing transformational change programmes and turnarounds turn to Simon when their portfolio companies, particularly at the pre and post-deal stages, require interim executive talent spanning the C-suite and board of directors.
Alongside managing Savannah’s Executive Search business, Chris’s area of specialism lies in advising clients operating at the intersection between established industrial markets and disruptive new technologies on how to identify, attract and develop leaders with the attributes to succeed in an increasingly volatile and complex business environment.
Following on from our First Market Insights report released in May, we’ve continued our conversations with board members and senior executives across a range of sectors and industries to gather insights and opinion in the current yet ever changing business landscape. This document summarises key themes, concerns and forward plans from those conversations. Read the report here:
Businesses need strong leadership now more than ever. We are actively working closely with organisations globally right now to help them secure the extra leadership capability they need to respond to this crisis and then onboard that talent virtually. Contact one of our Partners to find out how we can help.
Savannah is one of the few executive search firms specialising in both executive search and executive interim appointments, helping your business adapt with agility, pace and confidence. Working with publicly listed and large private businesses along with Private Equity and their portfolio businesses, we offer an integrated approach to hiring executive talent. After understanding the business’s immediate needs and it’s longer term requirements, we parachute in a seasoned executive interim able to start within a week to immediately increase leadership capability and address any critical business concerns. Once in place, an executive search partner works with the client and the interim to identify what the long term successor needs to look like and we then run a full search process to identify and hire that person. We work with the client, the outgoing interim and the incoming full time executive to ensure a smooth transition and transfer of knowledge.
It’s a solution that provides the best of both worlds. Immediate executive support in a key area of the business and deliver key short-term objectives with the space to identify who the right long term leader should be.
In today’s ambiguous environment, identifying the right leadership attributes for current and new executive hires can be as challenging as finding them. Savannah helps you do both. We’ve distilled all our experience of working on over a thousand business transformation programmes into a revealing leadership assessment model, designed to dig deep into leadership styles in volatile and uncertain environments. The result? A better understanding of a potential hire and the way in which they like to lead, performing and complementing the team from day one.
Have provided our international leadership team with insight on where the best talent sits. Always extremely responsive, easy to deal with and a pleasure to work with.
Gabriel Carvalho, UK Head of Finance, Supply, Operations and HR
Tenacious and persistent in approach, brave enough to challenge our thinking to get a better result.
Simon Ramskill, CIO
Through their quick ability to understand my needs Savannah helped me re-build my senior HR Team quickly allowing me to focus on delivering the Business Agenda. Great service, great pace!
Karen Myers , Group Human Resources Director
Transitioning new executive talent into their roles has always been important. But in these current fast changing times, getting it right is critical. Delivered together with Genesis and Michael Watkins, best-selling author of ‘The First 90 Days’, our unique virtual onboarding and acceleration process cuts new executives’ time to productivity by up to 50%. Increase effectiveness. Improve performance. Reduce risk of derailment. And help your new leaders hit the ground running.