Search Process

Frontrunner Executive Search

To achieve outstanding results, it is important to employ a rigorous and consistent process each time. We are agile and able to adjust our processes to suit each client’s specific needs and requirements. Overall, our search process includes the following steps:

Search Planning and Preparation

  • Finalize search and time plan
  • Discussions with client management and key employees

    • Organization and culture
    • Operating structure
    • Products and services
    • Strategic plan
    • Market landscape
    • Position requirements
    • Reporting relationships
    • Compensation/benefits
  • Expectations

Search Outreach

  • Develop and finalize marketing materials
  • Development of organization target lists (ongoing)
  • Sourcing discussions with industry leaders
  • Engage and screen candidates
  • Review benchmark candidates with client
  • Conduct further outreach
  • Develop long list

  • Structured candidate interviews
  • Develop candidate reports for client

Short List Development and Presentation

  • Review long list with client
  • Develop short list

Short List Client Interviews and Reviews

  • Manage candidates through interviews

  • Review/discuss each candidate

Client and

  • Follow-up meetings/interviews

  • Gather additional information

Offer and Acceptance

Follow-Through Including Onboarding Assistance

Post-Search Follow-Up