A retained executive search firm for technology, life science and education companies.
We at BSG believe that great businesses are run on people. Talent is the lifeblood of business. And almost all of our clients have a business context that requires what we call the “builder-leader” profile.
We do business. We KNOW business, not just headhunting. We believe that to do really effective search you need to get business and headhunting. This isn’t just generic business that many search industry generalists espouse. Rather, it’s industry specific knowledge—of vertical industry sectors like SaaS software, the for-profit education industry sector, healthcare technology, business process-outsourcing sector, and the manufacturing and retail sectors. These are just some of the industry verticals in which we claim deep contextual business knowledge.
We do relationships. Rather than one search wonders that can feel more like a hit-and-run, we want to be your trusted talent advisor and not an occasional supplier. And through these relationships we build a deep understanding of what success looks like in your business, and which candidates both will and will not be accretive to your business and its goals.
We believe in the value of “boutique.” And what that brings to our clients and ourselves. Each BSG principal is intimately involved in each search, from winning the engagement, through search strategy, client communication, and search execution. And each client is important to us. Boutique for us is captured in an expression often used to define its intangible value—big enough to matter, small enough to care.
Coupled with our hands-on approach to search delivery, each principal is a recognized expert in his or her practice areas. From private equity-backed businesses, to our board director search practice, or technology across industry sectors including B2B enterprise, Internet content, community & ecommerce, healthcare, medical and life sciences, our senior partners leverage their expertise to drive innovative solutions and best practices in retained executive search processes to deliver for our clients.
MISSION & METHODOLOGY
We believe that the BSG methodology is not only different, it’s better. And here’s how. The executive search industry has been tacitly complicit in a high rate of executive hiring failure because the industry has historically focused most if not all of its candidate assessment on “visible spectrum” candidate attributes—like education, skills, experience, and industry domain expertise. Those attributes that are most often visible on a resume.
At BSG, we believe that if you look at the talent acquisition life cycle from a more full spectrum approach, then search often looks very different. We have been driven to re-imagine executive search in a more complete context. Yes, like every other player, we focus on that visible spectrum. But we also assess not just the candidate both the visible and invisible spectrum, but your business, your environment, and what measurable success in the role looks like for the candidate. These ingredients mixed together with several other key delivery tools form the foundation of our methodology dramatically reduce the probability of failure. For more on BSG’s differentiation and methodology, see the whiteboard animated narration on “Hiring is Hard” [click here]
At BSG, we do business. At BSG, we build relationships. These relationships build insights into our client’s business context and goals. And businesses are run on people. BSG finds the right talent for your context—for your goals, for your future.