The Client Opportunity
A small clinical software start-up based in Pennsylvania was growing more quickly than the company leaders expected. The CEO could no longer accomplish his day-to-day executive responsibilities, so they decided to hire a Vice President of Finance to help lessen the load during this time of incredible growth. Requiring a focused recruiting effort by a professional organization, the CEO handed this executive search to Ashton Tweed.
The Ashton Tweed Solution
The CEO specifically stressed that the right candidate would need to have hands-on accounting and finance experience, but also an executive leadership presence. Additionally, experience in clinical research and the information technology space would be ideal. Executives turn to the Search Industry when they are looking for senior level talent with unique and narrow backgrounds.
Ashton Tweed has a great deal of experience in this space and a robust database of networking contacts, so they leveraged their established connections to kick off the project. Highly skilled at researching and identifying “passive” candidates, Ashton Tweed targeted prospects right out of companies within the target industries.
After an intensive and concentrated search, Ashton Tweed was able to find a handful of highly qualified candidates that fit the client’s needs. Without delay, these candidates were presented to and interviewed by the client in order to find the perfect fit for the company.
The start-up was extremely pleased by the selection of candidates presented. At the end of the process, they were happy to have hired a professional who met their expectations, paid great attention to detail, and was very process oriented. Now, free from the day-to-day responsibilities of accounting and finance, the CEO moved forward and was able to execute plans to further build the business.