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Case Studies

Professional Services Firm 

Practice Build-Out

After finding an acquisition and several Partner-level hires for this client (the largest professional services/accounting firm in the world), we built out their advisory practice with further Partner-track hires and Engagement Managers in key sectors. Key rainmaker hires had track records of multi-million dollar annual engagements with individual Fortune 500 clients.

"In total, our client secured 15 hires from 17 offers, almost all with top strategy firm and Ivy pedigree or deep sustainability expertise"

Successful hires brought

  • extensive experience identifying the business implications of global mega-trends and sustainability

  • C-level access across a broad range of high-profile clients

  • outstanding track records in leadership: “Authentic , straightforward, innovative, creative”

  • deep experience of effectively managing teams of consultants over long duration, multi-phase engagements

  • demonstrated subject matter expertise and desire to develop and extend thought leadership in the space.   

In total, our client secured 15 hires from 17 offers, almost all with top strategy firm and Ivy pedigree or deep sustainability expertise - and most with both. As a result the practice went from averaging $50K per engagement to $350K per engagement, with several multi-million dollar engagements, whereas previously the largest had been under $500K.