I am delighted to announce that I have joined Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions as a Partner in their Amrop Knightsbridge Executive Search practice based in Chicago.
Knightsbridge is a unique human capital solutions company designed from the outset to be truly integrated – to seamlessly bring together a diverse group of experts to find, develop and optimize an organization’s talent. The company’s experts work together as a unified team to provide clients with deeper insight into their human capital needs and deliver more strategic, customized solutions based on an integrated view of their challenges. Across North America and around the world through our global partnerships with The Career Star Group and AMROP, a worldwide Executive Search network with 85 offices in 56 countries, Knightsbridge works with organizations to help them seamlessly execute their strategy through people.
I will be part of a growing US Knightsbridge team based in Chicago, which includes Brian Wellman, a Principal in our Leadership Solutions practice, and members of our Axsium Workforce Management division who work with a number of leading US companies.
My search practice will cut across a variety of industries, but focus primarily on the Financial Services industry based on my background in banking, insurance and real estate. In addition, I have successfully completed board and executive searches in the following sectors: Consumer Packaged Goods, Technology/Telecom, Energy and Life Sciences. Diversity remains an area of my expertise, but as opposed to overseeing a practice, it will be embedded in all I do, and the same holds true for my Amrop Knightsbridge colleagues. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and at my current phone number of 312-988-9350 for your search needs.
What about Career Mapping and Talent Optimization Partners?
The last four years, since leaving Spencer Stuart, have been a fast, wonderful ride during which I completed my book, Career Mapping: Charting Your Course in the New World of Work, used it as a platform to deliver coaching and career management workshops, and provided recruitment and talent management consulting services to a number of notable corporate and individual clients. I also tested my media capabilities doing radio and television to promote the Career Mapping framework I so believe in.
The Career Mapping website will remain as a resource to support readers of the book; however, Talent Optimization Partners, LLC will become dormant. For those seeking any talent or career management services (including coaching), please contact me and I can put you in touch with my Knightsbridge colleagues to service your needs.
Why the move?
My reason for leaving executive search and Spencer Stuart was that I wanted to help organizations do more to harness their human capital potential, hence the formation of Talent Optimization Partners, LLC. I do believe individuals and organizations owe it to themselves and to one another to continually optimize their talent for maximum individual growth and development, and enhanced organizational performance and innovation. Doing all of that by myself and with only a few other people (and being self-funded) has been challenging, especially during this recent recession.
I decided to take a page out of my own book and reassess my competencies and the best role that optimizes them – executive search it is! I never stopped loving being a recruiter and have joined a firm that can leverage the full range of talent management competencies I posses. When I met the people at Knightsbridge, I knew I had found a home of like-minded people. We call it the “K Factor” which is that set of behaviors and characteristics that determines how and why we deliver a consistent level of expertise and counsel.
More on Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions was founded in 2001 by David R. Shaw. David believed there was an opportunity to provide organizations with more strategic human capital advice and customized solutions to help improve the capability and productivity of their people for competitive advantage. He envisioned a company of human capital specialists that could provide integrated human capital and talent management solutions! Learn more about the Knightsbridge story www.knightsbridge.com.