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High Standards of Service and Quality

Employers have a choice with whom they partner and entrust their retained searches. With its commitment to exceptional client service, BrownThompson continually respects and honors that trust.

Our management team is always engaged with your search and will continue to work in close partnership with you and your team until we have successfully placed the right financial executive talent for your organization.

Is a Retained Executive Search Right for You?

Retained executive search is a service business that produces a one-of-a-kind product: your next CFO or board audit committee member.

With a retained executive search conducted by BrownThompson, we will:

Work with you to define the position’s specifications.
Counsel your organization to avoid missteps and mistakes.
Assess effectively and communicate your company culture
to ensure a lasting match.
Mitigate relocation challenges by first targeting best local candidates.
Search regionally and nationally if and when needed.
Access hard-to-reach and high-profile candidates.
Reach out to qualified, employed candidates.
Reach out discreetly to competitor candidates.
Screen appropriate candidates for optimal match.
Conduct a thorough search to satisfy directors’ and shareholders’
need for due diligence.
Manage sensitive negotiations in the strictest confidence with
effective outcomes.
Handle communications sensitively with unsuccessful candidates.

With so many benefits to employers and their organizations, a retained executive search is best when only the most thorough search will do. For key financial leadership positions such as CFO or a board audit committee member or chair, a retained executive search is recommended.

Contingent executive search, as practiced by our affiliate Thompson Financial Search, is recommended for accounting and financial professionals—such as controller, senior accountant, or senior financial analyst. If your needs require only an interim CFO, then BrownThompson affiliate Thompson Interim Professionals specializes in interim accounting and financial consultants.

Other Benefits of the BrownThompson Approach

With a retained search through BrownThompson, clients benefit from:

Expert counsel and hands-on collaboration with former multibillion-dollar
chief executive Tom Brown and executive search expert Judy Thompson.
Highest standards of service, confidentiality and integrity.
Advanced assessment process to gauge client and candidate fit.
Access to vast professional networks, rolodexes, confidential résumés
and other resources at the fingertips of the BrownThompson team.
A team that has marketplace longevity to track careers and identify
inconsistencies in résumés or anticipate and avoid mismatches.