Every position in your business is vital to its overall performance and growth, but when you’re looking to fill a slot in upper management or at the C-Level, you need a dedicated partner who can draw from knowledge and a reliable network. You also want a candidate who is close to a perfect fit, and has the right skillset and experience to advance your company’s output and vision.

Potomac Partners has performed numerous national retained executive searches. Our retained search recruiters often handle one or two searches concurrently with the strong backing of an in-house research team and support personnel who have years of experience in the field of accounting and finance. They help speed up the search to find the ideal candidate to fill the open position.

Finding Your New C-Level Executive

When it concerns a high-level retained service, our recruiters have created an unrivaled reputation for aligning top candidates with clients through our consultative, collaborative approach – we never lose sight of the fact that we are accountable for each search engagement for our contingency and retained searches.

Hiring a top-level executive presents a variety of challenges, all of which Potomac Partners is equipped to deal with. We’ve worked with boards of directors, CEOs, and other C-level executives to help them narrow and define what is needed from this new hire.

Our intake sessions are designed to help our clients take a deep dive into the current state of their business, and what has to occur in order to reach the next level. We work to gather as much information as possible, so we can acquire a full and detailed picture of the situation.

Once we’ve established what skills, experience, and knowledge the candidate must possess, Potomac Partners can begin our search. The team we use to identify potential candidates has intimate knowledge of the business world and its demands. Using that knowledge, and a vast network of professional contacts, the process can move forward without any surprises and delays.

Of course, we realize that this type of retained search brings with it a variety of implications for your business. High-level hiring demands increased privacy and a low profile approach. Potomac Partners knows this and as we make our inquiries, you can be assured that they’ll be handled discreetly and professionally.

When do you need a Retained Search Firm?

  • Time is a factor and you need to make a hire ASAP
  • The board, private equity firm or family requires an exclusive retained search
  • The new employee is a strategic hire that requires 100% dedicated resources of the search firm to complete the search in a timely manner
  • Your goal is discreet replacement of incumbent executives and professionals
  • You require succession planning and retained search to maintain investor confidence

Hybrid Retained Searches

Potomac Partners offers the option for a single smaller down payment with the balance due after a successful placement. This allows the hiring company a more flexible payment schedule and gives the company more financial freedom through the search process.

Partnering with a recruiting firm for a retained search doesn’t have to be challenging or time consuming when you choose professionals who know their business and have decades of experience behind them – that’s Potomac Partners.