Global Executive Search Firms use BoardEx for candidate identification and executive development. BoardEx includes the biographical information and their ‘actionable relationships’ on more than 750,000 of the world’s top business leaders. Combining the extensive BoardEx information with internal data and relationship knowledge provides a comprehensive view of experience, capabilities and relevant relationships.
High level placement and recruiting involves a sophisticated understanding of the relationship capital of a prospective executive or board member. Market connectivity, both directly and indirectly, is often an important distinguishing characteristic among otherwise equally qualified candidates. While prospective hires can usually identify direct contacts, they are rarely aware of the indirect value of their best connections. Using a candidate’s key contact list, BoardEx can expand the view of that list to include the other influential business leaders they are connected to.
Developing the relationships among emerging corporate leaders is of growing importance to companies as they seek to link their executives with critical people within their business or economic environment. Many times these development efforts are connected to not-for-profit activities where executives combine corporate donations and board memberships to form relationships with people who are influential in areas of mutual commercial interest. BoardEx data and analysis are uniquely positioned to support these efforts by supplying the necessary connections between business and not-for-profit boards through our comprehensive leadership database of 750,000 individuals.