Established in 2008 and founded in Austin, Texas, CXO Connections (CXO) is a boutique retained executive search and consulting firm focused on cross-industry North America management and C-Level placements. Today, the firm has offices in Colorado, Texas, Alabama, and Nevada and is a certified, woman-owned, small business.
CXO works with both Fortune 500 companies, as well as venture-backed startups and private-equity-owned firms, acting as their strategic partner and change agent to deliver exceptional talent and executive consulting support.
CXO’s business model is based on our depth and breadth of our client’s competitive landscape, our in-depth and exceptional research, our competitive pricing, and most importantly—our passion for long-term success. CXO’s go-to-market search model is both proven and time-tested, as validated and demonstrated with return clients who continue to place their trust in CXO to deliver specific talent for critical needs, as well as through client referrals and our 10-year reputation in the industry.
Our value-added difference begins with the CXO Team. As former executives, who in many cases have held the positions for which we are searching, we are able to take the requirements and dive deeper into a candidate’s background to better qualify, decipher, and screen with added dimension. With the operational experience and battle scars to prove it, we believe the result concludes searches more effectively and more productively for our clients.
We begin with knowledge of the business itself and what it needs in order to be successful. We then work together to agree on the attributes, skills, and experience required for a given position. Finally, we spend an 'above-average' amount of time and attention on cultural fit.
Our approach brings proven talent and the right chemistry to ensure success, and our knowledge of the client's business helps reduce the overall search time by being able to more effectively qualify and better communicate the needs of the company to prospective candidates. The result is exceptional candidates who not only exceed the business requirements of a particular position, but who also offer a personal profile to ensure the best possible cultural fit.
CXO Connections takes the business knowledge gained in helping clients with executive search and leverages this experience to deliver ongoing support where clients need help, i.e., grow revenues, cut costs, improve profitability. Our interim 'bench' of executive talent offers deep operational experience in finance, technology, sales, marketing, business development, and professional services to support our clients' short-term talent or interim business needs.
CXO Connections focuses on connecting corporate clients with both talent and consulting support for successful growth.
Our service offerings include:
There has never been a greater opportunity for finding exceptional talent and making critical key hires. In today’s extreme competitive environment, outsourcing the recruitment process for key positions is a must. While there are many options and search firms available, we believe we have a unique ability to deliver ongoing value to any organization—large or small.
Business First - Before we launch a new search, we spend an above-average amount of time by first gaining a deep understanding of our client’s business, including strategic focus, competitors, metrics, culture, and overall current environment. From here, we develop the specific candidate profile, i.e., attributes, expertise, and experience required to best meet our clients’ needs. We refer to this as our “must-haves”.
Tight Scope / Deep Research - We keep the “must-have” scope of each role extremely tight; as a result, we spend more time in research than what would normally be required. The research process doesn’t stop once candidates are in process… it continues until a successful candidate has been offered and accepted a position.
Reputation - Clients have often said “CXO doesn’t provide us the most candidates, but they provide us the most qualified candidates. We know when CXO brings a candidate to the table, it’s going to be a candidate that makes it through the process to the end.” CXO prides itself on earning this reputation time and time again over the past 10 years.
Diversity - Our overall diversity track record is proven, and CXO has been established as one of the “go-to” firms when looking for talent diversity.
Culture - Just as we spend an 'above-average' amount of time on understanding the business and conducting research, we also invest strongly in understanding the culture and chemistry of the existing leadership team to ensure the best possible match for future success. While many candidates may meet the needs of the business profile—without a cultural fit, ultimate success can be challenging.
Operational Experience - As former executives, we understand the positions from true experience, and as a result, much of the screening comes from our own time in the field. We believe this enables us to screen more efficiently and improve the overall productivity of the search.
We take the business knowledge gained in helping clients with talent acquisition and continue to deliver value by offering management consulting services where clients need additional help, i.e., revenue and sales strategy, raising capital, cutting costs, or improving profitability. Our interim ‘bench’ of executive talent offers deep operational experience in finance, technology, sales, marketing, business development, and professional services to further support our clients’ short-term and/or interim business needs.
CXO Connections, LLC
Orange Beach, AL 36561