CXO Connections is a retained executive search and consulting firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. We work with Fortune 500 companies as well as startups, acting as their strategic partner and change agent to deliver exceptional talent and consulting support.
Our business model is based on company knowledge, cultural fit, and a passion for success. As former executives, our unique perspective is based on having held the positions for which we are searching. We understand the requirements from true experience and know the right questions to ask and the "gotchas" to avoid, allowing us to decipher and qualify potential candidates. With the operational experience and battle scars to prove it, we believe we conclude searches more effectively.
We offer the following approach to executive search and management consulting:
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 have”. 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. Our value-added approach to executive search can best be described in three ways:
Business First - We begin each search by first gaining a deep understanding of the business… the strategic focus, the competitors, and the overall business need, including current revenue goals, obstacles, and issues. From here, we develop the profile, attributes, experience and qualifications required to best meet our clients’ needs.
Cultural Fit - An 'above-average' amount of time is spent understanding and appreciating the culture and chemistry of the existing leadership team to ensure the best possible match for future success. We have seen candidates meet the business need but are not a cultural fit, and we believe one can’t be successful without the other.
Operational Experience - As former CXO, VP, and managers, we understand the positions from true experience, and as a result, we know the right questions to ask, the “gotchas” to avoid, and the ability to decipher and qualify potential candidates. Finally, because we have the operational experience and battle scars to prove it, we believe we can conclude searches more quickly.
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