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.