As one of North America’s premier retained search firms, Zimmerman and Associates has helped negotiate advancing career moves for many prominent business executives as well as corporations seeking the best of the best talent.
Retained executive search represents a clear commitment from both sides and sends a strong message that the hiring company highly values the opportunity. When time, complexity and confidentiality are critical, retained search firms are a sound option, and clients and candidates alike trust Zimmerman and Associates.
Retained search is particularly appropriate when the need is urgent, the hire will have a significant impact on company performance, or new opportunities emerge that must be quickly addressed. We understand and thrive in that environment. We only present retained search opportunities that truly fit with the needs and the goals of both the candidates and the hiring company. As such, we consistently provide the best in speed, quality and successful performance outcomes.
Our managing partner guides the entire process of the retained search from start to finish.
A critical difference with Zimmerman and Associates is that the retained search team engaged in the beginning of a search which is lead entirely by the Managing Partner who sees it through to your successful end. You can feel confident that the Managing Partner understands the full story of the opportunity and will present you, your qualifications, and your experiences in the most precise and best light.
We are not like other retained search firms who bring in one team for the proposal presentation and then turn the actual search over to a different team. The result of our singular dedication by the Managing Partner is an extremely high success rate for retained executive search. And isn’t that what you’re after.
We listen – truly listen. We assess. And then we deliver.
Our retained search recruiters are true business and career partners with the executives they represent. We work closely with our candidates to understand your career objectives and what you are seeking in your next role. We also listen to all of the dynamics involved in the retained recruiting process, ensuring that everyone—from the hiring company’s top executives to the head of HR—are on the same page. By clarifying expectations and minimizing misunderstandings at the outset, we ensure that you move efficiently and successfully through the retained recruiting process.
Focused, dedicated service that drives exceptional results
Business intelligence is a critical component of successful retained searches. To ensure that we connect the candidates and companies who truly match each other’s needs, our retained search experts invest up front in comprehensive research. We carefully assess the position and how your experiences and skills fit with those elements. Our comprehensive research also evaluates the strategic, financial, political, cultural and operational aspects of the company. We understand the process. We understand the industry. We proceed in a highly efficient and consultative fashion to find the perfect match between your career goals and companies seeking your skills.
We understand what it takes to deliver knowledgeable results that will exceed your expectations. Please use the link below to contact our Managing Partner about your search requirements.