We Specialize in SearchLindsey & Company, Inc. is a retained, generalist executive search firm assisting leading companies in North America with the identification, assessment, and selection of outstanding executive talent.
Lindsey & Company was founded in 1985. Our corporate headquarters is in Darien, CT with offices in New York, NY, Richmond, VA, Savannah, GA and West Palm Beach, FL.
Our clients range in size from Fortune 500 companies to small, entrepreneurial companies, and they are representative of many diverse industries. As a generalist (both by industry and function) search firm, which has conducted searches in many different disciplines, Lindsey & Company is capable of servicing all our client’s needs.
The partners at Lindsey & Company have all held senior management positions with Fortune 500 companies, so we understand the dynamics of today’s fast-paced, competitive business environment. We have sat on your side of the desk while hiring hundreds of executives ourselves, so we know the priority that you place on finding qualified candidates with speed and precision. Similarly, we have known the frustration of dealing with executive search firms that over-promise and under-deliver.
One of our partners actively leads the search on each assignment we undertake and is integrally involved in the entire process. The partner who develops business with a client manages the search for that client. Importantly, each of our partners has equity in the firm and, consequently, an investment in Lindsey & Company’s success.
What We BelieveAt Lindsey & Company, we believe that the single most important factor contributing to success in the marketplace is the caliber of the executives that a company employs. Sufficient resources, organizational effectiveness, sound strategy, et al are very important. Nothing, however, exceeds outstanding executive talent as a predictor of and a contributor to a company's growth and profitability.
Because outstanding executive talent is the single most important success factor for a company, the process of attracting and engaging that talent is most critical. Executive Search is a key component in that process. Companies must ensure that the search consultants they hire both understand their organization and the specifics of the position to be filled and adhere to a methodology that is thorough, professional, and confidential.
The most significant factor in a successful executive search is the quality of the person doing the search. Most savvy clients hire a firm because of the professionalism of the individuals not because of the size of a firm nor because of a reputation perhaps built on self-promotion.
The Lindsey & Company partners understand that we are only as valuable to our clients as the success of our last search. We cannot live on reputation. We must earn the trust and confidence of our clients with every search we conduct. Ultimately, what you are paying us for is not just a list of candidates' names but our experience, our judgment, and our counsel.
We take our responsibility as your executive search consultant very seriously.
How We Approach a SearchWe subscribe to two premises, which influence every search undertaken by Lindsey & Company:
- Finding the right executive is dependent upon defining the company objectives that need to be achieved as well as defining the specific qualifications of the position to be filled.
- An executive's success or failure in a new environment is often determined by an individual's understanding of a company's culture, its history, personalities, values, and rules.
In capsule form, the Lindsey & Company approach to a search assignment assures we assess qualified candidates relative to:
- Personal and Professional Qualifications
- Fit with Corporate Culture and Environment
- Ability to Contribute to the Organization
- Leadership Potential
- Career Advancement Potential
How We Conduct a SearchEvery search conducted by Lindsey & Company is led by a partner supported by a Recruiter. A search is never "handed-off" to an associate; the partner is involved throughout the entire process.
We generate original research for each search assignment to present qualified candidates from the widest possible field of prospects.
Our search methodology is a seven-step process consistent with the highest standards of professionalism in the executive search industry.
Step 1 Situation Assessment
Meet with client to fully understand the client's organization, objectives, culture, and the specific needs of the position to be filled.
Step 2 Written Documentation
Provide written documentation to the client outlining the position description, the scope of the services to be provided, a general timetable, and a statement confirming fees and expenses.
Step 3 The Search
Conduct a comprehensive search for qualified candidates.
Step 4 Candidate Evaluation
Thoroughly evaluate all potential candidates to include an in-depth personal interview by the Lindsey & Company partner, careful assessment of the candidate's strengths and weaknesses, and verification of the candidate's credentials.
Step 5 Candidate/Client Interviews
Present qualified candidates to the client with written profiles and verbal discussion as appropriate. This step includes facilitation of the candidate's interview with the client.
Step 6 Reference Checking
Perform a comprehensive reference check of a candidate prior to final selection by the client.
Step 7 Offer and Negotiation
Assist the client in formulating and extending an offer to the candidate and help to manage any subsequent negotiation process. This step is recommended but optional, as some clients prefer to manage the offer and negotiation process themselves.
When a search has been successfully completed, the Lindsey & Company partner will follow up with the client and the selected candidate after the start date to offer assistance with the integration of the candidate into the new position.