Philosophy of Practice

We pledge to serve as our clients' partner and risk manager. The values of our practice provide us with the direction that enables us to help our clients reach their business goals and objectives regardless of their location.

Client-Centered: We sustain our success by being customer driven and sensitive to our customers' business needs. We push traditional boundaries until we deliver the best solution and strive to be responsive, timely and trusted by all clients.

Consultative Approach: We spend the extra time required to have an in-depth knowledge of our client's business, culture, strategic initiatives, organization and competition. This enables us to implement our consultative approach to their executive search. Using thought leadership to understand our clients' needs, we document deliverables, organizational and cultural issues and collaborate on management decisions that effect the position and the organization's effectiveness.

Team Oriented: Each individual within our firm is a vital link in a collective effort. Our assets are our people, their experience, knowledge, and vast network -- this is our differentiation. 

In particular, our search consultants all came to M. Wood Company with previous exceptional track records in leadership positions within the consulting arena. Further, their experience in recruiting and conducting executive level searches spans from 5 to 36 years. This being said, our search consultants have the ability and experience needed to be a partner with our clients in a consultative nature. Also of importance, all of our searches are headed by at least one Senior Partner within M. Wood Company. No search is ever left in the hands of a junior recruiter or researcher to lead as is the case with many of the larger search firms. 

We strive to treat our people with respect and courtesy, while recognizing their individual successes. One of our highest priorities is to provide a productive work environment, challenging professional opportunities and personal satisfaction.

Market Focus: Thoroughly understanding the markets in which our clients compete, combined with our vertical learning curve on their particular issues, enables us to develop solutions that quickly achieve their business goals and objectives.

Candidate Assessment: We pledge to not waste our clients' time by presenting applicants that have not been fully assessed, face-to-face, by our consulting team. Our assessment includes understanding a candidate's professional desires, true strengths & weaknesses, intellectual curiosity, measurable track record, critical thinking, emotional maturity, leadership profile and personality, in addition to conducting a thorough background check and documenting all references, those given and implied, prior to being presented to the client.

Global Reach: By applying our global experience, contacts and understanding, we are committed to providing enterprise-wide searches, regardless of the location of the position.


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