Our work is recognised internationally and our firm’s professionalism, international reach, client support and execution are equal to any international firm. Our independent position in New Zealand allows us to be more personalised than larger, global firms and to deliver a result faster.
We have an exceptional track record in the appointment of durable long term Chief Executives who deliver enormous financial and organisational value. One Chief Executive appointment we were called on to handle resulted in an appointment which drove the value of the company from $300,000,000 revenue to just on $1,000,000,000 in a period of eight years. Another appointment took the value of the business from an initial investment of $90,000 by the shareholders to a market value of over $300,000,000 in period of eight years.
We find outstanding international talent, are in contact with the best of the New Zealand talent internationally and can articulate and encourage those individuals to return to New Zealand. A recent global search for a private equity client brought a New Zealander back to the country after eleven years offshore. With an impressive international reputation, he moved in as Chief Executive of this $150,000,000 turnover company. Profit levels exceeded the owner’s expectations by a multiple of five.
Our research ability is well regarded internationally as shown by our ratings as a search firm that delivers. These ratings, from independent international authorities, mark us as a firm that brings top talent to the table. In the primary sector, a leader in sugar manufacturing in Australia wanted a world class individual to head one of the biggest facilities in Australia. We conducted a global search through Australia, Asia, South Africa, South America, North China, US, UK and Europe covering all sugar cane, sugar beet and fructose companies, to deliver a shortlist that ranged from China to South America. The successful candidate was appointed out of the United States four months from commission and has proved an outstanding success.
We consider ourselves a regional expert in the new developing technology space as it applies in education, financial services, media and communications. We understand the future thinking challenges of our clients and can contribute strategically as future technology evolves and sectors converge. One recent appointment has seen us completely reshape a major company with key appointments in the new technology space, driving the business into a future that will be built around young emerging talent while protecting the traditional aspects of the business to ensure ongoing profitability.
Our strategic expertise, our hands on experience and the reputation of our founder Dr John Peebles means we are sought after by Boards to support them in the development of their strategic processes and deliberations. With one of our major New Zealand clients, we helped board and management through a major strategic review that altered the focus, the prescription of the business and delivered key results to the bottom line.
We handle up to thirty Non-Executive Director searches each year with public listed, private, Maori or cooperative businesses and have a reputation for thinking outside the square and producing individuals with skillsets and diversity that meet the needs of shareholder and Board. We have located and successfully recruited Non-Executive Directors for New Zealand and Australian companies and have sourced these within the region and from further afield to bring expertise and global thinking to the top table.