Search for Multiple Partners in Data Analytics

Background: River were retained by a Leading Global Strategy Consulting Firm to fill 4 Partner Level data analytics positions. In early 2017 the Firm took a strategic decision to merge its IT Strategy practice with Data Analytics and Labs capability globally. To assist the integration and future scaling of this new joint team the Firm required 4 new Partners, each of whom would have deep C-suite relationships in Financial Services, credibility and technical knowledge of applied data science and analytics and emerging technologies, and experience of originating and structuring complex, high value advisory deals.

The search: Utilising a combined 65 years’ experience recruiting within the financial services sector, our team approached our extensive FS network and also commenced River’s proprietary search methodology. Our team identified more than 100 potential target candidates across London, Frankfurt and Paris. In addition to strategy and management consulting competitors, River identified talent in ‘darker pools’ including Big Tech, Boutiques, Industry and Financial Institutions. The team met and or spoke with 74 individuals, conducted situation-based interviews with the top 25% and subsequently presented a shortlist of the 10 most qualified candidates in the market within 5 weeks of commencing the search.

The outcome: The Firm ultimately hired 5 Partners (one more than originally planned) across 3 countries thus significantly strengthening the newly minted Digital, Technology and Analytics team.

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