Corporate Officers Practice

Driving shareholder value and sustainable growth in today’s competitive global environment requires that organizations are led by executives with proven and complementary skills. Inside their organizations, they need to lead and motivate a diverse workforce, improve efficiency, and achieve growth. Externally, leaders must stay current on competitive practices, manage risk, and meet the demands of diverse stakeholders.

Ferguson Partners can help you build an expert team to support your strategy and drive results across a multitude of functional areas:

The pace of change in marketing over the past 5 years has been staggering as digital and new media channels have gained prominence. We help clients find senior marketing, branding and digital talent enabling organizations to refine their marketing edge. We also recruit senior professionals in the broad functional areas of corporate communications, social responsibility, crisis and issues management, investor relations, public relations and reputation management.

Over the past 5 years, many CEOs have realized the “value add” of strategic human resource professionals. We work with clients to find human resources executives that bring a depth and breadth of human capital knowledge and expertise from global strategy development to talent management leadership and executive compensation and total rewards leadership and experience.

The IT industry continues to both shape the world and be transformed by it. From cloud computing and mobile applications to social media and infrastructure, we have the knowledge and expertise to support our clients’ executive talent needs.

The role of corporate legal leadership continues to evolve from technicians and risk mitigators to strategic business partners. We work with our clients to find the right legal talent that is required in today’s complex and risk oriented global business environment.

In recent years, the role of financial officers has changed dramatically. Many businesses view their financial officers as a partner to the CEO, strategically helping the business achieve its goals. We work with CEOs to recruit financial leadership with broad backgrounds in capital markets, governance and regulatory affairs, M&A, treasury, financial planning and control, and decision support.

The focus for companies to have sophisticated tax professionals onboard has increased greatly in recent years. These days, fewer firms are looking to outsource tax planning and strategy. Expertise in risk management and global business is increasingly valuable.

Today, businesses are keenly sensitized to risk. It is global and can change instantaneously. Economic, social and geopolitical occurrences all factor into effective risk management. This places a high level of importance on the role of risk officers to strategically manage existing and emerging risk.