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Anatomy of a Search: How to realize top ROI from an executive search.

With Subject Matter Experts

Kristin Speer - Managing Partner, Westwood & Wilshire

Matt Sitter - CEO, AFN

Maximizing the talent in your organization can mean everything to your company’s success. Executive Search is a critical tool to have in your toolbox. Retained executive search has evolved since Linkedin, assessments, and other data sources have dramatically shifted how recruiting is done, challenging older norms. What should you know about using retained search firms today for the best hiring outcomes and return on your investment? Kris will lead a discussion on the anatomy of a search, how the components of a search firm contribute to finding the right person for your organization, and how you can increase your chances of a successful search.

Leading Questions:
• Recruiting has been evolving quite a bit; what is the compelling reason to use search firms to fill a key senior role?
• How can you pick the right search partner?
• What do you do if you’re unsatisfied with a firm’s performance?

Anatomy of a Search: How to realize top ROI from an executive search.

Kristin Speer

Kris is Managing Partner at Westwood & Wilshire, an executive search firm in Silicon Valley. She is also a board member of the HR Strategy Forum, oversees the Westwood & Wilshire search practice, and founded the firm’s Center for Organizational Excellence, AccelPeople™.

Before Westwood & Wilshire, Ms. Speer distinguished herself in Korn Ferry’s Global Technology Practice for six years. Then she was promoted to Partner, followed by eight years as founder of Accelerated Search Partners. Before joining Korn Ferry, she co-founded Claria Corporation, an innovative $10M staffing company for venture-backed startups. Her prior tech industry background includes nearly four years with Teknowledge.

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Matt Sitter

Matt Sitter is a passionate believer in the power of networks to innovate and realize new opportunities. His career has focused on helping leaders grow, succeed, and to mobilize their teams, organizations, and networks.

Matt’s work has spanned a broad array of industries including Healthcare, Technology, Real Estate Investment, Consumer Products, and Finance (amongst others). He has worked with multiple Fortune 500 executive teams, Private Equity firms, startups, and everything in between.

In addition to his role at AFN, Matt is currently a partner at the Advisory Services firm, Advantary. His experience includes leadership roles at The McChrystal Group, CrossLead, Inc., and MedLever. He has led multiple functions including Product Management, Marketing, Reimbursement, and Product Development.

Matt is a certified Executive Coach, completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University and received his MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. He is a proud father and husband.

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