Collaboration, teamwork, flexibility, and communication are among the traits of successful business enterprises and they propel us to new heights – personally and in the corporate arena.
While my goal when founding Dergel CFO Search & Consulting was to focus on serving CFOs while remaining a sole practitioner, I have shifted to a team environment by joining one of the world’s leading retained executive search firms – Stanton Chase International. I have learned a lot during the last six months, and the key point in this move is that I’m convinced that I can maintain the one-on-one relationships with you – my clients – while taking advantage of the teamwork, entrepreneurial spirit, and global reach of Stanton Chase.
The international reach of this organization along with a collegial atmosphere will give me the opportunity to reach out worldwide for candidates while getting input from the leading search professionals in the world. With 75 offices in 42 countries, Stanton Chase will lead your organization to new levels of success. While I have and will specialize in the CFO sector, I can now deliver candidates in virtually every C-level sector.
Connecting with Stanton Chase came through a Linkedin overture from Paul Herrerias, the managing partner of the Stanton Chase/San Francisco office. After an initial “thanks but no thanks” response, Paul and I continued to stay in touch, built trust and rapport, resulting in my current position of Director with his office.
The decision to join Paul was firmed up when I contacted him for some assistance with a search. He was forthcoming, cooperative, and experienced. The result was a level of trust that has now blossomed into a partnership.
What started as an online social media relationship is now a “face to face” working relationship. Please be assured that my social media activity will continue to provide you with the cutting edge information that you have been receiving for more than six months.
Here are some highlights:
- At last count, I have posted 70 Samuel’s CFO Blogs and started a weekly CFO Moves Blog, with a combined total of over 17,000 page views.
- Over one hundred and forty subscribers have requested to receive my new blogs by email as they are published. (You can get them too – Click on the Sign Me Up button in the right column).
- The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Journal and CFO World sought me out for my input on news stories about CFOs, and I was asked to write an op-ed piece for Canadian HR Reporter.
- I started a LinkedIn Group called CFO Lounge that has been very effective in garnering the support and input of CFOs from diverse industries and geographies. I am having conversations with hundreds of CFOs, many of whom expressed appreciation and positive feedback of the content and advice posted.
I look forward to a continuing relationship with you, sharing the expanded resources now at my fingertips with Stanton Chase, and a successful 2012 for all!