Executive Search

Executive Search is all about leaders finding leaders.

You already know that finding GREAT C-level executives don’t come from a job posting, and all-stars certainly don’t apply. It’s a search. But did you know that the most effective searches happen when leaders reach out to leaders? Well, that’s Patrice & Associates Executive Search, a company with hundreds of pros who spent years in the top ranks of corporations in the US, Canada, and worldwide.

Top talent and only top talent. That’s what you can expect.

Whether your search is for a CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, or any other C-level position, when you put your Patrice Pro on the task, you can count on meeting the top talent that not only has the qualifications but also is a fit for your organization. You may find it hard to choose from the two or three candidates you meet. That’s part of the job: screening the very best from the best. You’ll only meet the ones who pass our rigorous vetting process.

The candidates you’ll meet are pre-sold on your company. Time saver!

Too often, with other staffing companies, recruiters don’t take the time to sell their top candidates on the opportunity. Not the case with Patrice. Every one you meet would love to land the position. Otherwise, why waste your time with a face-to-face meeting? Yes, we pre-qualify based on the opportunity and their interest level, in addition to their qualifications and fit with your company.

The search starts with our network and extends as far as necessary to get you exactly the talent you seek.

Our Patrice Pros have networks that span the globe. That perfect candidate might be right in your city or town. Or not. Not a problem! Patrice Pros are in hundreds of cities across North America and collaborate often to find the best person for the job. In our network, everyone knows someone or two or three or more influencers who can steer our search. It’s a very relationship-based process.

Curious whether your next C-suite executive is already on our radar? That would be “sweet!”

Pardon the pun, but how fantastic would it be to have that perfect exec within our sights? It would get you to GREAT faster than planned, and that could mean the difference between so-so quarterly performance and exceptional. The right leader can make an impact quickly. Contact us today, and let’s talk about your current executive search. Give us a shot at finding that needle in a haystack. You’ll be not only glad you did, but thrilled you’ve found a new partner in your company’s growth.

The Patrice Executive Recruiting Process

STAGE 1:   Client Intake – Develop a complete profile of your company, including identifying your market position, value differentiators, and talking points to market your company to top-tier candidates.

STAGE 2:  Ideal Candidate Profile/Search Assignment– Create a customized search assignment based on the ideal candidate for the position.

STAGE 3:  Search Strategy/Plan– Outline a sourcing strategy with timelines for the presentation of candidates.

STAGE 4:  Candidate Presentation– Present a candidate profile to your company with matching criteria for how it meets the parameters of the search assignment.

STAGE 5:  Client Interview Process– Conduct your candidate interviews, and, together, we narrow the search to the top-tier candidates, and present reference checks.

STAGE 6:  Candidate Final Selection– Help you craft the offer and actively manage the negotiation and decision process so your top candidate accepts the position.

STAGE 7:  Coaching the On-Boarding Process– Coach you through the final stages, including before, during, and after the executive is onboarded at your company. We work with you to stave off any counter-offers to help you get your new executive onboarded seamlessly.


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I am very grateful to Michael Bickle

Michael Bickle, from the start gave me the confidence I needed to make the right choice on the next direction in my career path. Life is already stressful, and adding the challenges in finding a new job can be overwhelming with anxiety. Michael Bickle never pressured me into doing anything I was not certain about. He was with me every step of the way. In doing so, I wasn't left with uncertainty.
To the next journey,
Roy  D.

I would like to say a big thank you to Michael Bickle for helping me to find the right concept that works for me and my lifestyle.

After working for the same company for 36 years I had peace in my heart that this was the right move for me. I'm on my second week and so far so good. Also he was a huge help during the interview process and helped me via texts each step of the way. Thank you Michael for your help and dedication which led me to a great career opportunity.
Debra Meagher

Michael was very attentive in expediting my hiring process.

He did a good job putting me in touch with the necessary people and being a bridge to make sure I had materials needed for my interviews. He would text me reminders of my interview times and offered his help constantly. Maddie Guzman

Michael worked hard for me.

Michael Bickle reached out to me and came across my resume on Indeed.  He helped assist me with my new job and was very enthusiastic and worked hard for me.  I can honestly say I would most likely still be on the job hunt if it were not for him. I can now say I'm a proud manager at a great company and I have Michael to thank for that.
Thank you,
Chelsea Cooper

Michael was always available to help!

I would like to say that while I was working with Michael Bickle he was constantly attentive and truly helpful with every step of the hiring process. He arranged the interview, improved my resume, and gave me so much material for being successful during the hiring process. He was always available to answer all of my questions and to calm my nerves. He even helped to negotiate my salary for after my training is completed. I am truly grateful for his help and I wish him every success throughout the course of his career. I will definitely reach out to Michael Bickle and/or Patrice and Associates if I ever need help with my career again.   Thank you, Denae Rebecca

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