OUR CASE STUDIES
Chief Executive Officer
A well-established company on the cusp of change, SEHC had developed and promoted internally over their 20+ year history, but this was the first time the large Board had to look externally and run an interview process for a role an executive hire.
Learn more about the challenge they faced and how the Artemis Canada team helped them find the right Chief Executive Officer for their team.
SEHC needed to hire a CEO who could set them up with a solid new product roadmap, build and maintain trusting relationships with their client-base, and develop a strategy for growth. The former CEO had been promoted into the role internally, so the board had to look externally for a leader for the first time ever and needed to align their many different voices.
Through in-person meetings, we developed an understanding of their current needs and challenges, their plans for the future, and their learnings from the successes and failures of former leaders. We helped them build the position profile and created a search process that would enable them to effectively assess the experience, character, and potential of executive candidates.
The Artemis team facilitated each step including sourcing, interviewing, creating feedback loops, creating rubrics to compare candidates, and led the decision-making process.
We were able to find the ideal candidate in Mark Ross. Mark not only had the technical, personal, and leadership skills needed to be successful in the role, but he also had family ties to Tavistock (the small community where SEHC is based).
The SEHC board now has tools and experience to help guide them as they company continues to grow and succeed.
In Their Words
SEHC Board Member
"SEH Computer Systems considered a handful of firms to help us find the
right person for our CEO search. We chose Artemis because the Board felt
their process would ensure that the skills and experience of the candidates
were aligned with our organizational goals and objectives.
From their initial working sessions with our board through the final interviews with our short list of candidates, Artemis was a partner that helped ensure we maintained a balanced consideration of the expectations that the Board would have for the incoming CEO - both long term strategic goals and short term tactical objectives."
CEO, SEHC + Successful Candidate
"I’ve felt well supported and have always seen you take a balanced perspective on the situation from both the company as well as my position. I have a great deal of respect for ‘genuine’ people and your actions have
certainly demonstrated that.
I had the pleasure of working with Kristina and Erin for my most recent role change and felt there was an excellent balance of both my and the hiring organization's interests. Feedback was informative and timely, which was a pleasure compared to many job search experiences.”