The fact that we were able to complete the search in fewer than eight weeks is a real testament to the deep understanding of the technology industry, company culture and people.
Juliet de Baubigny, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers
“Charley Polachi did a terrific job helping build out the Visual IQ executive team. We were able to hire a CRO, CMO, SVP Customer Success and a VP Engineering. All 4 hires contributed greatly in creating value for shareholders and employees when the company was acquired by Nielsen in October 2017.”
Thanks for your help. We couldn't have done it without you. Successful confidential search done in 75 days over the summer months. We got a great hire and we had excellent backup candidates.
Our search with Charley could not have gone better. The process was informed, organized and efficient. And the end result was a fantastic new addition to our senior team. We are thrilled with Rick and he seems genuinely happy here as well. I highly recommend Charley Polachi and I am certain we will be using him again in the future.
This was an outstanding search; probably the best search I have been involved with; we found the perfect fit for the position. It is an excellent process, Charley is a real pro and I enjoyed working with him. We are very pleased with the length of the search especially given the logistics of people involved in interviewing candidates. We expected it could take up to six months so we were obviously happy to have it done in three months.
We selected Polachi as the chemistry was good with Charley, we liked his approach, and the firm had a good track record. We worked together very effectively with Charley throughout the search process, and will certainly reach out to Polachi for our next executive search.
The Polachi team did an excellent job of understanding Visual IQ’s needs and tailoring a robust candidate outreach to meet our requirements.
Peter efficiently identified a slate of very impressive candidates for us quickly. While they continued to show us additional people, the individual we selected came from the original pool. It was clear they were a "quick study" of our business and our qualifications of a candidate and know how to run a smooth search from opening to close. Because this was a critical hire for us, Polachi was always accessible and the team worked diligently on Epsilon's behalf.
Polachi has unmatched integrity in the executive search business. We depend on their excellent advocacy and depth of knowledge during the recruiting and hiring process. They understand "win-win" and are fully engaged, always available and worked diligently, on Cognizant's behalf. They run a very efficient and professional search that produced high caliber candidates that exceeded our expectations. There is no question that we would partner with them for our future search needs.
While I value my relationship with Polachi, in the end they had to deliver on their commitment- to find a first-class VP of Marketing. They did this very professionally – always working diligently to make me feel like this hire was their priority. I never felt like candidates were being pushed on me, and appreciated the very straightforward assessments of each individual candidate. During the presentation and selection process – they were very communicative, and I could always depend on a quick response, as they were never out of touch, not even once. This gave the experience a very personal touch.
In retrospect – I would highly recommend Polachi to any high tech company needing to do a retained executive search, I have no second thoughts whatsoever.
I have had several very positive search experiences with Polachi, both as a client and a candidate - so it was a short consideration when we needed to hire a Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Through every step of the process – the beginning, middle and end – Polachi provides a readily available and consistent flow of high quality candidates which allows for smooth and swift handling of the unexpected twists and turns that searches can take.
We are extremely satisfied with our chosen candidate and confident that he will build on our success as the global market software leader in Enterprise Lifecycle Printing (ELP).
Thanks to Charley and his team, for another successful collaboration to round out our world class executive team.
Charley invested a lot of time with the board and management of our portfolio company before introducing us to any candidates. As a result, we were impressed with the caliber of candidates and how closely they matched what we were looking for. His advice and experience was tremendously valuable in helping us make our final choice. We always felt like a priority while working with Polachi. It was a very smooth process from start to finish.
As a technology entrepreneur with a successful track record it is not unusual for me to be approached by headhunters, but nine times out of ten it's a total waste of my time and the company's time. Charley is one of the very few recruiters I've known who truly understands me and how I want to be challenged professionally. He has the uncanny ability to identify the right match for me as well as the companies he represents.
I was delighted with the speed and quality of your process. You'll be our first call on future searches.
I am very satisfied with the search. Polachi exceeded my expectations on the timing to find the best person.
We engaged Polachi for a challenging CEO search. The firm did a fabulous job. The Polachi team took the time to thoroughly understand the business, its strategy, and the role that needed to be filled.
The team was engaged at every step of the process and was proactive in driving the search to completion. Beyond being highly professional and well-prepared, the team was also creative and resourceful.
The net result was the identification and closure of a top caliber candidate. I would certainly recommend Polachi for future executive search assignments.
The objectivity that you and your team showed regarding the decision between the two candidates (when our choice would affect your fee) was a testament to your professionalism and focus on delivering the best candidate to the client. It was a pleasure to work with you and your team.
You did an excellent job for us. We want you to know how much we personally appreciate the energy and professionalism you put into this search. We were very impressed by the great skill with which Polachi handled our situation. You have the cunning and patience of a fly fisherman.
Kodiak has worked with Polachi, on numerous CEO and C-level searches within our portfolio companies. The experience has always been positive. As a group they are collaborative, thorough, accurate, objective, accessible and have deep understanding of technology, corporate cultures and people.
Their consultative and personal approach is unique to the industry. Prior to commencing a search, they spend time with the Board of Directors and the management team to get to know not only the skills and experience a successful executive should have, the reasons for the search but also the philosophies and values culture to ensure a long term fit.
They are a firm that acts with integrity and produces outstanding results.
Segway continues to use the best in class executive recruiting firm of Polachi to handle our high profile executive searches. We have now completed 3 critically important searches to help Segway continue on its path to become the leader in green personal transportation. The Polachi team continues to exceed our requirements as we hire only “A” executives. They are a fabulous team.
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