Our Approach

In Depth Research And Understanding
A successful outcome starts with solidifying the ideal candidate profile. We put in the extra effort to understand your company, culture, drivers of growth, markets, products, people strategies, and all the aspects that lead us to the perfect fit.
More Than A “Network”
Once you know what you are looking for, you need to know where to look. This takes an executive search leader with business understanding AND the experience to know the strengths and weaknesses of hundreds of companies. Clark Schaefer Executive Search is embedded in the regional business community and maintains relationships with executives across industries. It may sound simple but knowing the reputations and strengths of companies and organizations is critical to a successful search.
Sourcing Superstars
This is the key to a great search. Every company and organization have people that they never, ever want to lose. We identify the superstars who can not only lead your organization but find fulfillment and personal growth in the role. We know that executives want to help other people whom they know, and respect find their next great opportunity. All it takes is an experienced executive search consultant to make the phone calls, present a compelling opportunity and ask the right questions. This is what we do best at CSES.
Presenting A Plan
Once you identify the best candidates, you need to get their attention. The happiest employees have a defined plan for their personal growth. However, we find that 90% of the best candidates are loved at their companies… but they DO NOT HAVE A PLAN. When approaching a prospect, we have a comprehensive discussion about both present and future. We do not just talk with candidates about the “job”, we talk about all aspects of the position, the company, and why this opportunity aligns with their personal goals. Being open and transparent with both our client and our candidates is the only way that we know to work.
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Executive and C-Suite Leadership Focus

We Focus Our Executive Search Practice on the Positions Listed

  • CEO
  • President
  • COO
  • CFOs & Senior-Level Controllers
  • Executive Directors
  • P&L Leaders
  • Business Leaders
  • Sales & Marketing Executives
  • Supply Chain Executives
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Technical Leadership

We Serve Clients Across a Variety of Industries Including

Construction, Logistics, Retail, Apparel, Architecture, Packaging, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Insurance, 

Non-Profit, Automotive, Tier One Suppliers, Law Firms, Distributors, Tech Services, and more..

Some of the Organizations We Are Proud to Call Our Clients