Industry Practices

Whether you are recruiting aerospace executives, automotive executives, or talent for another industry, we have the expertise to find the ideal fit for your firm. We are part of a small number of global, multi-disciplined, and high-value-added talent search firms. However, unlike our competitors, we are organized both internally and externally to accurately reflect our recruitment expertise within several major business industries and functions.

Collectively, our team has successfully completed a significant number of search engagements across a variety of industries. Each member of our team was an industry practitioner prior to embarking on a career in executive search. When your firm requires talented executives, we have the specific industry experience required to determine the best person for the job.

SPECIFIC PRACTICES FOR AEROSPACE EXECUTIVES AND OTHER FIELDS

Streamline your recruitment by working with Chase Winters Worldwide in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Whether you are recruiting aerospace executives, automotive executives, or talent for another industry, we have the expertise to find the ideal fit for your firm. We are part of a small number of global, multi-disciplined, and high-value-added talent search firms. However, unlike our competitors, we are organized both internally and externally to accurately reflect our recruitment expertise within several major business industries and functions.

Collectively, our team has successfully completed a significant number of search engagements across a variety of industries. Each member of our team was an industry practitioner prior to embarking on a career in executive search. When your firm requires talented executives, we have the specific industry experience required to determine the best person for the job.

Unique Strategies for Automotive Executives and Other Industries

Every industry has unique needs for its leaders. That is why we are committed to utilizing specific recruitment strategies tailored for your firm’s particular field. From aerospace executives to automotive executives and other industry heads, our practice expertise ensures that the candidates we find will be thoroughly evaluated according to prescribed position specifications. We have proven capabilities in a number of fields, including those detailed on this page and the following:

  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Government
  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Legal Services
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Professional Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Targeting the Best of the Best in Aerospace & Defense

The aerospace and defense industry has undergone cataclysmic change in recent years. When targeting ideal aerospace executives, one must keep in mind that defense budgets have dramatically expanded, commercial aviation has suffered drastically, and global competition has heightened the awareness for increased efficiencies. These changes have altered the field dramatically, so any recruitment team must find talented individuals who can keep up with the industry’s evolution. Consolidation, commercialization, and manufacturing efficiencies have further heightened competition within the industry.

Our functional expertise along the entire value chain has contributed to our client's success of aligning their growth, product, and market strategies with their efforts to hire top aerospace executives. Our specialty practices encompass the following disciplines:

  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Procurement & Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation

Our Experience with Aerospace & Defense Recruitment

Our team has successfully placed aerospace executives in a variety of different aerospace and military defense fields, including commercial aviation and aftermarket repair and overhaul. Over the years, we have found and recruited talent for the following functions:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Plant Operations
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Transportation Services
  • Warehousing

Locating Those Driven to Succeed in the Automotive Field

America’s automotive industry has altered dramatically in recent years due to global markets becoming more competitive, the consolidation of supplier sources, and customer demands becoming more sophisticated. This requires the automotive executives of manufacturing, supply, and distributor firms to redefine their traditional roles and begin to effectively collaborate on large-scale initiatives.

As firms reinvent their respective business strategies, channel operations, and marketing campaigns, our expertise has strongly contributed to our clients' success at recruiting automotive executives who are competitive in the international markets. Our functional expertise along the entire value chain allows clients to effectively align their growth, product, and market strategies with their talent search projects. These specialty practices encompass the following disciplines in the automotive field:

  • Design & Engineering
  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Information Technology
  • Sales & Marketing

Our Executive Search Experience in the Automotive Industry

Over the years, we have recruited skilled automotive executives for firms within a diverse array of industry segments, including manufacturers of passenger cars, light trucks, heavy duty vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment, and captive and independent auto components. We have also worked with trade associations and financial institutes that specifically serve the automotive industry. Our executive search team has placed men and women in lead positions for the following automotive roles:

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Plant Operations
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Sales & Marketing

Connecting Your Firm with Top Talent in Communications

Technological developments have caused the communications field to shift in significant ways. This has required communication heads to redefine traditional roles and objectives dramatically and constantly strive to stay on the cutting edge of the industry. As our clients recreate their respective business strategies, channel operations, and marketing campaigns, our expertise has helped them become more competitive on the global scale. Our specialty practices include the following communication disciplines:

  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Marketing

Broad Range of Experience Working with Communication Firms

Communications is a far-reaching field with many individual segments. We have worked with communication firms dedicated to a number of different fields, including wireless, broadcasting for motion pictures and home entertainment, publishing, electronic commerce, interactive digital media, local- and long-distance telecommunication carriers, and international telecommunications. While working with these diverse firms, we have successfully completed executive searches for the following positions:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • President
  • Vice President of Product Development
  • Vice President of Sales & Engineering
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Vice President of Human Resources

Finding the Ideal Fit for Your Consumer Products Firm

Working in the consumer products industry is an exceptional challenge that not everyone is up to. The industry’s composition and demographic are unique and highly fragmented. Competitors are diverse because small, specialized companies operate in tandem with large industry behemoths. Success is determined by fickle factors like advertising, brand recognition, perceived quality, and performance. Since the industry is so heavily consumer-dependent, firms must adapt quickly to changing demographics, lifestyles, and markets to remain competitive.

Let us help you find the right individual to fill your consumer product executive position. We offer functional expertise in strategy, information technology, human resources, and sales and marketing that allows us to ensure the person we recruit for your opening has the necessary talents to make your firm a success. In the past, we have successfully recruited top talent for the following executive consumer product industry positions:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President of Sales & Marketing
  • Vice President of Purchasing
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Vice President of Labor Relations
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Training & Development
  • Plant Manager
  • Product Marketing Manager

Experience Working in a Wide Range of Consumer Product Fields

Since opening for business in 1999, we have successfully assisted clients meet challenges head-on by bringing together the human, technical, and operational expertise required to complete executive search assignments. Our team also maintains active relationships with key consumer trade groups. Due to our broad range of influence, we have worked with a number of different packaged goods, durables, retail, and hospitality and leisure sectors, including:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Health & Beauty
  • Household Care
  • Personal Care
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Fashion
  • Luxury Goods
  • Airlines
  • Gaming
  • Recreation
  • Travel

Analyzing Energy & Utility Candidates with Good Chemistry

The burgeoning demand for energy is being created by a growth-oriented global economy. Due to the development of alternative energy, deregulation, restructuring, and consolidation, our practice has seen a rise in executive search activity across the entire energy and utility value chain. As one of the most trusted executive recruitment organizations, we take pride in locating and placing highly qualified candidates in positions at energy and utility firms across the nation.

Diverse Spectrum of Experience with Energy & Utility Companies

Our team has successfully completed engagements for major integrated energy companies, large independent firms, and the companies that provide services to the industry. We were also engaged by independent producers of oil, gas, and natural resources, refiners and processors, retailers and distributors, transportation and pipeline companies, and oil field services firms. In the past, we have fulfilled the following energy and utility executive positions:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Director of Gas-Line Operations
  • Director of Regulatory Affairs
  • Plant Manager
  • Senior Manager of Pipeline Operations

Overseeing Your Search for Financial Management Executives

Today's preeminent finance functions are led by the chief financial officers who have made the shift from custodian of corporate assets to business advocate. These leaders recognize that it is no longer acceptable to merely plan via a historical perspective. Instead, they must become partners in the value creation process with their fellow operating managers. Their focus is less on transaction processing and more on producing, interpreting, and advising on critical business information. They consider capital allocation to create value over traditional budgeting and cash flow as an indicator of value creation more than the traditional short-term earnings focus.

The executive search services team at our firm has helped countless financial management firms find the talented and experienced individuals they need operate successfully in the current market. When hunting for financial management executives, we typically focus on five characteristics that are most often seen in preeminent financial leaders:

  • Focus on Shareholder Value
  • Value-Based Performance System Linking Shareholder and Management Agendas Aggressive Approach to Working Capital Management
  • Deep Knowledge of Comprehensive Risk Management Programs
  • Effective and Efficient Infrastructure

Our Experience with the Financial Management Sector

During our many years serving the executive search needs of the financial management sector, we have witnessed a transformation in the industry. Leading companies have shifted from their rational model of high cost provider or low-value-added transaction processing service to one that is focused on identifying, creating, and embedding economic value in the company. The finance function of the future is outward-looking, service-oriented, and has a clear understanding on internal and external customers. We have kept this transformation in mind as we placed executives at companies to fulfill the following duties:

  • Activity-Based Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Risk Management
  • International Transfer Pricing
  • Shared Services
  • Technology
  • Value-Based Management

Profitable Candidates Choices for Your Financial Services Firm

Deregulation and technological changes have resulted in unprecedented competition and industry consolidation in the financial services industry worldwide. Mega-mergers, rampant growth in financial markets, globalization, and e-commerce are dramatically reshaping the rules in today's financial services industry. A focus on customers, innovative strategies and flawless execution are essential for any organization's success. We look for all of these qualities in prospective candidates for your open executive positions.

Long History of Serving a Variety of Financial Services Groups

Since our foundation in 1999, our practice has served a variety of financial services organizations including banks, insurance companies, brokerage houses, investment banks, asset managers, and diversified financial services companies. During these experiences, our executive search professionals have demonstrated expertise in capital markets, risk management, payment systems, and information technology. We have used this expertise to place talented individuals in the following functions:

  • Managing Director of High Yield Capital Markets
  • Managing Director of Equity Capital
  • Managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Managing Director of Compliance
  • Managing Director of Investments
  • Managing Director of Private Equity
  • Senior Vice President of Divisional Controllers
  • Senior Vice President of Financial Advisory Services
  • Senior Vice President of Investment Banking

Helping High Technology Companies Find Cutting Edge Talent

Technology is advancing faster than ever, resulting in massive changes throughout the industry. Convergence and consumer demands have transformed the field; global competition has become increasingly fierce. This requires executives of high technology companies to shorten their product life cycles, decrease time to market, and reduce their production costs.

As our technology clients redefine their respective business strategies, channel operations, and marketing campaigns, our recruitment expertise is being leveraged to identify effective leadership candidates. Our executive search team is comprised of specialists with deep technology industry experience across the entire value chain. This rich, cross-industry experience allows us to seek out and recruit men and women who have the skills necessary to take the helm at any high technology firm. Our specialty practices include the supply chain management, strategic services, information technology, human resources, and sales and marketing.

Experienced in a Broad Range of High Technology Sectors

Work with an executive search firm that has extensive experience in a broad range of high technology sectors. We have completed multiple engagements across the industry in fields such as consumer electronics, computing systems, semiconductors, peripherals, manufacturing, OEM supply components, infrastructure services, media content, and storage systems. Our specialists have also consulted with many firms in the software development field, including enterprise applications, e-business, systems management, and network security. During these engagements, we have filled the following technology positions:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Senior Vice President of Sales
  • Vice President of Software Development
  • Vice President of Manufacturing
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Knowledge Management

Healthy Candidates for the Life Sciences Industry

The rapidly evolving international life sciences marketplace demands that companies continually reassess their competitive competencies, customer demands, and internal practices. In recent years, the industry has experienced extensive consolidation, seen an unprecedented amount of strategic alliances, and is impacted by government legislation. Progressive organizations have continually evolved to reflect these changes with help from candidates recruited by our firm.

Extensive Experience Serving a Number of Life Sciences Firms

Our executive search team has successfully assisted pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, biotechnology firms, managed care, medical technology, health care providers, benefits management, and specialty care providers. For these companies, we have helped fill executive positions within fields like research and development, supply chain management, operations improvement, and global sourcing. Our team has located and recruited talented individuals for the following life sciences roles:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Vice Presidents
  • General Managers
  • Sales & Marketing Executives
  • Manufacturing & Engineering Executives

Contact our recruitment organization to begin your search for qualified aerospace executives, automotive executives, and other prospective industry leaders. Our search team proudly assists firms nationwide.