ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS

Director, People & Organization Capability – Global Software Leader

Faced with increasing competition, this software giant determined that innovation and organizational agility needed to be included in its quiver of capabilities.  Alexander Ross was chosen to help structure the search for a cadre of top Organizational and Leadership Development professionals to guide the transformation.  The search yielded its first successful candidate in 45 days.

Director, Organization & Leadership Development and Team – Major Pharmaceutical Company

This global pharma giant needed to accomplish a large-scale culture change in order to regain its competitive edge.  The new CEO had relied on Alexander Ross’ search skills and professionalism in his previous telecom leadership role.  He trusted our expertise to find an OD leader and staff the team to effect this important shift.  We delivered a leader with the experience to drive change in a complex organization as well as a team of seven.  Over the next two years, the team successfully transformed the company to a strategically focused, high-performance organization.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Partners and Principals, Organizational Consulting – Premier Global Change Consulting Firm

From its inception with three consultants, this top strategic change consulting firm had significant growth plans.  The firm entrusted Alexander Ross as its long term partner to build the core of its business by recruiting Strategic Change Consultants who could engage and sell work at the C-Suite level.  For the past two decades, Alexander Ross has done just that, placing 60 of its most senior consultants, including partners heading three of its domestic offices, its head of the US business, and several partners serving on the firm’s executive committee.

Head, Change Management – International Financial NGO

A new Chairman’s revitalized vision required a leader and team to help him develop and implement a global change strategy to align a conservative and history bound organization to a set of aggressive new objectives. The nature of the organization dictated that Alexander Ross craft an internationally representative team.  In a brief period we recruited the team’s talented leader and a truly internationally diverse staff of change professionals.

Senior Strategic Change Consultants – Global Investment Institution

A global sovereign fund needed to better align its strong values-driven internal culture with its external business imperatives.  The Head of Leadership and Organization Development turned to Alexander Ross to recruit a team of senior, highly experienced change practitioners from across the world, to design and facilitate this evolution. We leveraged our strategic talent network to identify top professionals from multiple sectors, across Europe, North America, Latin America and Australasia.  A four-person team is currently in place and successfully executing the evolution with strong organizational support.

STRATEGIC TALENT MANAGEMENT

Vice President, Organization & Executive Development – Major Apparel Retailer

The Chairman and Executive Committee determined that the growth goals of this retailing powerhouse could only be met through a large scale reorganization and a renewed commitment to the development of its current and future leadership.  Alexander Ross was selected to take on the search for an OD executive with organizational, change, learning and development skills as well as the ability to bring a fresh perspective from another industry.  We identified a top airline industry executive who, along with the leaders he helped develop, has delivered excellent results and is now SVP of Human Resources for the company’s top fashion brand.

LEADERSHIP LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Director, Organization & Partner Development – Worldwide Specialty Food Retailer

Already a leader in its sector domestically, this retailer was embarking on an aggressive global expansion.  To ensure the readiness of its leadership in new markets as well as the successful transfer of the organizational culture, the company looked to Alexander Ross to identify and place a key executive – a Director of Organization and Partner Development.  Alexander Ross succeeded where a three month generalist search firm process had failed, finding a successful candidate in 30 days.  The placed candidate excelled in the role and now has expanded responsibilities as head of HR for one of the company’s critical global functions.

Vice President, Leadership & Organization Development – Leading Professional Services Firm

This top accounting firm was losing revenues to a culture that encouraged protecting, rather than sharing, client relationships amongst the firm’s partners and practice areas.   Alexander Ross was engaged to recruit a senior change professional to re-energize and lead the firm’s 20-person Leadership Development & Organizational Development team to focus on establishing profitable synergies amongst the leadership team.  An executive candidate was successfully placed who also went on to craft an OD client offering based on his internal work and to lead a spin-off start-up for the firm.