ESOPs Require Unique Leadership
KeyStone has over 20 years of experience identifying and securing leaders for employee-owned companies. We have successfully worked with ESOPs all over the country to identify and hire the right executive level talent or Board Director.
Through our experience we’ve learned the profile of the successful ESOP leader is different from other companies. Along with having the appropriate competency level and a fit with the core values, a leader must also display 5 key Leadership Qualities.
The KeyStone ESOP Leadership Search Process
Our proven process is built specifically for ESOPs. It starts with in-depth understanding of your culture and core values, as well as the mission and goals of your company and employee-owners. We then partner with you to define the profile for your executive, and focus on identifying candidates who not only bring the correct skills and competencies, but who truly fit.
You cannot start too early when planning. The ideal time frame is four to five years out from the transition, but better late than never. Our CEO Succession Guide can help you plan. The guide includes common questions when facing top level transition including:
- How should our Board of Directors be involved?
- How should our CEO be involved?
- What should our search process look like?
What Our Clients Are Saying
CEO and President, HM Cragg
President and CEO, Metalcraft
Nothing is more important in an ESOP than “who” is leading the company. This includes Senior Leadership as well as the Board of Directors. Our team at KeyStone is passionate about employee ownership and it has been our pleasure to help ESOPs grow and create more employee owners. If your ESOP is facing an executive transition, expanding your leadership team or expanding/revising your Board, please reach out, we’d love to talk.
The Right Leadership for Your Company
President / CEO Transition
A top leader who fits your ESOP
- President/CEO Search
- President/CEO Transition Preparation
Top Functional Leadership Search
Executives that fit your ESOP
- CFO/VP of Finance
- COO/VP of Operations
- CHRO/VP of Human Resources
- VP of Sales/Marketing
ESOP Board of Directors Search
Strategic advisors to advance your ESOP
- ESOP Expertise
- Industry Expertise
- Functional Expertise