In the search for the new President and CEO of a community credit union in Corning, NY, Dan Rourke knew he would face several challenges: a volunteer board and busy leadership team; many stakeholders, and a semi-rural location with a limited local talent pool. As stewards of the 65 year old credit union, their retiring CEO and board knew that a successful search for the new CEO was critical to the organization’s continuity and stability.
The highly visible organization and position were an exciting opportunity, but Dan knew from past work with national search firms that he didn’t have time to wade through applicants unlikely to relocate, and wanted a targeted approach.
JK Executive Search “did the heavy lifting”, quickly generating and filtering applications. “We couldn’t have done it internally. That step alone would have taken us 6-12 months.”
“A hire at any level can be a crapshoot.” By incorporating First Heritage’s workstyle profile testing into the interview process, the odds of a successful hire improve significantly.
Salary research, board education and consensus building, and status communications kept this executive search, and Dan’s retirement plans, on track.
Dan Rourke, CEO, First Heritage Federal Credit Union