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Advanced Technology Practice

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Today’s executives must be capable of leading in a technology environment that is constantly shifting. At the same time, they must combine technical expertise with wide-ranging executive skills, including managerial competence and vision, for their companies to best capitalize on the changing world.

Because we are committed to assisting corporations find executives who meet these qualifications, EFL Associates/TranSearch offers specialized executive search services through our Advanced Technology practice.

To meet your needs in Advanced Technology, we believe that three characteristics are essential – knowledge, experience and methodology.

EFL Associates has conducted numerous searches in the information technology function and for clients in the technology and telecommunications industries. Over its 20-year history, EFL Associates has evolved from a Midwestern business to a national firm. In addition, EFL Associates now has worldwide resources through its membership in TranSearch International, whose Advanced Technology practice is headquartered in Silicon Valley.

EFL Associates employs a proven executive search methodology that has demonstrated results for hundreds of clients. When you retain EFL Associates, you receive the benefits of a formal, eight-step search process to identify and hire the right candidate who matches your requirements.

This combination of knowledge, experience and methodology makes EFL Associates and its Advanced Technology practice the preferred choice for your executive search needs in the ever-changing technology world.

What We Can Do

We’re big enough to be a national firm with international capabilities but small enough to provide high-touch personal service. When we have surveyed our clients after completed searches, they repeatedly tell us that it is our persistent attention that keeps them coming back to us. Of course, that would mean little if we didn’t meet our No. 1 objective — finding the right candidates for our clients time and time again in an expedient manner.

In addition, we offer our clients three distinctive characteristics — Knowledge, Experience and Methodology.

Knowledge:
Prior to joining EFL Associates, our ten consultants worked within industries such as banking, retail, transportation, law, accounting, natural resources, manufacturing, food services and telecommunications. In addition to our specialty practice in Advanced Technology, our consultants have conducted searches for companies in industries such as public utilities, financial services, health care, printing/publishing, insurance, higher education and not-for-profit. This knowledge enables us to meet your needs.

Experience:
Over a period of 20-plus years, EFL Associates has gained a reputation for its expertise in the retained executive search field. As a result, the firm is well regarded nationally for its ability to recruit to any city in the country. Our experience includes successfully recruiting for top corporate executives, such as CEO and president, in all industry segments and in all functional disciplines across the organization chart.

Methodology:
Our methodology relies on eight formal steps to ensure that a client's search is handled professionally and smoothly from the outset to conclusion. We begin by carefully creating a position profile in collaboration with the client, identifying candidates through development of target companies, accessing Internet resources and researching our own proprietary database. This ensures several hundred possible candidates are considered for each assignment. Through in-depth evaluation and personal interviews, a slate of finalist candidates is presented to the client for careful consideration. Once the client selects its top choice, EFL Associates will assist in negotiations and final discussions to ensure "job offer acceptance and a comfortable transition to the new employer." Our methodology relies heavily on a team approach involving consultants, researchers and our other support staff, working in conjunction with the client organization.

Who We Serve

From start-ups to multi-billion-dollar international corporations, EFL Associates/TranSearch helps organizations of all sizes strengthen their leadership capabilities.

A representative sampling of the companies that we have served recently includes the following:

Cessna Aircraft Co., ConAgra, Farmland Industries, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, H&R Block, Janus Funds, Kaiser-Permanente, Kansas Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Conservation, North Kansas City Hospital, Norwest Mortgage, Payless ShoeSource, Seaboard Corp., Taylor Forge Engineered Systems, Inc. and United Methodist Publishing House.

• Banking/Financial Services
• Food
• Manufacturing
• Printing and Publishing
• Insurance
• Not-for-profit
• Healthcare
• General Management
• Sales/Marketing
• Human Resources/Organizational Development
• Finance/Accounting
• Information Systems
• Production/Operations
• International

If you do not find your industry or a particular functional area represented on the lists above, contact EFL Associates with your request. We will create a customized list of recently completed assignments that best relate to your organization’s executive staffing needs.