Connect recently appointed a COO for a multi-billion listed US food group. A brief overview of this assignment is provided below.

The Brief

To identify a Chief Operating Officer for a $multi-billion listed US Food Group, with the ability and potential to rapidly develop into the CEO role. Previous experience of managing diverse international operations, developing business across emerging and established markets, and attracting world class talent were pre-requisites for this challenging search. 

The Process

High performing executives from within the Food & Ingredients sector with appropriate international responsibility, and a track record of delivering sustainable growth, were identified and contacted. Connect combined a detailed search process alongside networking, utilising a global contact network to identify high potential Chief Operating Officers and early stage CEOs. A shortlist of fast-track international executives was presented, resulting in the stand out candidate progressing rapidly through the selection process. 

The Result

The appointment of a world class COO from a top 5 global food group and a process managed to ensure the candidate could start quickly and make an immediate impact. Promotion within the first 12 months has ensured all expectations from the original brief have been achieved.