Great Companies Have Great Leaders
Just like a star quarterback, a great lead singer and a ship captain, a corporate executive guides, galvanizes and motivates their team. They engage employees and customers, challenge the status quo, and build a culture of productivity and respect. Whether they lead a small team or a global organization, they possess essential, unique qualities.
Plenty of people think they are leaders, but Gallup found only one in 10 people have the talent to manage. No wonder they reported that companies hire the wrong executives 82% of the time. It's bad enough to hire the wrong individual contributors or middle management. An improper fit in an executive role can spell disaster.
Take a deep breath. Zilker Partners has been expertly matching leaders with companies for a long time, and we know what to look for so you can rest assured you're hiring the right person for the job-the first time. Our Executive Search process saves you countless hours, using our proprietary methods to carefully vet candidates for you. We have national search capabilities and deliver a select group of top-quality leaders perfect for the exact position at your company. They're ready to lead on day one.
How We Do It
Executive recruiting is nothing new, but the search approaches vary greatly. We don't just jump in and start checking boxes. We take time to understand your business goals, operations, infrastructure, people and culture first, then learn everything we can about the desired position. Sure, we ask a lot of questions, but our goal is to feel part of your leadership team so we can think like you and then add our expertise to consider things from a different perspective. We leave no rock unturned.
We take the same care with our candidates. We actually know them and their qualifications well, build strong relationships and understand what makes them tick. Why is that important? Because we want them to love (and stay) where they work and know what it takes to pique their interest. They may be looking to lead a new company, or they may feel just fine where they are-until we entice them to explore a new opportunity. They trust us and consider us a career enabler.
We've perfected our Executive Search and vetting process, and combine it with our broad network of highly skilled, C-level executives to bring you ideal candidates. Your personal Zilker Partners Executive Recruiter takes the legwork out of the initial stages for you, using our proprietary process to whittle down potential candidates until we have a select few we stamp with our approval. We'll even help you with interview preparation, the selection process and the offer to make it virtually impossible not to accept.
C-Level & Executive positions we support:
- CEO & President
- Chief People Officer
- VP levels across the business:
Finance, Operations, Marketing, Engineering, Technology, HR, Sales
- Fractional Executives
Why We Do It
Our founder has a long history in Tech, Digital & IT. After working with staffing companies for years, he saw a disturbing pattern. Companies received vague job requirements without a real understanding of the actual role, then threw candidates over the fence, so to speak. Most of those candidates weren't right for the job, but as long as the staffing company was sending them leads, they believed their job was done.
Zilker Partners was founded specifically to change the industry from highly impersonal to refreshingly intimate. With a philosophy based on relationships, Zilker Partners was born. To us, recruiting isn't about sending the most candidates, it's about sending the right ones.
We are in this business to match talent with needs. We want to save our clients and our candidates time, cost and frustration. Hiring the wrong person is expensive. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that a bad hire costs at least 30 percent of the employee's first-year earnings. We don't want to see you hire the wrong person. We don't want to see skilled candidates take the wrong job. We perfected our process to ensure the right person is hired for the right job. Plain and simple.