BH Associates® Case Study

Transparency through Executive Assistant Placement Process


Our client, a private equity firm, had an urgent request for an executive assistant to the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). Our client worked with fifteen different recruiters over the course of a year with no luck. As a result, they were discouraged by the other firms’ lack of responsiveness and inability to present qualified talent. They understood it would be difficult to find a skilled executive assistant who also had the right personality to work so closely with the CFO.

Solution & The Results

Beacon Hill Associates started sending candidates right away. From our pool of executive assistants available, we sent only the best of the best, ultimately narrowing it down to two finalists. Both finalists had competing offers. We kept the client updated throughout the candidates’ decision-making processes. To compete with the other offers, our client revised their offer to one candidate. This new offer was accepted, and we supported the client and candidate through a lengthy onboarding process. Transparency was key throughout the process and essential to closing the deal. After the executive assistant was placed, the client awarded us several more searches, and they now work exclusively with us for all hiring needs.