Our mission is to help organizations identify, qualify and attract exceptional energy leaders and critical talent who make a significant, and truly positive impact on corporate performance and shareholder value.
We accomplish this through our milestone-driven search process which is under constant leadership of one of our proven consultants. Our consultant’s experience with similar engagements, industry knowledge and understanding of candidate career cycles have achieved the highest success rate in the industry.
We invest considerable time and effort to develop a thorough understanding of your organization’s unique leadership requirements, its culture and the growing challenges it faces in meeting the evolving demands of today’s global energy consumers.
We also bring you unrivaled experience, and a track record of objectivity and judgment, with executives who themselves bring deep expertise.
The true cost of a bad executive hire puts the search for energy leaders into clearer perspective. That is why our executive search methodology—together with our proven search consultants, broad industry network, extensive engagement history and commitment to ethical practices and consistent results—has proven valuable and ensures our clients’ success.
Our distinctive, milestone-driven executive search process is led by our consultants and one that has become known as the signature engagement experience of clients who retain Preng & Associates.
Unlike other search firms that delegate the task of candidate identification to support staff, your search for management talent is—at all times, and on every single assignment—squarely in the hands of an exceptionally experienced principal consultant who is responsible, reachable and accountable for its eventual outcome from the start.
As trusted advisors to senior management, we are uniquely positioned to engage our clients in candid discussions with key stakeholders about organizational strategy, key objectives and the specific talent that is required to sustain and/or elevate performance. Our experience with similar assignments, industry knowledge and perspective as informed outside advisors enable us to assist in defining position requirements and consulting on existing market conditions and the competition for specific talent.
Our Preng & Associates team works with your team to capture the scope, duties and required personal leadership attributes that will preordain success within your executive leadership team. This important initial step in the process requires especially close communication and collaboration because the requirement definition is the currency through which we will channel your unique management opportunity and business proposition to the external leadership market.
The culmination of this step is the creation of a “co-authored,” detailed position specification which helps create interest in addition to being an effective marketing tool. That document establishes guidelines for our prospective individual during the candidate identification process.
To identify prospective candidates, Preng & Associates uses our 35 years of placements and knowledge to find the right candidate for your organization. Together with past searches and relationships, a global network of contacts and our own original research, Preng & Associates is uniquely qualified for any placement your organization is seeking.
For over 35 years, Preng & Associates has places thousands of C-Level executives and upper management positions. Through these placements we have developed relationships and knowledge in the industry that continues to provide insight and direction for our searches.
With our global network of contacts, we are able to reach a broad range of contacts in the energy sector that both provide valuable sources and a better gauge of possible candidate requirements needed to contact a proper search engagement.
With our research team, Preng & Associates will conduct our own original research. Together with our Consultants and research department, we develop a unique game plan for your organization where a strategy is mapped out to fully understand our clients needs. With those parameters, our research department will utilize possible candidates in our own system, or map out companies and organizations to find the perfect candidate.
Utilizing each one of these methods, and with constant communications between the Consultants and our team of researchers, Preng & Associates has been able to provide high quality candidates to our clients placement after placement, year after year, for over 35 years.
Once our research has identified a comprehensive list of prospects, we professionally approach these individuals to learn of their credentials and gauge, and or create their interest.
Before prospects become candidates, our Consultants conduct in-depth interviews to evaluate their qualifications, personal chemistry and compatibility with the defined requirements. Also, it is important our consultants identify, qualify, and quantify all issues that must be addressed to ensure acceptance.
Through the evaluation process, we develop and present a short list of the best candidates to our client. This is done via a written report detailing the candidate’s background, career achievements, assessment of fit, and a clear delineation of recruiting issues.
With Preng & Associates, you can be assured that our principal consultants are portraying your organization’s history, culture and unique business opportunities in a positive, accurate and genuine manner. The truth is, exceptional candidates gravitate to exceptional opportunities within companies that have established themselves as employers of choice. That is why our counsel about the proper messaging of your opportunity and the company is vital to the outcome of every search.
Because confidentiality is strictly maintained to protect the interests of both our client hiring organization and the senior management candidate, we reveal our client’s identity only to the most viable candidates at the most appropriate and opportune time. Our Preng & Associates search leader prepares a comprehensive report of our progress for review and discussion, and only the most highly qualified and genuinely interested candidates are recommended for interview with your company’s internal stakeholders.
From the inception of every search assignment, our collaborative efforts are geared toward differentiating between the merely adequate management candidate and the exceptional individual that brings the right experience, culture fit and motivation to our client’s position requirements.
Once our client has interviewed and expressed interest in an individual, Preng & Associates conducts a diligent campaign to independently verify candidate background information and qualifications, including confidential outreach and correspondence with former employers and energy industry peers.
Once we have verified candidate qualifications, the selection of the final candidate rests with our client, but we stand ready—and especially well-versed—in helping structure the employment offer and negotiate terms, facilitate the individual’s transition into the new position and assist with relocation and other matters that are especially relevant at this point to successfully close the search.
Our assistance with the critical, final details promotes employment offer acceptance, avoids misunderstandings and helps to facilitate a smooth and timely transition. We also maintain contact with both our client and the placed executive to surface new challenges and accelerate the individual’s time to contribution.
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