OGFJ recently spent some time with three Preng & Associates partners to discuss executive search and the looming talent shortage in the energy industry. The Houston-based firm specializes in energy placements.
David Preng was named by Business Week magazine as one of “The 50 Most Influential Headhunters in the World.” This is the first year he made the list of the world’s most powerful talent brokers. At that time, the firm’s clientele numbered more than 700 companies. According to the Business Week report, executive recruiting worldwide is a $10 billion+ market and growing, as competition for top talent becomes tighter. The article also noted that individual reputation was the most important reason corporations engaged recruiters.