Appointing a CFO to Take the Private Aviation Company Public

Automotive and Aerospace Executive Search

With the automotive industry being revolutionised by technology and e-mobility and aerospace sector being one of the major victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more critical for companies in these sectors to have the right change leadership and development strategies to ensure they keep pace and pivot for the future.

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I had the opportunity to work with Pacific International on a very tough-to-fill position reporting directly to the Chief Technical Officer.

Adam Nuzie, Group CCO and Managing Director for Americas was involved in the project throughout and his efforts, honest input, and strategic guidance helped to lead us to a successful outcome. The Pacific team's dedication, professionalism, and support throughout, particularly during the offer negotiations, was exceptional.

What I always hope for when working with an outside Executive Search partner is that they will be dedicated to attracting great candidates, committed to a true partnership and not just a paycheck, and deliver on their promises. The team at Pacific International did all these things and more. I would not hesitate to work with them again and I would wholeheartedly recommend their services to others at our company.

Andrea Bray, NAFTA Talent Management Specialist at Stabilus
Automotive Industry

Pacific have 20 years’ experience in this sector, introducing executive talent for global brands, in both public and privately owned companies, such as Airbus, Porsche and Delphi. Our global network across the leadership layer within continuous improvement, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and commercial areas has us ideally positioned to find exception leaders capable of driving the transformation necessary to not only to survive, but thrive, in this challenging market.

With many major players in the industry now being challenged by electrification and disruptive technology companies by the likes of Tesla, Amazon and Google, Pacific is working with our clients on succession planning and helping them to create more diverse teams with a track record in systemic business transformation including areas like digitalization and automation.

The Pacific International Promise

In a world where organizations are driven by talent, the executive search industry plays a critical role in identifying and placing high-impact professionals in key positions. In Pacific, you will find:

Trust and Confidentiality

Automotive and Aerospace is one of the fastest growing sectors at Pacific International. An increasing number of companies trust Pacific with key business-critical talent requirements and confidential senior-level roles. Pacific has established secure systems, processes, and procedures to successfully complete these mandates.

Industry Expertise and Ability to Understand and Match Culture

Through exceptional functional, cultural, and industry expertise, we guide businesses toward diverse high-impact appointments that transform their business and secure their future. Our extensive cross-sector networks and thorough research-led sourcing process enables us to identify and attract highly qualified passive talent other companies may miss.

Speed of Project Delivery

We commit to our clients and candidates for the long haul. Our multi-national, multi-lingual team build rapport, trust, and engagement with the top talent. This translates into our ability to attract and place the best candidates for our client is the shortest possible time. With our 20-day shortlist guarantee and an average timeline of just 90 days from the initial intake call to candidate offer acceptance, we outpace the industry's average by a wide margin.

Unwavering Support for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Automotive and Aerospace Sectors have traditionally been very male-dominated. We champion diversity for every engagement and it is our relentless drive to help companies appoint leaders from underrepresented groups that enable us to achieve success in this area. Over 40% of all our successfully introduced candidates over the last 3 years were diverse hires.

Proven Track Record of Delivering Results for Our Clients

We commit to our clients for the long haul by focusing on adding value not only through finding exceptional talent but also between projects by providing sector insights and industry benchmarks, helping with onboarding and retention strategies and acting as our clients’ brand ambassadors among senior industry leaders. Over 80% of all new projects we are engaged in come from our existing clients, a number we are working hard to improve year-on-year.

Peace of Mind with Our Placement Guarantee

We are committed to standing behind our work therefore we offer between 3-12 months placement guarantee, meaning if the candidate leaves or is terminated, we will find a replacement at no additional cost to the client.

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Appointing a CFO to Take the Private Aviation Company Public

The world’s most innovative private aviation company that offers the most efficient, friendly, and rewarding solutions for luxury private jet travel has retained Pacific International to help them appoint a...

Pacific was engaged with one of our key industrial automation clients and one of their newest and most innovative business units focused on Autonomy. The organisation was seeking a Head...

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A world leading industrial manufacturing organisation retained Pacific to find a program manager for their new electrification business unit.

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I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Pacific International Executive Search on many projects and I can confidently say they are a fantastic trusted talent acquisition partner.

I want to highlight their relentless commitment and ownership in making sure everything is aligned, information is accurate, and deadlines are achieved. The team’s transparent communication throughout the whole process and unquestionable technical ability are a great combination that guarantees success.

Pacific International exceeded Aptiv’s expectations in every project we have worked on together, they keep adding value as a partner and their leadership team is a sounding board whenever needed. Thank you.

Alessandro Prieto, Human Resources Director - Global Strategy & Transformation at Aptiv

Active Sourcing is a complex and time-consuming endeavor that demands a significant amount of empathy and psychological finesse. Pacific has fully convinced me in all respects, particularly through their high degree of customer proximity, technical expertise, and impressive responsiveness.

With genuine enthusiasm and motivational prowess, Pacific International not only identified a remarkable number of compelling candidates for RUAG but also effectively placed them, providing invaluable support to our business.

Kerstin Krefft, HR Director Aerostructures Germany & Hungary at RUAG

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