Competitive Distinctions

Competitive advantages that Carlson Beck brings to each search on behalf of clients include:

Strategic Thought and Partnership – Each Partner creates an active partnership with his or her clients, serving as a “trusted advisor,” guiding the client team through the search and assessment process. Each Partner meets with the clients’ Board members to counsel and develop a desired search strategy and process, share market intelligence, and provide industry context.

Partner-led Experience – Partners interview each presented professional and prepare a detailed background history and assessment for each candidate. Honest, direct appraisal of candidates is a critical and unique component of our value proposition to clients and candidates.

Limited Search Load — Unlike other firms where volume of searches drives the revenue stream to meet overhead demands, we limit our search load to no more than five active current searches per Partner. We know from experience that this limited search load enables the search team to focus on client needs and the most efficient, effective execution of the search process.

Very Limited Conflicts – We have very few “off limits” permitting us access to a larger talent pool in which to find the best candidates for our clients’ needs.

Deep Commitment to Our Clients’ Missions – Our professional and personal work demonstrates our commitment to our clients’ work. Our professional objectives are to find the absolute best talent for organizations whether it is a top-of-organization position, or top-of-function role. We are seeking the best leadership and the best fit possible. Our personal commitment to the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors is evidenced by our volunteer work as directors on Boards and as philanthropists supporting high-impact organizations.

Sally Carlson, Managing Partner
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