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We believe that building excellent teams requires active management, thought, a personal commitment, and determination to create a first-class organization and make it succeed. It requires the ability to convey a dream and a deep sense of mission. It also requires perseverance, courage, the ability to take intelligent risk, and the leadership to make an organization succeed.

Read more about our point of view on search:


  • Leadership in Recruiting: Hiring for the Long Term

    Insight into how leadership can strengthen their organizations through talent development and a constant learning approach to hiring and selection.


  • Jay Gaines' Perspective on What Gets a CIO Fired

    Jay Gaines' perspective on key issues facing the modern CIO, excerpted from a panel discussion at the Financial Technology Forum's 2015 Senior Delegate Roundtable.

  • A Discussion with Jay Gaines

    Jay Gaines addresses the evolving psychology of successful organizations and executives in the financial services industry, along with his perspective on assessment and the search process.


  • The Leadership Paradox

    One of the executive's most critical functions is to hire or groom his or her successor. Why is this most critical job often least well done? Why is what is most important least successful?


  • What I Look for in a Candidate

    In this excerpt taken from John Sibbald's "The Career Makers," Jay Gaines discusses what traits he finds most critical in successful candidates.