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The Brief

Our brief was to identify and attract a board level Product Director, reporting to the CEO, to oversee the operational delivery of all products and services.

Our client had an ambitious 5-year plan to vastly enhance their profits through diversification of their product offering. They required a tenacious individual to unify the new product incubator alongside the more traditional, revenue generating products. Adverse taxation and regulatory changes had put the business under significant pressure and the new Product Director would be a key participant in the creation of a clear vision to address these changing market conditions.

The Process

In consultation with the Chief Executive and HR Director, Fortune Hill identified a number of essential personal attributes which formed the basis of the selection criteria for the search, along with the prerequisite key skills and experience.

We networked extensively with senior leaders in the product space, not limited to the betting and gaming industry. We were able to generate a significant number of recommendations that highlighted 'hidden talent, including senior executives who weren't currently working in a product centric position but displayed the required personal attributes.

Fortune Hill produced a diverse shortlist featuring exceptional, senior level talent from a range of different industries and backgrounds including betting, financial services, utilities and automotive.

The Result

Fortune Hill enabled the client to quickly reach a position where they had three engaged and motivated candidates to whom they were prepared to offer the role.

The offer, which was only a small increase in total compensation for the chosen candidate, was communicated in person by our Managing Director, who was able to successfully coach the candidate through some of the associated challenges and emotional complexities of exiting a FTSE 100 employer to join a smaller, privately owned business.

The Fortune Hill difference

Our approach is different and that makes all the difference. By questioning common convention, we have developed a model that challenges the out-of-date methodologies and fee structures of traditional firms.

Exceptional talent

We perform in-depth due diligence to ensure that the talent we introduce is of the highest calibre and the best fit for your organisation.

Bespoke approach

We tailor our approach to each assignment and our team dedicates significant time to understanding your business, culture and specific requirements.

Industry leading results

Fortune Hill has a 98% success rate (the industry average is 65%).

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