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Rue Caroline 2

1003 Lausanne

Switzerland

Executive Search

An end-to-end search solution. Definition of the ideal candidate profile, advising on the optimal sourcing strategy, to integration of the successful person.

Valuing a strong partnership approach, we work as trusted advisers and consultants on all searches we conduct.

We are meticulous and thorough, and by applying comprehensive search processes, we build strategic talent pipelines of senior professionals that fit the requirements of the role and your corporate culture.

C-level employee running in a city during sunrise which represents the executive search service

Our approach

An extension of our client’s team

Our approach is to become an extension of our client’s team and to define the executive search solution that will best support them to successfully grow their business with the right people. We dedicate time to understanding the company and the hiring division’s overall goals, needs, and corporate culture, before going to the next steps of the executive search process.

85%

retention rate

6

continents covered

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57%

of c-suite placements are female

Our reputation

Exceptional search services

Our reputation is in providing bespoke search services. We recognize that each search mandate is unique and we craft each search plan accordingly. We do not recycle longlists and do not outsource search delivery.

Our partners and consultants are actively involved in search delivery and proactively advise our progress throughout the hiring journey.

The services we offer cover the full range of executive search activities, our talent mapping methodology is both rigorous and meticulous. Valuing partnership, we work with discretion and integrity.

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Methodology

Our track record working across global markets, combined with a highly methodical and inclusive approach to search, has seen us successful in attracting senior talent across industries and countries.

Knowing our clients

In-depth discussions with the client are an essential step to understanding their business, objectives, and company culture.

Tailored sourcing strategy

Based on the confidentiality, complexity, and urgency of the position to be hired, we recommend the most appropriate talent attraction strategy and corresponding project timeline.

Research & market mapping

We apply a rigorous research process to identify the key target profiles to approach. Our talent acquisition team consists of senior and seasoned research specialists. Clients are provided with detailed progress reports outlining search strategy, market findings, and the corresponding relevant talent profiles.

Assessment and evaluation

Profiles are evaluated against the core competencies required for the role and their ability to thrive and develop within the company. Leadership assessments are recommended and can be fully integrated into the search process with our fully qualified partners.

Reference & background checking

Referencing goes beyond validating a candidate’s past experience, we probe their ability to thrive in the new environment. Pending search level, we partner with global external providers for in-depth independent background validation.

Contract negotiation, orientation & onboarding

We provide ongoing support during the contract negotiation and integration phase to ensure a successful transition.

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Jennifer Borrer

Founder and Managing Partner

“We partnered with Borrer Executive for search mandates in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and China for both commercial and supply chain leadership roles. I was impressed with their level of market knowledge, professionalism and drive, on top of good process and methods, high flexibility and responsiveness to our needs.”

— Vice President HR Global Operations, Global Multinational FMCG

News and articles

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Career lab

One-on-one career strategy programs to define and align professional goals and priorities.

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Client solutions

Bespoke solutions. Building talent pipelines. Leadership assessments to gain insight on behavioural capabilty to fit the role and the capacity to evolve.