May 2016 Posts

On the Search for CEO’s and Corporate Directors

A company searching for a CEO or a Corporate Director is on the hunt for just the right person who can take the reins and lead the company onto future success. Finding just the right person for these roles is not an easy task. However, if the company has Dennis Carey leading that search, the company is bound to land the right person for the right position.

Recruiting for executive positions takes someone who has been in the business with a good reputation and is able to network to find the right candidates. Mr. Carey has over 25 years of experience working with over 75 Fortune 500 companies recruiting for CEOs and Board of Directors. Currently, Mr. Carey is the Vice Chairman and Co-Leader of the Board Services Practice for Korn/Ferry International. Dennis has successfully worked on board reconstructions for 3M, Tyco International, MCI and American Standard, among others. Some of his Board of Director placements have been with American Express, CBS, Tyco Electronics and Goldman Sachs to name a few.

Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Carey worked with Kay Management Consultants; Secretary of Labor and Industry to Governor Pierre S. Dupont IV; and served as Vice President of the University of Delaware. His work in the recruitment field has led him to publish four books and over 50 articles. His most recent book, “Boards that Lead“, was published in 2014 by HBR Publishers and was cited as book of the year by Directors & Boards Magazine. His articles have been featured in many journals including Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

Mr. Carey’s educational background includes a PhD in finance from the University of Maryland and was a fellow both at Harvard’s JFK School and the Princeton Theological Seminary.

In addition to his professional successes, in 1980, Mr. Carey swam the English Channel and was ranked by the World Swimming Federation as one of the top swimmers in the world. He currently sits on the Board of the Swimming Hall of Fame.

When asked what piece of advice he would give to someone in the business field Mr. Carey stated, “Quickly understand the importance of competitive differentiation; know what you don’t know and build a great team; realize that the acquisition, motivation, training, and retention of talent on a global scale will separate the winners from the losers.”

Executive Recruiting is an important industry and Dennis Carey is one of the leading names in the executive recruiting field. He hopes to continue serving in this field for years to come.