Finding the ideal candidate to fill a vacancy on your executive board, in a senior team, or for a specialist position requires the services of a consultancy with an intimate inside knowledge of the digital infrastructure sector – cloud, datacenters, hyperscale, edge, IoT, Al, and the digital economy that it supports. Recruiting for C-Level executive and leadership positions requires a different approach to traditional recruiting. When seeking senior-level candidates for any assignment, Portman has the unique ability to leverage its partners’ and associates’ experience and personal contacts built up over forty years of designing, building, and operating digital infrastructure facilities. Combined with their many years of executive search expertise, Portman can ensure its clients and candidates, it handles all assignments with the discretion, and confidentiality executive assignments demand.
“Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.”
– SIMON SINEK
Portman has an extensive network of senior executives who can bring a wealth of experience to assist other organisations during periods of growth or change.
An NED member of a company’s board of directors is not part of the executive team but is involved in policy-making and planning. At times, shareholders may require NEDs to represent their interests at the board level. In addition, for some clients, bringing in an NED can help take the business to new levels.
“Portman understand today’s challenges with sourcing top talent in a booming industry and took the time to understand the nuances of our culture and present candidates that would fit both with our company and the role.”
– ANN CARLTON, VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES AT COMPASS DATA CENTRES
For the short to medium term, interim executives offer experienced and highly qualified senior leaders for fixed-term, full-time assignments, typically between six months and a year. On short notice, Portman supports clients with interim executives to provide cover during mergers and acquisitions, business transformations or periods requiring crisis management.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– WINSTON CHURCHILL
CONSULTANCY & ADVISORY
The digital infrastructure sector is attracting the interest of investors worldwide, and rightly so. But moving into alien businesses, new regions, countries, and territories can be daunting and risky to new entrants. Moreover, launching new products and services requires a deep understanding of the market and competition. Likewise, mergers and acquisitions require the performance of rigorous due diligence. Our intimate knowledge of the sector globally will ensure that exemplary leadership is in place to represent the investors’ interests and protect and grow the value of associated investments.
“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”
– RALPH NADER