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Wind Energy Executive Search for Board Chairman, VP HR and Chief Risk Officer

Case Study - Renewable Energy, Clean Tech and Sustainability



The Challenge

A leading wind energy company required a board chairman and a number of other senior executives to prepare for a public offering and beyond.

An early pioneer in the development and operation of wind energy facilities, this privately held company sought a non-executive board chairman who could guide the start-up to maturity. After extensive consultation with the investors and executive team, Russell Reynolds Associates consultants with experience in both the energy industry and board-level searches identified and recruited a highly regarded energy executive who not only had experience in taking companies public but also had a track record in implementing corporate governance best practices and mentoring senior leaders.

The Solution

Russell Reynolds Associates recruited a board chairman with experience in taking companies public and with a track record in implementing corporate governance best practices and mentoring senior leaders. Subsequently, the team was engaged to fill a number of key executive team positions, each of which required a different strategy and was headed by a consultant with the relevant mix of industry and functional expertise.

To find a chief risk officer (CRO), the team scoured its network in the power industry for an executive with experience managing energy and commodity trading. Our HR experts sourced a wide range of industries to find candidates for the vice president for human resources, who would need a stellar track record in building a human capital management infrastructure in a fast-growing environment.

The company has since filed for a public offering and has more than three dozen facilities in various stages of development or operation.

 

 

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