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As a senior executive you know perfectly well how painfully difficult it can be to recruit exactly the right individual for that key leadership position.  And to be sure you’ve made the best possible choice.

You’re not alone. According to a recent global survey from the Conference Board, the number one challenge facing CEOs today is people.  Recruiting and retaining the best and brightest. In my conversations around the country with senior corporate leaders across all industries, that message repeats again and again.

Take ownership. Solve tough problems. Deliver superior outcomes.

I help CEOs and their senior HR leaders with that critical business challenge. Because with the wrong people on your bus you, well, you know…

My mission is to help you build the leadership team you need to drive your company to superior levels of growth, profitability, and long-term success. Sounds like a lot to expect from an executive recruiter? Well, possibly. But it’s exactly the kind of challenge I relish.

It’s the kind of relationship I’d hold out for with anyone I planned to entrust with helping me make my most crucial business choices, the people decisions.

Why Lean, and My Lean Executive Recruiting Expertise, Should Matter to You.

Because today the most difficult business problems that need solving are often about operations and execution. Because the urgent burning platforms top-of-mind in the C-suite are so deeply rooted in operational excellence:

  • How can we excel in execution?
  • How can our top managers be more consistent in executing strategy?
  • How can we manage change and adapt with speed and flexibility?
  • How can we improve productivity?
  • How can we deliver better quality and services?
  • How do we stimulate innovation, encourage creativity, enable entrepreneurial spirit?
  • How do we profitably grow our business?

Are any of these sounding familiar?

Because Lean, if whole-heartedly embraced as the systemic business approach to managing your organization, is simply the best way to achieve the operational excellence you seek.

Or, as Polaris Industries COO Bennett Morgan articulates,

“We are 100% convinced that LEAN is the ‘how’ to a better Polaris for all our stakeholders, focusing on adding value for our customers and driving out waste across the value stream.”

But launching a Lean initiative is tough work. And crafting and communicating the Lean vision, implementing Lean systems and process, and growing and sustaining a robust Lean culture across your organization for the long-term – that’s significantly more demanding still.

Experience. Dedication. Performance. I’m Adam Zak. The Lean Executive Recruiter.

Outstanding Lean business performance requires experienced Lean talent combined with exceptional Lean leadership.Titles and labels are often confusing. But whether you call it Lean, OpEx, Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma or, well, you get the picture, I know how this stuff works and I know how to help you identify, evaluate and attract exactly the right person for your organization.

For the last 20+ years I’ve helped companies recruit truly exceptional Lean leaders. I’ve directed and completed hundreds of executive search engagements.  I focus on recruiting the key, hands-on individuals who play a critical role in creating and building that culture of excellence in your organization. Who can drive continuous improvement and strengthen your company’s ability to execute more effectively.

During the last 24 months alone I’ve recruited people into roles as diverse as President to Production Vice President, VP Supply Chain to VP Strategy, Director Lean Six Sigma to VP Lean Operational Excellence, and more.  Each was a leader who could realistically size up the current state, create and communicate a future vision, align resources with objectives, and inspire others to engage and deliver successful outcomes.

What does this mean for you as an Adam Zak client?

Adam Zak Executive Search is about finding and recruiting the perfect Lean executive for your critical position. That’s what I deliver. The highest quality executive search possible. My personal attention, insight and intensity on each and every search. No costly hiring mistakes. Faster executive onboarding. Better alignment across the leadership team. Better and faster results from transformation, innovation and growth initiatives. Exceptional impact that drives exponential ROI. Backed by my personal guarantee. Every time.

Be curious. Ask tough questions. Go make things happen.

That’s how I do it. If you’d like to discuss your executive recruiting needs, or learn more about how we might work together, please contact me. With confidence, and of course, confidentially. +1 239.302.3344 in Naples, FL