Specialized Recruiter for Automotive Supplier CEO

Service Area: Human Capital

Client Type: Large Cap Private Equity Firm

Service Provider Type: Specialized Executive Recruiter – CEO

Industry: Automotive

The Need
Experienced CEO for Automotive Supplier

The private equity firm needed to hire a highly qualified CEO for their portfolio company in the automotive supplier space. They required specialized executive recruiters to identify candidates with deep industry experience.

The Challenge
Lead Executive To Lead Carveout

The firm was in the process of carving out a business focused on safety sensors for vehicles. They needed a CEO with a proven track record in the automotive supplier ecosystem, preferably with experience in Tier 1 or Tier 2 suppliers. The candidate also needed to be based in or willing to relocate to Detroit.

How BluWave Helped
Immediately Connected Industry-Specific Recruiters

BluWave connected the firm within 24 hours to specialized executive recruiters who had extensive experience placing CEOs in the automotive industry. These recruiters quickly identified a short list of candidates with the right mix of functional expertise, industry knowledge and geographical flexibility.

The Result
High-Caliber Leader Exceeds PE Firm’s Expectations

The firm successfully hired a highly qualified CEO who not only met their criteria but also had the potential to serve as a multiple-time CEO within their portfolio. This strategic hire has already driven significant growth and stability for the automotive supplier.

They were professional, moved quickly, very organized and thorough, and ultimately helped us land what we believe will be a tremendous CEO both at this investments and potentially someone who could be a multiple-time CEO.

Highly recommend them for anything auto-related. Really great working with each of them. Highly engaged and gave us their all on the search.

-Partner and Head of Talent Operations at PE Firm


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