Providing a solution for your organization
at a critical transition time
Our Executive SEARCH PROCESS
How to start your executive search
Our partnership begins with a focused, strategic assessment so we can gain a deep understanding of the dynamics of your organization and community. This allows us to develop a fully customized CEO executive search process which is in complete alignment with your organization’s needs, opportunities, and priorities.
Your President & CEO must be more than professionally qualified. They must be the right cultural fit for your organization and community.
YGM believes in presenting a diverse slate of candidates. We look at more than only gender and ethnicity. We look for diversity of thought, geography, and experience.
We offer a proven step-by-step process to ensure your search committee focuses on the critical interviews and YGM manages the administrative tasks from beginning to end.
We conduct in-depth research, which includes a key stakeholder survey and interview process, mining our extensive database of connections, reaching out to proven and new talent, and utilizing our vast network to build a strong candidate pool.
The benefit of working with a chamber CEO search firm like YGM is we have strong relationships with professionals who may not be actively seeking a career change but trust in our ability to align their skills and goals with our clients’ needs – and they trust us.
Once we have developed a strong, diverse candidate pool, we rank them extensively against your criteria and present to you the top candidates. We prepare the interviews, execute all background checks, handle all the logistics and then lastly, your committee chooses the final candidate.
YGM’s Critical Competitive Distinctions
YGM has a strong and positive reputation within the chamber industry. Our positive reputation is based on ethics, discretion, honesty, and proven success.
History of Success
Having completed 25+ executive searches, we are very proud of our track record in finding and securing the ideal candidates for our executive search clients.
You can anticipate an executive search process including extensive market and candidate research, a multi-layered vetting of candidates, effective outreach reaching talented professionals not currently job-seeking, and a customized decision-making process that works best for your search committee.
YGM’s network within the chamber and nonprofit industries across the United States is vast. We have worked with thousands of chambers and non-profit/association professionals. Our relationships are strong and diverse.
Combined, the YGM leadership team has over fifty years of experience working in or around chambers of commerce. Having served as chamber executives for multiple chambers, we serve as faculty for the U.S. Chamber’s Institute of Organization Management and are sought after thought leaders in the chamber industry.
Budget Friendly Options
We realize executive searches are usually unplanned. In addition to a full turnkey search, we also offer modified and customized searches based on your organization’s needs and budgets.
Get started on finding your next Chamber executive!
Connect with YGM today to get step-by-step assistance on searching out the next leader of your Chamber backed by years of experience.