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Our Search Process

The Brill Neumann search process is an interactive partnership between our principals and our clients. It is carefully designed to identify, engage and recruit outstanding leaders whose qualities align with the mission, goals and culture of each client institution.

We generally divide our searches into five phases: Relationship Building; Candidate Pool Development; Client/Candidate Introduction; Closing the Search; and Transition & Follow-Up. During each phase, we actively communicate with both clients and candidates to ensure a smooth, transparent, and highly valuable search experience.

  • Plan search
  • Define process and timeline
  • Align mission, goals and culture
Relationship Building
  • Activate contact network
  • Describe position
  • Provide position description
  • Market position and client
  • Interview viable candidates
  • Recommend candidates
  • Provide feedback
Candidate Development
  • Share materials
  • Meet candidates
  • Assess fit
  • Provide feedback
  • Introduce candidates
  • Check references and credentials
  • Provide feedback
Client/Candidate Interaction
  • Introduce client
  • Check references and credentials
  • Provide feedback
  • Select leader
  • Assist with negotiations
Closing the Search
  • Provide feedback
  • Assist with negotiations
  • Support the transition
  • Evaluate the search
Transition & Follow-Up
  • Support the transition
  • Evaluate the search
Successful Placement

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