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Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Firm in Milan, Italy

News: the Stanton Chase Milan office is looking for experienced Executive Search Associated Directors. Please reach out to us by sending your application to Stanton Chase Italy.

Stanton Chase Milan in Italy was established in 1988 as an executive search boutique specializing in assisting senior management in making important decisions regarding the identification, search, and selection of “the right manager for the right position.” The firm’s key mission is to provide outstanding leaders and organizational solutions and to secure the best possible added value for the client.

Stanton Chase Italy sets out to be a market leader by providing industry knowledge and high quality service to clients. We are more than just headhunters; we place a strong emphasis on building and retaining client relationships, and we attribute our success to the high level of repeat business.

As an integral part of the worldwide Stanton Chase team, Stanton Chase Italy has successfully concluded many high profile searches for both domestic and international blue chip clients. From Chairman through to main Board and Divisional Board levels, the consultants at Stanton Chase focus primarily on:

• Providing high quality client tailored activity
• Forging partnerships with clients
• Co-designing the search approach with clients
• Providing solutions
• Insisting on a rigorous working method

All Stanton Chase consultants have hands-on experience, operating at a high level within industry. The relationship enjoyed between consultant and client is a reflection of being trusted members of the client’s team. Every search assignment is handled as an individual consultancy project, tailored to meet the specific needs of the client.

Our Functional Expertise:
• Chairman/CEO/BoD
• Divisional Director/VP
• Head of Department
• Senior Executive

Integrated Services Model:

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The Company is specialised in Executive Search (“Dirigente status” is required) focused at Board level and Senior Management level. It operates on the basis of the following Value proposition:

  • Boutique Company
  • Work in Partnership with the Client
  • Senior Partner Execution and Deliver – Single Point of Contact
  • Our Partner is the Client’s Partner
  • High quality “Client Tailored” Search strategy
  • Client Director and Project Manager involved
  • Industry Sector Expertise
  • Long-lasting, successful Partnership with the Clients
  • Local insight – Worldwide reach

Actors in the Search Process

  • Research Department
  • Project Manager (Partner, Expert of Function)
  • Client Director (Partner, Expert of Industry)

Search Process

Every search assignment is handled as an individual consultancy project, tailored to meet the specific needs of the Client. Stanton Chase Italy, recognises the importance of the Client’s management style, strategic objectives and the overall corporate culture of the organisation. The Company’s aim is to identify, involve and introduce the best-qualified “Solutions”, present in the marketplace.
The Search process includes the following steps:

1. Meetings with the Client

On-site and in-depth meetings to analyse the Company business framework, identify the real problem to be solved, propose possible Solutions, choose the best Solution both inside the Company (through assessment of internal Candidates, if any) and outside. In case of an outside Search, identification of the following: target position, functional organisation, job description, responsibilities, interaction within the organisation, Company climate, ideal profile with technical or functional experience, professional background, career performances, leadership style, personal skills, team management, impact on the future.

2. Briefing

Presentation to the Client and consequent approval of a detailed Report with all information gathered, regarding the Client Company, its products, market, competitors, organisation and position to be covered with relative requirements.

3. Commencement of the Search

4. Mini Audit

Interview with a limited number of Client Executives who have a direct relationship with the target position, thus gaining a deeper understanding of the Company organisation, culture and climate, as well as of the skills, character, experience and professional background necessary.

5. Projects Building up

Every Executive Search project is built up from the Client’s needs with the Client. The principle options concern:

  • Whom to search (potential, established, over target)
  • What to search (know-how, culture, background, innovation, people management)
  • Where to search (rank of target Companies).

6. Search

Systematic and extensive research through direct and confidential contacts with qualified and experienced Executives, identified as being appropriate for the position requirements and suitable to reach the target position and interact effectively within the organisation. Executives already successful in similar conditions are also targeted.

7. Cross checking

The Executives are evaluated by two Partners for:

  • Their capability to improve Client’s performance and thereby enhance its competitive advantages
  • Their intellectual capability, maturity and reliability, skill to organise and to manage, insight and understanding of oneself and others
  • Their professional background, experience and vision
  • The expertise and know-how of both of the qualified Partners also guarantee this evaluation.

8. Check points

Meetings with the Client to verify progress and to agree next steps in relation to the Assignment.

9. Presentation of Results

Meeting with the Client to analyse the results of the Search and to identify a possible “Slate“ (6/8) to propose formally. Final presentation of a “Slate”, together with a confidential Report containing information about current job, career experience, accomplishments, personal background and a general evaluation.

10. Completion

Provide assistance to the Client during the interviews and in the final negotiation and signature of the contract terms. If appropriate, contacts with individuals qualified to conduct detailed reference checks.

11. Follow-Up

Assistance to the Client and the Executive during the delicate phase of placement in the new Company for approximately 12 months, in order to support the real integration of the newly appointed Executive in the Company and to prevent possible problems.

12. Ethics

At Stanton Chase Italy:

  • We undertake Assignments from Companies only, not from Managers
  • We keep all received information strictly confidential
  • Our Company accepts only those Search Assignments that can be performed effectively, to offer Client satisfaction.

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Corso Garibaldi 86
20121 Milan

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Phone: +39 02 4810 0681
Email: [email protected]

Our Consultants

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Paolo Pellini

Managing Director
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Anna Fortunato

Managing Partner
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Giovanni Strapazzon

Managing Partner
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Alberto Bernard

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Simona Simionato

Senior Research and Office Manager
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