‘We work with six of the top executive search firms in the world and none of them could have delivered the talent that CriticalKnowledge did.’
Senior HR Executive, Fortune 500 Company
Executive Search. Redefined.
Delivering in spite of all obstacles.
We believe our clients come to us for one purpose – because we deliver what we say we will. We do not believe in excuses. We believe in getting things done in spite of all obstacles, and often in spite of all odds.
Bringing the most sophisticated methodological and technical capability to bear in what we do.
We leverage the most sophisticated operational and technical capability to source critical talent available in the world. Human capital sourcing has not substantively evolved from a technical perspective in more than 40 years. We believe our proprietary methods genuinely revolutionize the way recruitment is done.
Maintaining a pragmatic, total focus on results.
We are driven, above all, by results. Our operational approach is most technically advanced available. But we are interested only in what works. We are not interested in elegant approaches that do not get results in the real world. Our measure lies in the results we achieve for our clients. Period.
Working continuously to build trust.A key component of what we do turns on building enduring relationships with our clients.
We work to help our clients solve critical needs for talent as effectively as possible. Our first priority is to satisfy our clients and to take ownership of their challenges.
Doing what needs to be done with unshakeable integrity.
We work to the highest ethical standards with exceptional professionalism. We want to do for our clients simply what they need us to do. Too many firms confuse their needs with clients needs. We believe in doing what is necessary for the client – from the client’s perspective. Always.
An unwavering commitment to our clients’ long-term success.
We believe that our commitment to our clients – to their long-term growth and success – is what allows us to provide outstanding quality and exceptional value. Our drive to ensure our clients’ well-being is our prime differentiator as a firm.
In the Words of Our Clients
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I highly recommend CriticalKnowledge. They have the capability to come into the most difficult situations and deliver, throughout the world. We retained one of the most prestigious search firms in the world to bring in senior talent to run our operations in China. They were unsuccessful. We subsequently called in CriticalKnowledge, and they were able
We work with six of the top executive search firms in the world and six of the top specialized search firms in the world and none of them would have been able to deliver the talent that CriticalKnowledge did. – Director of Human Resources, Petro-Canada (Global Fortune 500 Energy Company)
I would be pleased to recommend CriticalKnowledge. They came in to undertake a critical executive search for us. This search demanded a deep strategic understanding of our technology and business objectives. Therefore we made the decision to go outside the usual suspects in choosing them. It was the correct decision. We had specific parameters defining
CriticalKnowledge has demonstrated to us a capability to produce exceptional results for a particularly challenging situation. They develop a genuine and thorough understanding of the operational issues around the role in question at a level that allows them to deliver to the precise operational demands of a given situation. Based on our experience, CriticalKnowledge really
We engaged Critical Knowledge to undertake specialized searches for a CEO and a Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing for a major new subsidiary that provides satellite based AIS data for the maritime industry; initiatives that were central to the company’s future growth objectives. As a former executive, returning to lead the recruitment of
I would strongly recommend organizations work with CriticalKnowledge, especially in difficult situations where they require highly specialized skills and have no good options. We needed an expert at planning and coordinating an overall head office move, from the initial search of a new location to preparing for the new layout and the move itself. They
I highly recommend CriticalKnowledge and would work with them again. They are able to deliver specialized talent in the most difficult circumstances. We needed specialized senior level talent with expertise in lean manufacturing to come in to restructure operations in an underperforming plant. The requirements for this role were demanding and extremely specific in scope.
I would recommend CriticalKnowledge without hesitation. In my experience, they have an unmatched capability to deliver key talent under the most difficult circumstances. In order to build out our operational risk framework and internal policies some years ago, we required a very senior executive with world class experience and expertise in risk management. We viewed
CriticalKnowledge has demonstrated a unique and impressive capability to deliver specialized senior talent in particularly difficult circumstances. We had been seeking a highly experienced, senior level expert to work with us on process facilities for a multi-billion dollar capital project – a large green field mine facility. We had demanding requirements, including the ability to
After a number of attempts with other firms to locate a senior level individual to represent the owner in leading the Engineering and Procurement activities for a billion dollar project, we presented the challenge to CriticalKnowledge. CriticalKnowledge was able to define in detail the overall scope of the challenge, and in relatively short period of
UTS Energy has been a client of CriticalKnowledge for more than year. During that time we have employed the services of several senior level cost specialists through CK a number of times and have also used CK to search for other senior specialized talent. We have been very satisfied with the service provided by CriticalKnowledge
I have the highest respect for CriticalKnowledge and the expertise they bring to bear. Their approach is fundamentally different than any other search firm or professional recruitment firm I have encountered. They understand the strategic and technical complexities of the business at a deep level and were able to investigate and validate my ability to
I would highly recommend CriticalKnowledge to source talent in complex and critical situations. I was seeking to fill a position on a interim basis to lead an internal department and maintain progress on several strategic initiatives we had put in place in order to significantly reduce cost and improve efficiency. Getting the right individual was
When first contacted by CriticalKnowledge, we were dealing with production efficiencies issues that we felt we could resolve with a fairly extensive internal corporate-wide resource base. Four months later, we had incrementally improved, but a step change was needed. After contacting CriticalKnowledge, they were able to provide us with an individual with significant specialized expertise
Our firm was built on solving some of the most difficult challenges in executive search in the world. Because of that, we have had to develop a toolkit that is completely unique and an approach that differs significantly from traditional methods. Fundamentally, the experience we built in the early stages of our business in executing some of the most complex and difficult searches in the world enables us to identify and explore a range of diverse target pools that typically go unexplored.
Search processes that focus on pre-existing networks tend highly to favor traditional candidates. The methodology we use is exceptionally sophisticated in its ability to identify and target diverse talent within any specialized array of job parameters.