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Executive Search demystified

Building a Minimal Viable Recruiting Brand

 

Client: Kooku Recruiting Partners

My Role: Business Partner

 

Our original idea was to provide a highly specialised senior and executive search offering for the design and innovation industry - lean and efficient, with maximum value for our clients and candidates. A service that understands the demands for transformational leadership and adapts to the pace of change in dynamic design organisations, scale-ups and hyper-growth environments.

Executive Search demystified

Building a Minimal Viable Recruiting Brand

 

Client: Kooku Recruiting Partners

My Role: Business Partner

 

Our original idea was to provide a highly specialised senior and executive search offering for the design and innovation industry - lean and efficient, with maximum value for our clients and candidates. A service that understands the demands for transformational leadership and adapts to the pace of change in dynamic design organisations, scale-ups and hyper-growth environments.

Executive Search demystified

Building a Minimal Viable Recruiting Brand

 

Client: Kooku Recruiting Partners

My Role: Business Partner

 

Our original idea was to provide a highly specialised senior and executive search offering for the design and innovation industry - lean and efficient, with maximum value for our clients and candidates. A service that understands the demands for transformational leadership and adapts to the pace of change in dynamic design organisations, scale-ups and hyper-growth environments.

We believe it's time to demystify executive-search. Because in the end, what matters is reputation, credibility, a personal network at C- and board-level, the connect with a vibrant global community and a robust, insight- and data-driven service and operation model in order to achieve the right results.

Kooku Recruiting Partners already have a successful core service offering in place: Interim Recruiting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The company values: transparency, straightforwardness, quality over quantity, success and growth are the pillars for a trustful partnership with our clients and candidates. An optimal setup to expand the existing service portfolio and to develop the values and quality promise into an adaptive sustainable recruiting product at senior and executive level. This was the birth of Kooku X.

Within the first two quarters of this year, we developed the business model and defined the new brand. We created a roadmap and the necessary connections to the existing Kooku infrastructure - in terms of the team, communication, budget and technology. Besides the strategic work, it was important for us to get the core service up and running immediately. And to initiate further development sprints after the proof of concept in order to achieve profitability. With entrepreneurial foresight, my CEO created the necessary leeway and entrepreneurial freedom to adopt only as much as necessary of the existing processes to enable a smooth start for the Minimal Viable Business - which is then sharpened and refined during the process.

We take a similar approach to the design system. Based on the existing Kooku brand design, our partners at Garden Olson have developed a modular brand design for the somewhat more "grown-up" sister brand. We are now testing it for the different communication channels, developing a subtle motion design and promoting and establishing the brand image internally and externally.

The track record to date in filling key strategic leadership positions proves the relevance of our service offering. And that is what counts in the end: making a valuable contribution to empowering companies with transformative talent, enabling innovation, change and healthy growth. An exciting and thrilling journey so far. Thanks to Mathias Mengel, CEO of Kooku Recruiting Partners, the whole Kooku crew and our clients and candidates for their trust and support. The results make us really proud.

If you operate at the intersection of design, technology and innovation and want to inspire transformational leaders for key strategic positions in your company - or if you want to elevate your career in the design and innovation industry - please get in touch. I look forward to an insightful exchange and exciting briefings.

Please visit our newly launched site: Kooku X for more information and contact details.

Kooku Recruiting Partners already have a successful core service offering in place: Interim Recruiting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The company values: transparency, straightforwardness, quality over quantity, success and growth are the pillars for a trustful partnership with our clients and candidates. An optimal setup to expand the existing service portfolio and to develop the values and quality promise into an adaptive sustainable recruiting product at senior and executive level. This was the birth of Kooku X.

Within the first two quarters of this year, we developed the business model and defined the new brand. We created a roadmap and the necessary connections to the existing Kooku infrastructure - in terms of the team, communication, budget and technology. Besides the strategic work, it was important for us to get the core service up and running immediately. And to initiate further development sprints after the proof of concept in order to achieve profitability. With entrepreneurial foresight, my CEO created the necessary leeway and entrepreneurial freedom to adopt only as much as necessary of the existing processes to enable a smooth start for the Minimal Viable Business - which is then sharpened and refined during the process.

We take a similar approach to the design system. Based on the existing Kooku brand design, our partners at Garden Olson have developed a modular brand design for the somewhat more "grown-up" sister brand. We are now testing it for the different communication channels, developing a subtle motion design and promoting and establishing the brand image internally and externally.

The track record to date in filling key strategic leadership positions proves the relevance of our service offering. And that is what counts in the end: making a valuable contribution to empowering companies with transformative talent, enabling innovation, change and healthy growth. An exciting and thrilling journey so far. Thanks to Mathias Mengel, CEO of Kooku Recruiting Partners, the whole Kooku crew and our clients and candidates for their trust and support. The results make us really proud.

If you operate at the intersection of design, technology and innovation and want to inspire transformational leaders for key strategic positions in your company - or if you want to elevate your career in the design and innovation industry - please get in touch. I look forward to an insightful exchange and exciting briefings.

Please visit our newly launched site: Kooku X for more information and contact details.

Kooku Recruiting Partners already have a successful core service offering in place: Interim Recruiting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The company values: transparency, straightforwardness, quality over quantity, success and growth are the pillars for a trustful partnership with our clients and candidates. An optimal setup to expand the existing service portfolio and to develop the values and quality promise into an adaptive sustainable recruiting product at senior and executive level. This was the birth of Kooku X.

Within the first two quarters of this year, we developed the business model and defined the new brand. We created a roadmap and the necessary connections to the existing Kooku infrastructure - in terms of the team, communication, budget and technology. Besides the strategic work, it was important for us to get the core service up and running immediately. And to initiate further development sprints after the proof of concept in order to achieve profitability. With entrepreneurial foresight, my CEO created the necessary leeway and entrepreneurial freedom to adopt only as much as necessary of the existing processes to enable a smooth start for the Minimal Viable Business - which is then sharpened and refined during the process.

We take a similar approach to the design system. Based on the existing Kooku brand design, our partners at Garden Olson have developed a modular brand design for the somewhat more "grown-up" sister brand. We are now testing it for the different communication channels, developing a subtle motion design and promoting and establishing the brand image internally and externally.

The track record to date in filling key strategic leadership positions proves the relevance of our service offering. And that is what counts in the end: making a valuable contribution to empowering companies with transformative talent, enabling innovation, change and healthy growth. An exciting and thrilling journey so far. Thanks to Mathias Mengel, CEO of Kooku Recruiting Partners, the whole Kooku crew and our clients and candidates for their trust and support. The results make us really proud.

If you operate at the intersection of design, technology and innovation and want to inspire transformational leaders for key strategic positions in your company - or if you want to elevate your career in the design and innovation industry - please get in touch. I look forward to an insightful exchange and exciting briefings.

Please visit our newly launched site: Kooku X for more information and contact details.

Kooku Recruiting Partners already have a successful core service offering in place: Interim Recruiting and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The company values: transparency, straightforwardness, quality over quantity, success and growth are the pillars for a trustful partnership with our clients and candidates. An optimal setup to expand the existing service portfolio and to develop the values and quality promise into an adaptive sustainable recruiting product at senior and executive level. This was the birth of Kooku X.

Within the first two quarters of this year, we developed the business model and defined the new brand. We created a roadmap and the necessary connections to the existing Kooku infrastructure - in terms of the team, communication, budget and technology. Besides the strategic work, it was important for us to get the core service up and running immediately. And to initiate further development sprints after the proof of concept in order to achieve profitability. With entrepreneurial foresight, my CEO created the necessary leeway and entrepreneurial freedom to adopt only as much as necessary of the existing processes to enable a smooth start for the Minimal Viable Business - which is then sharpened and refined during the process.

We take a similar approach to the design system. Based on the existing Kooku brand design, our partners at Garden Olson have developed a modular brand design for the somewhat more "grown-up" sister brand. We are now testing it for the different communication channels, developing a subtle motion design and promoting and establishing the brand image internally and externally.

The track record to date in filling key strategic leadership positions proves the relevance of our service offering. And that is what counts in the end: making a valuable contribution to empowering companies with transformative talent, enabling innovation, change and healthy growth. An exciting and thrilling journey so far. Thanks to Mathias Mengel, CEO of Kooku Recruiting Partners, the whole Kooku crew and our clients and candidates for their trust and support. The results make us really proud.

If you operate at the intersection of design, technology and innovation and want to inspire transformational leaders for key strategic positions in your company - or if you want to elevate your career in the design and innovation industry - please get in touch. I look forward to an insightful exchange and exciting briefings.

Please visit our newly launched site: Kooku X for more information and contact details.

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Image credits © Garden Olson for Kooku Recruiting Partners

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