Michael Cullen, Sector Leader
Hardware, systems and electronics companies today are increasingly driven by three closely related business imperatives:
- Speed to market: Despite their size, they must bring innovative and desireable products to market rapidly in order to outflank fast-moving competitors.
- Flawless execution: From pursuing ambitious strategic plans to managing complex and often extensive supply chains, to coordinating multiple business units, they must be able to leverage execution for competitive advantage.
- Agility: They must be able to adapt quickly to the new challenges and opportunities that are arising with rapidly evolving new technologies: cloud computing, virtualization, green power, and the convergence of servers, storage, and networking.
To successfully meet these challenges, our clients need leaders who understand the impact of market and technology disruptions on business models and know how to leverage the opportunities they present. Finding such leaders can be challenging, especially as mergers and acquisitions in the sector continue to shrink the talent pool.
We can help. The specialists in our Hardware, Systems & Electronics practice, most of whom have long experience in the industry, bring to the search for talent the same speed and exceptional execution that our client companies require in managing their businesses. We operate seamlessly as a global team, maintain relationships with top talent around the world, and draw on deep industry and functional expertise. Those resources enable us to identify outstanding performers, present them to clients efficiently, and provide superior advice on talent management.