CTPartners’ Releases: Three Change Agents Needed on Your Team for Success

New report highlights Disruptors, Innovators and Transformers

NEW YORK--()--CTPartners (NYSE: MKT: CTP), a leading global executive search firm, today released its latest Insights: Three Change Agents You Need on Your Team. The findings reveal the profile of these executives whose skills and competencies will change their organizations in today’s fast-paced global marketplace.

“Companies that don’t have these types of executives on their executive teams won’t be ahead of the curve for the future. Companies need to ask themselves, do we have these types of people and if not, how do we get them? Look at Facebook, Tesla, and Square, they are leading the pack because they look at things differently and that’s what it’s all about,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, Chief Innovation Officer at CTPartners.

These leaders fall into three categories: The Disruptor, The Innovator and The Transformer.

The Disruptor

Disruptors look at situations and problems from an entirely different perspective than is the norm. Often brilliant, visionary and generally quite stubborn, they don’t view things the way most people do - and don’t see the benefit of doing so. For these executives, their value starts with an exceptional ability to question the status quo. The good news for corporations on the hunt for a Disruptor is their expertise and value seldom depends upon industry knowhow and experience. In fact, the one thing a company can count upon is this: These professionals are going to re-think absolutely everything. Along the way, they may end up reinventing the industry itself.

The Innovator

Innovators tend to be highly intelligent, creative and adept at problem solving. They are the kind of professionals who thrive on new challenges and think outside the box. While they are not likely to disrupt the status quo and redefine the corporate landscape, Innovators will try their utmost to improve these in ways that may yield other benefits while creating or enhancing the organization’s profitable opportunities. Given the competitive edge that innovation - and innovative executives - can deliver, this message should be an easy one to convey

The Transformer

They are not only ready to question the status quo, they will dismantle it. Expect them to rethink (and re-create) the organization’s fundamental business tenets, strategic objectives, and management activities in order to get from here to greatness. Success tomorrow depends upon the ability to see around the curve, making connections between key developments that most people don’t even notice, let alone understand. For these executives, their enhanced vision translates into a whole new level of strategic thinking and bottom-line results.

The full report is available for download. To read CTPartners’ other reports, please visit: GET2020.

About CTPartners

CTPartners is a leading global executive search firm that is designed to deliver in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and outstanding results to clients worldwide. Committed to a philosophy of partnering with its clients, CTPartners offers a proven track record in C-Suite, top executive, and board searches, as well as extensive experience in serving private equity and venture capital firms.

From its 44 offices in 24 countries, CTPartners serves clients with a global organization of more than 600 professionals and employees, offering expertise in board advisory services, key leadership functions, and executive recruiting services in the financial services, life sciences, industrial, professional services, retail and consumer, and technology, media and telecom industries.


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CTPartners' Releases the Three Executives You Need on Your Team for Success