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White Paper: Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent

White Paper: Best Practices in Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent To read the full nineteen-page copy of the white paper, please use the following link: http://www.mackinternational.com/documents/Family-Office-Association-Recruiting-and-Retaining-Top-Leadership-Talent.pdf The process, described in the nineteen-page publication, outlines a methodology that includes the following seven sequential steps. Key questions and considerations are part of every section along with stories, tips and tools to help families customize their process:     Foundations for Success     Strategic Human Capital Plan     Assessment Process Design     Executive Search Process     Onboarding Plan     Performance Management Plan     Retention Plan “Every family would agree that it is critical for them to successfully attract and retain the
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Preserving Family Wealth

Preserving Family Wealth Identifying and recruiting exceptional investment executives for families in their family offices and investment firms requires profound expertise. Recognized as the most specialized boutique firm in recruiting C-suite executives for family offices, Mack International, based in the U.S., has earned a distinct reputation for finding key executive leadership.  President, Linda Mack, recently celebrated the firm’s 15th anniversary. “My objective when the company was founded was to provide the quintessential executive search and consulting firm in the business–getting it right the first time, every time. And we continue to do that.” Looking for the needle in the proverbial
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The Highest Level of Excellence

The Highest Level of Excellence by Wealth & Finance – January 2017 Mack International, founded in 2002, is recognised as the premier boutique firm that specialises in providing retained executive search and strategic human capital consulting solutions. Their clients include single and multi-client family offices, family enterprises, and the full spectrum of wealth management advisory, investment management and financial services firms that serve ultra-high net private investors and family offices on a national and international basis. Following Mack International’s recent award, Best Family Office Executive Search and Consulting Firm–USA, we spoke with the firm’s founder and President, Linda C. Mack
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Wealth Effect: Identifying Unique Leaders to Run a Family Office

Wealth Effect: Identifying Unique Leaders to Run a Family Office by Hunt Scanlon Media – December 9, 2016 First pioneered by the Rockefeller family in the late 19th century, family offices started gaining popularity in the 1980s. But since 2005 — as the ranks of the super rich have grown to record proportions — family offices have swelled proportionately. Let’s see what one of the top recruiters in the field has to say about it.   December 9, 2016 © Hunt Scanlon Media – A traditional family office is a business run by, and for, a single family. Its sole function is to centralize the
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Executive Recruitment as an Art Form

Executive Recruitment as an Art Form In business since 2002, Mack International is a highly specialized boutique firm that helps family offices and enterprises as well as investment management and wealth management firms find key executives. The distinction between Mack International and others in their industry is evident not so much in what they do, but in how they do it. How does a firm elevate executive placement from a wholesale hit-and-miss endeavor to an art form? Mack International has not only raised the proverbial bar, but created a unique bar altogether. Simply put, their approach is carefully constructed around getting clarity and consensus around a client’s objectives and then finding the
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The Missing Link for Family Offices

The Missing Link for Family Offices by Linda C Mack & Michael Zeuner, published in Campden FB – September 30, 2015 Families can face a deluge of competing challenges when managing their wealth which is why successful families rely on an ‘expert generalist’ to safeguard their interests. Linda C. Mack and Michael Zeuner outline why the role of a family office “quarterback” is vital to families, what to look for in an ideal candidate, and where to look. Ultra-high net worth (UHNW) families often, despite their good fortune and abundance of resources, struggle with a myriad of challenges associated with wealth management.
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