Hawk hires new President

O'Such joins to bring emphasis on strategic guidance for clients.

Executive search and leadership advisory partner, Marlin Hawk has announced the appointment of  the company’s new President in the Americas region. Tracy Murdoch O’Such joins the team with more than 20 years of experience helping organisations grow their teams in a strategic and impactful manner. She has a strong track record for providing strategic guidance to CEOs and hiring teams on how to find innovative talent that fill specific needs and bring a breadth of expertise that will allow them to grow and change with the organisation. Tracy’s experience focuses on executive search, strategic intelligence, and succession planning.

“As the environment for placing talent and helping our clients strategically grow their teams has changed, so must it change for us,” said David Holloway, CEO, Marlin Hawk. “Marlin Hawk has a strong growth agenda thanks to our methodology and success in finding our clients those cross-market hires that will help change their businesses for the better. Bringing Tracy onto our team will further our ability to tap into new industries and talent. Her drive, expertise, and innovative approach complements our leadership team perfectly.”

At a changing time, where executive appointments have been drastically transformed due to the pandemic, economic disruption, work from home being the new normal, and a call for a more diversified C-level line up, Marlin Hawk addresses its changing client needs in real-time by mirroring marketplace demands. According to a recent report by Deloitte around hiring CFOs, the findings show that key changes tied to any C-Level hire include a technology-savvy team member who possesses a solid understanding of operations, big data, new technologies and more, regardless of their actual title.

“Like many industries today, talent acquisition has also been disrupted, which makes the role of C-Level executives not as clear-cut or defined. Organisations assisting companies in finding new talent need to change the lens with which we view candidates,” said Tracy O’Such. “With a commitment to reimagining how we look at human capital for our clients, Marlin Hawk’s leadership team is thoughtfully developing a science behind the art of executive search. It’s an exciting time to be joining a team that is laser-focused on changing our industry for the better with new methods, at a speed this industry has yet to realise.”

As President of the Americas, Tracy Murdoch O’Such will help to drive Marlin Hawk’s strategic changes to address new client needs. She will work closely with the global leadership team to adapt new approaches and extend the company’s existing approach that relies heavily on intelligence, in-depth research, and knowledge of the new generation of C-Level executives.

“When it comes to helping our clients find their change agents and leaders of tomorrow, Marlin Hawk has always embodied a beyond-the-obvious philosophy,” said John-Claude Hesketh, Managing Global Partner, Marlin Hawk. “So, it should come as no surprise that hiring Tracy aligns with our values and approach. We were looking for a fearless, innovative, and knowledgeable leader to help us extend our roots while moving past the current industry model to provide a service that goes beyond traditional executive search.”

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