SEATTLE, May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting (“Centerstone”), a nationally retained and rapidly expanding boutique executive search and leadership consulting firm serving Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in the consumer products and services sector, today announces the opening of its new Washington D.C. office. Centerstone has seen 25 percent year-over-year growth powered by its dynamic “hire ahead” approach to board and C-suite executive search, helping its clients drive necessary corporate growth and/or change.
Centerstone works with clients to architect transformational boards and leadership teams built to increase shareholder value by placing executives—capable of leading both short term and long term company initiatives—through careful succession planning, targeted searches, effective onboarding and transition management, and contemporary leadership development.
“Centerstone was instrumental in helping us vet and secure a board referred financial officer within weeks of the connection. The speed in interviewing and evaluation through integration mirrored a start-up’s mentality,” said DC based &pizza Founder and CEO Michael Lastoria.
Centerstone, which consistently delivers excellence in leadership selection and development, board services and organizational effectiveness, also has offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and Charleston. Its select client list reflects an industry focus across retail, wholesale, digital/e-commerce, hospitality, and healthcare sectors.
“I have engaged Centerstone on multiple occasions as a knowledge partner, and consultant in developing strategy for shaping the culture of our hotels, then preparing for and implementing those changes,” said Loews Hotels & Resorts President and CEO Kirk Kinsell. “The Leadership Consulting team at Centerstone brings an unprecedented, hands-on approach to change management, which ultimately aligns leadership for higher performance, a competitive advantage, and increased likelihood of successful and sustained change implementation.”
Centerstone also has a 100 percent track record in providing a diverse slate of candidates across genders and ethnicities to every client; with 33 percent diversity placement, nearly half of which advance through promotion during their tenure, a testament to the Centerstone “hire ahead” approach.
“As we continue to grow our national footprint, Washington D.C. is an area of focus for us with its fertile landscape of businesses that operate in the consumer sector,” said Centerstone CEO, Dr. Kim Villeneuve. “Our holistic approach to acquiring outside talent for specific opportunities delivers the most proactive, targeted and effective executive search in the market, executed with vision, efficiency and high-touch collaboration. To that we have also expanded the number of functional roles we specialize in, adding Chief Digital Officer and other digital media talent to remain in lockstep with industry needs.”