Client Story: Transportation Operator Chief Executive Officer Search

The Challenge

A global owner, operator, and developer of toll roads engaged N2Growth to find its next Chief Executive Officer. With specific focus on the company’s ownership of a greenway connecting Northern Virginia to Washington D.C., the company was looking for a tested leader with deep expertise in transportation and the Virginia and greater D.C. market to lead the organization. 

The Mission

Our client required the addition of a Chief Executive Officer to enable them to lead the private / public relationship between the greenway tollroad and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The CEO would guide, manage, lead, and develop the company’s management team and staff to deliver strong customer experience, efficient operation, and strong community engagement.  In working to find the client’s Chief Executive Officer, N2Growth played a pivotal role as thought partners in helping the client to find a candidate capable of establishing a collaborative, proactive, growth-focused culture and someone who could inspire a team that is driven to succeed and improve and operate a first-class business.

The Result

The specific insights we drew and alignment we found at the early days of this search created clarity and little need for specification iteration as the search developed.  Our team rigorously mapped the market for candidates whose attributes were attuned to the needs of our client.  After tens of interviews, we submitted a total of twelve candidates for consideration for the role.  Our client executed an employment agreement with a candidate introduced in the first round of candidates only three weeks into the search. 

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