Elevate your Success by Hiring the Right Talent

Our discerning approach ensures our clients are hiring the right people.

We understand the challenge of and importance of hiring the very best people for key individual contributors and leadership roles within your organization. Each high-quality hire leads to attracting other A candidates and every hiring mistake or underperforming hire has an adverse effect on the team. Every hire provides the opportunity to start elevating the performance of your organization.

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We incorporate the same level of precision on direct hire placements as we do when we are working on an executive search. We will discern the best talent and we won’t waste your time with candidates who don’t fit your need.
Our Focus
We do a concentration of our direct hire placement in human resources, operations, accounting, finance & sales leadership in key contributor roles.

Recently Filled Positions

  • HR Director – (family owned)
  • Director of Finance – (private)
  • Supply Chain Director – (family)
  • Operations Manager – (PE owned)
  • COO – (family owned)

Tailored Hiring Solutions

We recognize that every client’s journey is distinctive. Whether you are a family-owned business, a middle-market corporation, or a private equity-backed company, our approach is tailored to your specific needs and aspirations. Our suite of services, encompassing both retained executive search and contingent search, is designed to adapt, and evolve with you. Your success is our top priority, and we’re here to ensure you have the right leaders by your side at every step.

Executive Search

When you need trusted assistance for your most crucial strategic hiring needs. We have trusted experience leading you through a step-by-step process to identify, attract and hire executives who will seamlessly integrate and impact the success of your organization.

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Professional Recruiting

When you need broader access to talent. We have recruiting team members focused on providing value added direct hire recruiting services to our client organizations. This gives you access to passive candidates who are not answering job postings.

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Contract Placement

When you need to fill a need immediately. We apply the same careful vetting that we use in direct hire to help clients locate candidates to handle contract, project based or interim needs. Our focus in this area includes finance and accounting, human resources across and project resources.

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Our Process Ensures a Successful Fit Every time (How we Work)

We execute each step of the executive search process with a critical eye. We understand the critical organizational importance of hiring the candidate who will deliver exceptional performance.

1 Discovery


Gain an understanding around the culture, organizational values, and goals. Meet key constituents and understand the desired outcomes for the role.

2 Strategy


Critical for key stakeholders to align around the desired candidate profile. This includes the experience profile and a list of intangibles required for a seamless integration.

3 Recruiting


Tailor the recruiting, attraction & evaluation process to the specific need. Build in key steps in the process, assessment, and stake holder involvement.

4 Present


Execute the research, sourcing and recruiting strategy. Build a candidate pool that involves covering the desired candidate market while narrowing the pool against tangible and intangible requirements updating our clients through this process.

5 Evaluation


Vett the candidate pool and collaborate to develop a short slate of candidates. Incorporate tools and criteria to use through client interview process. Determine final candidate(s) and execute final steps of evaluation.

6 Selection


Facilitate the final decision taking into account all the steps in the process including data points from assessment, references and evaluation process. Assist with the offer, acceptance, resignation and on-boarding process.

Building Your Talent Capability One Talented Leader at a Time

We have expertise to fill the critical needs in departments across your organization.

Client Segments

We are primarily focused on the middle market with companies on average ranging in size up to 500 million in sales. We do a concentration of work with Family-Owned Businesses and Private Equity Owned companies. We have expertise with employee owned (ESOP) and private owned companies.

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WilliamCharles has deep and broad experience working across a number of different industries and sectors. Located in Michigan gives us extensive experience with manufacturing and distribution industries. At times, specific industry experience is critical – other times it is better to seek the best talent across industries. We help you navigate those critical decisions.

Case Studies

Hiring a key executive is among the your most critical decisions to get right. We understand the gravity of these decisions and each situation provides a unique set of circumstances. We have a successful track record creating successful outcomes to these seemingly daunting situations.

150 million Chemical Company.

Regional ESOP owned chemicals company reached out to us as they were going through a leadership transition with retiring CEO turning over the position to the CFO. We were asked to work on multiple projects during this time period.

Our Approach
Met with the retiring CEO and the lead board member to outline the project and approach. Agreed on direction and process and launched searches for new board members to replace retiring (aged out) members and subsequently a CFO search to replace the person who ascended into the CEO role.

Brought two new board members over a one-year period to fill in for retiring members and placed a new VP of Finance to succeed into the vacant CFO position.

National Medical Support Organization (PE Owned)

Fast growing private equity owned medical practice organization is scaling the organization through acquisitions at the rat of a 50+% annual growth rate. We have filled several positions including a CFO, three positions in HR and 2 positions in operations.

Our Approach
The challenge with this assignment was finding candidates who had the capability to fit the demanding environment as well as having the talent and potential to grow with the organization. We developed a specific interview protocol to make sure we were sending candidates who fit the PE model.

We continue to work with this organization to supplement their internal recruiting needs.

New Public Company (insurance)

Large family-owned specialized insurance company was going through the process of going public. The finance function needed to quickly hire a team capable to handle the rigor of their new world compliance, reporting, and audit functions.

Our Approach
We did national searches (positions were all remote) and placed 8 SEC, financial reporting, audit professionals at varying levels. We also place a deputy general counsel, contract attorney and several people in human resources.

The team we placed is still in place as the company has gone through a lot of transition. We were able to accomplish this major project utilizing our internal team and selected external partners.

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Contact us today to discover how WilliamCharles Search Group can strategically elevate your leadership team and drive your organization toward new heights of achievement.

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