Wheless Partners Announces Merger With Chandler Group
“Chandler Group merged to create a new and stronger executive search ﬁrm under the existing Wheless Partners brand, while expanding their presence in the Midwest.”
Minneapolis, MN, October 3, 2016 — Wheless Partners, an industry leader in executive search with globally recognized subject matter experts in strategy, assessment, executive selection, leadership development, and executive coaching, is pleased to announce the merger of the retained executive search firm Chandler Group. The groundbreaking merger brings together two of the most influential leaders in executive search and leadership consulting.
Mike Wheless, CEO of Wheless Partners, stated, “This is a tremendous combination of two highly compatible companies with complementary strategic priorities, service offerings, and geographies, which we expect to expand in order to deliver significant value for both sets of clients. We see numerous opportunities to enhance our growth profile by offering integrated solutions across a broader client base. We also expect to realize substantial efficiencies by bringing our two organizations together with a well-defined integration roadmap that will, ensure the strongest combination of talent and practices, while achieving the full benefits of the merger for all of our clients and stakeholders.”
“We decided to seek a merger with another firm because we believe that a larger organization will allow us to provide a wider array of retained executive search services, increased industry expertise, and greater access to talent for our clients. Our decision is grounded in our belief that aligning with a proven, global enterprise and its collection of trusted business advisors and search consultants will further elevate our clients’ brand equity and advance their marketplace position,” said Cindy Chandler, President of Chandler Group.
The Chandler Group and Wheless Partners share cohesive core values and approaches to exceeding client expectations. Additionally, the combined organization brings greater industry experience to the 25 different industry sectors that they serve, bolstered by the support of an expert Advisory Council comprised of leading industry luminaries.
About Wheless Partners
Wheless Partners is a trusted source of expert counsel and execution on Management, Executive, and Board search. Their team of globally recognized subject matter experts in strategy, assessment, executive selection, leadership development, and executive coaching also advise clients on Succession, Talent Mapping, and Interim Executive Solutions.
Since its founding in 1986, Wheless Partners has partnered with global Fortune 500 companies, midsize enterprises, leading public and private institutions, investment portfolio companies, not-for-profit foundations, and smaller entrepreneurial startups across all industries and functions.
Their pioneering Portfolio Approach™ is designed to solve the number one issue identified by boards, CEOs, and C-Suite executives and business leaders: access to top talent. The approach consists of 3 essential success factors:
- Cap the number of enterprises accepted as clients to 3% in each industry sectors we serve.
- Assure your access to 97+% of the limited supply of top talent in your segment to meet the critical needs of individual companies.
- Employ a proven selection process to ensure clients advance mindshare, market share, ROI, EVA, enterprise, personal and professional brand equity.
About Chandler Group
Chandler Group began its retained executive search professional practice in 2001. The firm’s growth over the past 15 years has attracted high-quality, committed professionals who are dedicated to serving their broad client base. Their work in Healthcare, Technology, Nonprofit, Boards, and the Commercial Sector has helped contribute to the growth and success of many organizations.