Our Firm

Addison Kelly is a retained executive search recruitment firm. We have successfully conducted executive searches that vary across a spectrum of functional areas and management levels.

Our clients include international equipment manufacturers, service providers and systems integrators in the power, telecom, cable and broadcast industries. Since 1988 our executive recruiters have met with the leaders in these industries and have developed a core competence around understanding organizational culture, job profiling, recruitment and competency-based assessment. Deregulation, competition and convergence have intensified the "war for talent".

At Addison Kelly, we have the resources to identify the most suitable candidates, and the expertise to keep them.

Our Process

Initial consultation: (half day)

A round table discussion with the stakeholders of the job to discuss the business issues; conduct a competency based job analysis; identify critical competencies required to achieve specific objectives and targets; identify potential sources of candidates; agree on preferred interview process and time lines.

Research: (four to six weeks)

Addison Kelly will utilize their database and network of contacts; industry directories, internet search; association contacts and advertising in order to develop a recruiting list. This list will be managed and updated by a project manager who is responsible to identify potential candidates.

Interviews: (two to five weeks)

The Account Manager will interview and screen candidates then prepare and present a short list of candidates for the client. The Project Manager will coordinate interviews with the client and conduct reference checks. Meetings with the client, normally handled in a series of first, second and final interviews can take up to three weeks to complete.

Assessment: (included in the interview process)

Addison Kelly has several partners in industrial psychology who are able to provide an objective viewpoint.

Feedback: (immediate)

Following each interview with the client, the Account Manager will debrief the candidate and feed back to the client all potential areas of concern.

Offer and Resignation: (one to two weeks)

The Account Manager will actively participate in drafting, presenting, negotiating the offer as well as taking responsibility to "close the deal". The Account Manager will work with the candidate to prevent a counteroffer situation, assist in drafting the resignation letter and psychologically prepare the candidate and counsel him or her through the process.

Start Date: (two to four weeks following resignation)

The Account Manager will ensure the candidate starts with the new employer as quickly as possible following the resignation. The standard at the manager level and above is four weeks. This time frame excludes a competitive situation where he or she may be available within one to two weeks. We normally recommend that an individual take a week of holidays to ensure a fresh start.


Addison Kelly is committed to ensuring that the candidate makes an immediate impact on the organization. To this end we offer new hire integration and executive coaching in order to "optimize managers efficiency in their new work environment".