Compass Executives' 2017 - 2018 Case Studies

Case Studies

NFA Group
Chief Executive Officer

October 2017

In October 2017, Compass Executives were mandated by Stirling Square Capital Partners owned NFA Group – the largest Independent Children’s Services business in the UK – to source a replacement Chief Executive Officer for the outgoing incumbent who was moving into a non-executive director role within the group.

The new CEO would be responsible for leading the NFA Group through the next stage of its next stage of development, and be responsible for driving the business through to exit – as such, was a business critical appointment.

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COMPANY PROFILE

  • Ownership:Stirling Square Capital Partners (SSCP)
    European Investment House
  • Position:Chief Executive Officer
  • Sector Specialism:Children's Services
    (Fostering, Residential and Education)
  • Year Founded:1995
  • Turnover:£250-300m

Rangeford Holdings (Octopus Healthcare Owned)
Chief Executive Officer
Finance Director

April 2018

In April 2018, Compass Executives partnered with Octopus Healthcare to source two Board hires in the form of a Chief Executive, and a Finance Director, for their retirement communities business; Rangeford Holdings.

Within a timescale of less than 8 weeks, Compass Executives had successfully delivered on securing both appointments as part of the organisations objective to secure a market leading leadership team in line with significant growth strategy.

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COMPANY PROFILE

  • Ownership:Octopus Healthcare / PE Backed
  • Positions:Chief Executive Officer
    Finance Director
  • Sector Specialism:Retirement Living
  • Mandate:2x Board Hires
  • Turnover:£0-50m
  • Founded:2014

Nua Healthcare (Ion Equity Owned)
Chief Executive Officer

July 2017

In July 2017 Compass Executives were mandated by Ion Equity to source a Chief Executive for Nua Healthcare. Nua are Ireland’s leading care provider for those with intellectual disabilities, autism, brain injuries and chronic health issues.

Compass Executives undertook a research project benchmarking all CEO’s, CFO’s with CEO capability and operations directors with “step up” credentials. This project focussed on all relevant and comparable market spaces. In tandem with this project a simultaneous exercise commenced with soft referencing for relevant candidates alongside views from the investment community ensuring that our identified targets had delivered, met expectations and were on an upward career trajectory.

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COMPANY PROFILE

  • Ownership:Ion Equity / PE Backed
  • Position:Chief Executive Officer
  • Sector Specialism:Adult Social Care
  • Founded:2004
  • Staff / Headcount:c.1200
  • Turnover:£0-50m

WCS Care
Director of Delivery
Director of Quality & Compliance

January 2018

In January 2018 Compass Executives were chosen by WCS Care to source two Board-level positions: a Director of Delivery, and a Director of Quality & Compliance. WCS Care are one of the UK’s pre-eminent Not-for-Profit Elderly Care providers.

All long-listed candidates were met, assessed and tested against the both the technical requirements of each role but equally importantly, their alignment to the DNA and ethos of WCS Care. A shortlist of five (per position) was presented to the charity within four weeks. All these individuals were met by WCS Care with four being asked to a final stage for each role. Following a full day assessment with the CEO and Board of Trustees a first-time appointment was made for each position.

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COMPANY PROFILE

  • Positions:Director of Delivery
    Director of Quality & Compliance
  • Sector Specialism:Elderly Care
  • Mandate:2x Board Hires
  • Turnover:£0-50m
  • Company Profile:6 'Outstanding' CQC Ratings
  • Founded:1992
  • Staff / Headcount:720