Buffkin/Baker: Providing a High-Touch Talent Search Process

Raj Das, Partner and Digital Transformation Practice Leader
Companies are constantly evolving from traditional business models and technology architectures to disruptive organizational frameworks. However, in their pursuit of this modern-day business transformation, they are often saddled with executives resistant to change, even as they witness a dwindling market share of their products and services. They simply don’t have the skills, experience, and vision to leverage the advanced technologies needed to stay competitive.

Enter Buffkin/Baker.

With dedicated teams of partners, principals, and associates that hold more than 150 years of combined experience, Buffkin/Baker addresses its clients' varying executive, senior management, and board talent needs. It fosters trusted relationships with established companies in both public and private sectors that need to disrupt their organizations to connect better with tomorrow’s audiences and ecosystems.

“Our domain expertise in technology-driven businesses and marketing organizations enables us to represent our clients to a tight supply of technology talents in various areas. This includes Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, metaverse, fintech, bioinformatics, cybersecurity, and other rapidly changing technology fields,” says Raj Das, Partner and Digital Transformation Practice Leader, Buffkin/ Baker.

What separates Buffkin/Baker from the rest is its partners’ deep operating background at the executive management levels. The company ensures that each client engagement is partner-led and supported by dedicated teams of principals, associates, and researchers with thorough due diligence of their business operations, strategies, organizational structures, and culture. Once this information is digested, Buffkin/Baker can assist clients in the most effective ways within the marketplace by connecting their talent needs with their long-term business strategy.

With more than two decades of experience in recruiting leaders, Buffkin/ Baker partners with a broad network of executives who value its input in their career path decisions.
The company operationalizes layers of potential candidate evaluation and pays special attention to diversity in the leadership rank, empathy (as measured by emotional quotient or EQ), and intellectual prowess (as measured by IQ in previous management experiences). The outcome of this systematic process is the placement of outstanding senior leaders averaging more than a 92-percent retention rate. No wonder more than two dozen private equity funds rely on Buffkin/Baker to recruit transformative leaders who can scale their portfolio companies.


Our domain expertise in technology-driven businesses and marketing organizations enables us to represent our clients to a tight supply of technology talents in various areas


For instance, Buffkin/Baker recently helped a client in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) space, with $300 million in revenue, recruit a new senior executive as its president. Despite its high growth rate, the company has stayed mostly under the radar with no brand presence. Buffkin/Baker brought in a phenomenal executive who worked with their prior company for more than 15 years, scaling that organization from $300 million to $2 billion in revenue. This has been a game-changer for the client.

Taking prestigious clients to higher levels has honed Buffkin/Baker’s impressive effectiveness. Led by Das, the company’s technology and media practices are instrumental in devising solutions that fit client talent needs. By leveraging his two decades of experience in investment banking, corporate, and strategy consulting, Das recruits the best talents for clients and inspires amazing partners and colleagues to join Buffkin/Baker.

“We become trusted strategic partners to our client CEOs and boards of directors, benefitting them with our matching of talent needs to their business strategies,” says Das.

Company
Buffkin/Baker

Headquarters
Brentwood, TN

Management
Raj Das, Partner and Digital Transformation Practice Leader

Description
Buffkin/Baker is a partner-led team of executive search professionals recruiting leaders who impact and transform organizations. With more than two decades of experience in recruiting leaders, the company partners with a broad network of executives who value its input in their career path decisions.

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