118 Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2020 Leading Cross-Border Digital Technology Executive Search Firm of the Year, India 32 Acquisit on International - Issue 12 2020 ading the Search for Success Leadership is key to any business, especially in the rapidly moving corporate environment of the 21st Century. The team at Cognitive Talent Partners LLP know the value of matching the right leader to the right firm. Through their various successes, they’ve earned the title of Leading Cross-Border Digital Technology Executive Search Firm of the Year, India in Acquisition International’s Leading Adviser awards 2020. We examine a little more closely to understand how they’ve achieved such amazing standards of success. ognitive Talent Partners plays a vital role for many businesses around the globe. The team acts as a trusted retained and preferred executive search partner to some of the world’s largest global private equity funds, Asian Business Groups, Global Indian Business Corporates and MNCs across many different sectors. This global talent acquisition practice has incredibly deep domain expertise, allowing them to create a global customer-centric partnership that transcends markets. The firm is committed to delivering the finest talent pools and diversity of talent to its clients. It does this through integrated scientific research with practical and industry specific experience, attracting and appointing the finest executive professionals to the various roles. The team led by Anuj Dhawan, Founder & Managing Partner at Cognitive Talent Partners takes a boutique approach to each client, using a tried- and-tested approach that embraces innovation. The candidates that Cognitive Talent Partners finds allow organizations to maximize resources and confidently activate an effective leadership strategy. In these times of change, it’s vital to find leaders who fit into a pre-existing organization, while having the vision to take a business strategy exponentially forward. That’s where Cognitive Talent Partners excels. The firm strives to act as an integrated HR Services and Value provider for global clients. One of the elements that the team are proudest of is the strong diversity focus that they bring to the executive search process. It’s not just the candidate’s history that is explored, but their gender, ethnicity, geographical and skill diversity. This is included as standard in each retained executive search process, and allows clients to make a truly informed decision on who they are hiring. The strong culture of Cognitive Talent Partners is focused on quality as opposed to quantity. It’s a team who thrive on working with disruptive industries, disruptive clients and corporations that are leading the innovation agenda. Much of the business model is very niche and focussed on the highest levels within organizations. Some firms work on the employment of people at all levels, but Cognitive Talent Partners tends to work with marquee clients on marquee projects that drive strategic and impactful discussions. While only in operation for three years, the firm has gone from strength to strength. Not only was the start-up fruitful, it managed to successfully scale up within 24 months of operations. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. This unprecedented crisis was weathered well by the firm, with a high-quality portfolio of global clients and investments into building a strong entrepreneurial team. The business has thrived throughout 2020, launching a New York C Oct20307 office amidst the crisis and onboarded a senior partner as part of its vision to broad base partnership and build a truly global boutique executive search firm. The future seems bright for the team, with the firm focused on launching two new offices globally by 2022. From its very core, Cognitive Talent Partners aims to offer an exceptional client & candidate experience, but it does so with a DNA that is intrinsically different to its competitors. This is a firm that recalibrates with every client’s business needs and constantly innovates delivery towards creating best outcomes. In a fast changing talent acquisition space, Cognitive Talent Partners is on hand to make sure that you remain one step ahead. Company: Cognitive Talent Partners LLP Contact: Anuj Dhawan Web Address: www.cognitivetalentpartners.com Some firms work on the employment of people at all levels, but Cognitive Talent Partners tends to work with marquee clients on marquee projects that drive strategic and impactful discussions.