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Executive Search


When it comes to Executive Search, Ropella is the world's leading firm specializing in the chemical, consumer products, and technologies industries - a distinction earned over 35 years of dedicated service.

We understand the challenges you face in trying to find the perfect fit for those highly specialized and complex executive positions - and we excel at finding those select few candidates.You know, the ones with the right skills, qualifications, background, and management style who fit your compensation parameters and are ready to relocate, if necessary.

All of Ropella's Executive Searches are executed with our proprietary, 12-step recruitment process, The SMART Search System®.

The SMART Search System® has revolutionized hiring in the same way Six Sigma revolutionized manufacturing. We have developed and continually improved these tools and processes across our 35 years of providing Executive Search services and researching best practices in order to provide our clients precise and predictable hiring results that are unparalleled in the search industry.

The SMART Search System® drives quality and speed. It helps us find highly specialized executives you can't effectively recruit on your own, in about 10 days. It impacts an organization's long-term success, enhances their employment brand, and yields a greater quality of hire.

Our Results Speak For Themselves. We Encourage You To Compare Them To Any Other Hiring Resources.
To Qualified Candidates
To Qualified
An average job opening attracts about 250 resumes – a great majority are not even close matches. We deliver extremely well qualified executives who meet your search parameters in about 10 days.
First Offer Acceptance Rate
First Offer
Acceptance Rate
Based on research & 35 years of experience, we know offers extended by Hiring Managers and/or HR Leaders result in approx. a 40% rejection rate & typically require two weeks to wrap up. Our executive search competitors average closer to 30% and a week. Because of our SMART Compensation, Benefits & Relocation Assessment System and our proprietary Comp. Comparison Calculator we get 90% of our offers acceptance in the first round and within 3 days.
Speed to Placement
Speed To
We understand the real cost of a vacant position and know how critical it is to find the right hire, right away. We know from our clients the average time it takes our competitors and HR recruiting teams is well over 90 days to a completed search.
Search Completion Rate
Completion Rate
We can find highly specialized, passive candidates that you and other recruiters can’t find on your own. And we work very fast – resulting in extremely high completion rates. 76% of hiring decision makers report a concern or challenge in attracting and hiring passive candidates and find well over 30% of their openings remain open for 6 months or more.
Long Term Stick Rate
Stick Rate
Replacing an employee can cost anywhere from 16% to 213% of the individual’s salary. Our process ensures the company and executive are both carefully assessed for fit and expectations clearly aligned for both parties - resulting in long-term matches.
Promotion Rate
One Year
Promotion Rate
Our Smart Search System helps us find the executives who meet all your search parameters, but more importantly take the company to their desired goals, ensuring a long-term fit with hires that grow & promote with your company.
Annual Rate of Repeat Business
Annual Rate of
Repeat Clients
Precise and predictable hiring results mean our clients return to us again and again with their executive hiring challenges. A win for everyone involved.
The Ropella Group has negotiated over $23 million in Total Compensation Plans for our clients and executive candidates in the last 3 years.
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