Harshad Sardesai Practice Group Leader, Palo Alto
Systems, Services and Software
This segment represents a diverse set of companies – encompassing a wide range of products and services across computing systems, packaged software, cloud service providers, networking equipment, consumer electronics, peripherals – as well as enterprise service providers in IT & Application Management and Business Process Outsourcing.
Successful companies in this rapidly evolving and transforming segment need to operate in an increasingly competitive global environment, with business models and operating propositions constantly under challenge from adjacent domains as well as from nimble and aggressive young competitors. In addition, these companies leverage global capabilities with teams that often span continents, building design, delivery and innovation networks that foster innovation, accelerated market entries, and improved cost efficiencies. Against this backdrop of an increasingly international workforce and corporate functions that are often managed and delivered far from traditionally centralized headquarter locations, successful companies have learnt to operate as truly global players in a complex and dynamic market.
The client base for leading firms is also evolving, with an ever-changing market landscape and a client base that is demanding more complex, value-added solutions that can be delivered anywhere in the world with a speed and level of quality unattainable in the past. These demands put increasing pressure on a global resource pool that must be capable of delivering distinctive solutions utilizing global delivery capabilities.
While product and service innovation continues to be a priority, the unprecedented market dynamics, increased competition and margin pressure, greater operational complexity and evolving sales channels are placing even more emphasis on developing a global talent pool that can both respond to, and take advantage of, market opportunities.
How can Egon Zehnder support clients in Systems, Services and Software?
Our firm has an experienced and domain-rich global team of consultants which has served companies across the spectrum of technology maturity, scale, complexity and market. Our depth of industry and domain knowledge are unparalleled. We have a unique and distinctive global reach, deep access to leaders and opinion-makers across the industry, and rich experience in serving clients across the globe. This positions us strongly as talent management partners of choice for progressive companies in this domain.
How we operate
Our consultants bring deep industry and functional experience that allows us to help our clients to identify, assess and attract top talent both globally and locally. We are very tightly integrated within the segment, working closely with each other and aggressively sharing our insights and market knowledge within the team. This benefits our clients through a strongly global perspective, no matter where they engage with us. Our record of successful placements is unmatched and covers the full range of companies from established multinationals to localized start-ups. And our excitement for this constantly evolving domain is reflected in how we engage with our clients – with passion, energy, and speed!