“Arghyam is a grant -making foundation I set up with a personal endowment, focused on ground water and sanitation. Sunita Nadhamuni, our first CEO helped shape Arghyam’s work and values. After 7 years of stellar leadership, she wanted to move on. It is always a big challenge to hire a CEO who will take over effectively from the first CEO. As a grant-making non-profit, we wanted to bring on-board a CEO with corporate leadership experience, as we believed it would help Arghyam scale and make a stronger impact.
When we met Anu Parthasarathy for the search, we were impressed with her “can do” attitude and her ideas on what kind of person we should bring on-board. She helped us think through the role, as also the profile of an ideal candidate for the role. She helped us write out a job description that truly brought out the uniqueness of the role and, I believe, attracted the right candidates to interview with us. Eventually, we found a strong, highly-qualified, candidate who could have run a business for any large corporate, but instead chose to run Arghyam. Mala Subramaniam has definitely made a big difference to Arghyam by putting in place systems, processes, metrics and bringing a sharper focus on goals. Arghyam is in good hands and has moved to a next level of growth.
I believe Anu really gets what it takes to hire leadership for the social sector. She is able to convey the right message to attract the best talent from a larger pool, beyond the limited set of professionals within the NGO sector.”
“One thing about Anu that impressed me a lot was her emphasis on structured and thorough processes. As a result the quality and caliber of the candidate pipeline generated by Anu was far superior to any generated by our outsourcing partner or other recruitment methods and options we had explored in the past.” READ MORE +
“Anu knows executive search and her firm is professional, well-connected and understands the global high-tech industry. She is a great sounding board for India policy, structure and how to get things done in the HR practices and compensation world. Anu is the ultimate business partner with a win-win approach for all parties.” READ MORE +
"Anu is a six sigma recruiter. She commits whole-heartedly from the moment she engages on a search. She takes great care to understand the needs not just of the hiring manager but also of the organization as a whole. This is unique among recruiters. It's because of this approach that she is able to find talented candidates and persuade them to look at a new opportunity even though they might be happy with their current job. She is relentless and persevering throughout the hiring process and she has never let me down on a search that she has taken on."