ECA Partners launches a new customer portal
November 10, 2021 – ECA Partners has launched its client portal, Cascade. “Many of our mid-market private equity clients have a short time horizon to realize their value creation plans,” said Ken Kanara, President and CEO of ECA Partners. “We built Cascade, a talent management system, with this in mind. Combined with our proprietary process, we are able to quickly and efficiently provide top talent in strategy, operations and finance. “
Developed and incubated at ECA, Cascade brings ECA’s data-driven approach to the forefront, giving clients access to data and analytics with respect to search metrics, recruiting processes and the pipeline. candidates. By providing this data in real time, Cascade enables ECA clients to act quickly when making hiring decisions, according to the recruiting firm. “It’s exciting to see how quickly Cascade is adding value to our customers,” said Atta Tarki, Founder and President of ECA. “By giving them full transparency in the recruiting process, it enables them to make better talent decisions and resolve their recruiting bottleneck. “
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The new Client Portal displays data that reflects the number of candidates contacted, the health of the candidate pool for each search strategy, a detailed snapshot of each candidate interviewed (including candidate responses to interview questions and ratings for these answers), and provides details on scheduling candidate interviews.
Cascade has previously obtained a license from TalentCompass, a recruiting company specializing in volume recruiting with a track record of helping companies build sales teams.
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., ECA Partners is a technology executive search firm with more than 300 clients, the majority of which are private equity or investor-owned firms. It is the holding company of the private family office Nobel Investments. Nobel Investments, also based in Santa Monica, invests in B2B service companies with a focus on recruitment and talent. Since its creation in 2020, Nobel has made four major investments: ECA Partners, TalentCompass, Bulletin and SellingBee.
New CEO appointed
In July, ECA Partners appointed Mr. Kanara as CEO. “Ken has been instrumental in the growth of the company over the past five years,” said Mr. Tarki, who is also a managing partner of Nobel Investments. “He has helped formalize and size our sales team, and more importantly, develop various technology solutions, which will give our clients more effective ways to engage with candidates. In many ways, Ken has already run the company as CEO, so we’re excited to formalize him. His official intervention as CEO will help us put more emphasis on our technology solutions.
Mr. Kanara has over 15 years of advisory and executive search experience, with a focus on serving private equity and private equity portfolios clients. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of ECA, working directly with clients on project and full-time executive search roles. Prior to ECA, Mr. Kanara worked at Booz & Company (now PwC – Strategy &), a global management consulting firm, where he held positions in New York and Dubai, working with both private equity firms and large companies.
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