Family Office Exchange (FOX) Invites Linda Mack to Present at the U.S. Executive Council & Global Family Council Meeting in Toronto, Canada

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Linda C. Mack of Chicago-based Mack International, will share her expertise and insights during a session titled “Hiring and Recruiting Best Practices – How Do You Assess or Evaluate a Candidate to Ensure a ‘Good Fit.’”

Linda C. Mack, founder and president of Mack International, the premier retained executive search and human capital/talent management consulting firm serving the family office/family enterprise and wealth management industry, was invited to present to an esteemed group of U.S Executive Council and the Global Family Council members. This event was a private, intimate gathering of some of the most well-established family office executives and family members, scheduled for September 29-October 2, 2015.

Linda Mack explored current trends based on her 20+ years of experience and presented the findings from a recent family office market research initiative on hiring practices and culture fit characteristics. “The overarching trend is that families and family offices are taking a more professional and structured approach to the recruiting and hiring process. The data reaffirms what we are seeing in the industry,” said Mack.

“We also surveyed the top characteristics of high performing family office staff and the characteristics of low performers. We discovered consistent themes in both cases. This is critical information to incorporate into your selection criteria to help ensure a ‘good fit’ when hiring family office staff,” stated Mack.

Ms. Mack shared her tried and true ‘Best Practice Assessment Process’ at the FOX session. This process underscores the importance of thoroughly defining the family culture in order to define the selection criteria. Using assessment tools and defining a thoughtful process is just as important. Clarity, consensus, alignment and accountability are imperative factors for success. There are no shortcuts to getting it right.

“The area family office interviewers consistently cite as a major challenge is assessing culture fit. Knowing what questions to ask, when and how to dig deeper and what to listen for in the candidates response is a critical skill acquired with practice over time”, said Mack. Ms. Mack spent a significant amount of time sharing her interview and assessment approach in detail during the highly interactive session.

About Mack International LLC
Mack International is the premier, boutique retained executive search and strategic management/human capital consulting firm, serving national and international clients in the family office, family business enterprise and the wealth management industries. Founded in 2002, the firm has achieved an exceptional track record of success as evidenced by consistent referrals, repeat engagements and long tenures of candidates placed. Founder and President Linda C. Mack has established proprietary methodologies such as the Mack 360© and is credited for having coined the term “expert generalist” in the industry. For more information, visit or call 800.976.0015.

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