Sophisticated innovation and breakthroughs add value to a company, enabling it to improve existing products, expand its portfolio and succeed long-term in the marketplace. Research and Development requires smart spending of resources and an understanding of the market, so a rudimentary understanding of business, sales, marketing or design experience often help R&D professionals succeed.
A passionate curiosity and an ability to conceive of and implement new solutions power, R&D to undergo the many trials needed to make breakthroughs that will work in the market. The Three Es of R&D are Explore, Evaluate and Execute.
R&D often works with people from many other disciplines, so an ability to communicate and enjoy teamwork is important. Most of all, R&D calls for self-discipline and the persistence efficiently balance cost, feasibility, government regulations and the customers desires.
With 35+ years as a global search leader, Ropella has proven (many times over) to be well-versed at delivering the most advanced search execution capabilities, solving the most challenging needle-in-a-haystack searches, and managing talent selection and development as a primary asset for ROI.
As a bestselling author of The Right Hire and a highly-experienced practitioner, Patrick Ropella developed the SMART Search System®, regarded as one of the most well-respected, talent-centric executive search solutions available.
Patrick, Thank you for all that you and Ropella do for Dow. The processes and systems you have applied (from The Right Hire) while working with Dow have proved very valuable over many years of service.
Chairman and CEOThe Dow Chemical Company
Patrick, It was nice seeing you at this year's Soap & Detergent Association annual meeting. I look forward to sharing the Right Hire with my leadership team. Thanks again to a valued partner and Leader.
CEOProcter & Gamble
Hi Pat, Thanks for your email to introduce the Nautic PE Operating Advisors search opportunity. I am very impressed by the form and content of the Opportunity Marketing Piece created by Ropella - best example I have ever seen. Hope you and yours are well. Best regards.
Operating PartnerArsenal Capitol Partners
Ropella is probably one of the best vendor partners that I have ever worked with - just in terms of the quality of search that was done. It was fun, thorough and overall a great experience.
Talent Scout - Materials Development InnovationNike
Our new Vice President of Sales and Marketing has just finished his first week...It appears that we could have not have made a better choice. Your assistance in guiding us through the thought processes that led into our final selection was invaluable. Congratulations on a job well done!
ChairmanNorman Fox & Co
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