The challenge:

Proco Commodities was retained by the CEO of an industry-led blockchain consortium, where several of the world’s largest trading houses, integrated energy companies and banks have created a new independent venture to develop a blockchain-based digital platform. The platform is intended to modernise and transform post-transaction management of physical energy commodities trading.

Our role was to discreetly identify individuals across fintech, banking and commodities trading to join the new venture as Chief Technology Officer.

The solution:

Given the deadlines set by the consortium, it was crucial that all individuals wanting to take part in the process were capable of starting within 60 days.

Proco Commodities provided a full longlist of individuals across three selected industries with the desired competencies. All individuals were discreetly referenced through our international network of clients and candidates, and, after further investigations by us, the client selected 10 individuals to speak with. The four strongest candidates were met in person.

Our results:

Within four working days of the final second-stage interviews, two finalists met with the consortium board members.

A decision was made that day, and a successful outcome was achieved. Having the time pressure as a key driver, we not only located, interviewed and secured the right individual for the job, we also ensured that they started with the new entity well within the 60-day target.

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