Michael Brock - Chairman of the Board at Reson A/S and former President & CEO at BK Medical A/S (www.bkmed.com)
BK Medical is the global leader within diagnostic ultrasound equipment specialized for
urological and surgical applications in which niches the company's global market share
is between 25% and 40%. BK Medical has globally 340 employees, is headquartered in
Denmark and has sales subsidiaries in the 7 most important markets. 98% of revenue is generated outside Denmark.
BK Medical has been through a significant turn around process over the past couple of years. During this process Mission, Vision and values have been redefined, a new strategy has been outlined and processes and organisation have been redesigned. A significant part of top and middle management has been replaced in connection hereto.
Laigaard & Partners have played an important role in this process. They were chosen amongst several other search companies at an early stage of the turn around process. Laigaard & Partners were chosen as our exclusive partner due to their serious approach to the search process, their clear commitment, their strong references and our good impressions of the people at Laigaard & Partners. More than two years of experience and several high level hirings during this time has proven us right in our choice: Laigaard & Partners have been extremely careful in the pre-analysis phase where they - in addition - have been a good sparring partner on organisational matters and in defining the requirement specifications for given position. They have spend considerable efforts in analysing, understanding and describing a new position with all its challenges - this being typically carried out through extended interviews with relevant people in the organisation. They have managed to always present a strong portfolio of candidates - always well described with necessary background checks and personal analysis. They have been a good sparring partner in selecting the right candidate in the field of prospects. And they have finally done well in following up in the period after employment. All processes have been managed smoothly and timely with due respect to the sensitive personal processes.
Laigaard & Partners have been used, amongst other, in hiring a CFO, HR Director, VP R&D and VP Operation.
BK Medical is today geared to take the next steps into the future. Our strengthened organisation - in which development Laigaard & Partners have played a significant role - is a cornerstone in achieving this position. I can recommend Laigaard & Partners to everyone who needs to hire key people for their organisation.