Trees for the Future

Orr Group successfully placed TREES’ new Chief Executive Officer following a four-month search.

Situation

Trees for the Future (TREES) trains communities on sustainable land use so that they can grow vibrant economies, thriving food systems, and a healthier planet.

Having recently achieved significant growth, coupled with an even greater planned trajectory for the coming years, TREES was at an important inflection point. Recognizing the need to upgrade its infrastructure to prepare for this anticipated growth, and because of its recently restructured leadership team, TREES created a new CEO position to oversee all staff, programs and operations. TREES put in place an interim CEO while it completed a comprehensive search for a permanent hire, including hiring an executive search firm to lead the effort.

Solution

TREES retained Orr Group for its CEO search, during which we managed the full range of activities including search, marketing, interviews, selection and reference checking, and onboarding. In collaboration with TREES’ Executive Search Committee, we identified seven prospective candidates for the CEO position. Following a four-month search, we successfully hired and onboarded a new CEO for TREES.