Discover How CareerMaker Helped a Tech Company Transition to a New CEO Without Impeding Growth

Finding a new executive without publicizing the event can be tricky, but CareerMaker evaluated people behind the scenes and quickly found three potential candidates. One was selected without hampering day-to-day activities or disrupting the company’s flow of business.


HID Global, a consumer electronics company based in Irvine, CA, had recently acquired Fargo Electronics, a 225 person printer business with $90m in revenues. HID quickly discovered that the existing President of Fargo was not the right person to lead this newly formed subsidiary. A new President was needed whose values and beliefs were more compatible with HID – but the search needed to be conducted with considerable discretion.


CareerMaker was able to draw on their extensive network, sourcing candidates without needing to publicize the opening in any way. Several top candidates were identified and evaluated, all in “stealth” mode.


A new President was identified and hired without compromising timing, quality, or discretion. The transition was smooth and was accomplished with minimal interruption to day to day business. In fact, Fargo recently reported a record increase in sales.