Assessments: Confidence in the Next Step


Confidential  •  Fast  • . Flexible  • Accurate

CEO Perspective Group Assessments are unique, valid and tailored to fit your needs. Using advanced forms of testing and interviewing, comprehensive information is collected, individually analyzed and provided to best meet current and future goals. When it’s your firm, your board or you, you need to be sure. That’s why leading firms and people consistently call us--confident the next step is correct. And the step after. 


Boards, companies, investor groups, and executives consistently praise the CEO Assessment for depth and accuracy of insights. Especially prized is the ability to assess intangible factors, such as judgment, potential, stressors and integrity. And the variables impacting them.​​


A year of research created our unique multipurpose Assessment, which is continually refined to better meet needs of clients. Thus clients in distant locales can now obtain valuable insights without travel to New York. And investors are able to learn about several traits without a full evaluation. Decades of experience and technical expertise enable Dr. Soder to combine evaluation and coaching for private equity firms, boards, and individuals in innovative ways and maintain same rigorous standards. ​People often stay in contact for years, helping us and others—playing it forward.


Extensive education and psychometric skills enabled design of valid evaluations of both current and potential abilities.  Sophisticated interviewing methods and graphic measures provide rich information—helping with “what if” scenarios and potential risks, preclude faking, enrich the experience and much more.

Our Assessments are truly special


Clients fly in from far corners of the world, refer colleagues and spouses, and many years later, hundreds of clients still base key decisions and actions on guidance received in assessments. Individuals consistently seek our guidance to determine “what’s next.” Others want to stay engaged and challenged despite retirement.  Highly regarded leaders and role models often credit Soder—“my rapid ascent started with her assessment.” We have helped leaders at all stages, all industries, and ages. 


Top consultants, bankers, and lawyers often use the CEO Assessment to gain a competitive edge. New and aspiring chief executives applaud it as "accurate, enlightening and immensely helpful" and "timeless." Boards and private equity firms utilize the CEO Assessment to evaluate potential candidates, privately help with issues and to determine if a current CEO should continue in the position.   Our research on the “early warning signs” is recognized as ground-breaking and hailed by leading governance groups. Our size ensures utmost discretion.

After years of research, testing, and interviews, including studies from our many returning clients, we recently achieved a major break-through and can now precisely measure formerly elusive traits and the key variables impacting them. Thus a top executive's integrity, ability to manage in ambiguity, and risk profile can be accurately ascertained. Designed for times when a firm or boards need to go beyond the usual selection and evaluation methods, the Optimal CEO DiagnostiX©, is the latest in executive assessment.

Call (212) 554-4990 to learn more.


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