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  • John Kiernan

CEO Transition at Worker-Owned, B Corp

Updated: Aug 19, 2018

Management Pathways successfully completed the search for a new President/CEO on behalf of the Board of Trustees at Home Care Associates (HCA) in Philadelphia, PA. Home Care Associates (HCA) is a worker-owned home care agency, started in 1993, serving the greater Philadelphia area. The company became a Certified B Corporation in January 2013, and was recently honored with “Best for the World” designation by the independent non-profit B Lab. HCA is dedicated to a two-fold, Quality Care through Quality Jobs mission: Providing quality jobs to low-income individuals; and ensuring quality care for seniors, individuals who are chronically ill, and individuals with disabilities. A core guiding principle is that compassionate care is best delivered through caregivers who are treated with dignity and respect by their employer.



Project Summary


Over 200 prospective candidates and referral sources were proactively identified and contacted, yielding 18 preliminary screening interviews. The MP search team conducted nine in depth interviews and recommended six candidates to the search committee. A candidate interview scorecard was developed to assist the search committee in evaluating candidates based on identified competencies and criteria. Two candidates were selected to advance to a final interview round that included a writing assignment focused on growth strategy. An offer was extended to a candidate and accepted within the desired search timeframe.



Client Feedback


“Management Pathways proved to be a great choice for our home care company to recruit a new president/CEO. They provided excellent service throughout the entire search process. They took the time to thoroughly assess our specific needs and understand our unique corporate culture and the way our company operates. They worked directly with the Search Committee and their approach yielded several qualified candidates in a timely manner for us to choose from. Throughout the process they provided guidance and timely follow-up. Their knowledge of home care services and counsel were key to our successful outcome. The decision to use a search firm is not always easy, especially for a small organization, but our decision to use Management Pathways was the best decision we made and we highly recommend their services.”


Home Care Associates, Philadelphia PA

Board of Trustees Search Committee



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