|OAI International Executive Search and Integration
Finding the best talent available and accelerating their effectiveness
Otis Associates, Inc, OAI, does international executive searches and integration with a primary focus on markets in Asia/Pacific. We are a boutique firm and seek to tailor efforts specifically to address client needs.
Search for the best talent available to represent American firms' interests in various A/P markets and integration to help these new managers to quickly adapt to the corporate culture of the client company and to become effective in his or her new role in the shortest time possible.
Advantages of using OAI
- Principal's exceptional personal experience in the types of positions he seeks to fill and with the cultures in which he seeks to place candidates.
- We build successful relationships among client, candidate, and search professional.
- Search and integration done by the principal. Consistent accountability. All our work is highly tailored to the unique needs of client and candidate.
- Strong network in A/P.
- Success in key manager recruitment while President of Cray Research, Japan.
- Trained, experienced, and certified in executive coaching.
- 20+ years experience in consultation projects in Asia/Pacific.
- Business experience in every major Asian market.
"Your thorough search for a country manager in Thailand resulted in a slate of fine candidates and the hiring of an enthusiastic, well-qualified new manager for ADC. I was particularly pleased with the depth of research and the systematic evaluation of all leads. Your personal experience and contacts in Thailand helped us enormously, both in the hiring process and later in introducing our new country manager to your contacts there."
-Don Render, VP International_ADC Telecommunications
After the Thailand assignment, Otis was retained to find a strong General Manager for ADC's operations in Korea. The result was an excellent hire and a radical upturn of ADC sales in the Korean market.
The American dollar continues to be weak overseas which makes US goods and services abroad very cost competitive. Further, as the US economy experiences relatively weaker demand, many firms look to their current and potential overseas markets to compensate for weakening domestic demand. The effectiveness of this effort is directly dependent on the quality of leadership representing American interests abroad.
Duncan Otis, principal of OAI, is a graduate of Williams College and the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management where he took a Masters degree in International Marketing and Finance. Mr. Otis has lived and worked in Asia for 8 years.
Otis was president of Cray Research's Japanese subsidiary and led the effort that resulted in Cray becoming the gold standard for high performance computing in Japan. As an officer with P&L accountability and sales generation responsibilities, he faced many of the challenges that the people he seeks to find for his clients will face once hired. This puts him in a strong position to help such hires to be effectively integrated into their new roles. Otis speaks German, Japanese, and Thai.
Duncan Otis, Principal