Emu Search Acquires Blackbird Intelligence

Emu Search is excited to announce the acquisition of executive research and talent intelligence firm Blackbird Intelligence, and the appointment of founder Will Kinkead to expand Emu’s advisory services and continue to develop Emu’s research capability.

With over 20 years’ experience providing best-practice executive talent solutions to a wide range of ASX listed companies and Private Equity firms. Will has become one of Australia’s most experienced and in-demand executive and talent advisory consultants.

Managing Partner & COO, Dominic Cara who oversaw the acquisition believes this is exactly the right time to be offering intelligence capability to Emu’s clients. “We all know data is king and as we face stronger economic headwinds, people will remain at the core of any successful strategy. As companies restructure, upskill or scale, they need the right information to make smarter hiring decisions. “Emu can now offer global competitor intelligence, benchmarking and talent mapping to complement our Executive Search offering and equip our clients with the tools they need to outperform the market.”

Throughout his career, Will has been passionate about helping organizations to better understand their competitors, and in turn, make more informed business decisions. He is looking forward to driving this area of focus at Emu to develop progressive competitor intelligence practices.

“Blackbird Intelligence is thrilled to join forces with the team at Emu Search and look forward to combining our collective strengths. The synergy between our expertise in Executive Research and Talent Intelligence, and Emu Search’s dynamic approach opens doors to opportunities for innovation, growth and delivering even greater value to our clients,” says Will

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