As time has progressed, the needs of family offices have become more and more complex. Each family office has a diversity of needs — from investments and philanthropy to taxes and next-generational planning — and a uniqueness within that diversity of needs. This means that the recruitment of the right leadership talent is extremely important, but also extremely challenging.

Finding the right leader

Communication among the family is integral in finding a leader who will fit its needs and, ultimately, help preserve and grow its wealth. Savoir Vivre best practices include:

  • Assess and prioritize your needs.
  • Write job descriptions for key roles in the family office.
  • Set family office goals for the next several years.
  • Decide how leaders’ performance will be measured and how it will be aligned with compensation.
  • Consider using external advisers for an independent perspective.

Savoir Vivre can assist with assessing the current gaps and advisory services on the prospective recruitment needs. In addition, the positions we can assist with

  • Family Office Executives
  • Chief of Staff
  • Legal, Finance, Tax specialists

  • International Properties Director
  • Assets Manager
  • Estate Manager

  • PA, Concierge, Administrative Staff
  • Residence Staff – House Manager
  • Private Jet and Yacht Crew

The proven underpinnings of family office success — strong recruitment practices, succession planning, transition skills and cultural fit — will remain integral regardless of location. The advent of more family offices will make the landscape more competitive for finding strong leaders. Thus, it is vital to have a clear picture of what skills are needed not only today, but also for the future of the family office.