Caldwell and BTblock team up to offer innovative blockchain solutions

10 August 2018 3 min. read
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Executive search firm Caldwell has partnered with blockchain specialist consultancy BTblock to form a Blockchain Advisory Council, which will offer an innovative hybrid of strategic blockchain advisory services as well as talent support and training.

Founded in 1970 in Toronto, Caldwell is an executive talent search firm that works with clients looking to transform their operations. The firm places talent at the highest levels of leadership and subsequently tracks their progress using the Net Promoter Score methodology, thereby keeping a check on quality.

Caldwell’s operations are centred on the principle that people are the core of an organisation, and that any efforts to evolve and remain at the cutting edge of industry must involve the alignment of internal talent towards the goal. Drawing on this principle, the firm has now ventured into the blockchain domain that has taken centre stage in the tech world.

Blockchain technology has made great strides in the world of business, not least because of the recent boom in the popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The technology is now viewed as a highly secure and efficient method of data storage, and its utility has extended as far as keeping the black market out of Canada’s budding cannabis trade.Caldwell and BTblock combine to offer innovative blockchain solutionsTo tap into this spike in demand, Caldwell has established a Blockchain Advisory Council in partnership with New-York-based blockchain consultancy BTblock. Founded just this year, BTblock is a highly specialised consulting firm that offers help with onboarding the much-coveted distributed ledger system, spanning every stage from design to implementation.

Under the new partnership, BTblock will offer clients access to in-depth information on the world of blockchain, as well as support with its implementation and integration, following which Caldwell will ensure that the talent within the organisation is suited to taking full advantage of the new technology.

As explained by Tammy Kahn, Partner at BTblock, “There is no shortage of good use-cases for blockchain. It does, however, require thinking strategically about where blockchain is best leveraged within a company. Once that is determined, though, all roads lead to finding talent. In partnering with Caldwell, we can ensure the vision and strategy is executed with the right hire. This is a forward-thinking initiative that will facilitate real business results for Caldwell's clients.”

Chief Operating Officer at Caldwell, Chris Beck added, “Blockchain technologies carry the potential for substantial impact within our client's organizations, as they can enable the strategic reorganization of workflows and related structures. Businesses in every area of the economy are rethinking how best to use talent and leverage it in different ways, and Caldwell is at the forefront of this changing dynamic. With the launch of the Blockchain Advisory Council, we are the premier executive search partner for clients as they train and position the key executives who will lead their adoption of blockchain technologies.