Xanadu Consulting Group Pvt Ltd, touted as India’s only executive search services group focused purely on media and advertising, turned eight on April 8, 2010. According to Jaisurya Das, Director & Chief Mentor, Xanadu Consulting Group, “Going forward, the critical path for us is to consolidate the market that we service and build on the philosophy of our existence – that is, empowering media organisations and building great careers.
In an email interaction, Das said that the key point that differentiated Xanadu from other recruitment firms was the ability to recognise what the industry needed. He said, “We are armed with industry experience and eat, breathe and sleep media. We are not a typical generic consultant and hence, make the client’s job easier by targetting through our network rather than post office downloaded resumes.
While many in the industry often lament the talent crunch, Das believes that there is no dearth of talent. He maintained, “It is more of an eagle eye that is required to get to this talent. Building confidence in our clients on the available huge resource of brilliant professionals is our hallmark and I am glad that we have been able to give a host of companies the best across functions and locations. We work differently and have been termed as ‘mavericks’, but I guess that is our essence.”
Xanadu was set up in 2003 by Das after he decided to move on from The Times of India after 17 years of powering revenue, brand synergy and establishing new market supremacy. The Xanadu team comprises professionals who, apart from having sound experience and achievements in the field of media and advertising, have exceptional people skills and strong research abilities.
Xanadu offers corporates, publishers and print media groups, broadcast companies and organisations dealing in out of home media, an opportunity to achieve quantum growth in volume and value by means of building efficient and effective teams across processes.