Democratizing Talent

HireBestTM is our proven training program borne out of our decades of experience conducting assessments for some of the top firms in the country. See below to learn more about our parent firm Aesop Partners, who we are, and what we believe in.

We are....
Nimble. Responsive. Pragmatic. Committed to your success.

We understand the challenges of leaders in today’s business environment. Companies have no time to waste, whether it be with addressing a bad hire or wading through the indecision holding up the go-forward plan. That’s why we take a pragmatic approach to all of our work; we want to be as efficient as possible with your time to give you the insight you need to make better decisions.

We are also about more than just performance. We are values driven, taking pride in the “how” of the way the work is done as well as the accomplishment itself. We know that reputations linger in business and are focused on maintaining ours and enhancing yours as our client. Learn more about our four core values below. 

Welcome from Craig della Penna, Creator of the HireBest Method:

For the last 20 years, I’ve had the privilege to advise some of the top business leaders in America. Over time, that has evolved from financial guidance to strategic and operational guidance, and finally to talent – the focus of my life for the last decade-plus. 

I love helping wildly successful business leaders create even more success for themselves, and I’ve learned that the number one way to create more success is by improving the quality of the people that they hire and put on their team.

I’ve conducted thousands of interviews using the HireBest approach, achieving a 90% success rate in identifying top talent. Now I am proud to share the knowledge I’ve gained from advising leading private equity firms, Fortune 500 companies, small mom-and-pop’s, and everywhere in-between. 

This is the origin of HireBest – a desire to help business leaders at all levels make better hiring decisions, and democratize talent! 

Meet The Team

We are an organizational consulting firm focused on organizational and executive assessment, executive coaching and team development, and interview training.

Craig della Penna

Managing Partner

Heather Bolen

Principal

Megan Petrola

Project Cooordinator

Melissa Thomas-Dubois

Analyst/Content Strategist

127

Satisfied Clients

1000+

Structured Interviews

100+

Organizations Diligenced

700+

Leaders Trained

Our Values

The Golden Rule

We treat others the way we would like to be treated. We live up to our promises, uphold high ethics, and seek to be good representatives for you with your candidates and portfolio companies.

Relentless Excellence

We continually invest in our products and skills to deliver on this commitment. We engage in partnership with our clients to refine and deliver the best advice possible.

Diplomatic Directness

Feedback is a gift and the result of our work can result in many gifts. We aim to deliver that feedback in as direct a manner that still values the individual or company receiving it.

Good Steward

To whom much is given, much is required. We give back to our community through sharing our time, talent, and resources to those whom we can help.

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