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Cornerstone India: Delivers best of both Worlds to the Client Organisations.

CIO Vendor With the constant change in market dynamics, the need to hire right talent has become more prominent than ever before. Every organization big or smalllooks forward to set a new success paradigm, and so does every leader. With new companies coming in with cutting edge technology demanding innovation every hour,and mergers & acquisitions happening every next day, scaling business to new heights and sustaining the pace has become the biggest challenge in today’s business scenario. Sensing this, organizations have acknowledged the complexities of manpower management and have started looking at the HR function differently, thus relaying on specialized support for Executive Search & Leadership Consulting.

Over the years since 1980 Cornerstone International Group has served as a trusted advisor to SME’s, start – ups, small and big enterprises, huge conglomerates to cater their talent needs. Cornerstone was started with a vision of creating a strong consortium of consulting firms having regional foothold along with global reach & expertise. “The thought process driving Cornerstone is very unique in terms of quality delivery and emphasis on service excellence. We aim to partner with our clients and provide bespoke services to meet their talent needs. Post my 22 years of experience in corporate sector along with unfolding various aspects of search industry, management consulting and handling functions like manufacturing, corporate planning etc. I was more passionate and confident of starting my Entrepreneurial venture in consulting industry”, explains Vijay Karkare, MD, Cornerstone India.

Cornerstone India started its Mumbai operations in 2004 with the biggest challenge of motivating and retaining their own employees and thereby building an expert team out of it. The company eventually expanded their operations to Delhi, Bangalore and Pune.

Cornerstone serves as a partner of choice to the leading firms and prides being their extended arm fortheir talent needs.


Cornerstone is a leading player in CXO Search, Board Search and Leadership Advisory Services. With its experienced well versed professionals the firm leaves no stone unturned to identify and place right talent in line with the organization goals. “Cornerstone uniquely delivers best of both worlds: the global reach and network of resources available to a global consulting organization, combined with the attention of a smaller, boutique local consulting firm defined by customer centricity and domain knowledge. We with rigorous efforts ensure objectivity &consistency.We have evolved with inherent capability to partner with our client needs and seamlessly become their extended arm at various levels. It is important to channelize technology and potential resources in right direction to capture data, tap the information flows and gathering of organizational intelligence, thus adding value to client and candidates alike. The competition is tough. It is only through in-depth knowledge, business acumen and being constantly on par with the service standards can one sustain, thrive and overcome short comings of the service industry intangibles. The quality of our service along with close engagement with the client and candidates at every step results in building long term associations and differentiates us from rest of the companies in the business” adds Vijay.

Cornerstone with its core professional and collaborative approach has worked with prestigious brands. Whether it’sa conglomerate like Aditya Birla, a technology firm like Bijlipay, emerging bank like MAU Bank, Pharmaceutical firm in midst of management change like Medreich, or a manufacturing giant like Jindal Stainless - Cornerstone has left its mark in every sectorand emerged to be amongst top 10 organizations in India. Narrating about the roadmap ahead Vijay concludes, “We aim to strengthen our Executive Search & Leadership Consulting practice, by nurturing our employees and building domain Knowledge in multiple sectors. We are looking forward to reach out to the clients in all verticals and expand our geographic coverage. We wish to remain as a boutique firm offering promising services to the industry.”