COMMENTS FROM OUR CLIENTS

ORGANIZATIONS

Anupama Chopra

Director, MAMI

“Crossover Catalyst is a unique initiative, marrying professionals from the corporate sector with non-profit and cultural institutions. It's a great idea because it helps both, The search firm helped us to fill key positions at the Mumbai Film festival.”

Pritha Venkatachalam

Partner, The Bridgespan Group

“Crossover Catalyst is a social mission driven, executive search firm that enables corporate leadership talent to transition to a “win-win fit” in the development sector. They successfully supported Bridgespan on a critical mandate to recruit managerial talent in our Mumbai office. Moomal, their founder, has a hard nose for talent and is meticulous in understanding not only the needs, ambitions and values of her client but more importantly, of leaders who wish to devote themselves to meaningful social impact work. At a time when the real crunch in India's social sector is moving beyond finances to talent, Crossover Catalyst's contribution is pivotal. Our experience with them was refreshing in all ways – keen intuition combined with strong problem solving, clear communication, friendly and candid workstyle, and razor focus on impact more than the commercials of the deal. Highly recommend them!”

Shaveta Sharma-Kukreja

Managing Director, Central Square Foundation

"Crossover Catalyst has helped CSF bring in high-quality talent for some key positions. They invest the time to engage and understand our requirements- both from an organisation and potential candidates' perspective. This makes the process both rigorous and streamlined. They have been and continue to be a reliable partner in our growth."

Vandana Goyal

Former CEO, The Akanksha Foundation

“We were very fortunate to work with Moomal, and Crossover Catalyst, during our CEO transition period at Akanksha. What is unique is their care for the work that social sector organizations do, for their ability to dive deep to learn the DNA of an organization and to understand who would best meet its needs and fit its culture.  Along with this are wonderful qualities of listening, empathizing and yet being relentless in the pursuit of ultimate success - matching great organizations with effective leaders.”

Venkatesam Eshwara

Vice President, Development, Ashoka University

'Working with Moomal Mehta of Crossover Catalyst has been an absolute delight. Her biggest strength lies in the investment she makes in understanding the specific requirement of the client (in this case Ashoka University). The search for specialised talent for a philanthropic fundraising function was eluding me for quite some time. The role is mission critical and the attributes required extremely unique. Moomal's sensibilities in grasping and articulating the nuances of the talent required for the role was exemplary. And in the end helped find the person best suited for the role.'

CANDIDATES

Ali Imran

Vice President (External Engagement), Ashoka University

“Moomal brings to her job a most unusual combination of robust professional experience and deep human understanding.  Having spent many years as a corporate executive herself, she is able to connect with both organisations seeking talent and senior individuals looking for opportunities and achieve the right outcomes for both. I was the first person for whom she paved the way into a new career, and I can understand completely where the name Crossover Catalyst comes from.”

Commander Ninad Phatarphekar (Veteran)

CEO, Committed Communities Development Trust

“Some time last year on turning fifty I decided to change careers and transcend to social entrepreneurship. I reached out to Moomal Mehta of Crossover Catalyst after seeing an article in the Times on India some time in Aug 17. Moomal specialises in placements in the Social sector and she is highly adept at it. She first met with me to asses my interests, experience,  potential and skill sets. They were then matched with potential organisations to ensure the correct cultural and competency fit.  Moomal's interventions are not restricted only to placement. She guided me and all stakeholders through every step of the interview, selection and on boarding process to ensure the transition was smooth and also maintained a periodic follow up with all concerned. Moomal Mehta of Crossover Catalyst is a through professional and I would not hesitate to recommend her and Crossover Catalyst to anyone wanting to transition into the social sector.”

Nandina Biswas Ramachandran

CEO, Salaam Bombay Foundation

"Crossover Catalyst thoroughly understands the motivations and desires driving a person to crossover from the corporate 'for profit' side to evaluating a 'Non Profit' role. They ensure a holistic best fit."

Nidhi Goyal

Associate Dean, Anant National University

“The decision to change sectors is never an easy one and Crossover Catalyst helped me through the decision making process one phone call at a time. Moomal went beyond being a facilitator, to becoming a mentor and provided multiple perspectives and options to consider, and really helped simplify the process.