Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants


If AESC did not adopt a new platform, the growth it envisioned would not occur. Without growth, AESC would be unable to maintain its longtime reputation for setting the quality standard for the profession, its members and users.

In 18 months,


  • Wrote new application code and configured the platform’s infrastructure for all three systems
  • Transitioned from collocated hardware and servers to a flexible, scalable, reliable cloud-based platform
  • Slashed the number of third-party services in half to reduce complexity and cost
  • Ensured all future code is tested, sound and deployed the same way every time via a continuous integration and delivery system
  • Created a more robust AESC Member Directory so clients can easily find and contact member firms
  • Made candidate profiles more visible to BlueSteps database users
  • Created a faster, smoother, more uniform user experience on desktop and mobile



“Operations are more efficient – from the way we manage email campaigns, to the content management system, to the CRM, to the reporting. We’re saving time on everyday tasks, so now we can focus on strategy and new product development.”

— Olena Gomozova, Director, Information Technology, AESC

AESC has the freedom to innovate and launch new products and services that will retain and attract members long into the future.