eg.1 Opens First U.S. Office

April 4, 2016 – London-headquartered executive recruiting firm eg.1 has opened is first office in the U.S., establishing a new location in New York City. The firm will be led by Victoria Gumbley, who will assume the title of vice president of North America. She will relocate from London to New York.

The new office will bolster eg.1’s presence in North America as it continues to invest in its business and expand globally. The firm also has a presence in Paris, Dubai, Frankfurt, Singapore.

“We have opened this new office to support our continued growth in the U.S. Around 20 percent of our global business is now here,” said Nathan Ott, chief executive officer. “The opening of the New York office is an important extension of our network to better support our existing client base as so many of our clients have operations in North America.” He said the firm’s expanded team and new office will enable it to provide improved business intelligence and local, on-the-ground executive search support services to its clients.

Ms. Gumbley joined eg.1 as a research associate and progressed to engagement manager. She now focuses on a broad range of sectors and works across different corporate and cultural settings. Before eg.1, she served as an associate with U.K.-based executive search firm The Up Group.

“I’m incredibly excited about this wonderful opportunity,” said Ms. Gumbley. “Over the last few years, our work in the U.S. has gone from strength to strength and I am very much looking forward to taking the business to the next level, with the continued focus on our market-leading executive search and business insight work.”


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eg.1 provides executive search services to the professional services, infrastructure, construction, energy, health & life sciences, digital, consumer and industrial industries. The firm’s clients include Arcadis; Barclays; The Boston Consulting Group; BP; Charles River Associates; CPP Investment Board; Deloitte; DripDrop; Marsh & McLennan Companies; Mercer; Navigant Consulting; Oliver Wyman; Phizer; and WeightWatchers.

Just recently, London-based executive search firm Erevena also opened its first U.S. office, establishing a new location in San Francisco. The office is being led by partner Terry Shaw and principal consultant Max Levy, who relocated from London. Further additions the office are expected in coming months.

This past fall, search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened its first office in the U.S., establishing a presence in Houston. COO and partner of Pedersen & Partners, Darcie Murray, is based in Houston and serves as the firm’s new head of North America.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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