April 12, 2017 – EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has formed a joint venture with Decision Dynamics AB, a global provider of solutions for leadership and talent management.
EMA will get access to Decision Dynamics’ tools, which it will deploy across all of its leadership search engagements and also through its leadership consulting practice, to offer solutions to clients in leadership development, performance management, engagement and retention, and identification of high potential talent.
The joint venture company will also distribute and offer certification training for Decision Dynamics’ tools and provide technical and conceptual support to clients in their application. Raj Bowen, senior partner for EMA Partners’ leadership consulting practice in the region, will lead the joint venture.
“As organizations grapple with an increasingly complex and competitive landscape for attracting, developing and retaining talent, this joint venture will help strengthen our engagement with clients and provide additional leadership insights,” said K Sudarshan, regional managing partner-Asia at EMA Partners.
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Decision Dynamics is a leader in methods and tools for strategic human resources development that illuminate and enhance the interplay between people and organizations. Its scientifically based approach is built on more than 40 years of continuous research and practical use in organizations. The company was founded by two industrial and organizational psychologists from Princeton and Yale Universities.
Expanding Global Footprint
Since 1988, EMA Partners has partnered with multinational corporations, governments and not-for-profit organizations across a variety of industry sectors and functional areas. It has more than 40 offices on six continents and the firm continues to expand its footprint globally.
It recently opened a new office in London with the additions of managing partners Alison Ryan and Phil Sharp, who combined have more than 35 years of experience in executive search. Ms. Ryan has assisted organizations across market sectors identify executive talent for a range of functions, including finance, sales, operations, and marketing. She also advises startups on recruitment strategies, and assists venture capitalists with board selection. Mr. Sharp began his career in executive search and continues to work alongside many international organizations and global brands.
In October, EMA added two new offices in South America with new locations in Santiago, Chile, and Lima, Peru, with the additions of TestaNova and Pera Consultores. Antonia Errázuriz is one of the founding partners of TestaNova, a firm that has served Santiago and the Chilean market for seven years, specializing in the areas of industrial, consumer, retail and financial services. These two offices join an expanding partnership of search firms in South and Central America that includes offices in Brazil and Panama City, and six offices in North America.
EMA Partners also recently expanded with new offices in São Paulo and Campinas, Brazil, with the addition of Weplace Search & Leadership, which serves a wide range of services for a diverse portfolio of clients.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media