IRC Names New Americas Leader

May 9, 2017 – IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has named Tom Berray, managing partner of Cabot Consultants, as its new Americas leader. He takes over from Jane Lyons, managing partner of Rhodes Associates, who stepped down from the role after two years as the IRC Americas regional leader.

Mr. Berray has worked in executive search for more than 15 years. His areas of expertise include general management, business development, human resources, operations, sales and marketing, finance, and technology. He has conducted searches for early-stage, venture-backed to Fortune 100 companies in software, internet, aerospace/defense, biotechnology, energy, financial services, government and professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, associations, and not-for-profit industries.

Prior to founding Cabot Consultants, Mr. Berray was a principal in the technology practice of Heidrick & Struggles, where he recruited senior IT executives. Before entering the search field, he worked with Gartner’s executive programs, advising over 200 CIOs and CTOs. He previously held positions at Computer Associates and Xerox Corporation.

“I am excited and honored to take on the IRC Americas leader role and I thank Jane Lyons for her leadership over the past two years,” said Mr. Berray. “I look forward to building on Jane’s work to help grow IRC’s capabilities and influence across the Americas region. I firmly believe that IRC’s business model of ‘globally connected and locally committed’ enables our member firms to offer the highest quality and value services to our clients both locally and across the globe.”


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Continued Expansion

With a growing roster of executive search firms across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia, IRC Global now has more than 300 executive search professionals in 80 offices across six continents. 

In March, IRC named Gurdeep S. Hora as Asia Pacific regional leader. Mr. Hora founded IRC India (Synergy Consultants) in 1989 and is considered an executive search pioneer in India. He assists in the leadership needs of Fortune 500 & top Indian companies across India, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Hora has worked in many countries as CEO and COO, leading business operations as well as consulting for hundreds of plants and corporate offices around the world.

Also in March, the organization named Gurdeep S. Hora as Asia Pacific regional leader. Mr. Hora founded IRC India (Synergy Consultants) in 1989 and is considered an executive search pioneer in India. He assists in the leadership needs of Fortune 500 & top Indian companies across India, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Hora has worked in many countries as CEO and COO, leading business operations as well as consulting for hundreds of plants and corporate offices around the world.

IRC also recently added Hunter Executive Placement in Israel as a member firm. Over the past decade, Hunter Executive has established itself in matching executive talent with key positions, both locally and internationally. The firm serves a wide array of industries including the financial services, banking and technology sectors.

IRC also just gained Chile-based Inquest Consultores as member firm. The firm, led by Pia Puebla Menne and Isabel Walker, has been a key player in the Chilean executive search and compensation management consulting sector for more than 14 years.

IRC added Cabot Consultants and E.A. Hughes as member firmsCabot focuses on the advanced technologies, aerospace and defense, clean technology, financial services, government services, life sciences and healthcare, not-for-profit and trade associations, venture capital and private equity sectors, professional services, and semiconductor sectors. Founded in 1991 by Elaine Hughes, E.A. Hughes serves clients in the retail and consumer apparel, home furnishings, beauty, digital, e-commerce, footwear and other industries. The firm is based in New York City.

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

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