PRAXI Alliance Adds Member Firm in Madrid

June 8, 2017 – Global search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Madrid-based executive search firm Development Systems SA as a member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide.

Development Systems serves clients in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. The firm is led by CEO Maite Fuentes who has spent more than 35 years building a strong transatlantic partnership dedicated to executive recruiting and organizational consulting.

“Few firms have amassed as much combined European and Latin American experience as Development Systems,” said Fabio Sola, network director at PRAXI Alliance. “Their seamless cross-border approach and longstanding reputation is an asset to the network; we feel very well-positioned for the future.”

Continued Expansion

PRAXI Alliance started the year by adding Istanbul-headquartered executive search firm Talent Smart as a new member. A newcomer to executive recruiting, the firm is focused on growing its presence thanks to its strong position in assessment and development services through its affiliate, Assessment Systems, under CEO and founder, Levent Sevinc.

PRAXI Alliance also recently announced the additions of GattiHR and Academic Search International as member firms. With offices in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, GattiHR specializes in executive search, workforce analytics and HR technology services. The firm offers workforce analytical services in climate assessment, employer branding, incentive design and talent management, among other areas. GattiHR is the parent company of Gatti & Associates, an HR-focused executive search firm in the U.S., and Armstrong Franklin, an executive search firm for manufacturing, engineering and supply chain professionals.

Academic Search International is based in Stockholm with additional offices in Malmo and Gothenburg. Founded in 1991, the firm provides recruiting services, interim consulting and leadership assessment. The firm is led by CEO Brune Tavell.

Growing Consortiums

A number of executive search consortiums have expanded their memberships in recent months. Here’s a closer look from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

IMSA International expanded with the addition of search firms Consent in Austria and Aston Associates in Morocco. Consent, which provides executive search and HR consulting services, started in 1974. Its areas of expertise are: IT & technology, financial services and corporate management.

IRC Global Executive Search Partners expanded in Korea with the addition of McKinney Consulting. Founder and president Steven B. McKinney established McKinney Consulting in 2001. His six-member team has helped industrial, consumer, technology and other companies assess, develop and recruit their leaders.

Panorama recently took on Detroit-based executive search firm The Hunter Group LLC as a member firm. Hunter Group was founded in 1995 and focuses on finding leaders in advanced manufacturing and industrials, financial and professional services, social impact, higher education and board searches. 

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partners as its newest member firm. Hofer Tan & Partners is a boutique search firm that specializes in senior level executive and board search, leadership development and talent management mandates across industries and markets.

AltoPartners added Backer Wurzel & Partners in Argentina and Equation Partners in Peru as its newest member firms. Based in Buenos Aires, Backer Wurzel & Partners was founded in 2012 by Ricardo Backer and Gustavo Wurzel. The firm’s focus is on helping CEOs and senior directors in leveraging performance and effectiveness at both management team and individual levels.

IMD International Search Group added Palo Alto, CA-based Fortra Executive Search and London-headquartered Hill Coates Associates as its newest member firms. Fortra is a boutique firm specialized in the specific niche of the venture-funded and private equity technology market in San Francisco. 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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