SpenglerFox Names Practice Leaders

May 25, 2017 – Executive search firm SpenglerFox has expanded with the addition of two leaders in Europe. Sylvain Gauffre takes over as practice group leader for finance services in Frankfurt and Krzysztof Chobot becomes practice group leader for industrial in Warsaw.

Having worked in the executive search and talent management sector for the past decade, in both established and emerging markets, I understand how the financial crisis and new regulatory requirements have had a profound impact on financial institutions’ activities and business models, performance, development and ultimately sustainability,” said Mr.Gauffre. “I am delighted to be part of this creative, ambitious and experienced team at SpenglerFox, and look forward to growing our collective success.” 

Finance Specialist

Mr. Gauffre has worked in the talent management / executive search industry since 2007. His search experience crosses multiple disciplines, including investment and commercial banking, structured finance/ asset-based financing risk-management, retail banking and consumer finance. In addition to his core work in financial services, he also has experience in agriculture commodities and the oil and gas industries.

Prior to joining SpenglerFox, Mr.Gauffre worked as area sales director for the Cifal Group. He was in charge of regional sales and contracts in Russia and Central Asia. Previously, he was senior manager at Michael Page International, in both Russia and Austria. He has also worked as a corporate lawyer for the leading industrial & engineering contractor in Romania, Uzinexport, and asset-management firm ADI Alternative Investments in Paris.

We are delighted to welcome Sylvain Gauffre, who joins SpenglerFox to strengthen our financial services team and deepen its specialization, not only expanding geographically but within a key vertical to offer our full range of services to the banking community,” said Jens Friedrich, chief operating officer.

Frankfurt is one of the world’s most important financial centers and Germany’s financial capital. With more than 922 jobs per 1,000 inhabitants, the city has the highest concentration of jobs in Germany. It is home to the European Central Bank, which sets monetary policy for the Eurozone, and the German Federal Bank, the central bank for the Federal Republic of Germany.


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Industrial Veteran

Mr. Krzysztof has more than 10 years experience in executive search. Prior to joining SpenglerFox, he worked at Hudson Global, where his focus was primarily within the industry and manufacturing as well as chemicals, energy & utilities and construction materials sectors. Beforehand, he worked for Hays Executive, where he developed the company’s direct search practice in Poland and central and eastern Europe. He began his career with Boyden, where he was involved in numerous recruitment projects in the consumer goods and manufacturing sectors.

“I am happy to join the SpenglerFox team in Warsaw,” saidMr. Krzysztof. “I am sure that my experience will add to the strength of the team and help us provide excellent services to meet our clients’ increased demand for executive search advisory work and search assignments.”

With Krzysztof on board, the Warsaw office gains an experienced business developer as well as project executor, who is well connected in industry and the manufacturing world,” said Justyna Kubicka-Daab, the firm’s country manager for Poland.

Warsaw is home to many national institutions and government agencies as well as domestic and international companies. In 2006, more than 300,000 companies were registered here. Warsaw’s growing business community has won global recognition. MasterCard Emerging Market Index, for one, has cited Warsaw’s economic strength and vital commercial center. Warsaw has also been ranked as the seventh greatest emerging market.

SpenglerFox provides executive search and human resources consultancy services worldwide. The company also offers interim management in both mature and emerging markets, and a dedicated focus on board work for small to mid-sized companies.

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

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