January 14, 2019 – AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner.
Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International, which will contribute to further growth of their organization by utilizing a network of like-minded professionals, having access to highest industry standards and truly global reach.”
Mr. Crespin has over 20 years of experience in executive positions with various international companies. He is an experienced professional in the field of business process engineering in general, with a special focus on HR consulting and executive search.
Prior to her career in executive search and HR consulting, Ms. Martinez gained extensive finance and sales experience. She also has significant lecturing experience in the business planning field.
Ms. Martinez said her firm was proud and excited to join AIMS International’s network and looked forward to cooperation with various partners throughout the Americas and the world. “Such partnership and access to global best practices shall generate added value for their current and future clients,” she said.
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“Juan and his team already share common AIMS values, possess in-depth market knowledge and have relevant experience, which made them a right choice for further strengthening our presence in the Americas region,” said Cecilia Diaz, vice president Americas and managing director of AIMS Mexico. “We are warmly welcoming them to AIMS family and look forward to future collaboration with them.”
Glowing Global Organization
With over 80 offices worldwide, AIMS International provides clients with customized, global executive search and talent management services in 50 countries. It has active global practice groups working in the automotive, financial & professional services, FMCG & luxury goods, industrial, IT & telecoms and life sciences industries, as well as in talent management and board advisory services.
AIMS has experienced a wave of growth over the past year. Recently, it strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International.
AIMS also grew in Eastern Europe with the addition of a leading consultancy previously known as FIT Specialist Recruitment. The firm, which now operates as AIMS Poland, was established in 2009 and is led by founders Malgorzata Tylec-Gusakov and Natalia Woszczerowcz. The Polish team offers such services as executive search, leadership assessment, talent management, legal executive consulting and legal management.
The recruiting organization also added Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from Thailand, Vietnam and China, and searched for executives in those countries.
Lastly, AIMS elected Moscow-headquartered executive recruiters Midland Hunt as a member firm. Midland’s founder Marina Stepanova assumed the title of managing director AIMS Russia. Ms. Stepanova and her team focus exclusively on search for C-level executives, board positions and middle management roles. They have more than 12 years of experience working with Russian and multinational organizations.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media