June 1, 2016 – AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Seoul-based Korean search firm Pathfinder and Swiss executive recruiters MPB Recruitment Group AG, as its newest member firms. The organization now has a presence across 53 offices in 33 countries.
AltoPartners said the business development opportunities that exist in both Korea and Switzerland are of strategic importance for existing clients and partners in the alliance.
“The strength of the AltoPartners alliance is the quality of our local firms – firms with solid reputations, high assignment completion rates and proven added value to clients. Our partners in both Korea and Switzerland embody this for us,” said Stephen Dallamore, AltoPartners’ global chairman.
“Many Korean companies are expanding their businesses globally and we are confident that there will be many business opportunities with our new AltoPartners’ friends,” said Kim Jaeho, Pathfinder CEO. “Our Korean team has vast experience working globally and we can generate synergy and opportunities with the AltoPartners family. We are very excited to work together to grow our brand.” Prior to founding Pathfinder, Mr. Jaeho spent eight years as a partner with Heidrick & Struggles.
Helmut Zimmerli-Menzi, of MPB Recruitment Group, said: “We are excited about joining the AltoPartners alliance and the opportunities that now exist for us to offer even better support to our customers in demanding, international search assignments. With our new global partners, we can now guarantee the same quality in search and selection on a global level as we have become renowned for within Switzerland over the last 30 years.” Established in 1987, MPB Recruitment Group has offices in Basel, Bern and Zurich.
Just recently, AltoPartners added Budapest-based executive search firm AP Accord Group ECE Hungary as a member firm. Accord Group Hungary offers executive search services and expertise across a number of industries, including information & communications; technology / telecommunications (including industrial automation); manufacturing (automotive, electronics); media; as well as banking and financial services.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media