AltoPartners Announce New Partner Firm in Russia

RUSSIA, November 2, 2016 — AltoPartners, the leading international alliance of independently owned executive search and leadership consulting firms, has reported stellar growth in 2016 and proudly announces that Excelion Partners International, a highly regarded international executive search and leadership consulting firm, has joined the alliance and increases our global presence to 55 offices in 35 countries. Excelion Partners International has been operating in Moscow since 2010 and is a niche player for international companies moving to, or operating in, Russia and for Russian companies and /or investors expanding globally.

Yevgeny Merkel, Excelion Senior Partner and AltoPartners Russia Country Manager, says: “Russia, with all its economic ups and downs, nevertheless remains one of the biggest economies in Europe and is hard to ignore for any international business looking for growth opportunities. Our recent survey of more than 220 international companies currently operating in Russia showed that 62% of respondents continue to see Russia as a long-term strategic market, which presents tremendous opportunities for our industry. We are proud to join the global alliance of AltoPartners and look forward to engaging with all our colleagues in the network to help navigate in Russia as well as support our Russian clients to expand globally.”

“Russia plays a significant strategic role for many of our international partners and clients and we are confident that the addition of Excelion Partners will elevate the international business reach and focus within our alliance. We are following an aggressive growth strategy to ensure that our international alliance has highly regarded partners in the right locations, which benefit our clients, candidates and partners,” says Stephen Dallamore, AltoPartners Global Chairman.

About AltoPartners

Established in 2006 as an alliance between three well-established groups, namely; Accord Group, Leaders Trust International and Oxygen Executive Search, today the alliance covers 49 offices in 31 countries. The AltoPartners alliance has created a distinctive force in executive search worldwide, giving global coverage across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. For more information about the work we do and the regions we cover, please visit

Julia Scheffer
Communications & Brand Manager

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