Angott Search Group and Park Avenue Group Form Alliance

February 9, 2023 – Angott Search Group (ASG) has entered into an operating alliance with Park Avenue Group (PAG). The partnership is intended to provide clients with increased executive recruiting capabilities, broader geographic reach, and added in-depth knowledge in the banking and credit union industries. The relationship combines ASG’s over 40-year tenure providing talent advisory services with PAG’s 25-year tradition in finding and placing talent throughout these financial services industries.

“I am delighted with the opportunity to combine our exceptional teams to increase our ability to deliver the talented executive, professional, managerial, and technical talent that drives our clients’ success,” said Mark Angott, chairman and chief executive officer of Angott Search Group. “My organization has been fortunate to work closely with Stacy Stevens and her PAG team over the past 25 years as colleagues and members a global network of executive recruitment firms.”

“We both welcomed the opportunity to leverage our organizations’ strengths, jointly recognizing the advantages of combining two teams of recruitment professionals, each with an insider’s perspective and a deep understanding of the challenges facing our clients as financial industry change and consolidation accelerates talent demand,” Mr. Angott said. Current offices in both Rochester, MI, and Orlando, FL, will continue to provide on-going in-depth talent services to both offices’ national base of clients and candidates. The newly combined teams of recruitment specialists will continue to consult with and deliver talent solutions in all aspects of retained executive search, contingent search, and interim staffing.”

“Our shared corporate values and culture convinced me that our alliance will produce powerful results for our clients, our teams and the top-tier candidates that are the heart of our business,” said Stacy Stevens, chief executive officer of Park Avenue Group. “We expect a seamless transition as all current client and candidate relationships will remain with existing consulting professionals. I have full confidence that Mark’s vision for growth, shared by my management team, will meet the needs of the financial industry in this emerging new world of work.”

Angott Search Group is a full-service executive search firm with over 40 years of experience building solid corporate partnerships by matching its clients’ culture, goals, and expectations. Mr. Angott has experience in the banking and financial services industries.

In business since 1997, Park Avenue Group has provided the banking and credit union industries with results-driven trusted advisory talent services. Throughout the last 23 years in her career, Ms. Stevens has been persistent in helping financial institutions build senior leadership teams.

Recent Partnerships

Alliances and partnerships continue to gain traction in the executive search industry. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners and Differing Minds, a neurodiversity training and consulting specialist, have formed a partnership agreement. “We are extremely interested to learn about neuroinclusive recruitment and how we can attract neurodivergent people, not only in recruitment of our own talent but with clients, too,” said Bianca Coulter, CEO of Coulter Partners. “This exciting partnership will allow us to gain a solid understanding of Neurodiversity and show us how to best support neurodivergent people in the workplace.” Coulter Partners will collaborate with Differing Minds to learn how to better support neurodivergent people and embrace neurodiversity in executive search.

Horton International has expanded into the Asian market by forming a new alliance with Asia Carbon Search, a leadership search and advisory firm with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore. “China has always been a key growth market for our clients presenting significant cross border opportunities for search and leadership development, and we are thrilled to welcome our new partners in China, Asia Carbon to Horton International,” said Maneesh Ajmani, chairman of the board at Horton International. “As one of the top executive search firms in APAC, Asia Carbon will further strengthen our presence in the APAC region. Janet Lui and the team have deep knowledge of and an on the ground presence in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and we feel excited and privileged to be working with them.”

Toronto-based Caldwell  has forged an international alliance partnership with Johnson Partners, a consulting firm working in board search, executive search, and leadership succession with offices across Australia. In connection with the alliance, Johnson Partners has acquired the business of Caldwell’s non-owned New Zealand licensee, and integrated Caldwell’s Australian team. Johnson Partners will become Caldwell’s external search partner for Australia and New Zealand, and Caldwell will become Johnson Partners’ external search partner for North America and the U.K. “Johnson Partners is one of the region’s most successful and influential executive search firms, widely recognized for their long-lasting collaborative partnerships with clients,” said Chris Beck, president of Caldwell.

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

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