Boyden Expands U.K. Industrial Practice

Boyden adds Claire Lauder and Francesca d'Arcangeli

November 1, 2017 – Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its global industrial practice in the U.K. with the additions of Claire Lauder and Francesca d’Arcangeli. Both will focus primarily on the industrial sector.

Ms. Lauder has broad experience in the industrial and engineering sectors. She will serve as a partner in Boyden’s U.K. interim management.

Previously, Ms. Lauder was a director, manufacturing and engineering, at Interim Partners. She has built a strong track record supporting FTSE-listed, PE-backed and owner-managed small and medium-sized companies. Her interim placements include CEOs, CFOs, COOs, operations directors, finance director, HR directors, supply chain directors and sales and marketing executives.

Ms. d’Arcangeli, who has 25 years of leadership experience including 10 years in board and C-suite placement, joins Boyden U.K. as a managing partner. She specializes in international search in the industrial and consumer sectors and has a strong track record in multi-territory and developing market management. Earlier in her career, she served as COO of a diversified regional investment group and founder and board director of a U.K. management consulting firm.

“The expansion of our U.K. global industrial practice with the addition of Claire and Francesca is perfectly timed,” said Alastair Da Costa, advisory chair of Boyden U.K. and Nick Robeson, a managing partner of Boyden U.K. in a joint statement. “The industrial sector is undergoing significant change. Along with increased M&A activity, many industrial organizations are in a period of transformation and need to ensure the right leadership is in place,” they said. “Claire and Francesca have the right experience and deep cultural understanding of the sector to work closely with Boyden clients to evolve their next generation of management. In such a dynamic sector, we find the close collaboration between executive search and interim management a compelling solution for our clients.”

Ms. Lauder said she was looking forward to working with Boyden’s partners across the globe. “The benefit of the firm’s established executive search and interim management offering is a great advantage to my clients,” she said.

“The U.K. continues to be a major international hub and one where many global firms seek new leaders in the domestic market, Europe, as well as in key emerging markets,” said Ms. d’Arcangeli.

Expansion Plans

Boyden has recently expanded across several global regions:

The firm named Robert Travis, managing partner of Boyden United States and Canada, as its global industrial practice leader. He assumed the practice leadership from Armin Meier, managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, who led Boyden’s global industrial practice for six years. Mr. Travis, who previously served three terms as a Boyden global board member, has more than 20 years experience in leadership consulting.

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, Boyden announced an expansion in Stockholm. Peter Krenander, Rickard Ericson and Michael Rooslien will join Boyden Sweden managing partners Katarina Brixéus, Ulf Bergström, Marie Corell and Per Fornander as part of the firm’s continued expansion in Northern Europe.

Recently, the firm named Cornelia Tänzler as leader of its global consumer and retail practice. Ms. Tänzler, who is managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, brings extensive experience in the sector across Europe. She has built a prestigious client portfolio with many C-level and board searches having now been completed.

Boyden also expanded its staff in Atlanta with the addition of Steve Nilsen as a partner. Mr. Nilsen brings expertise in global marketing and executive search. Most recently, he was a partner with recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, where he specialized in the placement of C-level executives in the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Signium Australia, formerly known as Crown & Marks, has also joined Boyden to establish a major presence in the Australia and New Zealand region. Its new Australia team is led by managing partners Allan Marks and Alun Parry. They are joined by 15 professionals, including two managing partners, two partners, one principal and an associate and administrative team.

Boyden also opened a new office in Kyiv, Ukraine in an effort to strengthen its presence in Central and Eastern Europe and the emerging markets. Boyden Ukraine is led by managing partner Alexey Dolgikh, a talent and leadership solutions advisor in the region. The new Ukraine team of seven professionals also includes principals Alina Litvinova and Oleksiy Rudyk.

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

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