Carpe Diem Partners Launched

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new fangled technologies. Here’s one of the latest.

December 17, 2018 – An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: Newly formed Carpe Diem Partners describes itself as “a truly disruptive firm, end to end, in an industry long overdue for disruption.” The San Francisco-based firm said it offers “faster service, balanced candidate assessments and is the only retained executive search firm nationally certified in diversity & inclusion.”

“At Carpe Diem our purpose is to solve, in record time, a client’s most crucial leadership challenges, delivering the best and most qualified leaders who can transform organizations and cultures,” said Jeff DeFazio, founder and managing partner of Carpe Diem, which serves a wide array of sectors.

Mr. DeFazio is a former board member, CEO, CMO and executive search leader. Over the past decade he has built a reputation for benchmark results and collaboration with clients, and is an analytical strategist. Previously, he was managing partner and global digital practice leader for Boyden. Prior to that, he was managing partner of Heads! Executive Consultancy. Earlier in his career, Mr. DeFazio was global digital practice leader for CTPartners and West Coast practice leader at Egon Zehnder.

“What truly sets Carpe Diem Partners apart,” Mr. DeFazio said, “is a more aligned performance-based fee structure that drives team behavior, efficiently faster delivery, a fully transparent end to end process, unbiased assessments, and more critical today, being the only board and C-suite executive search firm nationally certified in diversity & inclusion.”

“Given the national focus and California’s pioneering legislative mandate on board diversity, Carpe Diem Partners brings a more rigorous process and trusted results in the selection process for boards, nominating committees and CEOs,” Mr. DeFazio said.

Open for Business

Over the past year, new recruiting firms have put out shingles around the world in a wide range of industries. Here’s a look at a recent sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

London-based boutique firm Stanford Search has been founded by Jake Tapsell in partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur. The new firm will be working on front-office positions across private equity, investment banking and broader alternative investments. Stanford Search is designed to identify and engage with top talent from analyst to senior board levels.

Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s primary fields of focus include but are not limited to biotech, diagnostics, medical device, pharmaceutical and venture-capital / private equity funds.

Former DHR International recruiters Tina Winner and Steven Oberhoffer have launched Winner Partners in St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Winner has experience in the fields of human resources, information technology, finance, accounting, engineering, operations, sales and marketing and supply chain.

City Executive Search has been launched in the U.K. by Mike Lee, Dale Williams and Duncan Powell. The firm provides executive search services to organizations in a range of sectors including financial services, information technology, fintech, human resources, sales and marketing.

FIND Executive Consulting recently opened its doors in New York City. The firm was launched by former Martens & Heads! search consultants Kate Benson, Theresa Fuchs-Santiago and Jennifer Puckett. FIND’s industry focus spans the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail, luxury and lifestyle.

Wealth management industry veteran Michael Brody, along with KDS Strategic Search, announced the establishment of Fiduciary Search Group (FSG), a recruiting, placement and search firm offering a new model designed to provide fiduciary representation for premier wealth managers, RIAs and small to mid-sized broker dealers.

Flashlight Partners, an executive recruitment firm based in Carmel, IN, has opened for business. “I believe that one should live intentionally and not vicariously,” said founder and CEO Laura Latham in a recent interview. “For me, being intentional meant starting a company where values and relationships mattered more than business transactions.”

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

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