“The companies share the same values of being dedicated to client needs, a strong focus on quality and service, and attracting and retaining the best employees,” said Wayne Bruce, founder and director of Ccentric Group. “It was extremely important to Ccentric Group that their values, ethics and integrity aligned prior to making the decision to become part of the Wavelength group of companies.”
Wavelength specializes in medical recruitment, placing executives in roles across all medical specialties in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The firm has 45 consultants covering all medical specialties and seniorities. Led by founders Dr. John Bethell and Claire Ponsford, Wavelength makes over 2,000 placements a year.
Founded in 2001, Ccentric Group is dedicated to servicing the leadership needs of organizations in the healthcare, academia and not-for-profit industries. Ccentric Group has four divisions: Ccentric, its executive search division focused on national and international searches; CcSelection, which uses the same research-based, high-quality executive search approach used by Ccentric to target mid-level management and professional roles; CcInterim, which provides interim management and locum services, from executive and clinical leaders to middle managers and specialist professionals; and CcLeadership, which provides strategic planning.
The Ccentric business, brand and services will remain the same, continuing to provide their clients with national and international executive search. “For our clients that desire tailored and scalable medical recruitment solutions, they will benefit from Wavelength’s extensive network of more than 95,000 doctors, from junior doctors to specialist level, for both locum and permanent appointments,” said Mr. Bruce. “Together, Ccentric and Wavelength now provide a unique offering in the medical and healthcare recruitment market.”
Partnerships and Mergers
Executive search firms have seen a rise in partnerships and mergers in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
London-based SpenglerFox and Cowley Brown Recruitment, located in Dublin, formed a strategic alliance aimed at growing and expanding both firms’ search business in Ireland. The alliance will target the retained executive search business in the Irish market with an initial focus on C-suite roles in life sciences and related sectors.
Toronto-based Caldwell is partnering with Hattonneale, a Sydney-based executive search firm. Under the affiliation agreement, Hattonneale will represent Caldwell in Australia and drive further growth into key practice sectors and geographies across Australia/New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
Search firms College Sports Solutions and Buffkin / Baker formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations.
San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners has merged with Alpha Advisors, a boutique search firm specializing in senior information technology and quantitative talent for financial services and technology clients. Its founder and executive search veteran Jeff Campbell has joined Riviera to drive continued expansion.
FaithSearch Partners, an executive search firm for faith-based organizations, has merged with Halftime Talent Solutions, a recruitment firm that serves mission-motivated non-profit and for-profit clients. The union creates a wider resource base through their combined networks.
Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, an executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets.”
Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. HealthSearch Partners combines the leadership of CES Executive Search, FaithSearch Partners and Southerland Partners.
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