Cornerstone International Group Expands Into France

October 1, 2019 – Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has expanded its footprint in Europe with the addition of a member office in Paris. Peak-Lifecycles HR will represent the global network across France.

The new Cornerstone Paris is an owner-managed, specialist firm with extensive experience in board and executive search, talent management and consulting services. It also has an office in the U.S.,

Cornerstone Paris has a strong record in the global life sciences community, in which owner and managing director Anne De Landsheer has 16 years of experience along with her decade in executive search. She has deep experience in assisting pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech companies in talent acquisition and development for senior executive across a diverse range of business positions, both for corporates and affiliates. Ms. De Landsheer has also worked closely with early stage and mature biotech, biopharma, medtech businesses recruiting senior management teams across the U.S. and Europe.

“We are delighted to welcome Anne and her highly skilled team to Cornerstone,” said Larry Shoemaker, president of Cornerstone International Group. “We feel confident that we have found the ideal partner in France for our high level of search and leadership development services.”

“Our clients have one thing in common,” said Ms. De Landsheer. “And that is the challenge of managing radical, rapid and frequent change. Our services allow companies to adapt their human resources to these changes in their environment.”

The economy of Paris is today based largely on services and commerce. Of the 390,480 enterprises in the city, some 80 percent are engaged in commerce, transportation and diverse services, 6.5 percent in construction and just 3.8 percent in industry.

Growing Global Search Provider

Cornerstone International Group provides executive search and leadership development services to global roster of clients. Both before (with psychometric assessment) and after (onboarding) its search process, the organization ensures the highest possible chance of success in filling talent needs, the firm said. Cornerstone has 66 experienced member firms in both developed and emerging markets worldwide.

To help fuel the organization’s recent growth, Cornerstone added Business Active as a member firm in the Ukraine. Based in Kyiv, Business Active was founded and managed by Anna Nesterchuk and her husband Oleg Zhadan. The firm has provided high-level executive search services and C-suite recruitment on both local and international levels for more than 10 years. Business Active will join Cornerstone Ukraine.

Cornerstone also recently added Diego Cubas as its new board chair for global marketing. “As we continue to develop and expand, it became evident that this role was needed to provide leadership into the growingly complex marketing area,” said Cornerstone president Larry Shoemaker. “Diego’s 12 years of experience as a leader in retained search with Cornerstone in Peru provides him the needed insight that will prove extremely valuable as he guides Cornerstone’s marketing efforts around the globe.”

Lastly, Cornerstone also opened new offices in Brussels and Zurich. Peter Buytaert returns from several years in China to manage Cornerstone Brussels. He has more than 25 years of international executive management, HR leadership and executive search experience, of which 12 years were spent in China and 14 years in locations such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. Cornerstone’s Zurich office is led by Christian Ulricht, owner and manager of Ulrich Associates AG.

“We are delighted to welcome Peter and Christian to Cornerstone,” said Simon Wan, chairman of Cornerstone. “We are proud to offer the highest quality of executive search and leadership development now in 16 of the 27 countries in the EU.”

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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