de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus Join Forces

November 27, 2018 – Australian-headquartered de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus have recently merged.

“Together, we now offer a strengthened and broadened service offering to both our existing and prospective clients,” said Kris de Jager, founder and managing director of de JAGER Executive Search.

“With the addition of Tony Parkin’s specialist skills to the de JAGER team, we now offer executive search expertise across the technology, infrastructure and logistics sectors.”

Mr. Parkin will also join the IIC Partners’ global technology and industrial practice groups.

Consultus provides recruitment and search services in the IT & T, supply chain & logistics, accounting, retail and engineering industries in Australia and New Zealand. The firm was established in 1992.

de JAGER Executive Search, IIC Partners’ Australian affiliate, was established in 1990 and focuses on senior-level assignments for the automotive/industrial, consumer & retail, life sciences & healthcare, non-profit and human resources sectors.

Recently, de JAGER partnered with Interim Executive Search in Sydney. Mr. de Jager said he was excited about joining forces with Interim Executive and its founder, Phil Tuck. “Our firms are extremely aligned, in terms of the values we share and our approach to working with clients,” he said. “We are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with someone of Phil’s caliber, in order to respond effectively to our clients’ requests for interim executives.”

Recent Mergers

The executive search industry has seen a rise in mergers in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

U.K.-headquartered recruiting firms Edward Reed Recruitment and Laurus Executive Search have joined forces. Based in Newcastle, Edward Reed specializes in mid- to senior-level management placements across a variety of industry sectors. Laurus Executive Search provides senior-level search services for private sector clients operating across all sectors and disciplines.

India-based executive search firm Vito India Advisors has merged with Altor Executive Search, a search firm based in India, to form VitoAltor Advisors. In a combined statement, Vito and Altor said the new entity will be India’s largest financial services executive search specialist, by market share.

New Zealand-headquartered executive search firms SandriWalsh Limited in Wellington and Rosenberg Executive Search Limited in Auckland have merged to create SWR Group NZ Limited. SWR covers all leadership roles, permanent and contract, from directors and C-suite on down. 

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.

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.

CMP, a talent development and transition firm, has merged with Atlanta-based coaching firm The Frontier Group. Frontier, which has a 31-year track record of delivering individual career transition solutions, redeployment solutions and executive coaching, will operate under the CMP brand.

Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Othoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales and marketing functions.

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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