Decoupled Search Opens Office in London
May 18, 2020 – Las Vegas-headquartered executive search firm Decoupled Search has expanded with the addition of a new office in London. The firm now has capabilities to fill non-board level leadership positions in North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and India.
“The decision to establish a physical presence in Western Europe is a natural extension of our strategy to maintain cost leadership in the retained executive search industry,” said executive chairman Pat Haro. “In addition to providing us with better access to our Western Europe-based customers, our new London office will give us the time zone proximity needed to reduce search fulfillment cycle times and improve the candidate experience by offering more frequent and convenient evaluation interview schedules.”
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According to Mr. Haro, the investment in the new London office is expected to be NPV (net present value) neutral, assuming a 50 percent decrease in worldwide demand for executive search in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re undertaking this expansion not to increase capacity, but to reduce search fulfillment costs, enhance the candidate experience and improve customer satisfaction,” he said
Decoupled Search has initiated a search for a U.K.-based managing director, United Kingdom and Ireland to lead their operations. The search firm is a provider of executive search for non-board level leadership positions. “We produce great hires with superior candidate reliability for one-third the cost of traditional retained executive search,” the firm said.
Mr. Haro is a native of Silicon Valley and began his career in retained executive search in 1984. He believes the challenge facing the retained executive search industry is to deliver more value to customers without compromising quality or candidate reliability, and the best way to do so is by significantly reducing the cost of retained executive search.
Last year, Decoupled Search added five former HR executives to its staff with the additions of Staci McIntosh, Daniel Sassi, Jennifer Spees, Pamela Anderson, and Donna Felty. Dr. McIntosh was most recently vice president of HR for New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Mr. Sassi previously served as VP of HR for PaperWorks Industries. Ms. Spees was most recently VP of HR for CRH Americas Materials. Ms. Anderson was previously chief culture officer for First Reliance Bank. Ms. Felty was most recently human resources consultant for Constellium.
“The addition of these outstanding individuals not only broadens our industry reach, but also increases our operating leverage and cost structure effectiveness, allowing us to deliver better value to a more diverse customer base,” said Mr. Haro.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media