September 7, 2016 – Executive search firm Ducatus Partners has appointed Michael Diamond as partner for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Mr. Diamond brings nearly a decade’s experience to the role and joins Ducatus from executive search firm Diamond Cooper, of which he was a co-founder and managing partner. He will oversee business origination, senior client relations and project management for the firm’s EMEA region, as well as contributing to its overall growth and strategic direction.
“Michael’s appointment forms a vital part of our global growth strategy, which includes investing in and strengthening our client facing teams,” said Sean Buchan, EMEA managing partner. “Michael is a fantastic fit as he operates with very similar values to our own, placing quality, research and exceptional client service above all else. Michael’s market knowledge, industry experience and extensive network truly complement our own. In particular, his track record of working with private equity-backed businesses will be invaluable, as this is a key area of focus for the firm.”
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Mr. Diamond said: “The opportunity to be part of and shape an international executive search firm with strong financial backing, industry-leading research capabilities and global market insight, is hugely exciting.”
Ducatus Partners was launched this past spring by workforce solutions provider Airswift. It operates independently, delivering executive search, market intelligence and related consulting services to clients across the energy, process and infrastructure sectors.
The firm is led by a team consisting of Kevin Davidson, Mr. Buchan and Jamie Ferguson. Together, they have more than 45 years’ personal experience of matching companies and investors with the C-suite, board level executives and leadership teams, experience most recently gleaned at Maxwell Drummond International.
“The launch of Ducatus Partners gives our clients a dedicated executive search capability, led by some of the best and most widely regarded individuals in this space,” said Peter Searle, Airswift CEO. “Their sector knowledge and market intelligence means they have access to potential leaders that their rivals cannot hope to match. The team’s experience and expertise, combined with our global footprint and comprehensive package of workforce solutions, gives our clients an unrivaled opportunity to work with a single, trusted supplier.”
Airswift itself was formed earlier this year through the merger of U.K.-based Air Energi and Houston-based Swift Worldwide Resources. Both are energy industry search specialists and each are backed by private equity firms LGV Capital and Wellspring Capital.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media