August 22, 2022 – ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added Fitco Consulting in China and Baxter Executive Search in New Zealand as its newest member firms. “We at the ECI Group are delighted in welcoming Fitco Consulting and Baxter Executive Search to our network and to expand our footprint in the APAC region,” said Marcus Meyer, chairman of the ECI Group. “As a global network, we are pleased to be represented in these two countries by such high-quality firms providing a range of executive search and talent management solutions. These additions further strengthen our ability to service our valued clients across the world.”
Founded in 2008 in Singapore, Fitco Consulting is a boutique executive search and strategic human resources consulting firm. Fitco Consulting specializes in the recruitment of senior-level management executives and R&D specialists for multi-national companies. Operating primarily in the Asia-Pacific region, the industry sectors it covers include insurance, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, electronics, marketing, and automotive.
“We are delighted to be joining the ECI Group of executive search firms,” said Cliff Hegan, managing director of Fitco Consulting. “We have met and attended a number of global online meetings with ECI members across the world. We have been most impressed by the professionalism and quality people with whom we have engaged, talked, and listened. We consider that as a member based in China we can offer the group a significant addition to their client value proposition, for nearly all major MNC (multinational corporation) organizations globally have a presence in what is the world’s second largest and fastest growing economy.’’
Baxter Executive Search was founded in New Zealand in 2019 by Jo Baxter. With a commitment to a personalized and high-quality, high-value service offering, Baxter Executive Search provides executive search services for senior executive, chief executive, and board appointments and has specialist expertise in New Zealand’s agribusiness, manufacturing, science and research, building, logistics, and infrastructure sectors.
“It is a privilege to join these two leading organizations,” said Ms. Baxter. “We look forward to providing our clients and our people with broader access to global thought leadership and on-the-ground capability in other markets. We are excited to collaborate with a dynamic network of highly respected leaders to strengthen our high-quality executive search offering.”
The ECI Group is a global network comprising independent companies in retained executive search and leadership consulting. Founded in 1969, ECI via its members’ local teams works closely with clients’ leadership to create research and leadership consulting strategies, tailored to fit every individual mandate.
ECI Group also added Stellar Search in India as its newest member firm. “With Stellar Search, ECI will add to its portfolio one of India’s most prolific independent firms, allowing their global clients on-ground access to executive search services in this fast-growing economy,” ECI Group said in a statement. Founded in 2002, Stellar Search is a global leadership advisory firm and specialists in leadership talent acquisition. The firm has experience in the Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African markets.
The chairman of the ECI Group, Marcus Meyer, said: “We are delighted with our expansion in India and in welcoming Stellar Search to our network. We have a new member that is highly respected in this market; Shailja Dutt and her team, who really make a difference in adding value to their clients, will undoubtedly add to our strength in the region and with her high caliber team, ECI Group will have strong capabilities in the Indian market. We will keep on providing the highest level of quality for our clients, thanks to tight cooperation between our 19 offices in 11 countries.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media