About Us

Our reach currently spans 40+ countries and 90+ cities and counting; make us the world’s largest alliance of boutique retained executive search firms. What sets us apart is our shared entrepreneurial spirit and drive to deliver excellence in executive search.

Wherever the location, whatever the industry, we provide you with consistent first-class service. With globe-spanning connections and local knowledge you have a single point of contact for your international and local search requirements. We recognize that every search has differing requirements and tailor our approach to fit your needs.

Starting out as IRC Global Executive Search Partners in 1993, we’ve been providing executive search services to major global companies and other organizations for 30 years. We’ve successfully completed 40,000+ searches for over 4,000 clients, serving everyone from game-changing start-ups to major global players.

50+ nationalities, 40+ languages spoken and 52% female-led businesses. This diversity enriches our awareness of cultural differences – and means we have every imaginable base covered with regards to industry, region and size of company.

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Kestria’s alliance of boutique firms has the footprint and agility needed to serve the largest multinationals and SMEs with the same dedication and personal touch. They guarantee access to outstanding talent by leveraging decades of collective experience, deep industry knowledge and trusted referral sources. Its process begins by thoroughly considering a client’s needs, success factors and potential challenges. Kestria leverages exceptional local recruiting expertise and global resources.

Solutions And Expertise

With a footprint in 90+ cities in 40+ countries, the firm is the world’s largest executive search alliance in terms of global reach. You will find a locally committed and globally connected member wherever in the world your business takes you.

  • Assessment
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Onboarding
  • All Functions

News Briefings

Kestria Appoints Consumer & Retail Global Practice Leader

Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has named Katerina Meimaroglou as the new consumer & retail global practice leader. “In a world of constant change, the consumer and retail industry is at the core of modern commerce,” Kestria said. “Shaping economies and redefining customer engagement, this sector offers both challenges and opportunities for

Executive Recruitment in the Metaverse

What is the metaverse and how will it shape the future of recruitment? The metaverse is seen by some as a vision of the future, not a specific technology but a combination of a lot of virtual technologies and equipment, which entails much that is virtual and applied in many spheres of business, from finance

Kestria Adds New Member Firm in Brazil

Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has added StautGROUP Executive Search in Brazil as its newest member firm. “Latin America is an economically promising region in global trade due to its abundant commodities, growing middle class, improving infrastructure, and regional integration efforts,” said Stepan Motejzik, alliance director at Kestria. “Brazil, as the

IRC Global Rebrands to Kestria

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has renamed itself Kestria as a part of an extensive rebranding initiative. “The new name and brand are an important next step in our global journey,” said Michael Kantel, Kestria executive board member, partner and executive director Kestria Germany. “This marks the start of a new era for Kestria with all

Press Releases

Kestria appoints new executive board member

(November 24, 2022) Kestria partners from around the world met at the Kestria Virtual Global Conference last week. Participants received an update on activities of the alliance, exchanged ideas and experiences and also elected a new Executive Board Member. Travis Hann of Kestria Canada & USA (Pender & Howe), has been elected as a new

Kestria appoints new Healthcare & Life Science Americas Practice Leader

(Sept. 8, 2022) Healthcare and life sciences are among the largest industries in the world and have increased in status since 2019. Aside from the pandemic, the healthcare industry has experienced significant growth and change over recent years. At Kestria, executive search consultants bring deep industry experience and insights to help your organization navigate toward

Kestria Appoints New Americas Practice Leader to the Technology Practice Group

(July 29, 2022) As the technology industry continues its unprecedented growth run, Kestria Technology Practice Group has decided to further strengthen its global team to keep leveraging on its deep knowledge, expertise and understanding of the sector. Clients realize that cultivating high-quality leadership in the tech industry is critical for unleashing pivotal organizational changes, driving

2022 Kestria Global Conference in Barcelona

(June 21, 2022) Kestria, the world’s largest executive search alliance, held its 2022 Global Conference in Barcelona, Spain, from 8th to 10th June 2022. Kestria participants used the opportunity of this face-to-face meeting to support the new name and brand, deepen their relationships and discuss critical trends from across the globe. This year’s theme was

Kestria presents a new partner in Canada & USA

(June 7, 2022) Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, expands its presence in the North America by adding a new member firm in Canada & USA. Kestria Canada & USA: Pender & Howe Executive Search was formed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in executive search services. They provide a



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