EMA Partners Opens Miami Office

December 6, 2019 – EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location.

“We look forward to working with Mark and his team,” said Chris Pantelidis, EMA Partners regional chair, the Americas. “It is an exciting time as we expand our presence in the region and we’re happy to be present in Miami.”

Miami, a major center of commerce and finance, boasts a strong international business community. Tourism remains a mainstay. Renowned for its beaches, conventions, festivals and other events, the city annually draws over 38 million visitors, who spend upwards of $17 billion. The Art Deco District in South Beach, in particular, is renowned for its nightclubs, beaches, historical buildings and shopping.

Mr. Young has over 30 years of executive search experience and for the past many years he has extensively engaged with multinational and local businesses in Florida. Previously, he was a director with Stanton Chase in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale. Before that, Mr. Young was a managing partner with Sadovnick Partners. He also gained executive search experience with Boyden, Comella Consulting Group and Strategic Consulting Group.

“Our ability to leverage EMA Partners’ presence across North America and also key markets across South America will be of added value to our clients in the region,” said Mr. Young.

Expanding Global Footprint

Since 1988, EMA Partners has partnered with multinational corporations, governments and not-for-profit organizations across a variety of industry sectors and functional areas. It has more than 40 offices on six continents, and the firm continues to expand globally.

Just recently, the consortium expanded its presence in the EMEA region with the additions of new offices in Lisbon and Kiev. The office in Lisbon is led by managing partner Rui Guedes de Quinhones, while the Kiev office is led by managing partner Uliana Morokhovska. Mr. Guedes de Quinhones has extensive experience in executive search and leadership & organizational assessment across several industries, including consumer, retail & services, technology, marcom, government & not-for-profit, healthcare and financial services. Ms. Morokhovska is a seasoned executive search practitioner with experience in sectors including technology, telecom, life sciences and consumer goods in the CEE region.

EMA Partners also strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening new offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The organization added Janet Lee in Hong Kong as managing partner, and Danny Zhang and Kathy Zheng as managing partners in Shanghai and Beijing. Both Mr. Zhang and Ms. Zheng are veteran executive search consultants with established China practices across the manufacturing, consumer, luxury, digital and internet sectors. Their experience spans large local and multinational corporations.


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In May, the organization strengthened its presence in India with the addition of Aravind Sridharan as client partner to lead the technology and digital practice for the firm in the region. EMA also brought in Udai Raina as associate director to lead the digital and IOT practice in India. “Aravind and Udai strengthen EMA Partners’ technology and digital practice in the region,” said Mr. Sudarshan. “With their experience, they bring with them an in-depth understanding and global perspective of the industry to EMA Partners which will help address our client needs in the fast-growing leadership talent market in this sector.”

EMA Partners also recently strengthened its presence in the Americas with the addition of new office in in Bogota, Colombia with the induction of Natalia Godoy Duenas of Consultores Organizacionales S.A.S. Ms. Godoy Duenas, who becomes a managing director at EMA Partners, has significant experience in managing executive search engagements for leading local and multinational companies in the Latin American region.

“We are very excited to have Natalia with us and immensely positive about her taking EMA Partners forward in this rapidly growing region, and we wish her the best in her new leadership role,” said Chris Pantelidis, regional chairman, Americas, EMA Partners.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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