June 16, 2016 – U.K.-headquartered Expand Executive Search has launched its first U.S. office, establishing a presence in New York City. Executive search consultant Ollie Shipp has been appointed to head up the new location; he is relocating from the U.K. The firm has been supporting clients in North America since 2011, so setting up across the pond is a natural progression, says the firm.
“This is a great opportunity to grow our relationships with existing clients and be closer to new business,” said Mr. Shipp, who already works with several leading digital media companies in the U.S. Prior to joining Expand Executive Search in 2014, Mr. Shipp was a senior consultant with Michael Page International.
Joining Mr. Shipp is consultant Abby Zwillinger. The pair will recruit four additional staff members within the U.S. and, once fully established, they plan to rapidly build out their North America team. Initially focusing on services for digital clients, its U.S. operations will also include communications and technology.
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Founded in 1998, Expand Executive Search specialty sectors include technology; digital media; e-commerce; payments; mobile; software; gaming; computing & networking; cloud computing; digital marketing; mobile; creative; communications; wireless, managed services; data center & hosting.
A growing cadre of recruiting firms have opened new offices in the U.S. recently. Here is a look at a just few taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media newswire archives:
- London-headquartered executive recruiting firm eg.1 opened is first office in the U.S., establishing a location in New York City. The firm is led by Victoria Gumbley. She has assumed the title of vice president of North America, relocating from London to New York.
- London-based executive search firm Erevena opened its first U.S. office, establishing a location in San Francisco. The office is being led by partner Terry Shaw and principal consultant Max Levy, who relocated from London. Further additions the office are expected in coming months.
- Pedersen & Partners opened its first office in the U.S., establishing a presence in Houston. COO and partner of Pedersen & Partners, Darcie Murray, is based in Houston and serves as the firm’s head of North America.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media