January 12, 2021 – Even in the face of a global pandemic, executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.
Recently, Friisberg & Partners International expanded in the Nordic region with the addition of KinderStiff Consulting as its newest member firm. The firm’s partners Benedikte Stiff and Hild F. Kinder are now the Friisberg partners in Norway, based in Oslo. Michael Rooslien joins Friisberg Sweden as a partner, in the Stockholm office, and in addition he brings an established research team with him. “The addition of these leading professionals to Friisberg & Partners International will enhance our ability to provide clients with world-class talent advisory and leadership expertise in both the Nordic region and across the globe,” said Peter Strandberg, president of Friisberg & Partners. “Our new teams bring strong expertise in executive search as well as deep sector knowledge that will enable Friisberg to continue provide even more first-class advisory services whilst expanding our global organization.”
KinderStiff Consulting’s focus is recruitment into senior management positions and of non-executive directors for both privately-owned and listed clients. Ms. Stiff is a qualified psychologist with expertise in assessing people and applying development methodologies. Her main sector focus is on consumer and retail, real estate, technology, and academia.
Ms. Kinder has broad experience of working in banking & finance, real estate, industry, and life sciences. Her functional specialty is business development. Mr. Rooslien brings two decades of executive search experience of recruiting senior executives and management teams for clients that range from major international corporations to small, high-growth entrepreneurial companies. He specializes in the technology, industrial sectors, and consumer and retail.
Founded in 1977, Friisberg & Partners International has been involved in executive search in Europe for over 40 years. Today, it has more than 200 search professionals in upwards of 40 major cities around the world.
Friisberg & Partners recently added Michael Rooslien to its Swedish team as managing partner. Mr. Rooslien has over 20 years of executive search experience and specializes in C-level and board-level assignments for companies of all sizes, primarily in the industrial and technology sectors as well as in consumer retail. He started his executive search career as senior partner within a boutique executive search firm, later becoming the managing partner of Horton International for over 15 years.
Meltem Ay also recently joined Friisberg & Partners with over 13 years of experience in various fields of executive search. In recent years she has been primarily focused on financial services. She has worked with national and international clients ranging from medium-sized businesses to global companies in financial services and industrial markets. Prior to joining Friisberg & Partners, Ms. Ay was a principal / client partner and a member of the global financial services practice with Korn Ferry.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media