“This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe as they already get in the U.S. — and, of course, the same is true for Friisberg’s European clients here in the U.S. too.” Gilbert Tweed has offices along the East Coast, from Boston to Palm Beach.
The firm specializes in recruiting C-suite executives in the consumer, pharmaceutical, financial services, technology, industrial and energy markets.
“It was clear to the leadership of both Friisberg and Gilbert Tweed that together synergies could be readily found, and mutual advantage realized,” Friisberg & Partners said. “The combination of both firms works to the benefit of customers. The new collaboration can guarantee truly worldwide reach and inclusion in the market for C-suite and executive appointments.”
Ms. Tweed came into the search business as founder of Gilbert Tweed International 30 years ago. With broad entrepreneurial experience in the international and local financial market place, Ms. Tweed established a strong record of providing her clients with high-quality executive search services and related consultant support. She has extensive experience and vast knowledge of financial services. Her international experience extends to London, Europe and India. Her practice focuses on capital markets, investment banking, private equity, restructuring and merger and acquisitions in all of the key sectors.
Globalization has been the primary driver behind business investment for many years, said Peter Standberg, chairman of Friisberg. “In what is now a world economy, where corporates increasingly compete for internationally experienced leadership, there can be no reason and no excuses for dislocations between one geographical market and the rest,” he said. “With consistent and high-quality search now possible across four continents Friisberg, with Gilbert Tweed as a partner, offers our clients access to the executives they need to succeed, wherever they are.”
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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.
Recently, Friisberg & Partners added Argento Consultores in Chile as a member firm. Led by Gabriela Castro Sepúlveda, the firm has offices in Santiago, Chile and focuses on executive search for multinational clients with operations in Chile and across South America.
The consortium also recently grew with the addition of Brazilian executive search firm Business Partners Consulting. Established in 2007, Business Partners Consulting is headquartered in São Paulo and has offices in Campinas, Curitiba and Chile. It offers executive search, recruitment, human resources, RPO and consulting services. The firm serves a wide array of industries.
“Executive search in Brazil has been an exciting market for some years now,” said Luis Saverio Stateri, founder, chairman and CEO of Business Partners Consulting. “I have been privileged to have been part of that and seen the rise in demand for internationally experienced executives here for approaching two decades. I am absolutely delighted to have found like-minded search professionals in Friisberg and I am looking forward to working with more multinational clients in South America in general and Brazil in particular.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media