July 28, 2016 – Horton Group International has elected Andreas Wartenberg as its new chairman of the board. He takes this position over from Robin Billen, who is a managing partner of Horton International in Australia.
Mr. Wartenberg is a managing director of Hager Unternehmensberatung / Horton International in Germany and has been an executive search consultant for almost 25 years, recruiting for management positions in various industries and sectors.
“We are extremely pleased that Andreas has accepted this post and his experience and commitment will help drive the global group forward and be key in assisting us to achieve our ambitious plans for the future,” said Ross Eades, Horton Group chief executive officer.
Just recently, Horton International – North America, a principal partner of Horton International, appointed Joshua Hollander as president and chief executive officer. He assumed the top post from managing partners Larry Brown and Bob Gilchrist, who both remain with the firm.
Mr. Hollander’s career includes stints at Morgan Stanley in the firm’s mergers & acquisitions group, a Warburg Pincus and Softbank Ventures-funded startup acquired by Mellon Financial, SS&C Technologies, and a large regional correspondent lender.
With offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, Horton Group is a global, senior level recruiting provider specializing in the management, consulting, finance, human resources, information technology, sales, marketing, manufacturing and engineering disciplines.
Horton is not alone among search firms that have been appointing new chairmen in recent months. Here is a look at just a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon archives:
- Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, appointed Michael Herst as chairman. Mr. Herst, a partner at U.K. member Osprey Clarke, has played an active role since joining the Penrhyn board in 2012, including periods as both treasurer and vice chairman;
- Executive search firm Vardis elected Jeremy Rickman as its executive chairman. Mr. Rickman has worked in the executive search industry in Europe and the U.S. for the past 18 years. Joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1998, he established and developed the firm’s European CFO practice before moving to the U.S. to run its Chicago office in 2007;
- Boutique executive search firm Warren Partners named Alastair Da Costa as its new chairman. Mr. Da Costa spent over 20 years practicing as an international corporate lawyer and helped with the expansion of the world’s largest law firm, DLA Piper, where he was a global board member and managing director for Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa;
- New York City-based DMC Partners appointed Henry W. Mulholland as its chairman. He recently retired from Bank of America Merrill Lynch after 25 years where he worked most recently as head of Americas equities.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media