Hunt Scanlon Media’sHow Search Firms are Adapting to Changing Economic Conditions

February 21st - 11:00am EST

Beyond the health crisis it created, COVID-19 in many ways changed the world. In business and our work lives, the pandemic sparked and accelerated shifts that had already been stirring, driving them to the forefront, from the rise of technology and remote work to a greater emphasis on work-life balance. 

Concern about supply chains, meanwhile, is driving a move away from dependence on China for manufacturing and a spreading deglobalization. World events, like the war in Ukraine, have only created more uncertainty, leaving leaders at companies urgently trying to understand the ramifications and how, armed with ever-growing sheaves of data, they can best respond. 

Executive search firms have been key partners in helping companies address the shift in how they hire talent, both in identifying and acting as trusted talent partners. 

This expert panel led by Anthony Harling, CEO at Harlschon, will explore how search firms are adapting to these ever changing economic conditions.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How can search firms hedge against a recession
  • How to plan ahead in uncertain times
  • A retrospective on recent major events such as COVID and Brexit and their impact on executive search
  • Are certain areas of executive search more vulnerable than others
  • Predictions for 2023 and beyond

There will be an opportunity for audience members to put their questions to panel members and join the conversation. 


Anthony Harling

Founding Partner

Anthony Harling has helped numerous executives in different countries and from different industries to develop their own clear, concise and compelling personal narrative. This has become the foundation of his approach to career transition.

Alongside his coaching work with executives, Anthony continues to operate as Managing Partner of executive search firm Archer Mann, which he co-founded with Jim Burley over 10 years ago. Anthony began his executive search career with Heidrick & Struggles International in their London office before moving the Frankfurt office and later returning to the UK. His early search work was predominantly in the technology and professional services sectors, recently expanded to include industrial and consumer sector experience. 

Anthony has a degree in German & Spanish from Bristol University and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management. He speaks fluent German and passable French and Spanish. 

Julien Rozet

Group CEO
Alexander Hughes

Julien Rozet began his career in the United States as part of the Merger and Acquisitions team of BNP Paribas in New York. There, he mainly worked on transatlantic operations. He then joined the auditing and evaluation team of Arthur Andersen in Paris, working in various sectors, including industrial manufacturing.

In 2005, Julien joined Alexander Hughes as Senior Consultant based in France. He then took on additional responsibilities in the international development of the Alexander Hughes Group. In 2009, he became chairman of the Management Board of the Group. He leads search assignments mainly in the industry, uutilities and financial services sectors. 

Julien Rozet is a graduate of HEC in Paris and obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Saint-Gall in Switzerland. He is a former auditor of the French Institute of Higher Studies
in Defence (IHEDN). He speaks French, English and German.

Diane McIntyre

CEO, People Advisory

Diane McIntyre is the head of People Advisory for Teneo with responsibility for scaling the talent business in the US, answering a key question for CEOs: “Based on my business strategy, brand, and purpose do I have the right talent, team, board, culture, and organizational structure?” 

She provides CEOs and leadership in areas including: Board and Executive Recruiting, strategic alignment, assessment, leadership development, C-Suite succession, Board effectiveness and board succession planning. We help some of the world’s most successful companies, from iconic F100 giants to PE growth market pioneers.

David Heron

Group CEO
Wilton & Bain

David joined Wilton & Bain in 2011, as Founding Partner of its Interim Management Practice.  He was made Group CEO, following the completion of an MBO, backed by Beechbrook Capital in May 2017. Prior to this, David was Head of the TMT practice for a top 3 UK interim provider, and previously he established, and then ran the Interim Management business for Badenoch & Clark.

David is passionate about inclusivity, teamwork & collaboration, and puts these at the heart of everything Wilton & Bain does. In addition to his Board responsibilities, David takes a lead Client Partner role in several of our most important relationships. He is particularly well known in the Technology function and sector, and for his work in delivering transformational leadership to his clients.

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