IIC Partners Adds New Member Firm in Czechia and Slovakia

January 21, 2020 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has expanded with the addition of executive recruiters Teamconsult as its newest member firm. Located in Prague and Bratislava, Teamconsult will substantially strengthen IIC Partners’ position in the Central and Eastern European region.

Teamconsult is focused on serving international organizations with business operations or investment interests in Czechia and Slovakia. The firm’s team of senior consultants are fluent in English, German, Czech, and Slovak, and were handpicked for their specialist industry knowledge. As a team, the expert consultants cover most sectors and functions.

“Teamconsult is one of the pioneers of executive search in the CEE region,” said Oliver Schmitt, co-founder and managing partner of Teamconsult. “As early as 1993 we began operating in these post-communist economies, helping international clients identify and attract local executive talent. After more than 25 years of growth and progress, we are excited to have joined IIC Partners, one of the world’s top ten executive search organizations, and become part of a global network of consultants operating at the highest international standards.”

“By joining a strong global organization like IIC Partners, we can now offer our clients leading executive search and talent management services around the world,” said Ilona Milačková, co-founder and partner of Teamconsult.

“IIC Partners’ clients from across the globe stand to greatly benefit from our strong local expertise and talent networks in two of the strongest economies in CEE,” said Jakub Kuvik, country manager of Teamconsult Slovakia. “As most of our clients are foreign investors, we are well-positioned to handle international search assignments and we look forward to expanding upon our cross-border work.”

“Teamconsult is one of the largest and most established executive search firms in the CEE region, with an exemplary track record that spans decades,” said Christine Hayward, executive director of IIC Partners. “We were extremely impressed with their high standing among international clients and our global network has been significantly strengthened with their membership. Their expertise across multiple sectors and functions will be a great asset to our global practice teams, and we look forward to learning from their innovative approach to solving leadership challenges in an ever-changing world,” she said. “What a great start to the decade.”

Growing Consortium

IIC Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consulting services. The group has 39 independently owned and managed member firms with more than 450 consultants in 42 cities across 29 countries. Areas of sector specialism include: industrial, financial services, consumer and retail, energy, life sciences, technology, board, higher education, infrastructure and human resources.


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Over the past year, IIC Partners has seen a wave of growth. Just recently, it added Sydney, Australia-headquartered NOVUS Search Partners as a member firm. The addition strengthens IIC Partners’ representation in government, education, technology, social purpose, supply chain and logistics, defense, infrastructure and industrials. NOVUS Search Partners services includes channels such as executive search, structured talent mobility initiative, jobs of the future analysis, AI cultural fit assessments, empathy immersions and career lifecycle management.

The consortium also expanded with the addition of Farber’s Interim Management and Executive Search practice. Farber’s search practice, with professionals based in Toronto and Vancouver, specializes in carrying out interim management and executive search assignments across a broad variety of industry sectors for all senior leadership and C-suite functions. Farber Interim Management & Executive Search is a service offering of Farber, an independent business advisory firm that provides practical solutions to complex financial and operating problems.

IIC also announced the appointment of five new leaders to its practice groups. Stephan Breitfeld, partner of Ingeniam Executive Search & Human Capital Consulting in Frankfurt has led IIC Partners’ life sciences and healthcare practice group since July. John Wilhelm, a vice president at Dinte Executive Search, became deputy leader of the firm’s industrial practice group. Louise Gatenby, managing partner and co-founder of the Orcid Partnership, became deputy leader of the firm’s consumer and retail practice group. William Lacon, a partner at CurzonTrinitas, has taken on the role of deputy leader of IIC Partners’ energy practice group. Allan Laurie, a director with de JAGER Executive Search, now leads the firm’s technology, digital media and telecommunications practice group.

The organization also recently added the Orcid Partnership in Liverpool, England as a member firm. Orcid Partnership became the organization’s third office in the U.K. and will strengthen IIC Partners’ consumer and retail practice across the EMEA region. The firm is a senior executive and non-executive search and leadership consultancy. For over a decade, the firm has worked in a range of consumer, retail, B2B and service sectors supporting the recruitment and development of senior talent. Judy Atchison is the founding partner.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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