February 16, 2021 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting in Russia as its newest member firm. ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting was founded in 2013 and provides professional services for the search and development of top managers and board members for Russian and international companies. The company has a team of 10 professionals and works across a broad range of industries and functions. “We are thrilled to welcome ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting into membership,” said Christine Hayward, executive director at IIC Partners. “As one of the top executive search firms in Russia, they will further strengthen our presence in Europe particularly in the industrial and digital sectors. We are excited to be working with a collaborative team of search consultants who are committed to delivering a high-quality service to their clients.”
“We look very much forward to our mutual cooperation and continuing to provide great value to our clients not only in our local geography, but also in satisfying their needs when it comes to international searches,” said Olga Scherbakova, managing partner at ZOOM Executive Search & Leadership Consulting. “IIC Partners unites the best independent search boutiques in over 44 different geographies and we will become a part of a great international family, preserving our own identity and brand. Thank you IIC for trusting our expertise and welcoming us to your great network.”
“We are excited to become a part of such a renowned global organization, as IIC Partners,” said Irina Dvorskaya, partner at ZOOM. “We consider that our professional standards and business approaches are closely aligned, and we believe there is great potential for synergies and look forward to building and developing mutually beneficial business operations.”
“We are happy to be part of IIC and are ready to bring our expertise and exchange experiences with new partners,” said Dmitry Mamaev, partner at Zoom. “This partnership will allow us to grow professionally and become part of the international community of like-minded people.”
Russia has an evolving market economy with enormous natural resources, particularly oil and natural gas. It has the 15th largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and the sixth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Since the turn of the 21st century, higher domestic consumption and greater political stability have bolstered economic growth in the country. Nevertheless, it remains a risk environment for recruiters looking to expand in the region.
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 specialization include industrial, financial services, consumer and retail, energy, life sciences, technology, board, higher education, infrastructure and human resources.
IIC Partners recently added Visindi as a member. This became the 24th IIC Partners office in Europe. Visindi was founded in 2004 by Jenny Homme, Heidi Wiggen and Magne Amundsen, and immediately experienced rapid growth. Every year since 2015, Visindi has been rated the biggest executive search firm in Norway by Finansavisen, Norway’s second-largest business newspaper. Visindi now has 38 consultants in four offices across Norway, working on C-suite and board-level searches for local and multinational organizations. The firm carries out assignments at board and senior management levels across all industries in both private and public sector.
IIC Partners Elects New Board Members
IIC Partners elected Vanessa Dalas and Michel Grisay as board directors, EMEA. “As I enter the last year of my three-year term as chair, it is great to know that the organization is supported by such strong professionals as Vanessa and Michel,” said Todd Hohauser, global chair of IIC Partners. “I have had the pleasure of working and interacting with them for years; I know our members, and in turn, our clients, will benefit from their participation in our organization.”
“Our rapid growth to become the largest executive search firm in Norway has been underpinned by our ethical approach to business; we prize social commitment, far-sightedness and diversity,” said Mr. Homme, managing partner. “These core values are shared by IIC Partners and membership was a natural choice for our global expansion. We are excited to share best practices, expand our cross-border activity and to work together on our shared mission for a diverse, equal and inclusive world.”
The organization also added executive recruiters Teamconsult as a 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.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media