March 17, 2020 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has expanded with the addition of Visindi as a new member. This becomes 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.
“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.”
“We were impressed with IIC Partners’ collaborative approach, bringing industry leaders together from all corners of the globe with a relentless drive for a better tomorrow,” said Frode Hepsø Johansson, partner at Visindi. “At the core of our work is a focus on value creation, and our clients will benefit greatly from our expanded global reach.”
Ewa Olszewski, vice chair of EMEA at IIC Partners, said Visindi and its consultants are a valuable addition to IIC Partners, further strengthening its presence in the Nordic region. “I deeply value their uncompromising commitment to their clients and their long history of championing social impact,” she said. “I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues in Oslo.”
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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IIC Partners has recently seen a wave of growth. The organization began the year by adding 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.
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.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media