IIC Partners Adds NOVUS Search Partners in Sydney

December 19, 2019 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Sydney, Australia-headquartered NOVUS Search Partners as its newest member firm. The addition will strengthen 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.

“Anne Stuckey, Tony Parkin and I, as the co-founders of NOVUS Search Partners, are delighted to be joining what we know through lived experience to be an incredibly authentic, truly collaborative, forward-thinking global network of firms,” said Allan Laurie, managing partner of NOVUS Search Partners and global practice group leader of the IIC Partners technology, digitalization and innovation practice. “When you work with one, you work with all.”

“We are committed to partnering with our global colleagues and leveraging our combined expertise and experience for the benefit of our clients,” said Ms. Stuckey, in her global role as vice chair, Asia Pacific for IIC Partners.

Mr. Parkin added that he believed the market is in desperate need of a different approach to both attracting and developing senior talent and that he is excited to be part of a global team that will help make this happen.

“IIC Partners is thrilled to have such an innovative and forward-thinking organization join our global membership,” said Christine Hayward, executive director of IIC Partners. “NOVUS Search Partners are thinking strategically about how to deliver the best results for their clients. They will be a real asset to IIC Partners.”

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, the consortium 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.

The spring, it 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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