IIC Partners Appoints Leader of Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide Paul Dinte aviation, aerospace & defense practice

January 11, 2018 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has named Paul Dinte as the new leader of its aviation, aerospace & defense practice.

Mr. Dinte is founder, chairman and CEO of Dinte Executive Search and has over 20 years of experience in executive search, specializing in the defense and technology sectors. Mr. Dinte previously served as global chair for IIC Partners.

Mr. Dinte has worked across three continents in cities including Sydney, London, New York, and currently, Washington, D.C. For more than two decades, he has specialized in providing senior management consulting services to major organizations, both public and private, in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the U.S. and internationally. Many of Mr. Dinte’s clients are in aerospace, defense and intelligence. Before founding Dinte Executive Search, he spent 15 years advising senior executives through consulting roles with KPMG Sydney and London, Warner Communications (now Time Warner) in London and New York, and BDO Seidman in New York.

“The establishment of this practice addresses the increasingly globalized nature of the aviation, aerospace and defense sectors,” said Mr. Dinte. “Our clients continue to call upon us to solve their most critical human capital challenges on an international scale. The practice will now allow us all to provide our local client base with the same high-touch executive search outcomes across a global platform.”

Frank Morogiello of Pearson Partners International in Dallas and founding member of IIC Partners’ aviation, aerospace & defense practice, said the move fortifies the alliance. “Even the world’s largest airlines can’t do it alone – they too use alliance partners to connect with and service their clients,” he said. “This is exactly the capability we have within IIC Partners’ aviation, aerospace & defense practice. The power and reach of IIC Partners is a unique and unmatched competitive advantage for servicing our clients and understanding the marketplace from a local and global perspective.”

IIC Partners’ aviation, aerospace & defense global coverage includes 15 experts across 13 cities.


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Continued Growth 

Over the past year, IIC Partners has seen a wave of growth in Amsterdam, Dubai, Milan, Singapore and Washington, D.C.

Recently, IIC brought CEO Search into its membership. The firm, located in Sofia, Bulgaria, extends IIC Partners’ global reach into what has become an emerging market for the search industry. CEO Search, founded in 2003 by Milen Ivanov, is an independent operation specializing in senior level and C-suite placements across a wide range of sectors. The firm delivers client-focused solutions across various industries both locally and internationally.

Holtrop Ravesloot, located in Amsterdam, appointed Boudewijn Vellinga as an associate partner. Mr. Vellinga has spent nearly 15 years in the financial services sector and specializes in executive search assignments from vice president to the C-suite. Previously, he was founding partner and a senior producer at search firm Newington International. There, he specialized in placing professionals in risk management, quantitative analysis, structuring, sales, trading, research, origination and private wealth management in EMEA across FICC (rates, FX, credit and commodities) and equity.

Envision Partnership, based in Dubai, announced the appointment of Karin Legein as a partner. Ms. Legein has over 25 years in communications and branding and specializes in managing executive search and talent mandates across the Middle East and Europe. Formerly, she served as associate partner, Middle East and Africa, at DHR International.

Key2People, headquartered in Milan, appointed Daniela Mombelli and Uberto Thun-Hohenstein as partners in its industrial practice. Ms. Mombelli has nearly 20 years of expertise within the consulting sector and specializes in the industrial sector. She most recently served as managing director at Accenture and prior to that was a vice president of AlixPartners.

Dinte Executive Search, based in Washington, D.C., recently named Sam Dinte as senior associate. He specializes in both search and talent assessment mandates for corporations spanning the value chain and leading financial sponsors. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dinte spent five years at Avascent, a global aerospace and defense consultancy.

IIC Partners also added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partners as a member firm marking its seventh office in the Asia Pacific region. Established over 20 years ago, Hofer Tan & Partners is a boutique search firm that specializes in senior-level executive and board search, leadership development and talent management mandates across industries and markets.

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

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