IMD International Adds New Member Firm in Spain

January 7, 2019 – With recruiting assignments increasingly coming in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters and opening new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for virtually every search firm, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage of some geographic areas that once seemed to be cooling off but are now resurgent.

To that end, global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has added Spain-based executive search firm Robert Allen as its newest member firm.

Robert Allen, which was established in 1989, has offices in Barcelona and Madrid. The four managing partners — Miguel de Gomis, Javier Beneyto, Joaquin de Juan and Pedro Torrabadella — cover a large range of practices: industrial and manufacturing (along with automotive), consumer goods, retail, technology, financial services and life sciences. Besides executive search, Robert Allen also offers services such as management audit and board assessment, and provides help to family-owned companies with succession planning and professionalization.

“Being part of a top 20 global qualitative organization is essential for us, especially in terms of relationships with Europe, the Americas and South East Asia,” said Mr. Gomis. “IMD, with a strong presence in most European countries, the U.S., Mexico, Chile and Brazil, besides their effective global coverage, is a security for our clients in need for talents to grow in those regions. We also appreciate the learning and sharing with our new partners. We are confident that 2019 will be a good start to our membership with IMD.”

Dr. Matthias Mohr, IMD president and managing partner of Dr. Heimeier & Partner, said the consortium was proud to have Robert Allen join the fold. “This is a very solid firm with experienced partners offering high quality services to their clients,” he said.


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Spain’s capitalist mixed economy is the 14th largest worldwide and the fifth largest in the European Union, as well as the Eurozone’s fourth largest. Spain was the second most visited country in the world, recording 82 million tourists which marked the fifth consecutive year of record-beating numbers. Spanish companies invested in fields like renewable energy commercialization (Iberdrola was the world’s largest renewable energy operator); technology companies like Telefónica, Abengoa, Mondragon Corp., Movistar, Hisdesat and Indra; train manufacturers like CAF and Talgo; global corporations such as the textile company Inditex; petroleum companies like Repsol and Cepsa; and infrastructure, with six of the ten biggest international construction firms specializing in transport being Spanish, such as Ferrovial, Acciona, ACS, OHL and FCC.

“We all know Spain has gone through very hard times and companies need the expertise of Miguel de Gomis and his colleagues to help them identify the best talents for their development,” Dr. Mohr said. “It’s definitely a great asset for our organization.”

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

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