May 23, 2018 – IMSA International Executive Search, a global search network, has added three new member companies. The firms, based in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Norway, will strengthen IMSA’s presence in Europe and fulfill its growth strategy for this year. IMSA Czech Republic will be represented by Nováček & Partners, a consulting company focusing on executive search, candidate care, outplacement, as well as employer branding.
Mr. Jan Nováček, CEO of IMSA Czech Republic, has been active in executive search and talent management field for over 10 years. He is a graduate of the faculty of business administration at University of Economics Prague and is an experienced trainer of soft-skills courses at the University of Economics. Mr. Nováček’s areas of expertise include engineering, electronics, consulting, energy, construction, life sciences, banking & finance, retail and automotive.
A Vital Market
IMSA president Monika Ciesielska said that having a partner in the Czech Republic, an important European market, was crucial for the network. “We are delighted to have Nováček & Partners as our new member,” she said. “They are young, energetic and constantly growing. This is exactly what we are seeking while recruiting new members. And last, but not least, they are such a great people. We are looking forward to continuing our just-started cooperation.”
Mr. Nováček said his team was honored be an IMSA member. “The experience, the enthusiasm and the synergy of all members across the continents are very inspiring and motivating,” he said. “We share the mission and vision of the organization and we are looking forward to cooperating in mutual trust and respect.”
IMSA Hungary will be represented by Indra Consulting, a group of experienced senior consultants with many years of experience working with top-tier international organizations and extensive background in executive search and recruitment consulting. Ms. Brigitta Fűri and Mr. Szabolcs Fűri, the firm’s founders, bring a special mix of skills and experience acquired through their work and education in international environments, said IMSA.
Ms. Fűri gained consulting and management experience while working at the Dubai and London headquarters of a leading airline and heading a number of international consulting companies. Ms. Fűri, who holds an MBA, specializes in aviation, Ecommerce, FMCG, pharmaceutical and retail.
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Mr. Fűri leads executive search and recruitment consulting projects for the firm. He holds a degree in international management and political science.
“We had no doubt while voting for Brigitta and Szabolcs to represent IMSA Hungary,” said Ms. Ciesielska. “They convinced us with their experience, professionalism and attitude. We share the same values and approach towards both clients and candidates. They have strengthened IMSA’s presence in Central Europe. Now we are even more capable of fulfilling assignments in this region.”
Mr. Fűri said it was an honor to become the network’s exclusive partner in Hungary. “With this partnership we can reach beyond our current operation in many ways,” he said. “We can move to the global recruitment field, share best practices and exchange and grow our valued client portfolio.”
IMSA Norway will be represented by Esholdt Executive Search, a small, high-end executive search firm.
Mr. Lars Esholdt, CEO of IMSA Norway, has worked in executive search for close to 30 years. He founded Esholdt Executive Search in 2007. Earlier in his career, he worked for McKinsey for 15 years and has extensive experience with private equity/venture capital, FMCG and consulting. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Esholdt worked for ISCO Group, a leader in Norwegian executive search, becoming a partner in 1994. Four years later, he founded Human Capital Group, which was sold to Korn Ferry International in 2004. As a senior client partner with Korn Ferry, Mr. Esholdt was recognized for providing outstanding customer satisfaction in Europe and EMEA. He holds a master of science degree in strategic planning from Copenhagen Business School and a bachelor’s in law and economics.
A Presence in Northern Europe
“It’s a great honor having Lars’ leadership in IMSA International Executive Search,” said Marianna Carbonari, an IMSA board member and regional manager for Western Europe. “Norway is a key market in Northern Europe and Oslo is a prime location. Lars Esholdt, headhunter, public speaker and published author, has built more than 28 years of experience in executive search and management consulting. His extensive network in industrial, technology, FMCG, management consulting and financial services will highly benefit our clients and our international network.”
IMSA International Executive Search is a leading international executive search network with 23 member countries and 37 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia & the Americas. Members of the IMSA International Executive Search network are all boutique search firms.
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