March 22, 2019 – Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added Danish search firm Brinch & Partners as its newest member.
Brinch & Partners has maintained steady growth since its founding a decade ago. Its team includes founding partners Martin Bo Sørensen and Jens Christian Jensen, nine consultants and five researchers. The firm operates from offices in Copenhagen and Arhus.
“The next logical step is expanding internationally,” said Mr. Sørensen. “With IMSA Search, we not only can seize the opportunity of working on a global scale, but we can also learn and share the ideas with other IMSA Search members from all over the world.”
Serving Denmark and Beyond
“On the one hand, our business is very local,” said Mr. Sørensen. “We know the local pool of potential candidates and we maintain close relations with our clients and we try to be aware of their constantly evolving needs. On the other, more and more companies are operating in the international environment and they are open to hire people from other countries and cultures. If our customers are willing to go global, we have to follow their needs and navigate the process on an extraterritorial level. Being a part of the IMSA Search network allows us to see new trends, tendencies and ideas which really valuable.”
“The company was founded by two managing partners, Jens and me, in 2008,” Mr. Sørensen. “We were offered to become partners in our previous company. But, deep down inside we knew that what we really wanted to do was to search using our own, unique approach to the recruitment process.”
Denmark has the world’s 13th most competitive economy and Europe’s eighth-ranked, according to the World Economic Forum. Companies headquartered in the country include A.P. Møller, Danske Bank, ISS, United Shipping & Trading Company, Novo Nordisk, Wrist Group, Carlsberg, DONG Energy, Arla Foods and Danish Crown.
IMSA Search Global Partners is a leading international executive search network with 22 member countries and 47 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Members of the IMSA International Executive Search network are all boutique search firms.
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The organization recently added New York City-headquartered executive search firm Howard-Sloan Search as a member. Howard-Sloan is led by CEO Mitchell Berger. He joined the company in 1983 and assumed the top role in 1991. Established in 1957, Howard-Sloan Search’s areas of expertise are advertising, compliance, digital media, fashion, financial services, human resources, legal, life sciences, marketing, non-profit, publishing, real estate and technology.
“Howard-Sloan Search will become a key player in our Americas expansion strategy,” said Lizette Ibarra, an IMSA Search board member from Mexico. “U.S. companies continue expanding in Latin America and often struggle to find the right talent and understand local issues.”
IMSA also recently added Norwegian recruiting firm Search House to the fold. Search House is an independent recruitment company in Mid-Norway, with expertise in methodology for business analysis, selection and process management, specially designed for the recruitment of executives and managers.
The firm was founded in 2012 by partners Jan Gunnar Storli, Jo Temre and Eilif Solem. The founders have strong experience in recruiting and selecting senior and other managers and specialists for both the public and the private sector. They pride themselves on having a deep understanding of their clients’ needs, business activities, corporate organization and culture. Search House’s clients are for the most part large organizations from a wide range of sectors, such as manufacturing, banking and finance, food, aquaculture, energy industry, high-tech and public agencies.
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