June 11, 2019 – Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has named Peter Fischer as chief financial officer.
“I am honored that our president, Monika Ciesielska, has asked me to serve our organization and support IMSA Search as the new CFO,” said Mr. Fischer. “I see a huge opportunity to introduce IMSA Search into new markets, expanding its client base. This the goal we hope to reach in the near future.”
Former CFO Wolfgang Kasper announced that he was stepping down from the role during the IMSA spring meeting in Italy. “It was a significant moment in the history of the company,” IMSA said. “Wolfgang was a part of the network for more than a decade. He was a builder, advisor and a very dedicated member of the alliance.”
“I would like to thank you all for the trust and cooperation over these past ten years. I am confident that you will extend this attitude to the new CFO as well,” said Mr. Kasper. “I am sure that you have put IMSA finances in trustworthy, qualified hands.”
Mr. Fischer’s main areas of expertise are technology, financial services and corporate management. He currently serves as CEO of Consent Personnel, a search firm focused on the banking, insurance, IT, finance, public services and healthcare sectors.
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