IMSA Search Global Partners Adds New Member Firm in Norway

February 1, 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 Norwegian recruiting firm Search House as its newest member firm.

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.

Mr. Storli, who serves as managing partner of the firm, has held a variety of operative leadership roles in the Norwegian Air Force, as an in-house consultant in the field of organizational and management development. He was also a major appointee at the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, which he combined with 11 years’ experience in the private sector. He has served both as a line manager within major organizations and as a consultant and manager within international consultancy firms.

Mr. Temre has held several key management positions in private family-owned companies as well as with national and international groups. He also has search experience in recruitment and organizational development with Horton International and TotalConsult, as well as from Deloitte.

Mr. Solem has over 15 years of experience in management recruitment, including finance and sales management for both large and small and medium-sized organizations. He has also served as CEO of the Nordic region’s largest apple premium reseller company.


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“We are very proud to have joined IMSA,” said Mr. Storli. “We strongly hope that the new partnership will allow us to receive and share exceptional knowledge and experience thanks to the collaboration with other country members. We are highly motivated to continue our further cooperation, as well as nurture further growth in our own market.”

“Search House has proven experience in managing both private and public clients, which will be a tremendous added value to IMSA,” said Ms. Carbonari. “We expect to develop a fruitful and long-lasting relationship with IMSA Norway.”

Norwegian Market

“Norway is a key market in Northern Europe and several IMSA clients will strongly benefit from this new partnership,” Ms. Carbonari said. “This new cooperation is an important step towards IMSA constant process of international development.”

Today, Norway is the second wealthiest country in the world in monetary value, with the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation. It has a mixed economy, a prosperous capitalist welfare state and social democracy country featuring a combination of free market activity and large state ownership in certain key sectors.

Norway has large ownership positions in key industrial sectors, such as the strategic petroleum (Statoil), hydroelectric energy production (Statkraft), aluminum production (Norsk Hydro), the largest Norwegian bank (DNB), and telecommunication provider (Telenor). Through these companies the government controls about 30 percent of the stock values at the Oslo Stock Exchange.

IMSA International Executive Search 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.

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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