March 27, 2019 – Global search consortiums continue to add new members across the global. The latest: IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) just added Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search as its fifth member firm in the U.S.
20/20 Foresight primarily serves companies involved in the real estate, financial services and service industries. It was established by Bob Cavoto in 1994 and now has more than 50 consultants serving a broad range of clients and recruit from mid-level management through to senior C-level executives. The firm has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City.
“As we look to the future, partners are essential to 20/20’s growth and the quality of our clients’ experience,” said Robert D. Peck, 20/20 Foresight’s managing director. “Along with the complementary talents of the IRC member base, we will have the scale to deliver the highest levels of service to our clients, globally.”
“We are excited to welcome Bob Cavoto and Robert Peck and their partners at 20/20 Foresight to the IRC,” said Tom Berray, IRC Americas regional leader. “We are confident the depth and breadth of their practice areas, strong client relationships, track record of high-quality work, and great cultural fit with our existing IRC partners will bring great value to our clients and alliance partners. We look forward to starting to build this relationship at our IRC Americas Regional meeting in San Francisco.”
For over 20 years, Mr. Cavoto has completed in excess of 400 searches for his clients in the U.S. and worldwide. He has also established a worldwide reputation for career coaching and job finding for a discreet and select clientele of executives who need help in coaching and finding the “right” next job. For over 10 years, Mr. Cavoto has completed more than 200 coaching and job finding assignments for renowned executives in the real estate, financial and service industries.
Mr. Peck leads operations of 20/20 Foresight’s New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami offices. In addition to his primary responsibility of leading his executive search practice, serving the real estate and financial services industries, he leads a variety of strategic initiatives across the firm in the areas of marketing, human capital, technology and strategy.
IRC has partners in over 80 cities across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. The consortium has completed more than 30,000 assignments for more than 3,000 clients in virtually every industry segment and function, according to the firm.
Here’s a look at some recent expansion activity at the global consortium:
IRC Germany (Friedrichs & Partner) opened an office in Hamburg and added Susanne Wagner as executive director for that location. This in the firm’s third office in Germany, along with Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. Ms. Wagner has handled search assignments in Germany and across Europe.
IRC named Patrick Westerburger as the new leader of its agribusiness & agriscience global practice team. He replaces Warren Carter (IRC USA), who is now the Americas practice leader. Monicca Yan (IRC China and Singapore) has become the new Asia Pacific practice leader, and Marco M. Alemagna continues in his role as EMEA practice leader.
The organization also recently added Buenos Aires-based executive recruiters HighFlow as a member firm. The recruiting firm, which is now called IRC Argentina, specializes in the finance & banking and sales & marketing sectors. The firm is led by partners Mauro L’Estrange and Federico Carrera.
This spring, IRC named Tomasz Sokolowski, vice president of IRC Poland (HBK), as its new EMEA regional leader. He takes over from Gaye Özcan, managing partner of IRC Turkey and EMEA regional leader since 2014. Mr. Sokolowski has over 20 years of experience in the personnel consulting industry.
IRC also recently expanded with the addition of the Office Limited in Hong Kong. Rachel Ta is the managing director and founder of the Office Limited. Its team consists of Ms. Ta, Daniel Tran and Chung Yeung. The firm’s core practices are consumer markets, industrial practice and human resources.
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