IRC Global Adds Hunt Executive Search as Newest Member Firm

September 23, 2019 – IRC Global Executive Search Partners has added Charlotte, NC-headquartered Hunt Executive Search as its sixth member firm in the U.S.

“The U.S. is such a key market for IRC, and it is great to have another leading search firm join the IRC family,” said Rohan Carr, president of IRC. “We further strengthen our capacity to partner and serve clients wherever they might be.”

Hunt Executive Search provides executive search and private equity/board advisory services. The boutique firm offers a deeply connected and engaged personal service approach and a 25-year history of strong relationships with multi-national, private equity and private company leadership globally.

The firm is led by Joseph B. Hunt, who has over 30 years’ executive search experience personally conducting hundreds of C-suite and functional vertical leadership searches and installing dozens of executives on boards.

“I’ve had the opportunity to meet with and assess most of the global networks,” said Mr. Hunt. “While rivals had some great people, none were equal to IRC’s leadership, commitment to connection and engagement amongst global partners, and one plus one equaling more than the sum of its parts. This occurs through collaboration and creates value for all stakeholders, especially our clients.”

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.

Global Growth

Here’s a look at some recent expansion activity at the global consortium from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

IRC Global Executive Search Partners appointed Robert Peck as its new real estate global practice leader. Mr. Peck, who is partner and managing director at IRC USA – 20/20 Foresight Executive Search, leads operations for IRC’s New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami offices. 

IRC recently added People Executive in Denmark as its newest member firm. People Executive is led by a team of four partners: Anders Jørgensen, Niels Prehn, Jesper Dambo and Naja Gissel. The firm has experience within the executive search as well as search and selection in the Danish market and is well-known for high quality and tailored solutions across segments and industries.

IRC added Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search as its fifth member firm in the U.S. 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. 

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.

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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