July 12, 2019 – Global search consortiums continue to add new members across the globe. The latest: IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) just added People Executive in Denmark as its newest member firm.
“We are very excited to welcome People Executive into the IRC family. Based on our past experience we know that the partners will contribute much to our alliance and strengthen our already outstanding Nordic team,” said Rohan Carr, IRC president.
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.
“We are proud to be part of such a strong and well-established alliance of experienced executive search partners,” said Mr. Prehn. “We will work hard to further develop the corporation between the IRC alliance and the Nordic region to maximize business results for our customers and for our partners in the IRC alliance.”
“Our partnership with IRC Global Executive Partners is a key driver in our ambition to deliver high-quality advice and solutions to the benefit of our customers,” Mr. Jorgensen said. “At the same time, it enables us to follow our customers internationally and accordingly further develop the mutual business potentials of the IRC alliance.”
Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs. “With an exclusive partner in this country, our global executive search firm alliance has strengthened its presence in Scandinavia,” IRC Global said.
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.
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 from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
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