October 22, 2019 – IRC Global Executive Search Partners has named Pía Puebla Menne as Americas regional leader taking over from Tom Berray, who has been elected as a member of the IRC executive board.
Ms. Menne has been working as an executive search consultant for 14 years, placing C-level executives in industries ranging from financial services to consumer products, logistics, engineering, government and non-profit. She is a managing partner at IRC Chile (Inquest Consultores).
“Becoming the next IRC Americas regional leader is a challenge that I take with great pleasure and honor in continuing Tom’s fantastic work in the region,” said Ms. Menne. “I’m sure our alliance will benefit from his commitment and dedication to be an excellent global leader as he has been for the Americas region.”
“I am excited to join the IRC executive board and to help the alliance to provide all of our worldwide clients with even better services locally and globally,” said Mr. Berray, who serves as managing partner of Cabot Consultants. “Also, I’m thrilled that Pía is stepping into the Americas leadership role. I have worked with her for over three years, and she is a great addition to IRC’s leadership ranks.”
“It is always exciting to welcome new leaders to key roles in IRC and we congratulate Tom and Pia on their recent appointments,” said Rohan Carr, president of the IRC executive board. “Our conference in Athens confirmed that IRC is not only the largest executive search alliance, but a collaborative and high performing team of experienced consultants and member firms. We look forward to working together with our clients in the year ahead.”
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 recently added Charlotte, NC-headquartered Hunt Executive Search as its sixth member firm in the U.S. 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.
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 also 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.
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