December 2, 2019 – IRC Global Executive Search Partners has appointed Gurdeep Hora as the new global leader of the technology practice group. Currently, he is also IRC Asia-Pacific regional leader and managing director of IRC India.
“While technology companies are experiencing huge disruptive challenges from emerging ideas and practices, we quietly help clients overcome issues through identifying leadership talent capable of managing and growing in this complex environment,” said Mr. Hora. “Coupled with our understanding of fundamental cultural dimensions, and vast exposure to synergic technology and industrial talent, we add a unique success factor to the organizations.”
“To transform into leaders of the future, the leaders of today have to evolve a shared vision and purpose, be innovative, agile, collaborative and responsive,” he said. “To thrive and deliver, they have to build a broad-based top talent pipeline and radically increase engagement with functional experts, employees and consumers.”
Mr. Hora founded IRC India in 1989 and is among the pioneers of executive search in that country. An electronics engineer and alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, he has a vast network and an inherent understanding of the dynamics of top technology leadership as well as extensive international executive search experience.
“Gurdeep is a respected leader within our profession and has deep experience within the sector,” said Rohan Carr, president of the IRC executive board. “He will bring much to this important practice group of IRC.”
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 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).
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; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media