IRC Global Names Americas Practice Leader of NGO and Non-Profit Practice Group

June 5, 2019 – With the increasing demand for senior executives in the non-governmental and not-for-profit organizations and the growing importance of this sector, IRC Global Executive Search Partners has expanded its global NGO and non-profit team.

Pía Puebla Menne (IRC Chile) has been appointed as the Americas practice leader of the NGO and non-profit practice group. The new team is led by global practice leader Malcolm Duncan (IRC Australia); Grant Pryde (IRC New Zealand) who continues in his role as Asia-Pacific leader; and Patrick Westerburger (IRC Netherlands), who serves as EMEA practice leader.

“Pia provides an invaluable perspective on NGOs and NFPs in the dynamic, challenging and transforming Americas landscape,” Mr. Duncan said. “We welcome her leadership and strategic insights for our clients and stakeholders in this space.” 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.

“I am honored to be appointed the Americas Practice Leader for the NGO & not-for-profit practice group,” said Ms. Menne. “Our global team, from the Americas to Asia and from Africa to Europe, has helped companies find the right talent to meet the challenges this sector faces, despite their location, by reaching out to local markets and expanding cultural knowledge. IRC Global Executive Search Partners deliver quality service worldwide. We’re truly locally committed and globally connected.”

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 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. 

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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