Ivan Adler Associates Opens Doors

September 5, 2019 – The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Ivan Adler, an executive recruiter at The McCormick Group for the last 23 years is starting his own business, Ivan Adler Associates, a boutique search firm specializing in government relations and public affairs. Mr. Adler said the firm will service law/lobbying firms, corporations and trade associations, with a particular focus on Washington.

“I’ve had a great run at The McCormick Group and learned from the best in the recruiting business,” said Mr. Adler. “But it was time to try something new.”

Mr. Adler specializes in executive search and consulting services in the areas of government affairs and public affairs. He is widely recognized as an expert in lobbying and government affairs and has been quoted often in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call and the Hill. Clients praise his knowledge of Capitol Hill, his passion for politics and his extensive network of bi-partisan contacts in the legislative and executive branches of government.

At McCormick Group, Mr. Adler conducted searches on behalf of law firms, public affairs firms, trade associations, companies and other organizations. He also provided confidential candidate representation to lawyers, lobbyists and other government affairs professionals. Before joining the McCormick Group, Mr. Adler was a senior account executive with PR Newswire and a Senate staffer before that.

Open for Business

Over the past year, new recruiting firms have put out shingles around the world in a wide range of industries. Here’s a look at a recent sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Veteran executive search consultant Christopher Sheeron has launched strategic advisory firm Grayson & Co. The firm will provide four primary service offerings: strategic communications, public affairs, leadership consulting and board advisory. Mr. Sheeron was previously a principal in the energy and environmental practice at RSR Partners.

Former Korn Ferry consultant Kyle Bowlsby has established Bowlsby Sports Advisors LLC, a full-service and integrated sports consulting firm. The company works side by side with clients to pair executive search and career development services. 

Morant Executive Search has been launched in Zurich by veteran search consultant Sabine Morant. The firm offers customized search solutions with a focus on identifying individuals with transformational skills. The firm combines the expertise gained from many years of experience…

Newly formed Carpe Diem Partners describes itself as “a truly disruptive firm, end to end, in an industry long overdue for disruption.” The San Francisco-based firm said it offers “faster service, balanced candidate assessments and is the only retained executive search firm nationally certified in diversity & inclusion.”

Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s primary fields of focus include but are not limited to biotech, diagnostics, medical device, pharmaceutical and venture-capital / private equity funds.

Former DHR International recruiters Tina Winner and Steven Oberhoffer have launched Winner Partners in St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Winner has experience in the fields of human resources, information technology, finance, accounting, engineering, operations, sales and marketing and supply chain.

City Executive Search has been launched in the U.K. by Mike Lee, Dale Williams and Duncan Powell. The firm provides executive search services to organizations in a range of sectors including financial services, information technology, fintech, human resources, sales and marketing.

FIND Executive Consulting recently opened its doors in New York City. The firm was launched by former Martens & Heads! search consultants Kate Benson, Theresa Fuchs-Santiago and Jennifer Puckett. FIND’s industry focus spans the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail, luxury and lifestyle.

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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