July 23, 2015 – Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a partner network of executive search boutique firms, has announced its newest office in Amsterdam with the addition of Lens & Partners, an executive search and selection firm with offices in the Netherlands and Switzerland dedicated to the recruitment of specialists for the healthcare industry, finance & risk markets and business-business sector.
Carl Lens and Dave Heilbron co-founded Lens & Partners in 1991. Mr. Lens’ core expertise lies within the healthcare, life sciences, business services and not-for-profit sectors while Mr. Heilbron’s disciplines include actuary, finance, risk management, not-for-profit and business services.
Jorg Stegemann, managing director of executive search at the firm, has had a number of years of experience not only managing firms, but also as an industry thought leader. He routinely contributes to news outlets, including BBC Capital and Forbes.
“Amsterdam successfully managed to leave its recession behind,” said Mr. Stegemann. “The historic centers are being revitalized, home prices are rising, and major firms have either head or hub offices in Amsterdam now—Nike, Philips, and soon Chanel are all global brands making their home in Amsterdam. Executive search firms go where executives are needed, and right now that’s Amsterdam.”
Kennedy Executive Search offers “360 talent management,” from executive search to coaching during a placement’s integration period, and consulting services. The firm services clients all over Europe from five offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Milan, Paris and Prague. The firm is currently seeking new partners, with a particular focus on expansion into the U.S.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media