June 26, 2023 – Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has added StautGROUP Executive Search in Brazil as its newest member firm. “Latin America is an economically promising region in global trade due to its abundant commodities, growing middle class, improving infrastructure, and regional integration efforts,” said Stepan Motejzik, alliance director at Kestria. “Brazil, as the largest economy in the region, offers significant potential for global trade and investment with its rich natural resources, diverse workforce, and expanding consumer market. We are delighted to welcome StautRH Executive Search as our new partner in Brazil. They will help us extend the reach of our services and ensure that our clients receive the best possible care in this critical Latin American market.”
StautRH Executive Search, part of StautGROUP is a human resources consultancy with 38 years of experience, operating from offices in Campinas and São Paulo, Brazil. They specialize in executive search and leadership development, serving national and multinational companies across the country. “Their personalized approach, robust methodology, and advanced assessment tools ensure the identification of exceptional talent for their clients,” Kestria said.
“I´m delighted to join Kestria and contribute to growing our business together,” said Carlos Eduardo Staut, founder of StautRH and now CEO of Kestria Brazil. “Meeting seasoned executive search professionals to understand their best practices and the particularity in each of their regions will be great knowledge to share with our current clients and the Brazilian market in general. Besides that, meeting colleagues from around the world and having fun will be a great journey. I´m very excited about what is coming from this partnership and hope to contribute as well. Thank you Kestria for making StautRH part of it.”
Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s eighth largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources and is projected to become one of the five largest in the world in the decades to come. In 2022, according to International Monetary Fund, the Brazilian nominal GDP was $1.9 trillion; the country has a long history of being among the 10 largest economies in the world.
Kestria has partners in over 40 countries and 90 cities across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The consortium has completed more than 40,000 assignments for more than 4,000 clients, from game-changing start-ups to major global players.
Kestria recently added Zurich-based executive search firm Viavanta as a member firm. “We are thrilled to welcome Viavanta as our new member in Switzerland,” said Stepan Motejzik, Kestria global alliance director. “As a leading executive search alliance, we recognize the importance of the Swiss market, which is a critical economy worldwide with extensive international exposure and substantial business opportunities.” Founded in 2016, Viavanta has a track record in the following industries: consumer and retail, technology, and industrial / production. In addition, the firm regularly leads senior management mandates in other industries.
Kestria Expands in Chile
Kestria recently added Krebs Consulting in Chile as its newest member firm. “Chile is an economic powerhouse in the South American region, particularly as a hub for innovation and technology,” said Rohan Carr, Kestria’s president. “We are excited that Kestria Chile will further expand our presence in this important region and look forward to the relationships that will be built as the result, for our members and their clients.”
“With Viavanta, we have a new strong partner who will help all Kestria members serve their local and international clients who are based in Switzerland or invest within the territory,” Mr. Motejzik said. “We look forward to collaborating with Viavanta and delivering exceptional executive search services in Switzerland.”
Kestria also added Invictus Hill in Zambia, Africa as a member firm. “Africa is an exciting part of the world in terms of growth, development, and new opportunities,” said Mr. Carr. “We look forward to a long and happy association with our new member and to assisting them further develop their business.” Invictus Hill, now billed as Kestria Zambia, has experience across the executive search, legal, and commercial spectrum having acted for a variety of clients in different segments of the business. “Invictus Hill is committed to assisting clients to achieve their commercial objectives in the most effective and efficient way possible while maintaining the highest level of advisory excellence,” Kestria said.
With over 14 years of my experience as a human resource practitioner and being registered with the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management, I’m extremely excited by this opportunity to join Kestria Global,” said Lusungu Kayela, managing partner, Kestria Zambia. “As a team, we will strive to achieve more. We are ready to serve our clients in line with our values of family, empathy, and integrity and building lasting professional collaborations globally.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media