Kestria Adds Reimaginum in Romania as its Newest Member Firm

December 1, 2023 – Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has added Reimaginum as its newest member firm. Reimaginum is a Romanian boutique talent acquisition firm with over 45 years of collective expertise. While their recent focus has been on the technology sector, they also have market knowledge and experience in domains such as real estate, professional services, financial services, retail, agribusiness, and more.

“It is always a highlight to welcome a new member firm and Romania is an exciting economy,” said Rohan Carr, president of Kestria executive board. “As the six largest country in the EU it offers significant opportunities for our members and clients alike. We look forward to working with our new member.”

“Technology is already an important catalyst for driving business transformation, enhancing efficiency and innovation, and so we consider to have the right blend of experience to build executive search strategies harnessing Kestria’s global presence while applying local market knowledge for optimal talent acquisition,” said Razvan Eliad, managing partner, Kestria Romania.

Romania currently has a GDP (PPP) of around $547 billion and a GDP per capita (PPP) of $28,189. According to the World Bank, Romania is a high income country with a mixed economy. Tourism is a significant contributor to the Romanian economy, generating around five percent of GDP. Romania was estimated to have the fourth-fastest-growing travel and tourism total demand in the world, said the World Travel and Tourism Council. 

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.

Recent Additions

Kestria recently added StautGROUP Executive Search in Brazil as a 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.”

Related: Kestria Names Americas Practice Leader for its Technology Practice Group

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.

Kestria also 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 Appoints Consumer & Retail Global Practice Leader
Kestria has named Katerina Meimaroglou as the new consumer & retail global practice leader. “In a world of constant change, the consumer and retail industry is at the core of modern commerce,” Kestria said. “Shaping economies and redefining customer engagement, this sector offers both challenges and opportunities for forward-thinking leaders and organizations.”

“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.”

Related: Kestria Adds Pender & Howe to Network 

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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