NGS Global Expands in Paris

December 23, 2019 – Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion by adding Fariman Felisa, Emmanuel Caron and Michel Felisa as managing directors on its Paris team.

“We are delighted to have recruited Fariman, Emmanuel and Michel to NGS Global,” said David Nosal, chairman of NGS Global. “They are not only recognized as thought leaders in their market, but also have excellent reputations that extend throughout Europe and have significant relationships with multinationals around the world. For some time, our global clients have asked us to develop capabilities for the French market, and we believe that after a comprehensive search, we have attracted the best team into the NGS Global brand.”

Ms. Felisa joins NGS Global from CrossLinks Executive Search, which she launched in 2012 as an executive search firm that provided clients with top quality and tailor-made solutions. Prior to that, she started and led French operations for Neumann Partners, where she led its global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) practice for the Middle East and Africa regions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Felisa was a partner at Korn Ferry and AT Kearney Executive Search, where she contributed to the growth of the global consumer luxury retail practice.

Mr. Caron also comes to the firm from CrossLinks where he was a partner and led C-level assignments with an emphasis on FMCG, retail, industrial and digital sectors. Before that, he co-founded a specialized digital search company. Mr. Caron began his career in executive search as a partner at global search firms Odgers Berndtson, Signium International and Intersearch. In his early career, he spent more than 10 years in various C-level human resources positions for multinational corporations.

Mr. Felisa held the executive leadership and coaching responsibilities at CrossLinks. He has led coaching and learning assignments across a broad range of sectors. Mr. Felisa’s professional experience outside of coaching includes his tenure as director of licensing EMEA at Fisher-Price, managing director of Annick Goutal Fragrances, vice president of licensing at Per Spook and general manager of Descamps in New York, where he was responsible for brand’s expansion in the U.S.

“We are excited to join one of the premier global executive search firms in the world, NGS Global,” said the team of new managing partners in a statement. “We have been in discussions with them for some time and feel that their philosophy, values and high-touch approach closely align with the values that we hold true to ourselves.”

Growth Mode

With offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, NGS Global boasts a consultant team with expertise and broad networks in a variety of industries and functional areas.

NGS Global Adds Zavala Civitas in Brazil
NGS Global recently added executive search firm, Zavala Civitas. This bring offices in Spain, Mexico and Brazil to NGS. Established in 2002, Zavala Civitas, led by director and owner Lorenzo Zavala, offers professional advisory and executive search services. The firm has completed more than 800 searches for Spanish and European companies, mostly based in Germany, Southern Europe, America and Latin America.

The firm has grown in recent months with the opening of a new office in Chicago. Todd Wesson joined the firm to lead the new office as managing partner. Mr. Wesson has over 20 years of executive search experience and maintains a wealth of talent acquisition knowledge from having personally executed and completed over 300 assignments for leadership roles within the technology industry for Fortune 500, privately held and equity-backed companies.

In addition, the firm recently added Chris Pearce, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, as managing partner with its Oceania team in Melbourne, Australia. Since retiring from Parliament and returning to the corporate world, Mr. Pearce has held senior executive roles within the telecommunications and ICT sector and served on commercial, government and not-for-profit boards.

The firm also opened an office in London and named Steve Lavelle as managing partner to head the office. Mr. Lavelle is an experienced European executive search professional with more than 25 years recruiting executive leaders predominantly in the technology sector. He previously founded Lavelle Executive Search.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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