May 20, 2019 – Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Chicago. Todd Wesson has joined the firm to lead the new office as managing partner.
“I am delighted that Todd has joined NGS Global to not only head up our Chicago office, but to be a key leader of our professional and IT services practice globally,” said chairman David Nosal of NGS Global. “He brings a track record of success and expertise to NGS Global and will be a key driver and business leader within the organization. I am not only impressed by Todd’s level of commitment and quality of service, but also by his reputation in the industry as one of the top executive search partners in the verticals he serves.”
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.
Prior to joining NGS Global, Mr. Wesson ran Wesson & Associates, which recruited senior-level sales, executive leadership and technical functions, from vice president to C-suite for professional services, outsourcing, SaaS and emerging technology companies. Wesson & Associates became a leader in the professional services and outsourcing industries, priding itself on being a boutique firm with a select clientele that could deliver unobstructed access to the top talent.
“I’m looking forward to spending the second half of my career with an astute organization that operates under the same partner-led execution model as I have done for the past 20 years, but on a global and grander scale,” said Mr. Wesson. “NGS Global is well known for representing an elite clientele and delivering unprecedented results in talent acquisition, and to bring forth this platform and capability to my customers has always been the one missing piece in my business.”
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. The firm has grown in recent months with the addition of 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.
In addition, NGS also opened an office in Dubai and appointed industry veteran Karla Dorsch to lead the location as managing partner. Ms. Dorsch, who has years of experience in the financial services sector, joined the financial services practice. She most recently served as CEO of Piedmont Ltd., a boutique executive search firm based in London and the UAE that she founded more than 20 years ago.
Lastly, NGS added Don Chang and Michael Huberts as managing partners in its Seoul and Tokyo offices, respectively. Mr. Chang brings in-depth experience in IT and technology, focusing on senior-level leadership development and C-level searches. Before joining NGS Global, he was a senior director at Ernst & Young Korea and executive director at Deloitte Korea. Mr. Huberts has 13 years of search experience in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Previously, he was managing partner of Morunda, a Japanese healthcare recruitment firm, where he established and led its retained executive search practice.
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