April 8, 2019 – Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently opening an office in London. Steve Lavelle has been named 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.
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to recruit Steve Lavelle to NGS Global to lead our efforts in the U.K.,” said David Nosal, chairman of NGS Global. “Steve has developed a stellar reputation in the industry and has serviced many clients throughout Europe as well as the Americas. His work is focused on CEO and C-level assignments and we look forward to continuing to build on our U.K. presence under Steve’s leadership while at the same time expanding on our already significant European footprint.”
Mr. Lavelle previously founded Lavelle Executive Search and delivered executive search services to businesses in the U.K. and throughout mainland Europe. Over the tenure of his career, he has led multiple practices including software/SaaS, cleantech, finance and cybersecurity. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lavelle co-founded boutique executive search firm, Gillamor Stephens, which served the European technology vendor marketplace.
“NGS Global impressed me from first contact with their truly international perspective combined with a passion for excellent delivery,” said Mr. Lavelle. “I am very excited about building the firm to address all vertical sectors in the U.K. from our London base.”
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.
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The firm has grown in recent months with the opening of an office in Dubai and appointing 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.
NGS Global also 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.
In addition, NGS named Chris Pearce, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, managing partner with its Oceania team in Melbourne, Australia. “Mr. Pearce’s experience as a member of the ministry and member of the Australian Parliament, adds depth and context to the team,” said Mark Lelliott, managing partner Asia and member of the global operating committee. “He was in the federal government ministry and was responsible for financial services, business law and consumer affairs, and later was a shadow minister.”
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