October 31, 2018 – International executive search and leadership advisory partnerships Panorama and The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL) have join forces to consolidate their presence across five continents. “The merger aligns synergetic geographic footprints, with TGCL bringing critical mass in Europe and Latin America to Panorama’s strength in America, Asia, and Oceania,” said the organizations in a statement.
Through its 21 partner firms, Panorama brings together experience across all industries: private, public as well as third-sector organizations. The organization has over 40 offices and more than 170 consultants throughout America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania. “In response to the global market, Panorama’s partner network addresses client needs and requirements from an international perspective, combining local sensitivity and in-depth knowledge regarding each market,” the firm said.
TGCL, for its part, includes leading independent executive search and leadership consultancy firms in their markets, united with cutting-edge know-how and global reach, said the firm. Working from 12 offices based in eight countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America, the network offers executive search, talent and culture diagnostics, leadership development, and board and strategy services to clients across a broad range of sectors.
“The fit between Panorama and TGCL is exceptional, in terms of culture and values, sector knowledge and geographic coverage,” said Krista Walochik, chair of TGCL. “We are delighted now to be able to offer our clients a truly global response to their leadership challenges, knowing that our partners around the world share our commitment to excellence, quality of service, and in-depth sector expertise,” she said. “In addition to offering exceptional executive search services, we look forward to expanding the network’s advisory offering in the areas of analytics, leadership development, and boards.”
Craig Buffkin, chair of Panorama, said TGCL is a perfect fit culturally, professionally and geographically for his organization. “The firms within TGCL add depth in executive search and leadership advisory services as well as geographic coverage in both Europe and LATAM,” he said. “We know our clients will share our enthusiasm about our new partners as we share the same values in excellence, services and professionalism. With the merger, the Panorama partnership now has 21 firms and over 40 office locations, covering five continents.”
The executive search industry has seen a rise in mergers in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
U.K.-headquartered recruiting firms Edward Reed Recruitment and Laurus Executive Search have joined forces. Based in Newcastle, Edward Reed specializes in mid- to senior-level management placements across a variety of industry sectors. Laurus Executive Search provides senior-level search services for private sector clients operating across all sectors and disciplines.
India-based executive search firm Vito India Advisors has merged with Altor Executive Search, a search firm based in India, to form VitoAltor Advisors. In a combined statement, Vito and Altor said the new entity will be India’s largest financial services executive search specialist, by market share.
New Zealand-headquartered executive search firms SandriWalsh Limited in Wellington and Rosenberg Executive Search Limited in Auckland have merged to create SWR Group NZ Limited. SWR covers all leadership roles, permanent and contract, from directors and C-suite on down.
San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners has merged with Alpha Advisors, a boutique search firm specializing in senior information technology and quantitative talent for financial services and technology clients. Its founder and executive search veteran Jeff Campbell has joined Riviera to drive continued expansion.
FaithSearch Partners, an executive search firm for faith-based organizations, has merged with Halftime Talent Solutions, a recruitment firm that serves mission-motivated non-profit and for-profit clients. The union creates a wider resource base through their combined networks.
Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. HealthSearch Partners combines the leadership of CES Executive Search, FaithSearch Partners and Southerland Partners.
CMP, a talent development and transition firm, has merged with Atlanta-based coaching firm The Frontier Group. Frontier, which has a 31-year track record of delivering individual career transition solutions, redeployment solutions and executive coaching, will operate under the CMP brand.
Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Othoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales and marketing functions.
DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. For the past 15 years, DES Recruitment has identified and attracted senior-level executives for clients nationwide. Miramar Global has forged a reputation serving U.S. multinationals in the Americas as well as across EMEA and Asia.
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