August 19, 2015 – Penna Plc has become the U.K. member firm of Senior Management Worldwide (SMW), an international executive interim network. Taking over from a previous U.K. member firm, Penna will represent the U.K. in the SMW network.
Joining the network of 15 partners will enable Penna’s executive recruitment and interim division to expand its international reach and support other interim businesses in the SMW network with sourcing interim executives and managers for opportunities in the U.K. and solutions globally. “We have seen a real step change in the industry over the past decade, with more professionals seeking global assignments and a greater number of organizations looking for exceptional talent for international operations,” said Simon Drake, director of executive recruitment, search and interim at Penna and also chair of the Interim Management Association (IMA).
The SMW network helps companies identify key expertise or executive leadership gaps on an interim basis. With over 40 branches in 16 countries, the SMW network has provided interim executives in over 50 countries – including Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. Penna is a provider of executive search and interim management across the public and private sectors. The firm has a network of offices and partner organizations in Europe, the U.S., Canada, South America, the Far East and Australasia.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media