Penrhyn Adds Italian Search Firm Dotto ReSearch to Network

September 20, 2016 – Penrhyn International has added Dotto ReSearch, an executive search firm with a strong portfolio of international clients in northern Italy.

Founded in 1985, and with offices in Verona, Pordenone and Milan, the senior leadership team comprises owner and managing director Giovanna Dotto, and partners Alessandro Vergine and Claudio Zuccolotto.

Key sector expertise includes industrial and automotive, financial services, logistics, utilities and retail, aviation, food & beverage and consumer goods.

Penrhyn International chair, Michael Herst, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dotto ReSearch – their introduction is a significant addition to our European capabilities, extending the resources and access to talent we can provide to our international clients operating in the Italian market.”

Northern Italy is the most developed and productive area of the country, with one of the highest GDPs per capita in Europe. The region accounts for 54.8 percent of the Italian economy, despite having just 45.8 percent of the population.

“This partnership will make a valuable contribution to our firm since we work in a market that has significant global connections,” said Ms. Dotto. “With our new colleague’s deep understanding of the corporate marketplace, their worldwide presence will provide significant added value to our clients with international requirements.”

Accessing Worldwide Talent Pool

“Joining Penrhyn enables our existing clients to benefit from the ability to access a worldwide talent pool and benefit from the expertise and resources of our new colleagues across the major global business centers,” said Mr. Vergine. “We look forward to playing an active role in the continuing development of the network.”

Penrhyn International is a leading global network of executive search firms, with offices in more than 40 cities globally.

Just recently, the Penrhyn network made a strategic expansion into North America with a joint venture partnership between Canadian executive search firms Leaders & Co and Davies Park Executive Search. With offices in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, Leaders & Co. / Davies Park Executive Search specialize in board level positions, leadership succession, and executive recruitment assignments based on fundamental, in-depth research on human capital, providing a seamless and human-centric approach to executive search.

A few months ago, Penrhyn elected Michael Herst as chairman and Charles Lew as director and treasurer. Mr. Herst, a partner at U.K. member Osprey Clarke, has played an active role since joining the Penrhyn board in 2012, including periods as both treasurer and vice chairman. Mr. Lew established Coleman Lew & Associates in 1979. Over the past 37 years he has conducted more than 375 search engagements, and along the way earned a national reputation within the search industry.

Penrhyn also recently expanded into Asia Pacific with the addition of The People at Work, a regional executive search firm with offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Manila. Joo-Lee Aw, founder and managing partner, is joined on The People at Work leadership team by Chong Lian Ong (partner, Singapore) and Cesar Ginete (partner, Philippines). Established in 2000, The People at Work provides executive search and talent advisory services in Asia Pacific, covering sectors including industrial, automotive, consumer, e-commerce, healthcare, logistics, insurance, financial services, infrastructure and real estate.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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