August 1, 2016 – Penrhyn International has announced a further 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.
Through their partnership, Leaders & Co. and Davies Park Executive Search are able to offer the a distinctive and highly structured in-depth research approach customized to meet each client’s needs. It provides market intelligence on human capital for confidential requirements.
“The introduction of Leaders & Co. and Davies Park Executive Search is a tremendous addition for Penrhyn and an indicator of our resolve to strategically expand the network through the introduction of strong market players,” said Michael Herst, Penrhyn international chair. “Both firms bring significant reputations for their commitment, tenacity and innovative approach – this partnership between the two firms will only serve to strengthen our client offering in North America and prove a real asset to our global network as we move forward.”
“Leaders & Co. is proud to join Penrhyn International, a true leader in the executive search industry,” said Richard Joly, president of Leaders & Co. “This association will give our client global access to world class talents in major economic centers.”
Tony Kirschner, a partner with Davies Park Executive Search, said: “Davies Park Executive Search is thrilled to be a part of Penrhyn’s impressive global team. We look forward to expanding service capabilities for our clients and partnering with Penrhyn’s member firms.”
Penrhyn International is a leading global network of executive search firms, with offices in more than 40 cities globally.
A few months back, 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