PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Ireland

November 15, 2019 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently expanded in Ireland with the addition of Harty Search & Selection as its newest member firm.

Established in Limerick in 1985 by John Harty, the firm has over 30 years of experience in executive recruitment for domestic and international organizations. Harty Search & Selection is now led by Conor Harty and his team who have built a particular expertise working with SMEs, and organizations within the manufacturing, supply chain and the food and life sciences sectors.

“Ireland is a dynamic market for organizations and candidates with a growing base of indigenous companies adding to a strong foreign direct investment presence,” said Fabio Sola, network director at PRAXI. “We see many interesting opportunities in the pipeline for European clients we’re positioned to help.”

Ireland has a modern knowledge economy, focusing on services and high-tech industries and dependent on trade, industry and investment. The country’s famous drinks industry employs about 92,000 people and contributes billions to the Irish economy, making it one of its biggest sectors. It supports jobs in agriculture, distilling and brewing. But a growing financial services sector base is also important, employing some 35,000 people and contributing billions in taxes annually to the Irish economy. Ireland is the seventh largest provider of wholesale financial services in Europe.

Continued Expansion

PRAXI has seen global growth over the past year. This past spring it added a new office in Oslo, Norway. Lasse Berner and Rune Repstad, partners of PRAXI member firm Academic Search International, manage the location. The consortium combined their recruitment and international business expertise with the strong brand that Academic Search International has built in Sweden over more than two decades. Based in Stockholm and with offices in Malm and Gothenburg, Academic Search International partners with consumer goods, retail and industrial clients across Sweden.


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PRAXI also added Duman Management Consultancy in Turkey as a member firm. Established by Yigit Duman in 2014, the firm is headquartered in Istanbul and has a strong focus on organizational development and leadership consulting. The Duman team includes 10 consultants with generalist backgrounds and particular strengths in the industrial, consumer goods, logistics and facilities sectors to serve large international organizations as well as small to mid-sized Turkish firms.

The consortium also recently added HRS Advisors in Finland as a member firm. HRS Advisors, established in 2012, is based in Espoo (Helsinki), with offices in Tampere and Turku. Leveraging their longtime experience in recruitment and management, Toni Koskinen, Tarja Kohtamäki and Pia Paavilainen, have developed HRS Advisors into a team of qualified experts in executive search, specialist recruitment and HR consulting. The firm operates in more than 80 industries serving both Finnish and international clients.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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