June 15, 2021 – New York-based Raines International has opened new offices in Miami and Philadelphia. According to the search firm, the opening of the Miami office supports Raines’ strategic client development and growth plan, balancing current market demands and the opportunity to pursue accelerated growth in new sectors. “I am thrilled to be personally opening our newest office in Miami,” said CEO Dan Smith. “We have seen a tremendous increase in executives, corporations and investment firms moving to Florida in the years leading up to the pandemic, and that trend only strengthened over the past year. This is a truly exciting time for the Florida market broadly and Miami business market in particular, and our presence here reflects our orientation around client service.” Mr. Smith will be based in the firm’s Miami location.
Last month, Raines opened a new office in Philadelphia. Led by Engy Lamour, senior vice president and head of Raines’ financial services practice, the Philadelphia team will be primarily focused on clients in financial services, cybersecurity, healthcare and industrials.
Last year, Raines opened offices in three new geographical markets, grew its team by 40 percent while greatly increasing diversity at all levels, and launched multiple new practice areas. “I am extremely proud of our championship team and their partnership with our ecosystem of constituents,” Mr. Smith said. “Their dedication, resilience and commitment to our mission are exemplary and inspiring. We are determined to make a difference for everyone we work with.”
Founded in 1969, Raines International conducts global searches for C-suite executives and their direct reports. With expertise in all major industry sectors and functional areas, its client base includes privately held companies, publicly held corporations, leading private equity and venture capital firms, and not-for-profits. The firm operates in Austin, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Late last year, Raines named Lisa Mann as managing director and chief marketing officer. Ms. Mann leads Raines’ consumer practice, which includes consumer packaged goods, retail and E-commerce/direct-to-consumer, while also serving as the firm’s first CMO. “We are confident that Raines is the definitive difference maker and leader in executive talent management, and we are incredibly proud to welcome Lisa to our team,” said Mr. Smith. “Her experience is unparalleled, and her vision and track record for building businesses is inspiring. These past few months have shown us that the speed of change in business is increasing. We provide our clients a level of talent-advisory-through-execution services that is unmatched.”
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Raines also launched a new security officers practice, co-developed with The Lake Forest Group, a strategic security services firm specializing in all aspects of security, safety and compliance. The practice is led by Patrick Gray, managing director at Raines. His background in the executive search industry and as an intelligence officer, with a concentration on mission critical functions and market sectors, “are unique assets for clients seeking to elevate their security strategy and infrastructure,” the firm said. Mr. Gray, a graduate of West Point, spent five years as a U.S. Army intelligence officer focused on counterintelligence and force protection.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media