February 15, 2018 – Spinnaker Global Ltd, a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, U.K.-based recruitment agency specializing in shore-based shipping, has named Jon Chaplin as director of executive search.
“Our executive search business has never been busier,” said Phil Parry, chairman at Spinnaker Global. “While improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge, respect for client and candidate confidentiality and doing the right thing is what clients expect. Naturally, it was important to us to bring in to such a senior role someone whose reputation we know and can trust.”
Mr. Chaplin joins the firm from TradeWinds where he was commercial director and more recently, ran TradeWinds events.
“We are delighted to bring Jon on board,” said Mr. Parry. “We have known him for many years and with his in-depth maritime knowledge and huge network within the industry, he is ideally placed to further develop our executive search business and to help us to continue to serve our clients to the standard they have come to expect.”
Mr. Chaplin said he was looking forward to being an integral part of Spinnaker Global’s team. In working for TradeWinds, he said he was always “well aware of the role Spinnaker has played in a remarkable number of board appointments over the last two decades. I’ve loved working for TradeWinds but after more than 20 years, it’s time for a change, and I’m excited about getting involved with clients on assignments of such importance to their businesses.”
Spinnaker Global’s executive search division has recruited leaders of many influential and professional organizations in shipping including CEOs, CFOs, MDs, underwriting directors, technical directors, heads of fleet, claims staff and risk and insurance directors.
Offering Search Solutions
Over the past year, a number of other organizations have expanded or established executive search practices as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media Archives:
Partners in Human Resources International (Partners International), a New York City-based provider of career transition services, executive coaching and talent consulting, has formed an executive search practice. Peter Movesian joined the firm as SVP of executive search and will lead the new division.
Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, recently announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. Ms. Goldstein is a former practicing attorney with over 20 years of recruiting experience.
AMM Communications, a St. Louis-based public relations, communications skills training and marketing firm, launched an executive search division to help clients identify talent for management positions in sales, business development, marketing, finance, accounting and operations. Ed Mayuga will manage the new division while overseeing the talent acquisition process.
U.K.-headquartered recruiting company TeamJobs appointed search veteran Sally Bennett to head its new executive search division. Ms. Bennett, a former executive recruitment director with 13 years of industry experience, will spearhead the firm’s advance into executive recruitment, sourcing candidates from senior manager to board level.
Global talent solutions provider WilsonHCG added Jonathan Edwards to its leadership team as VP of executive search. He will be responsible for leading the organization’s global executive search efforts, talent development and continuous process improvement to cultivate the company’s global offering.
Irvine, CA-based professional services firm GPG Advisers appointed Bernie Ocampo as a managing director and leader of its newly-established executive search platform. Mr. Ocampo has nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate and alternative investment industries. He previously served as principal of ELEOS Group, a boutique executive search and consulting firm.
U.K. recruitment solutions provider Acorn strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors and executive & non-executive board members.
i4cp, a network of HR and business professionals, added Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who has a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media