Stanton Chase Forms Global Partnership with Hofstede Insights

December 4, 2019 – Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has formed a global partnership with Hofstede Insights, a culture and strategy advisory & analytics organization.

“I am pleased to announce this new memorandum of understanding between Stanton Chase and Hofstede Insights,” said Wassim Karkabi, global head of assessment and managing partner of the Stanton Chase Middle East and Greater China offices. “Our Middle East office based out of Dubai has been working closely with Hofstede Insights for over a year; expanding our partnership to the entire firm will prove to be greatly beneficial for our clients worldwide.”

“With this new relationship, Stanton Chase partners with Hofstede Insights, the empirical leader in organizational culture, intercultural management and consumer culture we will bring a powerful perspective to our client engagements that enable leaders to succeed,” he said. “We also add over 120 culture experts from Hofstede Insights to our team of leadership trusted advisors, putting the power of leadership and culture to work for our clients’ benefit.”

“Culture is a topic that requires involvement at the top level of an organization, and Stanton Chase works at this level,” said Egbert Schram, group CEO at Hofstede Insights. “The position of Stanton Chase in executive search, board and leadership rooms enables us at Hofstede Insights to get the topic of culture to the decision makers’ table faster. Furthermore, their firm´s global presence expedites our geographical reach at Hofstede Insights.”

The purpose of the memorandum of understanding is to promote and expand international understanding, development and partnership as well as to stimulate and support development projects between the two organizations.

With offices in major cities around the world, Stanton Chase offers clients a global perspective while understanding local cultures and the challenges of moving products by sea, air, rail and trucking.

Recent Expansion at the Firm  

Stanton Chase named Lindsay Lautz as global supply chain sector leader for the supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group. He is currently a director in the firm’s Los Angeles office. “As an experienced search professional in a wide range of disciplines, Lindsay is perfectly suited for this role in the supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group,” said Juan Morales, global practice leader for the practice group and managing director for Stanton Chase’s Miami office.

Stanton Chase has named Julien Abou Khalil as partner and leader of the financial services practice covering the Middle East region. He is based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he supports organizations in the Middle East with the recruitment of top financial executives, leadership growth management, and organizational culture.

Stanton Chase has named Eva Kingston as leader of financial services for its U.K. team. Ms. Kingston has been working in executive search and leadership consulting since 1995. Her experience covers cross-border retail banking and consumer finance, corporate and transaction banking, corporate functions, fintech, blockchain and impact investment.

Stanton Chase named Kristi Moe Hope, a director in its Atlanta office, as global sector leader for aerospace and defense. Ms. Hope has 25 years of executive leadership experience with broad-ranging international expertise in program management, strategic planning, customer relations, government relations and marketing. 

Stanton Chase named Natalie Sleiman as partner and leader of the technology practice in the Middle East region. Ms. Sleiman is based out of Stanton Chase’s Dubai office, where she supports organizations in the recruitment of top technology leadership — both within the technology industry as well as across the many other industries facing significant challenges…

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the firm last year, was named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in Charlotte, NC. 

Stanton Chase opened a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important step…

Stanton Chase recently added veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He serves as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. Most recently, he was a partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE, a recruitment solutions firm in Chicago. 

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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