January 19, 2017 – Stanton Chase International has appointed new leaders in its CFO & financial executives, directors & chief executive officers, and consumer products & services search practices.
Cathy Logue, managing director of the firm’s Toronto office, has been named leader of the CFO & financial executives practice group. She has over 25 years of executive and leadership search experience with a primary focus on senior leadership roles within the technology, financial services / fintech and media & communications sectors.
Ms. Logue supports a global practice that includes functional appointments of CEO, COO, CFO as well as other key leadership positions. She has worked extensively with global publicly-traded companies as well as privately-held, mid-market and private equity portfolio companies. Prior to joining Stanton Chase, Ms. Logue co-founded Ambit, a boutique executive search firm that specializes in the recruitment of financial professionals across all industry sectors. She founded the Toronto office of Stanton Chase and succeeds Paul Herrerias.
Panos Manolopoulos, managing partner in the firm’s Dubai office, has been appointed head of its directors & chief executive officers practice group. He is a lead shareholder in Stanton Chase Bucharest and Sofia and has been a member of the firm since 2003. He has served as regional and global practice leader of the firm’s consumer products & services practice, vice chairman regions, and vice president of Europe, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Manolopoulos is taking over from Ted Muendel.
Tom Christensen, managing partner in the firm’s Oslo office, will lead its consumer products & services industry practice group, structured into these disciplines: consumer products; travel, hospitality & leisure; consumer retail & luxury products; and publishing, advertising & media.
Mr. Christensen has worked in the executive search industry for over 15 years; he established the Stanton Chase office in Norway in 2007. He has worked with local companies and large international corporations with a strong sales and marketing focus. He has extensive experience in performing searches on an executive level, as well as for middle management hard-to-find specialists. Mr. Christensen takes over from Nick Wylde.
Wave of Growth
Stanton Chase has experienced a wave of growth in recent months:
- It recently opened a new office in Detroit to serve its corporate clients in the manufacturing, automotive, commercial vehicle, and defense industries. Rich Kolpasky, a veteran search consultant and former senior executive in the automotive sector, heads up the office as managing director. In addition to his expertise in the automotive industry, Mr. Kolpasky also has experience in a variety of other sectors, most notably the defense industry, which has a major presence in Michigan.
- The firm also named Will Pleva as a partner and sector leader for its global supply chain and strategic sourcing practice in New York. With 25 years of search experience he has conducted more than 500 supply chain and strategic sourcing engagements across a variety of sectors. Since 1983, Mr. Pleva has been with Leslie Kavanagh Associates, a boutique search firm specializing in recruiting global supply chain, strategic sourcing and program management leaders.
- Stanton Chase also recently added Dickson Smith, John DiBenedetto and Robert Mulligan to its Boston office. Mr. Smith, who became managing director, has 25 years of executive search experience specializing in the recruitment of financial services professionals. Mr. DiBenedetto brings financial services experience having worked in the asset management space in both New York and Boston. Mr. Mulligan joined as an advisory director with 28 years of experience in the sale and distribution of investment vehicles.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media