April 30, 2021 – JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, and The Amrop Partnership, have formed a strategic alliance that will see both companies expanding their offerings for their clients as well as growing their respective global reach. “We are very excited about our alliance with Amrop,” said John Marshall, chief executive officer of JM Search. “Our two firms share many of the core personal and professional values that have enabled us to hire great people and work with many of the leading private equity, private and public companies around the globe.” He said both firms a similar philosophy and dedication to search quality and efficiency. “We look forward to extending our new global reach to our existing U.S. based clients.”
This new relationship will allow both companies to bring considerable added value to their respective domestic and international clients and an opportunity to work jointly on global executive search and leadership projects. “Given the long-established nature of both businesses as well as their shared values, Amrop and JM Search will not only be able to provide their clients with access to new geographies; the alliance will also provide immediate access to the specialist local expertise and the proven track records of both firms,” said Amrop.
JM Search is an advisor to CEOs, investors, and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. Its clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search recruiting team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors. The firm has offices in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles.
“Providing our clients with seamless access to a top tier U.S. firm is the latest step in fulfilling a strategic goal of ours, and one which during 2020 we have now successfully brought to fruition,” said Annika Farin, managing partner and chair of The Amrop Partnership. “From the first dialogue I had with John, we immediately recognized how many similarities we share in terms of culture and values, especially in our joint approach of putting the client at the centre of everything we do. Not only will this alliance provide exceptional access to the U.S. market for our clients, it will also broaden and deepen the specialist expertise and skills in our organization. We are delighted to be teaming up with JM Search and looking forward to an exciting future of collaboration.”
Founded in 1977, Amrop advises organizations in executive search, board and leadership services. The organization has 65 offices in 53 countries.
Amrop recently added São Paulo, Brazil-based Inniti as its newest member firm. Founded in 2014, Inniti (now Amrop Inniti) serves clients in executive search, corporate governance, organizational development, leadership development and coaching. The firm’s industry coverage includes consumer, industrial, life sciences, financial services, technology, professional services, education and real estate.
Amrop also recently added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partner as a member firm. Founded in 2001 by Thomas and Cecile Hofer, Hofer Tan brings a team of highly experienced partners to Amrop, specializing in retained executive search, board search and board consulting. Conducting senior assignments across industries and functions, the firm offers particular insight into cross-cultural hiring complexities, with advisory on leadership, succession, executive consulting and development. Hofer Tan focuses on the financial services, consumer, professional services, aviation, aerospace and defense, hospitality and leisure, sport leadership, life sciences and industrial sectors.
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