The Hennessy Group Partners with Norland Associates 

November 19, 2018 – The Hennessy Group has partnered with Shanghai-based executive search firm Norland Associates to extend life sciences executive search services to East Asia markets.

“Our clients in the life sciences industry have seen incredible growth over the past few years,” said Bob Hennessy, founder and CEO.

“We felt the time was right to boost our efforts further in the Pacific Rim and Asia Pacific markets, where the need for talent in the CDMO, pharmaceuticals and other life sciences sectors is very high.”

“Partnering with a boutique executive search firm similar to our own lets us make deeper connections with clients and candidates in geographic markets outside of North America and Europe,” Mr. Hennessy said. “While we’ve never shied away from placing talent in markets like South Korea, for example, Norland’s assistance will help us deliver the leadership talent our clients are seeking even faster and more effectively. The Hennessy Group will perform a reciprocal function in the U.S. for Norland.”

Since Norland Associates began operating as an executive search firm in 2010, it has worked on more than 1,300 projects. In 2018 alone, the firm’s 12 recruiters have completed more than 130 placements. The firm is led by president Weldon Johnson.

The Hennessy Group is dedicated to connecting life sciences companies with senior leaders. Over the past 30 years, the firm has developed industry-wide connections with professionals and companies in pharmaceuticals, life sciences startups, specialty pharma, orphan drugs and more. The Hennessy Group operates offices in Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles, and Park City, UT.

Recent Partnerships

In recent months, a number of executive search firms have entered into new partnerships with a variety of companies. Here is a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives.

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has formed a partnership with Cronin Partners International Search, an executive search firm headquartered in Dublin. “Having a trusted partner based in Ireland will enable us to significantly improve our offerings to clients with needs in the European and international markets,” said Bob Nephew.”

Kingfisher Talent, a Boston-based consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, has partnered with d`Anvers & Co., a bespoke relocation and real estate services company. The two will collaborate to provide a comprehensive offering of settling-in services for human capital managers and top talent.

RSR Partners established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice.

Executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring. The collaboration comes as the $14 billion Pennsylvania-based company continues expanding in its local market, nationally and around the world.

Executive search firm Michael Kelly Associates and Change, Development & Leadership Consulting have formed a strategic partnership. The alliance focuses on applying MKA’s knowledge of executive search and enhancing culture through CDL Consulting’s leadership coaching and executive consultation to optimize effective engagement.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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