June 24, 2021 – The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has introduced an advisory board. “The aim is that this body will not only enhance the international network reputation and credibility but will also provide the president and current members of the leadership council with valuable knowledge, information, lessons learned, insights and ideas,” IESF said. “The main goal of the advisory board is being a sparring partner for the president and the leadership counsel of IESF.
Tim Smith, founder of the ASLON Group Executive Search in the U.S. – one of the longest (former) partners of IESF – has been appointed the organization’s first board member. A number of reputable executive search industry professionals and former IESF presidents, will join IESF’ advisory board in the course of the year and will report directly to the president of IESF.
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“We are thrilled to welcome globally recognized key opinion leaders in executive search and (former) members of IESF in our advisory board,” said Victor Carulla, president of IESF. “Their collective expertise is valuable for our future strategy and decisions.”
“I am delighted to join the advisory board of IESF as a first member,” said Mr. Smith. “You have to be adaptable, flexible and respond to today’s changes. Some things don’t change: people should establish and stay true to their core values, a mission, a vision. Surround yourself with wise counselors and you are more future prepared,” he noted.
Mr. Smith specializes in building senior executive teams for Fortune 100, private equity backed, and family owned clients. He counsels companies on their board of directors succession strategy; he delivers C-suite executives and key functional leaders for multiple industries, including specialty chemicals, high-tech, manufacturing, medical, software, transportation and technology service industries.
Founded In 2002, the International Executive Search Federation is an international executive search group / association. Identifying talent and leadership in 80 offices and 18 countries, the IESF offers a fully customized, local approach to search projects, based on culture, regional economics and the local candidate marketplace.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media