November 7, 2016 – New York City-based boutique executive search firm Third Street Partners has formed a strategic partnership with Human Capital Acquisition (HCA), a specialized recruiting firm focused on retirement, retail and institutional distribution.
Through the arrangement, Third Street Partners will benefit from HCA’s network of relationships and comprehensive research with specialization in the retirement, retail, and institutional distribution areas, while HCA will draw from Third Street Partners’ search expertise in asset management and the firm’s global footprint.
“Third Street Partners has always been committed to being a true partner to our clients, whose needs increasingly include access to top-tier talent in the retirement and retail spaces,” said Laura K. Pollock, founding partner of Third Street Partners. “We’re confident that this strategic partnership with HCA will allow us to meet clients’ expanding needs while enhancing our existing distribution business.”
Erin Holland-Collins, founder of HCA, said: “I am excited to partner with such a dynamic and diverse team committed to excellence and client service. Spending more than a decade sitting on the client’s side of the table at various asset management firms has given me a unique appreciation for Third Street’s client-centric approach.”
HCA was founded by Ms. Holland-Collins, whose 15 years of experience in financial services with such companies as American Express Financial Advisors, Ameriprise and Russell Investments enabled her to build extensive networks in intermediary and institutional distribution, marketing, and execution services.
Partnerships Continue In the Search Industry
There have been a number of partnerships and mergers among executive search firms in recent months. Some provide national expansion opportunities, others more global reach, while still others allow for additional solutions offerings for clients requesting a full suite of talent management services.
Executive search firms Wheless Partners and Chandler Group joined forces recently. Wheless Partners has professionals in strategy, assessment, executive selection, leadership development, and executive coaching. Since its founding in 1986, the firm has partnered with global Fortune 500 companies, mid-size enterprises, leading public and private institutions, investment portfolio companies, not-for-profit foundations and smaller entrepreneurial startups across all industries and functions. Chandler Group is a Minnesota-based search boutique that serves clients in 28 states. The firm has practice groups include healthcare, non-profit, technology, corporate and board of directors.
Executive search firm Indigo Partners merged with national cyber security CyberSN. Veronica Mollica, chief executive officer and founder of Indigo Partners, joined the CyberSN executive team as vice president of business development, responsible for building teams to support national expansion. “I’m excited to work with an experienced individual who is cut from the same cloth of integrity and transparency, who has five-star sales and customer service skills, and who is a team player and believes there can be love in the workforce,” said CyberSN CEO and founder Deidre Diamond. “Veronica is that rare person and I am beyond thrilled that we are uniting.”
Shilton Sharpe Quarry (SSQ), an international legal search consultancy, joined forces with Vienna-based executive search firm lawyers & more [L&M]. SSQ has worked in Austria and the wider central and eastern European region for some time but through this formal relationship the business is looking to increase its activity by working with lawyers & more to place internationally qualified lawyers in Austria. The relationship covers the private practice market, recruiting for law firms, as well as recruiting lawyers for leading corporates across commerce and industry and financial services on the in-house side.
Healthcare and life sciences recruiter HM Long Global Partners Ltd joined forced with RSVP Group, a global boutique recruiting outfit that focuses exclusively on the life sciences and chemical sectors. The combined firms will give the newly-merged entity a broad global presence in New York, Zurich, London, Paris, Boston, Wiesbaden, Washington, D.C., Princeton, Austin, Shanghai and Singapore.
Executive search firms AETHOS Consulting Group and Greger / Peterson Associates merged to serve the hospitality industry. Greger / Peterson will begin operating immediately under the AETHOS Consulting Group name. “Greger / Peterson has a sterling reputation in the hospitality industry, as well as in leisure, entertainment and media,” said AETHOS managing director and CEO Keith Kefgen. “Coupled with our global presence and wide range of advisory services, the merger will benefit our global clients with additional resources and increased senior level expertise.”
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media