January 5, 2016 – Former FiveTen Group chief executive officer, John Rose, has launched U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Vered Consulting.
Mr. Rose has spent the past 12 years in a variety of CEO positions, spanning a wide variety of business types from a private equity-backed group and U.K. AIM-listed company, through to the U.K. division of a NASDAQ-listed business.
His career in the professional recruitment field spans more than 15 countries and several continents. He led FiveTen Group for more than six years where he led a family of recruitment companies employing 500-plus staff across 23 offices in 13 countries, including the U.K., Australia, U.S., Russia, Continental Europe, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Brazil and India. Earlier in his career he served 16 years as CEO of Hudson U.K.
“The idea behind Vered Consulting is to offer a ‘roll your-sleeves up’ executive and operating partner service to recruitment leaders,” said Mr. Rose. “I am passionate about supporting recruitment leaders. I genuinely enjoy seeing the success when businesses grow and energize the lives of those individuals involved in the process. It is a great industry but running any size of recruitment business and sitting at the top can be a lonely place. I have extensive experience in understanding what is really needed to support these people.”
A number on new search firms were launched in 2015, offering an array of specialty recruiting services:
Appointed Partners, a leadership advisory solutions firm, was launched by Marci Nigro. The firm was created to connect private equity and Fortune 1000 companies with qualified board director and C-level leaders; it will focus on board diversity, next generation leadership, and cross-functional board expertise.
In October, executive search firm Extract Talent was launched by veteran recruiter Nancy Newman. The firm, whose clients range from Fortune 100 companies to startups, concentrates in the downstream sector of the oil, gas, chemicals, and catalysts industries. The firm’s executive team includes Suzanne Kochevar, the founder and president of En-visioneering Incorporated, dedicated to identifying and strengthening the linkage of organizational vision, organizational culture, and organizational conversations.
Jeremy Hare launched Apollo Search Partners LLC in October to focus on recruiting accounting, finance, professional services, HR, and banking & administrative professionals. The firm is based in Philadelphia.
Bay Street Advisors, LLC, an executive search and consulting firm focused on the financial services industry, launched Eastward Search Partners, LLC, a professional recruitment and staffing firm dedicated to the middle and back-office segments of the financial services industry.
In September, David McCormack has launched executive search firm DMC Partners. Headquartered in New York City, the firm’s core practices are focused on recruiting in the capital markets, infrastructure, investment management, and technology sectors. With 14 years of executive search experience, Mr. McCormack most recently served as a partner with Westwood Partners LLC, an executive search and advisory recruiting boutique focused predominantly on financial services.
In June, executive search firm Zolowicz Group was launched by David Zolowicz to serve the search and recruitment needs for the legal sector. With over 20 years of experience in litigation support and intellectual property, Mr. Zolowicz has developed and nurtured a professional network that positions him to reach and influence key decision makers and top-level candidates. Prior to founding Zolowicz Group, he worked with Shepard’s, Manning & Napier (IP), Westlaw (Gov), Lexis (IP), and IP.Com, after which he served as an executive recruiter for the industry.
Also in June, executive search firm Seeking Alpha Search International was launched to provide search and recruitment services for quantitative risk professionals. The firm is led managing director Lin Watson, a seasoned professional in banking and finance. Ms. Watson previously served as practice lead of banking & financial services for the Eastern U.S. at Johnson Search Group (JSG).
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media