January 12, 2018 – The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical practitioners.
The combined firm will have a global presence with offices throughout North America, Europe, Columbia and India.
“I’m excited about the potential to satisfy mission-critical client talent needs across four continents,” said Jon Bartos, founding partner of GPS, which has placed over 3500 candidates in the technology sector since 1999. “Together we will not only gain operational synergies, we will share research, recruiting and marketing best practices as well.”
“In addition, each organization brings opportunities of cross selling with clients,” said Mr. Bartos. “GPS will continue to focus on mutually committed relationships using our patented TRACCS process that virtually eliminates ‘miss-hires’ in helping our clients build world class high performing teams.”
Mr. Bartos is a 20-year industry thought leader and member of the Pinnacle Society which recognizes the top 75 executive search professionals in the world. He also founded Jonathan Scott International in 1999 and recruiting analytics software known as the Revenue Performance Management system.
Waterbury Partners was founded by John O’Reilly, who has global experience placing executive level officers and partners for some of the largest corporate, private and professional services organizations. Earlier in his career, Mr. O’Reilly also founded another search firm, Waterbury Group.
Since 2000, Kelley Barcus has focused Argenta Talent Acquisition on clients in supply chain, 3PL logistics, cyber security and life sciences markets in the U.S., Mexico and EMEA. The firm concentrates on finding high performing talent for “mission critical to fill positions” in their respected industry verticals.
Executive search firms have seen a rise in mergers in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients. The two firms bring together 33 years’ experience in executive search.
DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. For the past 15 years, DES Recruitment has identified and attracted senior-level executives for clients nationwide. Miramar Global has forged a reputation serving U.S. multinationals in the Americas as well as across EMEA and Asia.
Gibson Consultants, a recruiter that serves healthcare payers and digital health companies, has merged with its affiliate, Enterprise Recruiters, a recruiting firm also focused on digital health companies. The combined company, which will keep the Gibson Consultants name, has also opened an additional office in Wilmington, NC.
Asset management executive recruiters Grace Point Partners and BraddockMatthews have merged. The joint firm will continue to serve clients across traditional and alternative asset management, including hedge fund, private equity, endowment and foundation, and family office organizations. The firm will be known as BraddockMatthews and have offices in Manhattan and Boston.
Buffkin/ Baker recently merged New York-based WTW Associates into its expanding executive recruiting platform. WTW, a talent provider focused on the media, entertainment, technology and law industries, will integrate its operations into the Buffkin/Baker New York office. Warren Wasp becomes a partner in the firm, and will head its entertainment/ media practice.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media