June 15, 2017 – Global talent solutions provider WilsonHCG has added Jonathan Edwards to its leadership team as vice president of executive search. He will be responsible for leading the organization’s global executive search efforts, talent development and continuous process improvement to cultivate the company’s global offering.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan to WilsonHCG in such a pivotal role,” said John Wilson, chief executive officer. “He brings unique passion and depth of experience to our growing team. As we strive to innovate the market and expand our executive search capabilities globally, we firmly believe Jonathan’s leadership will help us reach new heights.”
Executive Search Veteran
Mr. Edwards is an executive search and talent acquisition strategist with over 11 years of recruitment consulting and analyst experience. He joins the company from Red Hat, an S&P 500 technology and software company, where he served as global executive search lead. Before that, he was an associate with Egon Zehnder.
His expertise includes crafting executive search strategies and driving execution for the North America, EMEA, APAC and LATAM regions. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has led executive recruitment in a number of business critical functions, including C-suite, IT, legal, sales, engineering, consulting / professional services, facilities and administrative, marketing, HR, as well as data and analytics. “I’m looking forward to furthering the growth of our global executive search capabilities, while cementing our footprint as an inventive and holistic talent leader,” Mr. Edwards said.
Headquartered in Tampa, WilsonHCG is a global talent solutions provider that specializes in recruitment process outsourcing, talent consulting and executive search. The company’s global capabilities span six continents and more than 35 countries.
Offering Search Solutions
A number of other organizations have recently expanded into executive search as the top end talent sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling:
U.K. recruitment solutions provider Acorn strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors, and executive & non-exec board members.
i4cp, a network of HR and business professionals, added Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who has a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture. Prior to i4cp, she was a partner at Hanold Associates.
Morris Bixby Group, an agribusiness focused recruitment firm, appointed Allen Smith as managing partner of its new executive division, Morris Bixby Executive. Mr. Smith has an extensive background in the field of agriculture, having managed business units in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
CPL Resources, an Ireland-headquartered recruitment agency, launched Ardlinn, an executive search firm dedicated to supporting the growing demand for corporate leaders within the Irish business sector. Ardlinn will serve as a division of the company focused solely on executive recruiting for top salaried positions in Ireland.
Workforce solutions provider Airswift formed a new executive search firm: Ducatus Partners. It operates independently of Airswift, delivering executive search, market intelligence and related consulting services to clients across the energy, process and infrastructure sectors. Ducatus is led by a team consisting of Kevin Davidson, Sean Buchan and Jamie Ferguson.
Bassett & Bassett Executive Search LLC was launched by Bassett & Bassett Communication Managers and Counselors, a global strategic communication management and marketing firm. Victor A. Koppang has been appointed its president and chief executive officer. He most recently served as president and CEO of Detroit Thermal.
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