March 26, 2019 – Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has expanded with the addition of a new office in Bucharest, Romania.
“Although we continue to expand our offices in Krakow, Poland, and London and Manchester in the U.K., since our inception in 2002 we have strived to have the best talent on our team,” said John Wilson, CEO. “After much research, we were very impressed with the high level of talent in Bucharest. Its thriving business sector, access to great talent and multilingual culture gives us further capabilities to support our clients across Europe and the globe.”
“Top talent is a major factor to a company’s success, and our unique, innovative and consultative approach to hiring that talent is why organizations across the world partner with us,” he said.
Romania currently has a GDP (PPP) of around $547 billion and a GDP per capita (PPP) of $28,189. According to the World Bank, Romania is a high income country with a mixed economy. Tourism is a significant contributor to the Romanian economy, generating around five percent of GDP. Romania was estimated to have the fourth-fastest-growing travel and tourism total demand in the world, said the World Travel and Tourism Council.
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Based in Tampa, WilsonHCG specializes in recruitment process outsourcing, talent consulting and executive search. It has more than 700 employees serving clients across six continents and 40 countries.
The company’s new office in Romania may stem from a recently secured, undisclosed amount of funding from private equity firm CIP Capital. The investment enables WilsonHCG to accelerate global growth and strengthen its talent solutions and technologies.
“We are very excited to announce our partnership with CIP Capital,” said Mr. Wilson. “It provides us with the capability to continue focusing on innovation, while further strengthening WilsonHCG’s position around the world. CIP Capital shares a unique commitment to growth, partnership and people – highly similar to our vision here at WilsonHCG – making the decision to join forces both easy and exciting.”
Bobby Kelly, managing director of CIP Capital, said his group was looking forward to partnering with the talent management firm. “WilsonHCG has developed a highly differentiated offering in the recruitment process outsourcing and outsourced talent solutions market, enabling companies to efficiently solve the increasingly difficult and critical task of finding and retaining employees,” he said. “John and his team have created a culture of unwavering dedication to customer service while assisting clients across a broad range of talent acquisition needs.”
Following this funding, WilsonHCG expanded its executive search division with the appointment of director Phil Brakewell. He serves as leader of the EMEA region. Mr. Brakewell has more than 14 years of talent acquisition leadership experience and most recently served as head of executive search for ResourceBank.
“I can’t believe how much the division has grown in such a short space of time,” said Mr. Edwards. “We’ve experienced amazing growth and will be building on this success for years to come. Phil’s expertise will help us drive growth in the EMEA region as our executive search practice continues to expand globally.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media