Kennedy Executive is Now in Europe and North America
With immediate effect, Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting partners with Integrated People Solutions, a boutique executive search firm founded in 2000 by Eric Pringle.
Mr Pringle states: “We are excited to join forces with the firms of Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting. This allows us to extend delivery of exceptional leadership and related consulting services on an international basis to our increasingly global clientele. We look forward to partnering with some of the top boutique executive search firms in the world. This is an excellent opportunity to work with professionals that share our value set and focus on operational excellence. More importantly, this will allow clients to experience premier leadership acquisition and talent related services in a consistently excellent fashion regardless of where they do business in the world with professionals who understand the language, cultures, and customs of their respective regions”.
Prior to his career in executive search, Mr Pringle held various senior Human Resources functions at industry icons such as Wells Fargo, US WEST and Amoco.
With Denver leading Forbes' list of the best places for business, Colorado being one among the fastest rising economies across the American continent and having the best educated population according to Forbes, Denver is the perfect destination to penetrate North America for Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting.
Kennedy's CEO Jorg Stegemann says, "It was important for us to have a presence in North America and we feel that with Integrated People Solutions under Eric's leadership we have the perfect first Partner. IPS runs 90% of their searches outside Colorado from the East to the West Coast. This means that with our existing network in Europe, we are able to run executive search assignments for our clients anywhere in Europe and North America".
For the past 25 years, Jorg Stegemann has served as senior leader in various blue chip corporate companies and has been building and managing high performing executive search teams. He is also as a thought leader in the retained executive search industry and routinely contributes to media such as BBC Capital or magazines like Forbes.
With IPS joining, Kennedy Executive Search has made significant strategic changes to its infrastructure and is today well set for growth with the nomination of two Managing Directors and three Practice Leaders: As Managing Director North America, Eric Pringle will play an instrumental role in the growth in North America. Pringle has lived and worked all over the United States and has travelled extensively abroad. Carl Lens, Kennedy Executive Search The Netherlands/ Lens & Partners in Amsterdam has accepted the role of Managing Director Europe.
Mr Lens, an industry veteran, has worked all over Europe and speaks four languages. Three Practice Leaders have been nominated: Jesper Madsen from Kennedy Executive Search Denmark/ DNA Headhunting in Copenhagen for the Consumer Practice and Paul Battye from Kennedy Executive Search United Kingdom/ Moorlands Human Capital in London for the Finance Practice. Carl Lens continues to be Practice Leader Life Sciences. All have 15 years'+ of relevant industry experience in their respective region or Practice and are the best people to steer Kennedy into a bright future and shake up the executive search industry.
“What makes us different from other executive search firms is that we are well aware of the pitfalls and tricks of this profession as well as of the environment that we’re addressing because we have been in the shoes of our clients. We have been in the same position before as hiring managers ourselves and hence we understand our clients' specific challenges. In addition to that, we are owner managed boutique firms and when you work with us, you will be in front of an experienced search consultant with 10 years' of experience in search minimum. 'What you see is what you get' and our clients love that”, Mr Stegemann adds in.
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