AESC Accepts Eight New Executive Search Firms into Membership

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The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) announces the addition of eight retained executive search firms into AESC’s global membership. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils.

The AESC welcomes into membership:

Clarey/Napier International is a Houston-based retained executive search firm established in 1998. Clarey/Napier International is based in the center of the international energy industry, and more than 75 percent of their executive search assignments is within the energy sector. The firm also brings experience in manufacturing, professional services, engineering, construction, power and emerging growth businesses.

Founded in 1991, Eblinger & Partner Personal- und Managementberatungs GmbH has been successfully supplying professional recruitment services to international clients for more than 20 years. The firm is managed by Mag. Charlotte Eblinger, Director, and co-owner. The firm is active in various sectors (life sciences, industry, technology, financial services, consumer goods, energy, transport and logistics) and has a strong focus on leadership development.

Harris Search Associates is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm. Their practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

Since 1994, Head Hunters International has been dedicated to advising on organizational processes, management recruitment, selection and evaluation of highly qualified executives. In 2010, the firm opened an office in Cartagena in order to serve Colombia’s North Coast. Head Hunters International is part of the Talent Hunters Americas network, allowing them to service their clients in other countries within Latin America.

Matthew Wood Search (MWS) is a boutique retained executive search firm based in Auckland City, New Zealand, with a focus on senior appointments throughout New Zealand and Australia. 'Information' is the driving force of MWS and the firm is therefore research driven. The philosophy to 'know' all talent in their sectors of expertise, at all times, gives MWS a unique point of difference.

People Assets is a retained executive search firm founded by Ricardo Du Pain, who has 15 years of experience in professional services. The business objective of People Assets is to deeply understand the most intrinsic aspects of each position—not only the technical ones but also the soft skills associated with the role—in order to match the desired profile to the talent pool available in the market.

PAC Executive was established in 2004 with one absolute focus: Talent. PAC offers best practice and leading solutions for securing talent (retained executive search), aligning talent (through changing work habits) and matching talent (talent acquisition advisory). PAC has offices in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia and Singapore. PAC has built successful and thriving partnerships with many world-leading companies.

The Nautical Group is a boutique retained executive search firm that serves corporate clients seeking to identify, recruit and retain the best executive leaders. In business just over two years, The Nautical Group offers retained executive search services to entrepreneurial, middle-market, Fortune 1000, non-profit, portfolio management, private equity, and start-up businesses. The Nautical Group’s searches include CFO, CIO, Director of Sales & Marketing, VP and IT.

About The Association of Executive Search Consultants

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is the worldwide professional association for the retained executive search and leadership consulting industry. The AESC promotes the highest professional standards in retained executive search and leadership consulting through its industry recognized Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines.

The AESC also offers, a career management service for senior executives, and, a free service for the senior talent acquisition community offering industry information and tools to assist with senior executive recruiting, including access to the AESC’s International Executive Search Directory and a Request for Proposal (RFP) service.

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