Media Center – 2022

News

Press Release: A change of generations at MPB Recruitment Group AG

01 July | After 35 years, the company founder and Managing Partner Helmut Zimmerli-Menzi is passing the company on to its two long-term Partners Regina Graf and Thomas Markwirth. The MPB Recruitment Group...

Overcoming stigma and misperceptions, one placement at a time

20 June | This World Refugee Day, the team behind Talents For The Netherlands tells us how they started a social enterprise during COVID – and great things happened In search of new talent for the...

Ralf Nejedl Joins AltoPartners Deutschland

13 June | AltoPartners Deutschland is proud to announce that Ralf Nejedl, former leader of B2B business for Deutsche Telekom AG Europe, is joining its team in the Darmstadt office as a partner from July 1,...

Lauren Smith (Diversified Search Group) Recognised as NACD Directorship 100™ Honoree

21 April | The 16th Annual NACD Directorship 100 List Recognizes the Most Influential Corporate Directors and Governance Experts The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the 2022 NACD...

International Women’s Day 2022 : Breaking The Bias – one placement at a time

08 March | This year’s International Women’s Day Theme is #BreakTheBias. AltoPartners, a leading international partnership of retained executive search and leadership consulting firms, knows the effects of...

Diversified Search Group Acquires Alta Associates, The Pioneer and Premier Search Firm in Cybersecurity

04 March | The firm continues rapid growth with the addition of industry-recognized experts on cybersecurity, data privacy, and IT risk management talent. Diversified Search Group, the largest woman-led and...

There is No Free Lunch!

25 January | Julia Zdrahal-Urbanek, Managing Partner AltoPartners Austria, was interviewed by the leading daily newspaper Kurier on the topic of politicians moving into top management positions. There Is No...

H.M. The King : Audience with His Majesty Felipe VI of Spain & Representatives from Seeliger y Conde on the 30th Anniversary of Seeliger y Conde

10 January | Palacio de la Zarzuela. Madrid, 07.01.2022 His Majesty the King had an audience with representatives of the consulting firm Seeliger y Conde, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. The original...

Judee von Seldeneck Establishes JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women

05 January | Fund to Provide New Capital for Women Entrepreneurs in Philadelphia Judee von Seldeneck, Founder and Chair of Diversified Search Group and AltoPartners global board member, the largest...

Insights

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Emmy Raaff

14 June | AltoPartners celebrates the researchers — the backbone of the executive search industry who work quietly in the background, combing through industry, analyst, and media reports to uncover hidden...

The Director’s Dilemma – June 2022 Edition

06 June | Produced by Julie Garland-McLellan, Consultant at AltoPartners Australia and non-executive director and board consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Contribution by Harry Friend, is Partner of the...

The metaverse – what kind of new jobs might it create?

24 May | Modern corporate life is so intertwined with mobile technology that it is almost impossible to imagine that business was ever conducted without a cellphone close to hand. And yet it was only in...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Sandra Olive Bäcker

23 May | This week we talk to Sandra Olive Bäcker – entrepreneur, fabulous cook, hostess extraordinaire, and coffee connoisseur, as well as being managing partner of Executive Search at Bäcker &...

Virtual reality in workplace education

19 May | The metaverse is here – or at least parts of it are. The term, first coined by Neal Stephenson in his novel Snow Crash, describes a virtual world in which people can live, work and play without...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Anne Borgen

16 May | This week the AltoPartners spotlight is on Anne Borgen, a partner at Peoplement, executive search specialists based in Copenhagen. Armed with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Veronika Kaštovská

10 May | Armed with a master’s degree in adult education from Jan Amos Komensky University in Prague, Veronika Kaštovská, a partner and senior consultant for the Accord Group, AltoPartners East and Central...

The Metaverse 101 – how it might affect the world of work

05 May | Mark Zuckerberg’s October 2021 announcement that Facebook would be changing its name to Meta as a way to “bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses”...

The Director’s Dilemma – May 2022 Edition

04 May | Produced by Julie Garland-McLellan, Consultant at AltoPartners Australia and non-executive director and board consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Contribution by Kevin Hall, is an AltoPartners...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Lauren Smith

03 May | This week Lauren E. Smith, Managing Director in the Miami office of the Diversified Search Group/ AltoPartners USA and an expert on executive and board recruiting, tells us what inspired her to...

Boost your career and join a board

21 April | Serving on a board of directors can be a career boost. Whether it’s for a non-profit organisation or a corporate entity, being a director is an opportunity for professional growth and growing a...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Maria Isabel Ventura

19 April | What better way to celebrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion than by showcasing AltoPartners’ women in leadership? We asked María Isabel Ventura a partner at Executive Connection S.A.S in Colombia...

Read this before you accept that board post

13 April | With the focus on DE&I candidates at board level, companies globally are under pressure to diversify their board to satisfy shareholder and investor demands. As flattering as it is to be asked...

The Director’s Dilemma – April 2022 Edition

12 April | Produced by Julie Garland-McLellan, Consultant at AltoPartners Australia and non-executive director and board consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Contribution by Hansjörg Meine, is the Managing...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Nathalie Deroche

11 April | Meet Nathalie Deroche, Partner at Leaders Trust, one of the founding firms of the AltoPartners alliance. Based in Paris, Nathalie used her STEM training to launch a successful career in executive...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Claudia Hardy

28 March | This week AltoPartners talks to one of our Latam experts in Mexico City, Claudia Hardy, a partner in the Ezentia Group. Armed with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of...

Diversity on company boards – from tokenism to genuine change

23 March | The composition of company boards is changing. One survey found that directors from underrepresented groups increased their share of board seats at companies on the Russell 3000 index (which...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Annemarie Trouwborst

22 March | Her nickname is Sherlock Holmes because of her curious nature and impressive online investigative skills, a talent that – combined with a fluency in Dutch and French and a working knowledge of a...

Phenomenal Women of AltoPartners – Judith von Seldeneck

14 March | Kicking off our series showcasing AltoPartners’ women in leadership series, we are proud to feature one of the grande dames of executive search, Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder and chairperson of...

The Director’s Dilemma – March 2022 Edition

03 March | Produced by Julie Garland-McLellan, Consultant at AltoPartners Australia and non-executive director and board consultant based in Sydney, Australia. *Contribution by Ian Taylor, is Executive...

For love or money: directorships and board fees

03 March | Companies everywhere are under scrutiny – whether it’s about how diverse they are, how sustainable they are or how well they have managed the Covid-19 pandemic. At least one consequence of these...

Wanted: Resilient innovators to change the world

25 February | Leaders Trust /AltoPartners the Netherlands has been helping NGOs source visionary leaders for the past two and a half decades. Managing partner Albert Froom has a particular interest in NGOs and...

Salary negotiations: It’s a (white) man’s game …or is it?

22 February | Each year, a day is set aside to remind everyone that women still earn less than men despite legislation prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. International Equal Pay Day was launched based...

The Kaizen approach to innovation – moving beyond trendy buzzwords to strategic business imperatives

16 February | In an interview with Jean Paul Hokke, Partner at Leaders Trust International / AltoPartners the Netherlands, Alexander Eerdmans, Vice President at Capgemini Invent in the Netherlands draws on...

Big Oil on the Precipice of Change – Can Gen Z help?

15 February | As of 2020, the global workforce amounted to approximately 3.3 billion people, with six million of those found in the oil and gas sector. Many oil and gas (O&G) companies are looking to...

How Executive Search is Adapting to Serve Post-COVID Organizations

11 February | Executive search is not immune to change, and the industry has adapted, but at what cost? How did an industry that is personal and face-to-face focused transform during COVID? Hear Nicolás Mora...

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED – DO WE NEED NEW BUSINESS LEADERS?

09 February | By Jean-Philippe Saint-Geours, Partner at Leaders Trust International / AltoPartners Paris This piece was first published in French in the Ecole Nationale d’Administration Alumni Review. The...

Could You Earn More? The Art of Salary Negotiation

03 February | Negotiating a salary increase is a career ritual that no one cares for. But it seems to be an inevitable part of career progression and it’s certainly important for wealth-building. As...

The Director’s Dilemma – February 2022 Edition

01 February | Produced by Julie Garland-McLellan, Consultant at AltoPartners Australia and non-executive director and board consultant based in Sydney, Australia. *Contribution by Mpho Nkeli, Executive Chairman...

What Leaders Can Expect in 2022

11 January | By Ian Taylor, Executive Director Sheffield, North Island, / AltoPartners New Zealand Preparing for 2022 does not require too much of a crystal ball– the certainty of ongoing change is now embedded...