AltoPartners Announce New Partner Firm in Russia – Global Footprint Increases to 55 Offices in 35 Countries

November 02, 2016
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AltoPartners, the leading international alliance of independently owned executive search and leadership consulting firms, has reported stellar growth in 2016 and proudly announces that Excelion Partners International, a highly regarded international executive search and leadership consulting firm, has joined the alliance and increases our global presence to 55 offices in 35 countries. Excelion Partners International has been operating in Moscow since 2010 and is a niche player for international companies moving to, or operating in, Russia and for Russian companies and /or investors expanding globally.

Yevgeny Merkel, Excelion Senior Partner and AltoPartners Russia Country Manager, says: “Russia, with all its economic ups and downs, nevertheless remains one of the biggest economies in Europe and is hard to ignore for any international business looking for growth opportunities. Our recent survey of more than 220 international companies currently operating in Russia showed that 62% of respondents continue to see Russia as a long-term strategic market, which presents tremendous opportunities for our industry. We are proud to join the global alliance of AltoPartners and look forward to engaging with all our colleagues in the network to help navigate in Russia as well as support our Russian clients to expand globally.”

“Russia plays a significant strategic role for many of our international partners and clients and we are confident that the addition of Excelion Partners will elevate the international business reach and focus within our alliance. We are following an aggressive growth strategy to ensure that our international alliance has highly regarded partners in the right locations, which benefit our clients, candidates and partners,” says Stephen Dallamore, AltoPartners Global Chairman.

In addition to our new office in Russia, AltoPartners has a significant presence across Eastern Central Europe with offices in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. AltoPartners maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. For the complete list of partner companies and territories we cover, please visit

About AltoPartners

Established in 2006 as an alliance between three well-established groups, namely; Accord Group, Leaders Trust International and Oxygen Executive Search, today the alliance covers 55 offices in 35 countries. The AltoPartners alliance has created a distinctive force in executive search worldwide, giving global coverage across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. For more information about the work we do and the regions we cover, please visit

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About Excelion Partners International

Founded in 2010, Excelion Partners International is a leadership advisory firm providing organisation design, management assessment and executive search services. Established originally to advise international companies entering or expanding in the Russian market, Excelion has since broadened its portfolio of clients to include some of the most ambitious international companies that are growing outside of their home markets as well as Russian businesses looking to expand globally.

Beyond traditional executive search, all Excelion consultants are trained to analyse and optimise organisational structures and assess the capabilities of management teams to help our clients achieve their business goals, providing holistic solutions to many challenges that companies face in emerging markets.

As an active member of organisations including the Association of European Businesses, the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce and the CEEMEA Business Group, we have a wide network and are well-established among the international community of business leaders who have vested interests in Russia.

For more information about Excelion Partners International, please visit

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