AESC Welcomes Seven New Executive Search Firms into Membership

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) is pleased to announce the addition of seven retained executive search firms into its global membership. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils to ensure that the new members meet the AESC?s high level of professional practices.

The AESC welcomes:

Prolaurum leads executive searches for senior level and strategic value positions for organizations throughout Latin America. Prolaurum?s consultants have over 20 years of experience in the market. Partner and Regional President Alex Cirone began his career in Executive Search at Korn/Ferry International, as Founder of the Buenos Aires and Santiago offices in 1988, later becoming Latin America Regional Vice President. Together with his senior partners, Alex left the firm and created Prolaurum, known as a leading domestic executive search boutique that rapidly evolved to become one of the leading firms in high-end executive search practice at a regional level in Latin America, with key global clients and family groups.

CSI Executive Search LLC is a privately held Texas based executive search and consulting firm specializing in operational and technical placements in a wide range of industries. CSI?s roots originate back to Custom Staffing, Inc., which was founded in New Orleans, LA in 1997, by Donna Cates Sphar. In 2006, the firm transitioned into a professional search firm focusing on senior leadership and executive search. Donna founded CSI Executive Search LLC and kept the acronym ?CSI? which stands for Comprehensive Search Initiatives, whilst simultaneously upgrading the brand to reflect the team?s expertise.

Wilcox Miller Nelson (WMN) is one of Northern California?s top retained executive search, board search and governance consulting, executive transition and coaching firms. WMN prides itself on its industry-leading attention to detail and a customized service approach, which ensures its clients receive the exact results they seek. Founded in Sacramento, California in 1979, WMN has more than 36 years? experience providing retained executive search, board search and governance, executive transition and coaching services.

Whitney Partners practice in financing, advisory and management of assets and have recognized consultants working around the globe. As specialists in financial services executive search, Whitney Partners offers clients and candidates the strategic insight they need to take advantage of the various market opportunities. Whitney Partners has experience conducting searches in all areas of financial services, across every industry vertical and product specialty.

The Ashton Partnership is an international executive search firm operating across the Financial Services and Energy and Natural Resources space. The Ashton Partnership brings knowledge of the talent landscape, trends and risk factors that are driving the global markets. The partnership prides itself on providing guidance and counsel on executive leadership and industry issues. The partnership has relationships with a select number of clients which allows them to continually tap into the largest part of the talent landscape. Clients range from small start-ups and private equity houses to FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

Talent Africa, an alliance of Korn Ferry, is based in Sandton, the business hub of South Africa. They offer integrated talent solutions to clients nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa. Staffed by people with many years of experience in the executive search and human resources field, Talent Africa is proudly BBBEE compliant with 40% of the shareholding belonging to wholly-owned BEE entities. Talent Africa builds long-term mutually beneficial partnerships. They support cost-effective talent solutions and leadership development in a manner that contributes to optimizing the core business of their clients.

N.I. Partners is a global executive search firm focusing exclusively on the comprehensive field of Life Sciences. From the beginning, N.I. Partners? Services were distinguished by an unrivaled attention to detail, expertise and quality. They listen to client needs, understand client culture and values and make sure that the best talent they attract will blend with client culture and embody client values. N.I. partner with local associates in North America, Latin America, Asia, South Africa and Middle East.