AESC Accepts Eight New Executive Search Firms into Membership

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NEW YORK, June 26 -- The Association of Executive Search Consultants issued the following news release: 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: * Clarey/Napier International, Houston * Eblinger & Partner Personal- und Managementberatungs GmbH, Vienna * Harris Search Associates, Dublin, Ohio * Head Hunters International Ltda., Bogota * Matthew Wood Search (MWS), Auckland * People Assets Consultoria em Recursos Humanos Ltda., Sao Paulo * PAC Executive, Sydney * The Nautical Group, Raleigh, North Carolina 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. Bill Clarey and Ginger Napier have a track record of identifying and attracting talent in a variety of industries and functional areas. Together, they offer more than 30 years of executive search and management consulting experience. In 2002, the firm affiliated with IIC Partners, a global network of independent, retainer-based executive search firms. 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. The firm ranks among the Top 10 HR consultancies in Austria and is the Austrian affiliate of IIC Partners. 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. As a member firm of IIC Partners, the 8th largest retained executive search organization with 48 offices in 34 countries worldwide, they provide clients with global access to talent. Since 1994, Head Hunters International( has been dedicated to advising on organizational processes, management recruitment, selection and evaluation of highly qualified executives. Antonio Jose Escovar originally founded the firm in 1994 under the name of Brain Hunters de Colombia SA. In 1999 Antonio Jose joined Korn Ferry for Colombia and Ecuador where he worked as Vice President for nearly three years. In 2002, Escovar decided to reopen his own firm inviting Luisa Fernanda Rodriguez as partner under the name of Head Hunters International Ltda. 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. Du Pain developed deep strategy knowledge from his experience in management consulting firms: Michael Porterdzs Monitor Grou; AT Kearney; and Solving International. His career with executive search started with a Brazilian boutique, and later with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he worked with the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and high tech industries. 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. CC AutoTriage10PkS-140627-30FurigayJane-4780485 30FurigayJane

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