Korn Ferry Futurestep bolsters Industrial and Technology practices

19 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

Futurestep, the talent acquisition practice of Korn Ferry, has in the past months made six senior appointments across its European operations. Joanne Cumper and Ian Mosby have joined the firm’s Advanced Technology Practice, while Eduardo Medina, Marnix Lamberts, Filip Loossens and Renan Mamann have been named senior consultants within Futurestep’s Industrial Search team.

Joanne Cumper joined Korn Ferry Futurestep’s Advanced Technology Practice in London as a Managing Consultant for its Digital business across EMEA. She brings nearly two decades of experience, working predominately in the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector recruiting for sales, marketing and leadership level positions. Cumper previously worked for headhunter Halo Search, where she spent more than ten years. At Futurestep, she will focus on delivering specialists for digital roles across EMEA, working with all industry sectors for digital transformation as well as pure play, consulting and data/insight.

Ian Mosby assumed the position of Managing Consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep’s London office, also sitting within its Advanced Technology Practice. He has a wealth of experience across IT/Professional Services and will focus on technology driven transformation, operational excellence, risk and regulation. He joined from Renaissance Leadership, a London based specialist executive and leadership firm, where he led the Consulting and Professional Services practice. Prior to this, Mosby was part of the People and Programmes practice at Deloitte – in the role he provided human capital advisory services to clients in the UK and globally. Mosby started his career in the fashion industry, spending nearly 15 years in the sector, and subsequently worked for consultancies WCL and BAE Systems Detica.

Both Cumper and Mosby report directly into Phil Coulter, EMEA leader for Korn Ferry Futurestep’s Advanced Technology practice. “Both Joanne and Ian bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with them that will help us to continue to drive our momentum in the region, and ensure we deliver excellent service to our clients.”

Eduardo Medina joined the Industrial Search team in Madrid, where he has been appointed a Senior Consultant. He transferred from Michael Page, where he spent the past 3.5 years, and previously worked for energy firm Vestas. Medina has significant experience in the wind and energy sector and has been charged with building Futurestep’s industrial brand in Iberia.

Marnix Lamberts has been hired to grow Korn Ferry Futurestep’s footprint in the Dutch market (he is the firm’s first local consultant in the Netherlands). Lamberts, who has over 20 years of experience, moved over from his own search company, MXL Search, and prior to that was Partner with Morgan Howard Executive Search and Principal within the Global Search Practice of PA Consulting Group. He has been tasked with driving growth within the industrial sector, with a focus on the transportation and distribution sectors.

The Brussels team of Korn Ferry Futurestep has added Filip Loossens to its ranks. Latterly he served Robert Walters, where created and led the engineering division of the recruitment firm. Prior to this, he worked extensively in the process and chemicals sector at Pavillon Technologies and Exxon Chemicals, where he started his career as process application engineer in 1987. Loossens has been named a Managing Consultant.

Renan Mamann joined the Industrial team as a Managing Consultant based in the Paris office. He was already a member of the Korn Ferry family, serving as a Managing Associate in the Industrial practice at Korn Ferry Executive Search for the last decade. Mamann, who earlier in his career worked for local French headhunter Addill, Pupier Jouve & Partners and global recruiter Egon Zehnder, has been charged with expanding the offering in the French market.

Commenting on the four appointments, An Poelman, EMEA head of the Industrial Search division at Korn Ferry Futurestep, says: “We’re seeing rapid growth. In order to continue to deliver the very best services to our clients it is vital we have the right talent. Eduardo, Marnix, Filip and Renan bring with them a wealth of experience in the Industrial Sector, which will help us to not only expand our business to meet growing market demand, but also to continue to deliver world-class service.”

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.