The QualiFind Group partners Warren Carter and Carlos Acosta recently participated in the Americas Regional Meeting of IRC Global Search Partners in Atlanta, GA.
The regional meeting was organized and hosted by Bernard Vanderlande and his Atlanta-based team. The meeting included a comprehensive overview conducted by Jorge Fernandez (VP, Global Commerce at Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce) of Atlanta’s role in the burgeoning growth in the Southeastern US.
Partners from the following countries were in attendance: Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Peru, US-Atlanta, US-Charlotte, US-Los Angeles, US-New York, US-San Diego, US-San Francisco, and US-Washington, DC. The meeting was led by newly incoming Americas Regional Leader – Tom Berray (IRC-Washington, DC). Tom took over the role from Jane Lyons (IRC-New York) who stepped down after two years as the Americas Regional Leader.
Tom led the regional meeting through a range of discussions relating to current trends in executive talent acquisition and an exchange of best practices designed to meet and improve client needs.
Tom has more than 15 years of experience in executive search to include placing leaders in early-stage companies and Fortune 100s in information technology, aerospace/defense, biotech, energy, financial services, government, professional services, healthcare and non-profits. Prior to creating his own search practice, Tom was a principal in the technology practice of Heidrick & Struggles. Before entering the search sector, he worked with Gartner’s Executive Programs where he advised CIOs and CTOs. He also held positions at Computer Associates and Xerox. Tom graduated from Duke University with a BS degree in Computer Science and Economics.
He commented, “I am excited and am honored to take on the IRC Americas Leadership role and I thank Jane Lyons for her leadership over the past two years. I look forward to building on Jane’s work to help grow IRC’s capabilities and influence across the Americas region. I firmly believe that IRC’s business model of “Globally Connected and Locally Committed” enables our member firms to offer the highest quality and value to our clients both locally and across the globe.”
About The QualiFind Group & IRC Global Search Partners
IRC is a global alliance of boutique executive search firms committed to supporting clients in sourcing and retaining key leadership talent. Our partners are as culturally and geographically diverse as our clients. Located in 80+ cities on six continents, IRC has the global footprint and agility needed to serve multinational organizations and SMEs with a dedicated personal touch.
IRC has a track record of more than 30,000 completed assignments for more than 2,000 clients in almost every conceivable industry segment and function. Ranked among the world’s three largest retained search firms in terms of geographical coverage, IRC is an alliance that embodies the best of both worlds – Globally Connected and Locally Committed.
The QualiFind Group is IRC’s member firm representing Mexico and is one of seven member firms representing the United States. The QualiFind Group has been named to Hunt Scanlon Media’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Search Firms and Forbes magazine’s Top 250 Search Firms in America.