IIC Partners

By IIC Partners
April 4, 2017

IIC Partners adds 45th member firm with acceptance of CEO Search in Bulgaria.

New York, NY – April 4, 2017 – IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide (www.iicpartners.com), one of the world’s top ten global executive search organisations, announced the acceptance of CEO Search (www.ceosearch.bg) into membership. CEO Search, located in Sofia, expands IIC Partners’ global reach into Bulgaria, an emerging market for the executive search industry. CEO Search is IIC Partners’ second office accepted into membership this year and 27th office within Europe.

CEO Search was founded in 2003 by Milen Ivanov and is an independent leading executive search firm specializing in senior, top-level and C-suite placements. CEO Search is a dynamic retained company delivering prime client-focused solutions across various industries both locally and internationally. The team includes seasoned executive search consultants and in-house researchers offering strict confidentiality and a transparent professional process to clients and candidates. 

Milen Ivanov, Founding Partner of CEO Search, commented, "We are very happy to join IIC Partners and take advantage of the expertise, high-level capabilities and cross-selling opportunities of the global network. In this fast changing business environment, it is important to provide our clients with international reach and access to a vast network of contacts. Being part of a larger family creates more opportunities and sense of meaning for everyone.”

Nikolai Nikolov, Senior Partner of CEO Search, added, “IIC Partners is one of the few top 10 global executive search networks to enter directly into the Bulgarian market. Joining IIC Partners is a unique opportunity for CEO Search to reintroduce Bulgaria in the global executive search arena.”

Teodora Atanassova, Managing Partner of CEO Search, said, “Joining forces with IIC Partners is the next logical step in our strive for excellence to provide our clients with best practices, knowledge and an international level of service. We see huge potential in combining our local experience with the global expertise of IIC Partners.” 

Christine Hayward, Executive Director of IIC Partners, commented on the acceptance of CEO Search into membership. “IIC Partners is excited to welcome CEO Search in Bulgaria into membership, expanding our footprint in Eastern Europe. We are looking forward to learning and collaborating with Milen Ivanov and his team of talented search professionals. As IIC Partners broadens its presence in different markets, we learn from our new colleagues, helping us to further serve our clients around the world,” Hayward said. 

About IIC Partners

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide (www.iicpartners.com) is a top ten global executive search organisation with 54 offices in 36 countries. All IIC Partners member firms are independently owned and managed and are clear leaders in local and national markets, allowing solutions for client's organisational leadership, assessment and talent management requirements. For more information, please visit www.iicpartners.com or contact Thaddeus Andres, Head of Marketing & Communications, at tandres@iicpartners.com.

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