• We are proud to announce the formation of Starfish Partners: an ownership platform for this previously overlooked market that will allow owners to scale and monetize their business value. Starfish Partners is an expanding ecosystem of recruiting firms structured to enhance the collective benefit of all stakeholders. As the search and staffing industry has evolved, it has consolidated in most areas. We see small staffing firms acquired by regional players acquired by national ones. We see giant holding companies owning a [...]

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  • The search and staffing industry is a classic tale of early visionaries that created an entire worldwide industry that exceeds one-half trillion dollars annually. In the executive search area, firms like McKinsey and Booz Allen were some of the earliest. Heidrick and Struggles were Booz Allen alumni who started their firm in 1953. Spencer Stuart was a partner at that firm until he left to start in 1956. Ironically Egon Zehnder joined Spencer Stuart and left to start his firm [...]

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  • By the time this Newsletter goes to print, 2021 is in the history books. When reflecting on all that has happened in the past two years, it’s fair to say that we’ve been through a lot. If you are new to our industry in the last 12 months, you may have not been drawn to such an opportunity if not but for what you experienced during Covid. Be thankful for what you went through as it allowed to be where [...]

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