AIMS International is the latest global executive search firm to expand to Ireland with the creation of AIMS International Ireland (formerly Search Excellence) under the leadership of Ken McIntyre-Barn.
AIMS International is one of the largest executive search organisations in the world with 90 offices in over 50 countries across EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas. This latest development further strengthens its presence in Europe and follows on from the expansion to Ireland by many renowned executive search companies as Ireland’s top-end recruitment sector continues to be re-shaped. While many of these firms remained relatively unknown in Ireland up to now, internationally they have been dominating the executive search sector, working for the world’s best-known organisations.
Ken McIntyre-Barn has been operating in the executive search industry since 2010 and has proven expertise finding outstanding executives for organisations in the Consumer Goods, Media & Technology, Pharmaceutical, Connected Entertainment, Fuels, Bio-energy and Consulting industries. He was first to market with a unique service in Ireland, offering every successful candidate a 6 month onboarding executive coaching programme.
Bernardo Entschev, President AIMS International: “Ireland is a very important location for AIMS International. The Irish economy is performing extremely well primarily as a result of many well-known multinational companies locating their European headquarters there. In addition, an increasing number of organisations are looking to invest in Ireland because of Brexit. This addition to our global footprint greatly enhances our ability to serve globally based clients.
We are delighted to welcome Ken and his team, who bring significant expertise and experience in key industry sectors, to AIMS International.”
Ken McIntyre-Barn, Managing Partner AIMS International Ireland: “Becoming part of AIMS International will help strengthen our position in the Irish market and give us significant international search capability across the world. Clients want and expect genuine international reach and being part of a globally integrated firm is now a strategic necessity. A recent report prepared by EY indicates that companies in Ireland will recruit more employees from overseas than they will from the domestic market.
I am delighted to join AIMS International, which is one of very few truly global executive search & leadership development organisations and look forward to helping develop it further”.