Acorn recruitment strengthens executive search division.

Stephanie Nestaval joins from Prague.

Acorn has strengthened its high-level executive search division with an overseas appointment in response to increasing demand for its services in this area. Executive search partner Stephanie Nestaval has joined the business as a specialist head-hunter in executive search, direct search and interim projects. She brings more than a decade of experience within the automotive industry and expertise in managing high-level assignments for supply chain clients with her, having transferred from Acorn’s parent company Synergie’s office in Prague, Czech Republic.

Based in Acorn’s Exeter branch, Stephanie will work with businesses UK-wide specialising in the search and selection of C-suite executives, board members, directors and plant managers for the automotive industry.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be here in the South West of England and already putting my experience to good use for the benefit of both Acorn Recruitment and job seekers alike across the UK,” said Stephanie. “As a member of the fifth biggest European company providing HR consultancy and services since 1969, Acorn Recruitment stands to benefit a great deal from my time with the Synergie Group, and I am thrilled to be passing on this expertise at a time when it is evidently needed the most.”

Since its launch in March 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has otherwise placed more than 100 senior professionals into leading positions – including CEO, finance, sales and marketing director, and executive and non-exec board member roles – UK wide.

Synergie initiative Global Cross Sourcing uses a shared platform to search candidates from the 16 European countries in which it operates, increasing access for UK businesses to a skilled talent and senior management pipeline through Acorn Recruitment.

Acorn operations director Karen Sharpin, who leads the specialist executive search team, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to have Stephanie on board here in the UK, bringing a wealth of international knowledge with her, and adding value to the services we are increasingly providing clients nationally.

“We continue to be encouraged by the success and progress Acorn has already made in this area to-date, particularly regarding the quality of feedback and levels of repeat business we’re attracting from clients and I have no doubt Stephanie’s appointment will serve to bolster this even further.”

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