Global expansion for recruitment firm continues with appointment of senior leader.

Armstrong Craven appoints head of Americas .

Armstrong Craven is continuing its global expansion with the appointment of Leslie Lazarus as head of Americas. Lazarus has an extensive background in executive search including senior roles at firms including Korn Ferry. During more than 15 years with leading global and boutique executive search firms, she has worked with public and private companies, as well as private equity, in multiple industries on senior and C Level placements, with a focus on finance, tax, HR, sales and operations roles. She has vast experience working in the US and globally, in both in-house and consultancy roles.

Leslie’s appointment follows the opening of Armstrong Craven’s New York office at the start of this year. Armstrong Craven’s other offices are in the UK, Singapore and Switzerland. The firm, which employs 75 people, provides clients with a range of services including talent mapping, pipelining, insight, executive search and executive RPO. It specialises in several key sectors including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, technology, consumer, industrial and professional services.

Rachel Davis, deputy CEO of Armstrong Craven, said: “The US is already a major market for Armstrong Craven and we have long-lasting relationships with some of the largest US brands. We believe there is significant potential for further growth as more businesses look to embed a strategic approach to their talent acquisition.

“Leslie brings with her a significant amount of experience in executive search and talent acquisition strategy as well as an in-depth knowledge of the US market and an established network of contacts across HR and TA.”

Davis continues: “Leslie’s appointment and the opening of our US office is the latest extension of our hub structure aimed at providing clients with a truly global approach to talent acquisition. We anticipate making a number of additional appointments in the US over the coming months as we look to continue providing an unrivalled level of service to our clients.”

Prior to her move into executive search, Leslie held senior roles in retail and sales. “Armstrong Craven is disrupting the way talent acquisition is done and bringing a breath of fresh air to the sectors in which it specialises,” says Lazarus. “I have seen at first-hand, and from both sides of the fence, the limitations of traditional search.

“The services AC offers enables clients to be far more strategic and thoughtful in the war for talent, moving away from the traditional transactional model. Our talent mapping, pipelining and insight services go far deeper, helping organisations to identify and attract the best talent and providing a far greater return on investment.”


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