IRC Global Executive Search Partners has been bringing top leadership talent to clients for more than twenty years. Ranked as the world's largest executive search alliance in terms of global reach, you'll find us wherever in the world your business takes you.
Amsterdam, Cairo, New York, or Shanghai. Open the door to any of our partner offices and meet a dedicated professional with a deep understanding of the local market and instant access to a global network of contacts.
Our partners run their own businesses locally and most have held executive positions in major international companies. This gives us deeper insight into your business and your local preferences. We go the extra mile to give you the support you need. Because we know what it's like to walk in your shoes.
Our clients are committed to management diversity, so we make a point of presenting candidate short-lists that are inclusive of women and minority leaders, wherever possible. Our organization spans 45+ countries and 6 continents, which gives us a unique advantage in maintaining truly inclusive executive searches.
We feel strongly that our services should meet or surpass our clients' expectations. That's why we have designed and implemented our own CRM system to measure executive searches. This system uses surveys of our clients and candidates to get as much insight as possible into what and how we can improve to support your business in terms of candidate quality, assignment length, and overall client service.
Watch the story of IRC and the fast-growing Royal de Heus Group, which came to us to match talent to new positions as they were created.
In the beginning, there were just a few of us. We knew something about each other but worked separately on our own projects. Yet we shared the same vision: that the recruiting business would evolve into a global market and our clients would seize the opportunity to go international. And so we decided to meet.
S&S Consulting Oy Ab from Finland, Carree Biebuyck Partners from Belgium and Yves Kebers & Marc Pare from France sat down together to exchange ideas and the outcome was clear – there was a mutual interest in cooperating and helping local clients to find people for international operations and help each other in finding the right expertise for expat positions.
As with any ambitious project, growing the network is not always easy. But we have learnt a lot along the way and we know that growth at all costs is not the ideal option. Carefully selected partners across territories are crucial for our ability to commit to excellence and provide clients with the best service possible wherever they might be.
First successful cross-border search
Expansion to North America - USA
10 member firms on 2 continents
IRC Global Support Team established in Prague
First partner in Asia
First IRC Global Conference takes place in Asia Pacific region (Shanghai)
IRC enters South America (Brazil & Peru)
30 member firms on 4 continents
IRC Regional Groups established
IRC expands to Australia
IRC Practice Groups established
IRC in Africa
Footprint on 6 continents
IRC among the top 10 global executive search alliances
IRC among the top 5 global executive search alliances
With 80+ offices IRC is ranked among the top 3 global executive search firms
IRC Global Executive Search Partners has been ranked as the largest global executive search alliance as per the Global 25 rankings released by Hunt Scanlon Media. Overall, 83 globally connected IRC offices across six continents provide clients with a deep industry knowledge combined with a local market expertise.