Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global professional association that represents excellence in retained executive search and leadership advisory solutions, announces today the acceptance of eight firms into its global membership. Their AESC membership approval follows extensive vetting, including reference checks, site visits, votes by AESC regional councils and commitment to the AESC Code of Professional Practice.

GOSECO International Executive Search, based in San Diego, California, is a boutique international executive search and consulting firm specializing in identifying bilingual and multicultural talent throughout Mexico and Latin America. It is an entrepreneurial firm that services domestic, multinational, and Fortune 500 companies with operations in developing and emerging markets, placing multiple leadership roles based in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Panama and Colombia. Their search methodology is aimed at the right fit culturally, which is a critical challenge in today's complex and diverse multicultural world.

Greenwood/Asher, based in Miramar Beach, Florida, is a woman-owned executive search, consulting, and training firm with a diverse recruiting and consulting team. Jan Greenwood and Betty Asher, founders and partners of Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., have deep roots in higher education, having both served as tenured professors and presidents of universities. Greenwood has been in the executive search business since 1992. They have an extensive expertise and experience with executive search, consulting and training in education and nonprofit organizations.

Founded in 2000 and based in London, Holtby Turner specializes in the real estate and construction sectors. Valued for their rigorous executive search process and sector expertise, the firm sources, secures and develops senior professionals for leading organizations. As well as finding the best talent for their clients, they design leadership development programs to ensure that they maximize productivity and profitability through motivated and committed people.

Based in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Muscat, InterSearch Middle East has been recruiting across the Middle East region for the last 25 years. InterSearch is the only international executive search firm with dedicated regional offices in Oman and Abu Dhabi. The firm provides executive search solutions across all major industry sectors, including Oil/Gas & Renewable Energy, Refining & Petrochemicals, Financial Services, Engineering, Construction & Development and Family Groups among others.

Founded in 1985 and based in Stockholm, Michaël Berglund has grown into one of Sweden's leading executive talent advisory firms. Providing retained executive search, interim, assessment services and board advisory solutions, the firm strives for long-term relationships where both parties invest in fruitful cooperation. Focused on superior quality and strong relationships as opposed to volume, their client base consists of around 50 organizations – not 500, including local businesses to large multinationals.

Founded in 1994, The Insight Group is one of Australia’s premier executive search and talent advisory firms. The firm brings considerable expertise in assisting organizations of all sizes with their strategic executive talent needs. They have demonstrated success across a range of sectors and industries. Their approach is based on the following principles: Client-centric; Teamwork; Intelligence; Integrity.

Operating from offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Manila, The People at Work has a long and highly successful track record in Asia-wide searches. Founded in 2000, the group provides retained executive search across Asia in diverse industries including Industrial, Consumer, Real Estate/Infrastructure and Private Equity. The People at Work works in close partnership with clients in various areas, whether it is setting up their first Asian office, expanding operations in emerging markets, building up the next-generation leaders or bridging gaps between business and talent strategies.

With offices in Wellington and Auckland, Rothley Partners provides executive search, professional retained recruitment and advisory services to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Founded in November 2015 in partnership with a leading New Zealand management consultancy MartinJenkins, the firm’s promise of “intelligent engagement” means the firm provides honest, insightful advice, and ask the questions that others may not have thought to ask. As a trusted and discreet advisor, the firm provides high quality, integrated responses to clients' toughest resourcing challenges.