It’s been a very good year for Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting. The network of independent, owner managed executive search firms in Europe and North America recently announced partners joining in Oslo and Vienna, and is now happy to add Sydney as partner destination to the list. With JRS International Search partners, the rapidly growing network expands its services to the booming economies in the Asia Pacific and is present in all time zones.

JRS International Search Partners is a Sydney based Executive Search firm that conducts assignments throughout the Asia Pacific region across a broad range of industries. The company is headed by husband and wife team Joe and Paula Screnci. Both Joe and Paula have been involved in Human Resources since 1987 and have successfully developed several high level companies in Human Resources, Coaching, Recruitment and Executive Search. Both have held senior roles in multinational businesses in both the Asia Pacific Region as well as Europe. Because of their extensive experience, they have gained expertise and knowledge in a variety of industries and, moreover, a culturally diverse landscape, making them an ideal partner for the Kennedy Network.

Jorg Stegemann, CEO of Kennedy Executive: “The world’s economic center of gravity is moving East. If the 100 largest metro areas in the Asia Pacific were a single country, it would have the largest economy on Earth and be accountable for 20% of the global GDP. The life sciences and industrial sectors are among some of the largest in the world. But the diversity of cultures making up the APAC region is immense and requires inside knowledge of how business is done and recruitment issues are addressed. We needed a partner that could offer that specific knowledge and are happy to have found JRS International. As a global network with specific expertise in these industries, we clearly need presence there and are very happy to have found the right match with Joe and Paula Screnci from JRS International Search Partners. They have a local presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai and have, together with their international team, executed strategic searches and HR related assignments in pretty much all of the APAC territories.

Joe Screnci, owner and founder of JRS International Search Partners: “More than ever, an international outlook is vital in almost any business, but especially in recruitment. By joining forces with likeminded colleagues from around the globe, we can offer existing and new clients an even higher level of professionalism with country – and culture-specific insight and knowledge. From a business point of view, it allows us to learn about companies with head offices in other countries but with recruitment needs here and vice versa. We looked at a variety of international networks, but stuck with Kennedy. The values, the current partners, their level of professionalism, their client portfolio; we clicked on all levels. We look forward to building the Kennedy brand in the APAC region with them.