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Bill_Mateo
Maxxium

Bill Mateo — Managing Director and CEO at Maxxium Russia 2005 - 2013 

"Several years ago while I was Managing Director and CEO at Maxxium Russia, we instituted a journey of culture change. Within the last three years we had occasions to change two key management team directors. It was a very difficult search because the candidate had to have foreign multinational corporate experience and specific personality traits to successfully fit with the culture. We variously worked with three or four of the “big name” recruiters in Moscow frankly with disappointing results.

We turned to Slava Volkov and IIC Partners, a strong and well known boutique recruiter specializing in difficult and senior searches. He found a candidate that actually fit our most demanding parameters and who went on to an immediately successful first year. So when we needed a second critical team replacement, we turned to Slava who again met the requirements of another rather specific and difficult search. In acceptable time, Slava was again successful in an even more difficult assignment.

Slava had become our "go to" fix-it man when requirements are tough. He understands the Rubik cube that is a complex organization. But most of all he understands people and relationships in senior leadership roles. Slava knows the singular importance of culture and "fit" in filling a senior position. He first makes sure to understand his client’s culture and ways of working. Very importantly he asked us many questions and effectively challenged our pre-determined concept of what we thought we wanted and provided us with what we actually needed. That is because he is personally involved at every way point along the journey that is a senor search engagement. He has deep knowledge of how senior teams (should) work, and a good grasp of leadership, which is such an important but intangible trait for senior candidates."

 

Frank_Keepers
Unilever

 

Frank Keepers — HR Director Russia & Ukraine at Unilever 2000 - 2003;        HR Director at MIH Naspers 2008 - 2012

 "Slava and his team have been instrumental in helping us building the base of the management team when I was working in Russia. At B-level they have provided us with top talents in Finance, Logistics and marketing in an amazing client oriented way. Next to this, Slava took it upon himself to advise me personally on how to recognize and avoid pitfalls in working in Russia. These were among the most useful conversatins I had during my stay there!"

Robert_de_Vaucorbeil
Unilever

Robert de Vaucorbeil — HR & Excellence Entreprise Director at Saint Gobain Packaging 2007 - 2011

"As Human Resources EVP at Saint-Gobain Packaging I had to upgrade our senior management team in our two big sites. Slava demonstrated a very senior business knowledge ; he was a very good advisor on the Russian environment and able to present very talented candidates to develop our business."

 

 

 

 

Felicity_Leeming
PIP

 

Felicity Leeming Global Head of Talent Acquisiton and Resourcing at Partners in Performance since 2012

 "Partners in Performance has worked with Slava for more than 3 years. He has been instrumental in helping us build our team in Russia. He is professional and forward thinking. He goes beyond recommending great candidates and also provides us with general advice on issues impacting hiring and retaining Talent in the region. He is proactive and thoughtful and has delievered some great results."

 

 

Preben_Hansen
Amcor

 

Preben HansenHR Director Strategic Projects at Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas since 1987

 "We have worked together with Slava Executive Search and Selection since 2010 and can only give our very best recommendation. Slava and his colleagues are highly professional and always live up to our expectations."

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