Stein & Partner announces partnership with Signium


Stein & Partner, one of the first providers of Executive Search and Human Capital advisory services on the local market, becomes part of Signium starting January 2020. The latter is a global executive search and leadership consulting network with more than 60 years of experience and over 50 offices in key cities around the world, helping clients across industries make the right decisions at moments of strategic importance.

Stein & Partner becomes as such Signium’s partner in Romania and Austria, thus further strengthening the company’s resources abroad and in consequence the ability to serve the developing objectives of its clients in the CEE region.

“Joining Signium means we will have access to a global network with excellent capabilities and we can support our clients even more in complex international search assignments, identifying exceptional talent in multiple locations, both regionally and globally”, stated Mr. Sebastian Stein, Managing Partner within Stein & Partner.

“Signium is a global partnership founded in 1951 in the United States and we are currently in the top 30 executive search & leadership consulting firms in the world. We are delighted that Stein & Partner is now part of our organization and we consider them as a very important addition”, said Signium Chairman, Alastair Paton.

The announcement was made during the celebration event planned by Stein & Partner to mark a quarter century of activity in Romania and CEE. Organized under the theme “We believe in Eastern Europe”, it brought together guests of honour such as His Excellency Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of Germany, and His Excellency Mr. Arthur Mattli, Ambassador of Switzerland, as well as Alastair Platon, Chairman of Signium Global, and strategic partners at regional level. Werner E. Stein, Founder and Chairman of Stein & Partner, and Sebastian Stein also held brief speeches regarding the past and the future of the company. The discussions were moderated by Mrs. Friederike Rissing, HR Director within Reckitt Benckiser Germany.

“I am delighted to be here on your very special jubilee. The no risk, no fun may have played a role when you, Mr. Stein, came to Romania right after the Revolution and founded your company a quarter of a century ago. Romania developed dramatically, and so has your company, not only locally, but also in the region”, stated His Excellency Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt, the Ambassador of Germany in Romania.

Also His Excellency Mr. Arthur Mattli, the Ambassador of Switzerland in Romania, declared: “I feel greatly honoured to take the floor at this special occasion in order to add my voice of congratulations to a consulting company which was built 25th years ago with a wish of what Eastern Europe could become and a mission to contribute to its development.”

At the same time, this year Stein & Partner announced that a new Partner, Mr. Dan Gataianu, took over the management of its Vienna office, therefore development plans for this region will be also reached.

About Stein & Partner

Founded in 1994 in Bucharest, Stein & Partner offers an extensive portfolio of services that range from executive search, human capital team development and alignment in M&As, integration coaching and more. Company’s activity has translated in more than 1500 senior management positions occupied throughout the years, with a success rate of over 94%.

At the same time, working with hundreds of clients and thousands of candidates from numerous industries, including pharma, FMCG, banks, insurance or constructions, has helped the company to acquire experience with very diverse people, with their different needs, requests, expectations, visions and values.

About Signium

Signium is one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership consulting firms with an extensive history dating back to the 1950s with offices in key business cities around the globe.  The company looks beyond the qualifications and background of an individual candidate to consider culture fit and client values, something it calls the application of “intelligence and intuition.” With local passion, knowledge, and a partner-led approach, Signium advises senior business leaders on developing their skills, their people, and their organizations.

Furthermore, Signium was also a founding member of the global industry standards body, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).

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