IIC Partners announces Per Ardua Associates as latest member
Per Ardua Associates is an independent boutique executive search firm that specializes in the financial services sector and was founded in 2008 by Simon Hearn, chief executive officer.
Hearn said, “I am very pleased that Per Ardua Associates has joined IIC Partners. Through 2013 we conducted extensive due diligence on the various global search networks and concluded that IIC Partners was the best fit in terms of our client focus and corporate ethos. We very much look forward to offering our clients an enhanced global coverage in the future.”
Christine Hayward, Executive Director of IIC Partners, commented, “We are excited to welcome Per Ardua Associates to our global network. Simon Hearn and his team have a wealth of experience in executing searches in the financial services sector, and the addition of the firm to IIC Partners will strengthen and expand our ability to serve our clients.”
Prior to founding Per Ardua Associates, Hearn served as Co-Head of Global Financial Services for Russell Reynolds Associates where he spent sixteen years. Per Ardua Associates’ particular focus within the financial services sector includes: insurance, asset management, consumer financial services, corporate officers and board related recruitment. Upon acceptance, IIC Partners appointed Hearn as deputy leader of its financial services practices group.
IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide is a top ten global executive search organization with 48 offices in 34 countries. All IIC Partners member firms are independently owned and managed and are clear leaders in local and national markets, allowing bespoke solutions for client's leadership talent requirements.