New Practice Leaders Appointed in Pearson Partners Global Search Partnership

image of executive in suitNew York, NY – April 2, 2019 – IIC Partners (, one of the world’s top ten global executive search organizations, announced today the appointment of new leaders to its Practice Groups.

Stephan Breitfeld, Partner of ingeniam Executive Search & Human Capital Consulting in Frankfurt has led the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group since July 2018. Mr. Breitfeld has close to 20 years of experience in the sector, recruiting for senior levels across EMEA. Prior to working in executive search, Mr. Breitfeld held roles in sales and marketing across Europe.

The IIC Partners Industrial Practice Group will be strengthened by the addition of John Wilhelm as deputy Leader. Mr. Wilhelm is based in Washington D.C. and is a Vice President at Dinte Executive Search. Mr. Wilhelm has over two decades of experience in supporting mid-size to large industrial clients develop their business and human capital strategies.

The Consumer & Retail Practice Group has appointed Louise Gatenby, Managing Partner & Co- Founder of The Orcid Partnership as deputy Leader. Ms. Gatenby who operates from Liverpool has over 25 years of experience in conducting general management and functional leadership searches for leading multi-national and privately-owned consumer good and retail businesses.

William Lacon will take on the role of deputy Leader of IIC Partners’ Energy Practice Group. Mr. Lacon who is a Partner at CurzonTrinitas, is based in London and works with many small and mid-cap exploration and production companies, as well as a number of the world’s leading upstream operators.

The Technology, Digital Media & Telecommunications Practice Group will be led by Allan Laurie based in Sydney who is a Director with de JAGER Executive Search. Mr. Laurie brings considerable experience in this role, and has a background in business analytics, operational and organizational performance, talent management, strategic business development and Government advisory.

Renee Arrington, Senior Vice President & Director at Pearson Partners International in Dallas and Board Director for IIC Partners, serves as the Board Liaison for Practice Groups. Ms. Arrington commented, “Each of these Leaders and deputy Leaders strengthens our global offerings by contributing their industry expertise to our Practice Groups. Their thought leadership is compelling, and their reputations are representative of the outstanding colleagues across the world in IIC Partners.”

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide ( is a top ten global executive search organization. All IIC Partners member firms are independently owned and managed and are leaders in local and national markets, developing solutions for their client’s organizational leadership and talent management requirements. For more information, please visit or contact Christine Hayward, Executive Director, at .

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