NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#executivesearch–During a year of ups and downs for the hiring industry, global executive search firm Leathwaite has announced multiple senior level hires from major competitors, notably industry expert Kevin Parker, from Heidrick & Struggles, as the firm ramps up its US growth strategy. Parker joins as Partner in the New York and Dallas offices to lead the firm’s Commercial and Digital Practice and strengthen its technology and operations expertise.
Parker’s addition bolsters Leathwaite’s offerings and further expands its footprint in the growing digital and technology-rich ecosystem that exists in key markets. The boutique firm has seen an increase in demand from clients in regional hubs and Parker will work with organizations across all industries to build their digital and commercial leadership at the most senior levels.
“Leathwaite is a unique and innovative firm, well known and respected in the industry for its commitment to excellence in delivery and unsurpassed knowledge of its functional practice areas,” said Parker. “I’m excited to work alongside the team to build on the great work Leathwaite has accomplished to date and I believe we are uniquely positioned to add long-term value for clients as human capital solutions continue to evolve and gain momentum.”
Parker has been at the helm of executive search for more than 20 years, specializing in consumer banking and payments, leading search assignments for top national banking, financial services and fintech organizations. He was most recently a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles where he was a member of their global Financial Services and Technology Officers Practice.
“Parker has an impeccable track record as a leader in executive search and leadership consulting,” says Paul Groce, Partner and Head of Americas. “With this experience in mind, he is a perfect match for the expanding Leathwaite business model and brings a wealth of knowledge in front office operations and highly sought-after functional expertise where client needs are increasing. Kevin will enable us to scale our efforts and advise our clients more effectively as we continue to ramp up our capabilities.”
About Leathwaite: Leathwaite is a leading executive search and human capital specialist firm, delivering an interconnected range of executive search, executive interim and data & insight services.