Founder & Managing Partner
Managing Partner & President IRC Global Board
Ranked among the world's 5 largest retained executive search firms, IRC Global Executive Search Partners are across Europe, Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. IRC Global Executive Search Partners has more than 300 accomplished executive search professionals in 80+ offices across 6 continents.
Outgoing IRC President Patrick Westerburger of IRC Netherlands reflects on the growth of the executive search network under his leadership and analyses the latest industry trends during an interview at the recent IRC Global Conference in Shanghai. Rohan Carr of IRC Australia has been appointed as his successor.
“The right people can make the difference, drive change, boost business performance and strengthen the organisational culture. When it comes to identifying the right people, raising their interest for our organisation and supporting the selection process, it is Hagoort & Partners with their IRC network who we trust and partner with.”
Over the last decade Forbo Flooring Systems and Cees Hagoort and Patrick Westerburger of Hagoort & Partners have established a true partnership in the executive search for Forbo. They thoroughly understand our organisational needs and know how to translate that into a candidate profile. The key to success is their professionalism and high quality processes, combined with intuitive flair and the added value of the IRC network. From Sao Paulo to Amsterdam or Moscow, from Copenhagen to Hong Kong, always when it was essential to acquire the right candidate, we have always partnered with Hagoort and IRC and they have always surpassed our expectations.