New Leadership In TRANSEARCH France Office

Bruno Serey and Jean-François Monteil recently joined the TRANSEARCH office in Paris as Co-Managing Partners.

As executive search professional, Bruno started with Spencer Stuart in 2005 before joining TRANSEARCH in 2011. In the last 6 years, Bruno has led close to 100 searches in various technology areas both in equipment (aerospace, semiconductors, electronics…) and services (telecommunications, IT…). Prior to search, Bruno brings in 18 years of experience in the technology sector as executive in multinational and private equity portfolio companies as well as management consultant.

He started his career as IT program director for the French Navy before joining McKinsey as engagement manager, working in London and Paris for technology multinationals. After that, he worked 9 years with French industry multinationals, during which he ran the Asia Pacific subsidiary of Thales Airsystems (a global leader in Air Traffic Control Systems) and Desamais Distribution (an online DYI distribution company) in France. Bruno has lived 15 years overseas (in the UK, Australia, USA and Italy) and is fluent in English and Italian.

Jean François has 23 years international professional experience including 15 years of successful track-record in cross-border recruitment out of Paris and London. He has dealt with over 400 searches in most sectors within the financial services industry from Global Banking & Markets (CIB/M&A/DCM, ECM, Equities, Rates, Commodities) to Asset Management, Private Banking, Public Finance & Institutional Banking, Consumer Finance, Private Equity, PFS, Investor Services. He has executed a number of “C” level searches including CEO,CFO,CTO,CRO, CIO, HR searches in a variety of other economic sectors.

Prior to search, his previous professional experience was in banking and asset management, covering international institutional clients in Europe within various marketing support and international institutional sales positions with Union Européenne de CIC and Banque Indosuez. Jean-François started his search career in London with Armstrong International executing major visible searches across the Globe. Since then, he has held several practice and geographic management positions with Whitehead Mann and AT Kearney Executive Search where he was Managing Partner for France and Vice-President of the Financial Services Practice and was lately President of Alexander Hughes France and Head of their EMEA Financial Services Sector of Excellence. Jean-François has lived in the UK, France, Luxembourg, Chile and Switzerland. He holds a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and a post-graduate degree in Political Science.

Jean-François and Bruno have furthermore both been asked by the TRANSEARCH Board to play important roles in the governance of TRANSEARCH International in addition to their local role. Jean-François will lead the Financial Services Practice globally and Bruno has been appointed as Board and Global Council Member.

Says Bruno Serey: “Joining a truly international executive search firm enables me to provide a seamless service to my clients.  I’m excited that I not only have the opportunity to contribute to the growth TRANSEARCH as a whole but also to that of our client’s businesses with exceptional talent acquisitions.” Jean-Francois Monteil confirms: “We were thrilled to meet some of our international colleagues at a recent regional conference and we very much look forward to working with them! We are excited by the prospect building stronger practices globally.”

Alain Tanugi, Chairman says: “I look forward to working with them and firmly believe that they are huge assets to TRANSEARCH as a whole as they join us in taking TRANSEARCH to the next level!”

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