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Family Capital’s 100 Influencers – Executive Search and Coaching

Part Three of the 100 Influencers – 

The Top Executive Search and Coaching in the world of family enterprises as nominated by Family Capital’s readers.

In Alphabetical  Order

Trish Botoff

Managing principal and founder of Botoff Consulting

Trish Botoff has established a reputation as one of the top consultant specialists for family offices for some time now. The firm she founded in 2014 also produces an annual compensation report for family offices in the US, which has become the gold standard for the sector. One nominator said: “Trish and her staff have developed a consulting and data-based approach to executive search for family enterprises and other sectors that helps them stand out as among the best in the business.”

Rhian-Anwen Hamill

Leadership advisor and business coach; Founder of RAH Partners

After an illustrious career as one of London’s top financial executive search specialists, where many of her clients were family offices, Rhian-Anwen is now a senior executive coach and leadership advisor. Many of her clients are principals of family enterprises, where Rhian-Anwen has specialized her work in recent years. One nominator said: “Rhian has helped us enormously as a family enterprise, particularly in better engaging with the next generation of our family.” 

Sonny Iqbal

Global lead and co-founder of the family business advisory practice of Egon Zehnder

Based in India, Sonny has established a highly respected reputation among the family business community, having co-founded the impressive family business advisory practice for Egon Zehnder. Sonny has worked with many family businesses, helping them recruit the best senior managers and consult on governance matters for many of these businesses. Nominators felt Sonny was at the top of his game and knew the family business world better than most counterparts. 

Tanya Luytens

Founding partner of Lutyens Advisory

Tanya is one of the top executive recruitment specialists for family offices in the UK and beyond. Exceptionally well-connected with the wealth sector, Tanya works with family offices across Europe and increasingly worldwide. As one nominator said: “Tanya has one of the best personalities in the sector – and when you combine that with her sharp intellect and knowledge of the wealth sector, she has few rivals.”

Linda Mack

Founder and president of Mack International

Linda is among the top executive search specialists in the family office sector, having gained a stellar reputation in the industry since she set up Mack International in 2002. Linda works with many family offices and has also become a thought leader in the sector, having spoken at many conferences and events and producing compensation surveys. Exceptionally well qualified with an MBA and an FFI fellowship, Linda is a worthy influencer in the family enterprise sector. As one nominator said: “Mack is an exceptional search specialist but also able to offer top-level strategic advice, which these days, because of their growing complexity, most family offices need.” 

Corinna Schulthess

Co-founder of Schulthess Zimmermann & Jauch

Schulthess is among a select group of specialist recruiters and consultants who know the family enterprise sector, particularly in Europe. She runs her consulting group and combines her strategic insights into the family office/business world with her senior position at the executive search group Schulthess Zimmermann & Jauch. One nominator said: “Corinna is exceptionally good at making the right connections, and she has fundamental in-depth knowledge of the family enterprise sector. All this, combined with her connections, makes her one of the best in the business. 

Mark Somers 

Founder of The Somers Partnership

A well-known executive search specialist, Somers has these days very much established himself as a senior recruiter for family offices. He works with family offices across the world and has also established himself as a thought leader in the sector by publishing a book on the subject: How To Work For A Billionaire. Somers is also working with Botoff Consulting to produce a European family office compensation survey to raise his profile in the sector further. One nominator said: “Somers is so well connected and influential in finding the ideal candidates to help businesses grow.”

Andreas von Specht

Founder of AvS – International Trusted Advisors

Suppose you could genetically create the top executive search individual for the family enterprise world, then the result just maybe Andreas von Specht. Based in Paris and Frankfurt, von Specht is from an illustrious family business background himself – the von Specht family is one of the owners of the Hamburg-based Berenberg Bank. He also founded in 2011 one of the top executive recruitment/consulting groups in the family enterprise sector, AvS. Those who nominated von Specht are unanimous with their praise for him, saying he and his team are among the best anywhere. 

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