Pedersen & Partners takes over Rantasa Consulting in Austria


March 4th, 2013 - Vienna, Austria - Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm, has taken over the Austrian search firm Rantasa Consulting expanding their capabilities in Austria and the DACH region. Dr. Helga Rantasa will work alongside existing Country Manager, Kristian Pedersen as Co-Country Managers for Pedersen & Partners in Austria. The teams, client relationships, databases and office locations will be merged during March.  

Prior to Pedersen & Partners taking over her firm, Dr. Rantasa has built an established and reputable career in Executive Search. For more than a decade, she owned and managed her own Executive Search firm, Dr. Rantasa Consulting. Before opening her own firm, she was a Partner and Vice President at Korn/Ferry International and a Partner at Neumann International.

“This merger is a hugely positive action for myself and the team that will move with me to Pedersen & Partners – The global reach of Pedersen & Partners will allow us the extension to truly live up to our potential and service our clients to the high standards Pedersen & Partners is known for,” commented Dr. Rantasa.

Kristian Pedersen, Country Manager for Austria added, “Pedersen & Partners are proud to welcome Dr. Rantasa and her team; this merger will strengthen our position on the market. I am excited to work alongside Helga as her years of experience and industry connections will prove invaluable to our clients.”

In 2012, Pedersen & Partners expanded to new markets in France, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Kenya.

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