Executive & Friends combines 20 years of experience in Executive Search, human resources management within large multinational organisations as well as high standards regarding both quality and ethics.
In line with our brand’s name, we put the Clients first and our role is to support them in managing their business challenges. Simultaneously, we support the Candidates in the development of their professional careers. In the same way we approach the Participants of our Executive Outplacement programs, experiencing the challenge of facing today’s labour market.
This philosophy is represented in all actions taken by the Team of Executive & Friends.
Executive & Friends team is focused on providing Clients with solutions via direct search of the managers in charge of the sales, operations and entire companies dedicated to sales and distribution or manufacturing companies.
Direct Search method requires an in-depth analysis of the Client’s needs followed by a comprehensive analysis of his market, also looking at a current state of the industry as well as its history. Understanding the dynamics of business enables identification of the most adequate Candidates.
This is why we continuously develop to fully understand the specifics of every challenge that we are dealing with. The needs of our Clients constantly evolve in line with the development of their industries and markets.
Some companies do not decide to create full-time jobs even, if they face critical business challenges. They may implement crisis management, engaging highly competent managers or expert, in various ways.
In such circumstances we propose to consider our solution providing adequate people to take on Interim Executive / Interim Manager / Interim Expert roles.
Interim Executives acting alone or within Crisis Boards are capable of taking another perspective on the company issues like e.g. unexpected and severe demand decline, financial liquidity problems or ineffective structure.
Interim Executives could be a solution for:
1. Lack of competence in agile crisis management.
2. Lack of restructuring and process optimisation strategy.
3. Lack of business model transformation strategy.
4. Deficit of change management experience.
Company management also includes making hard decisions regarding ending the cooperation with key people, having executive, managerial or expert role. Particularly in the challenging world of VUCA.
Some employers notice the following risks:
1. Motivation decline among remaining employees.
2. Negative influence on Employer Branding.
3. Risks for company image on the market.
In this context we propose to consider our Executive Outplacement solution, including 11 Support Areas for the dismissed manager.
We manage those processes based on Executive Exit strategy agreed with the Client. Solution includes design of each stage as well as execution done by matter experts.
Executive & Friends team would also add “trust and respect” to the words of the basketball legend.
It is a serious word and a serious commitment. No one is merely a business card or a CV. Professional and business challenges do not overshadow people we are interacting with.
To our Clients we recommend solutions, which work much longer than a warranty associated with this kind of services. We recommend Candidates for places, where they can achieve professional goals, develop themselves and fulfil their ambitions.
We use and provide valid information only, according to our best knowledge. We answer all those questions, where we are at liberty to provide answers. We clearly communicate the confidentiality level regarding the ongoing assignments.
Our fee does not depend on the results of the salary negotiations. Therefore, there is no conflict of interest and we propose solutions, which are best for our Clients, not the ones, which are most profitable for us.
People matter most to us.
That’s why Friends.
Involved in HR consulting field from 1992. Graduate of the Warsaw University, Social Psychology and a joint MBA program led by the University of Antwerp.
Human Resources & Communication Director at Novartis Consumer Health, Group Product Manager at Alima-Gerber, Brand Manager CEE at Cadbury Wedel (Cadbury Schweppes). Previously a Head of Research at Helmut Neumann International. Worked for 10+ years in international consulting groups covering Europe, Asia, Americas & Africa.
A marathon runner, who reads avidly, learns passionately and occasionally travels to distant lands.
Partner / CEO
HR expert and practitioner. Executive Coach and creator of Outplacement programs for managers and executives. HR strategist implementing business models as well as processes. Recruiter with long experience including positions at various seniority levels. Believes in so-called „human to human” organisations where company EVP are aligned with the values of employees.
Graduate of HR Management at SGH in Warsaw, Certified Assessor for Assessment & Development Centre (CAADC) and certified in SLG Thomas International Management System. ACC ICF Coach and Change Coach.
Passionate CMAS1 deep diver, combining her passion with travelling around the world.
Has been working in recruitment industry for over 15 years. Gained experience in international recruitment companies working on managerial positions. Specialises in providing services for engineering, logistics, IT&Telecom and B2B sectors. Conducts recruitment processes for expert, managerial and executive positions within various departments. By building partnership relations with Clients and Candidates, creates trust and confidence in closing the most complex projects. Additionally supports professionals and managers in conscious career management.
Graduated from work psychology, also completed postgraduate studies in Human Resources Management and postgraduate studies in Management at SGH. Coach certified by PwC Business Coaching.
Loves jazz, skiing and spending time with family.
Recruiter by passion as well as mentor in re-skilling processes (up-skilling / technological cross-skilling). Supports discovery of resources in changing the career path.
Graduate of Management at The Warsaw University, focus on Marketing. Graduate of Marketing at WSP in Warsaw, focus on Advertising. Believes in Life Long Learning, continuously enhance knowledge using books, online programs and own research.
Has 20 years of business experience gained on managerial positions in Telco industry (Netia) and Entertainment & Media (Multikino & Multikino Media). Follows various personal development trends, appreciates observing and identifying variety of talents in every person.
Insatiable traveller, owner of two dogs, in love with the Polish sea and the area of Gdańsk. Passionate about classical music and painting of the 19th century.
Insightful analyst of data. Creatively thinking developer of contact network within the search processes.
Graduate of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw with a major in Psychology.
In her private life studies the art of improvisation wrongly understood as something accidental. She uses that experience in the area of making contacts and building relationships. In everyday life combines her inspirations to infect the young people with the spirit of dance.
Executive & Friends is a partner of The Devine Group; for almost 50 years the company is known for developing state-of-the-art employee analytic tools and is based in the U.S.
The Devine Inventory® is an online tool that helps organizations maximize their human resources capital. It is used globally by hundreds of multinational companies throughout the employee lifecycle. We will be happy to provide more detailed information regarding the challenges making our Clients use the Devine Inventory®. Competence Audit based on it is used by the Clients afraid of costly mistakes when hiring, promoting, transfering or defining the professional roles.
Rafał Jędrzejewski has been certified by The Devine Group to leverage the Devine Inventory®, and was trained in the head office of The Devine Group in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Executive & Friends team believes that these words of an American writer living in the years 1848–1924 remain true to this day.
We have been recently working on the following assignments:
General Manager – Medical Devices
General Manager – Steel
General Manager – Automotive Aftermarket
General Manager – FMCG
General Manager – Pharmaceuticals
General Manager – Automotive Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Aftermarket
Operations Director – Medical Devices
Human Resources Manager – Manufacturing
Marketing Director – Automotive
Development Director – Retail
Category Director – Retail
Branch Director – Steel
General Manager – Industrial Technologies
Country Sales Manager – Agricultural Machinery
Country Manager – Pharmaceuticals
Country Manager – Automotive
Country Sales Manager – Automotive
Finance Manager – Packaging
General Manager – Automotive Retail
PMO Manager – Professional Services
Purchasing Manager – Professional Services
Finance Manager – Professional Services
Country HR Manager – Professional Services
Head of Construction – Building Systems
Director of Strategic Partnerships – Cybersecurity
CFO – Cybersecurity
Digital Marketing Manager – Cybersecurity
Sales Director – IT
Sales and Marketing Director – Automotive
Sales Director – Pharmaceuticals
Business Development Director – Management Consulting
Sales Director – IT / Telco
Sales Director – Professional Services
Area Sales Export Manager Eastern Europe – FMCG
Sales Area Manager DE / AT / NL – Building Materials
Commercial Director – Chemicals
Sales Director – Automotive
Commercial Director – Household Appliances
National Key Account Manager – Automotive
Sales Manager (Finance & Banking) – IT
Sales Manager – Furniture / Design
Country Representative Poland – Chemical Raw Materials
Commercial Director – Food Ingredients
Business Development Director – Professional Services
Finance Manager – Professional Services
Sales Manager – Professional Cosmetics
Sales Manager – Cloud Technology
Strategic Accounts Project Manager – Professional Services
Regional Sales Manager Poland & DACH – Automotive
Sales Executive – IoT / Embedded Software
Enterprise Marketing Manager – IoT / Embedded Software
Network Development Director – NGO
EU Logictics Account Manager – TSL
HR Manager – Cybersecurity
Please contact Rafał Jędrzejewski directly at firstname.lastname@example.org +48 607 11 11 76
or Agnieszka Musiał-Terlecka at email@example.com +48 602 744 310 or Agnieszka Jurkowska firstname.lastname@example.org +48 604 151 517 or Klaudia Grabarczyk email@example.com +48 502 555 907.