About Us

Who We Are


Since 1991 IMSA Search Global Partners carry out recruitment basing on executive search, in order to identify the best C-level professionals on a local and global markets, and to enable the Clients to reach their strategic and operational targets. IMSA Search work closely with international accounts to help them build effective business across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia/Pacific.

Search Process

Executive search and selection requires the application of a rigorous methodology, and a comprehensive approach taking into account and targeting across such factors as specific competitors, industry, job function, management style and future potential. We differentiate ourselves by offering our clients a “hands-on”, timely and cost effective approach that emphasizes client communication and learning, process management and quality control.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

Our clients entrust us with their most important, sensitive and confidential management problems. We respect this trust and place their interests above all by pooling our skills and resources for the clients’ benefit.

Our Mission

IMSA views its mission as increasing the corporate community’s productivity and effectiveness by offering its clients a systematic management consulting approach to executive search and selection.

Our Values

Global reach with a bespoke Client service.
Working in Partnership.
Acting with professional maturity.
High standards of quality and ethics.
Managing recruitment projects with passion and dedication.
Failure is not an option.

IMSA Board

We work hard for your success

Monika Ciesielska

President / IMSA Poland

Monika Ciesielska

Marketing and Management graduate from the Warsaw School of Economics, as well as Finance from the University of Gdansk. An expert in assessing the competence of managers and top-level executives. Advisor to the boards in the field of human resources management. For over 15 years Monika recruits managers, executives, and board members while cooperating with international corporations, and large Polish accounts on behalf of Carpenter Consulting. Additionally, Monika holds the position of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Elevato Software, an innovative platform designed for managing HR processes i.e. recruitment, employees’ evaluations and development, talent management. She is also a CEO at new.doors, a company specializing in IT recruitments around Europe.

Chief Financial Officer / IMSA Norway


Stig-Rune Reese started in the recruitment and executive search business in 1997. In 2003, he established A`HEAD Executive together with two partners. Mr. Reese works with managerial positions both in the private and the public sector. He has experience in various industries. Stig-Rune Reese is a certified user of numerous leadership assessment tools. He is an expert user of the Hogan Assessment Systems` psychometric tests; HDS, HPI, MVPI and Team Report. Mr. Reese worked as an officer for twelve years with the Norwegian Armed Forces, leaving at the age of 31. He is educated with the Norwegian Air Force Academy for four years and holds a Graduate Degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Oslo.

Marianna Carbonari

Board Member / IMSA Italy

Marianna Carbonari

MBA at SDA Bocconi Milan. Marianna Carbonari has built up more than fifteen years of experience managing structured, complex executive search projects. She has carried out more than 400 searches to identify the best managerial profiles in the main industries of the Italian market. She has been involved in complex market research both nationally and internationally, as well as salary benchmarks and corporate governance projects. Before founding Value for Talent, she was a Senior Associate at Spencer Stuart Italy, where she worked for more than ten years, gaining an in-depth understanding of many industrial sectors and FMCP.

Mitch Berger

Board Member / IMSA USA

Mitchell Berger

Mitchell Berger is Chief Executive Officer of Howard-Sloan Search. Mitch is married, has 3 daughters. Joined the company in 1983 and assumed leadership in 1991. Under Mitch’s guidance, the organization has grown to become one of the leading global search firms. Mitch maintains a commitment to coaching people and to professionalism. His passion for coaching search consultants is matched by his enjoyment in having coached his daughters’ sports teams. Mitch holds a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Board Member / IMSA China


Jerry Chang graduated from Kellogg-UST eMBA program, was a qualified and practicing Chartered Accountant in Australia and a Certified Public Accountant in the US. Jerry Chang has over 20 years of executive search experience in Asia. He has worked in Sydney, Los Angeles, Shanghai and currently managing Barons’ Hong Kong/China office. He was trained from BIG 4 accounting firm Deloitte & Touche and eventually moved into a commercial role taking up senior positions like CFO, General Manager in both multinational and domestic corporations.
Mr. Chang is former co-president of the Kellogg Hong Kong MBA alumni club, the president of Diocesan Boys School Old Boys Association, and the president of DSOBA Charitable Foundations Limited.