IMSA Search Global Partners Expands to Australia, Welcomes Simone Allan as Australia Managing Partner

IMSA Search Global Partners (IMSA Search) is excited to announce its expansion into Australia with the addition of Mondo Search, as IMSA Australia and Mondo Search CEO Simone Allan as IMSA Australia Managing Partner.

Over Two Decades of Finding Great Business Leaders

Founded in 1998, with over two decades of experience in executive search and recruitment, Mondo Search connects great companies with quality people. Having placed more than 2,800 business leaders across a wide range of industries, the firm focuses on finding people not “on” the job market, but rather “in” it – those already doing an excellent job in another setting.

Mondo Search also specializes in helping corporations and business owners build start-ups, launch new subsidiaries, and implement transformations. Industries include Consumer, Direct Selling & Digital Marketing, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Retail, Franchising, Wine & Hospitality, Manufacturing, Logistics, Operations, Agri Industries, Bio-Tech/Bio-Medical, Environmental/Sustainability and Community Services, and Professional Services.

Entrepreneurial Spirit, Commitment to Community Service

Mondo Search Founder and CEO Simone Allan is an entrepreneur. Recognizing a need to bring diverse talent to the workplace, she established Mondo Search 24 years ago and has grown it into one of the longest standing female-led search consultancies in Australia. Committed to DEI, Simone and her colleagues work with clients to build inclusive and diverse workforces.

With a passion for seeing people realize their best potential, Simone created the Women’s Resilience Center, whose mission focuses on long-term recovery from the traumatic impact of domestic violence and trauma in families. A natural-born mentor who understands the power of mentoring to educate and transform, Simone created Mondo Mentor, an online mentoring platform which evaluates and connects mentees to mentors around the world. Today Mondo Mentor is used by corporations, school communities, and not-for-profit organizations, through their partnership with Mentor Cloud in many countries around the world.

Trust and Accountability a Long Tradition

Mondo Search has an extensive trusted alumni network of more than 2,800 executives. Clients trust Mondo Search to bring appropriately skilled and well-vetted senior executives to fill positions with speed. Candidates trust Mondo Search with their long-term career interests, taking advantage of the firm’s mentor program to develop their individual career “brands.”

With a deep commitment to accountability, Mondo ensures long-term hires with a 12-month performance guarantee. Simone asserts, “We take a long-term perspective and want to work with our clients into the future. We truly care.”

Growth Opportunity: Return of Global Executives to Australia

Australia is currently witnessing an unprecedented return of expat corporate executives from around the world. This global migration is comprised of Australian citizens, many of them senior executives who have built careers abroad and are now returning home post-Covid.

As IMSA Search Australia Managing Partner, Simone sees this global talent pool – high level leaders with decades of experience in many industries and countries, as a significant opportunity for IMSA Australia and its clients. According to Simone, tighter government controls on migration and immigrant visas have created huge shortages, especially in the areas of biotech, medical, IT, and engineering project management. The influx of internationally savvy managers and leaders makes top tier talent available locally to fill many previously unfilled positions.

IMSA Search Provides Broad Global Connections

Simone is excited to join the IMSA worldwide network and partner with experienced professionals who share values and the commitment to deliver optimal results for clients and candidates. Access to IMSA Search’s impressive AI candidate database, in combination with IMSA Search Australia’s own extensive network, will result in broader, deeper searches to better meet clients’ global talent needs.

IMSA Search President Monika Ciesielska concurs, recognizing the significant growth opportunity IMSA Australia brings to the worldwide firm. “We are delighted to welcome Simone and her team. They bring decades of experience, expertise, and knowledge in this fast-growing region, which will benefit our international clients doing business there.”

IMSA Search is Optimistic

IMSA Search Global Partners is enthusiastic about the future and welcomes clients to partner with them. As entrepreneurs with an outlook focused on growth, IMSA Search has successfully assisted clients with their global and local senior talent needs for over 30 years. With 50+ offices in 25+ countries on 6 continents, their 300+ Executive Search experts span the globe to identify the right candidates to successfully lead teams and organizations locally, regionally, and globally.