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Hightech Partners – ITP announces appointment of Sabine Seedorf-Althen as new Partner.

 

Brussels, September 24, 2014 – Hightech Partners – ITP, a leading European search and management consulting company in the Technology industry in Europe, has appointed Sabine Seedorf-Althen as a new Partner based in Germany. 

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Hightech Partners – ITP is delighted to announce that Sabine Seedorf-Althen is joining its international team of Partners.

Sabine is a senior executive with significant experience in driving the use of Information Technology in the Life Sciences sector. After her studies she started working for MSD (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) in sales, product management and marketing. She held executive positions as National Sales Manager Cardiovascular Products, Business Unit Director Specialty Products and finally as Executive Director Business Operations and a Member of the German Leadership Team.

Among her responsibilities in this position she managed IT and the sales information systems.

Since 2013 Sabine has been an independent management consultant in coaching and organizational development, associated with Czwalina Consulting gmbh, putting her experience in large change programs at the disposal of clients in the life sciences and high tech industry.

Commenting on this appointment, Raffaele Jacovelli and Bert Vermeiren, Managing Directors, said: “With the arrival of Sabine we not only join forces with a respected and well connected high level executive in the German ecosystem, but also add to our competency portfolio the niche of life sciences and healthcare IT. Sabine will play a major role in further developing this segment within Hightech Partners. Her international reach, excellent commercial, strategic marketing and business management experience will be of great benefit to our partnership. We look forward to a successful cooperation.

 

Sabine Seedorf-Althen comments: “This new career step comes at the right time in my career and the fit with the Hightech Partners – ITP team was immediate. The company offers me the opportunity to further build on my general and commercial management skills and my involvement with IT teams, and putting those skills at the disposal of well-respected technology firms in Germany and elsewhere. I had the opportunity to participate to a number of business meetings with Hightech Partners and like the high level of the interaction with the clients, the solidity of the company processes and the overall drive to deliver top quality. It is great to be part of the Hightech Partners team and to serve clients internationally in their search and their development activities for future leadership talent.

Sabine Seedorf-Althen has a degree of master of pharmaceutical biology from the University of Frankfurt. She lives with her husband in Munich and fluently speaks German, English and some French.

Sabine is reachable at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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About Hightech Partners

 

With 28 years of experience Hightech Partners ITP is one of the leading boutique search firms in the Technology industry in Europe helping clients in IT Services, IT Consulting, Telecom, Internet & Media, Software, Hardware, Distribution and Cleantech. The company offers Search Services, Board Search, Management Assessment and M&A Services. Hightech Partners has offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland with local Partners situated in major European geographies.

Hightech Partners – ITP is part of ITP Worldwide, an alliance of specialized search and consulting firms in the Technology industry in the US and Asia.

 

 

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Press Release: Hightech Partners – ITP launches a new Service: the FastTrack Talent Acquisition Programme.

 

Brussels, November 7, 2013 Hightech Partners with its 28 year focus on executive search in the Technology Sector is announcing the launch of its 2014 FastTrack Talent Acquisition Programme. 

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“Technology Businesses share a common challenge of getting the right people on board early enough in the new year to achieve Quarter 1 & 2 objectives, failure to do this causes many organisations to experience a slow start to the year’s revenues and places more pressure on Q3 & 4” said Richard Lowe of Hightech Partners. "If the search for the right new executives starts only after annual budgets get finalised during November and December there is a considerable risk that Top Performers, many of whom are not actively looking for a new role, take longer to identify, approach and engage hence start dates can be as late as halfway through the year.”

The FastTrack Talent Acquisition Programme is a “long range” approach, which means suitably qualified top performers can be identified now, before specific job roles and locations are finalised. The timescale to hire is, as a result, dramatically reduced and a fast start to Quarter 1 assured, with new hires able to attend important year start meetings, training and customer engagements.

Our FastTrack accelerates an organisation’s ability to execute new business plans by not just finding the right new talent quicker than other approaches but also addresses the capabilities of existing employees to move into new roles to support the new business plan.

Programme phases are:

Phase 1: Needs Analysis

  1. Elicit through our proven methodology the ideal personal profiles (track record, skills & knowledge) for new job roles in support of new products /services / markets.
  2. Optimise/benchmark existing employees by assessment to map into the 2014 plan requirements. A high level view can then be followed by more detailed assessment as required.
  3. Gap Analysis to identify the profiles not matched by the existing organization and define consequent recruiting priorities.
  4. Construction of employer Value Proposition and Talent-go-to-market model designed to attract the top performers and most qualified executives.
  5. Business analysis of key competitors capabilities and organisation delivers a go-to-market benchmark.

New markets or services will mean new employees will need different knowledge & skills and come from different backgrounds compared to existing employees.

A key element of our methodology is a workshop involving Line and HR Managers that we can facilitate to efficiently address the above items.

Phase 2: Talent Scouting and On Boarding

  1. Talent Scouting has started throughout phase 1 and by phase 2 our Partners have identified sources of talent and actual talents available that matches the clients' 2014 needs
  2. Search, interview and short list candidates more rapidly and with more detailed insight than any other approach using our personal network and database of 25,000 industry relevant profiles, knowing where to find the right people and making a compelling first approach.
  3. FastStart – support the on boarding process with first 90 plans to reduce the time taken to a net return from the newly hired people
  4. Coach & train – the leadership team and key contributors with the skills required to deliver the 2014 business plan objectives

Each phase and sub-tasks are self-standing and can be performed independently from the others taking into account specific clients' needs. Pricing is adjusted accordingly, hence every project is subject to an ad hoc quotation.

“By closely examining the 2014 Business Plan objectives, and using our deep experience in the High Tech Sector we can accelerate the process of resourcing the plan with the right people said Bert Vermeiren. Risk of a slow start to 2014 is, by this approach, reduced and a higher degree of success assured.”

“Our state of the art web 2.0 system enables line managers to have full access to the hiring process online anytime for instant status but, our objective at Hightech Partners, is to free their time to run the business and only meet duly qualified shortlisted candidates said Raffaele Jacovelli.”

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About Hightech Partners

 

With 27 years of experience Hightech Partners - ITP is one of the leading boutique search firms in the Technology industry in Europe helping clients in IT Services, IT Consulting, Telecom, Internet & Media, Software, Hardware, Distribution and Cleantech. The company offers Search Services, Board Search, Management Assessment and M&A Services. Hightech Partners – ITP has offices in Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland, with Partners located in each main geography of Europe.

Hightech Partners - ITP is part of ITP Worldwide, an alliance of specialized search and consulting firms in the Technology industry in the US and Asia.

 

 

Contact persons

 

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Hightech Partners 

32 2 663 1600

www.hightechpartners.net

 

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