Greenings International announced today the expansion of its Executive Search business across Europe and North America with the addition of John De Lavis, Viveca Van Bladel and Frédéric Le Gall.
Chairman of Greenings International, Roger Alexander, until recently European President- Elavon Merchant Services, stated "We are delighted to welcome John, Viveca and Fred to the business. The current economic climate is forcing a competitive outlook on top level recruitment and we need the best to find the best. Our clients understand the value of finding quality people."
John de Lavis has 30 years experience with Midland Bank, HSBC and MasterCard and most recently as COO at NetSpend in Austin, Texas. John has built strong business networks on both sides of the Atlantic, alongside his deep knowledge of emerging technologies within the sector. He will lead Business Development for the US and Canada in an advisory capacity. John is a graduate of Cambridge University and MIT.
Viveca Van Bladel entered Executive Search in New York, then moving to Luxembourg working on top level cross-border searches, first meeting Andrew Greening in 1994. She continued her career as HR Director for Millicom International Cellular, Luxembourg, before relocating back to the US. Viveca will exploit her HR and Search experience alongside John in the US and Canada and will utilize her impressive Benelux network and linguistic capabilities as Greenings re-launches its Private Banking Practice in EuropeViveca is a graduate of the universities of Ghent, Belgium and California, Berkeley, earning Bachelor and Master degrees.
Frédéric Le Gall entered the cards and payments arena in 1993 as part of the early team that gained global recognition for Mondex International as an innovative and electronic purse initiative; more recently he was involved in the development of Simpay. Frédéric also sits on the Advisory Board of Brighterion in the USA. His specialist experience in new payment technologies and extensive network, make him the ideal person to represent Greenings as Head of European Business Development. Fluent in French, Spanish and Englilish, Frédéric is a graduatee of 'Grandes Ecoles' in France earning an MSc in Engineering, EM-Lyon (France) and Cranfield (UK), earning an MBA.
The growth of Greenings International exemplifies the need for quality investment, in a challenging climate that will invariably determine the industry leaders of the future. Founder, Andrew Greening states "As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary, I am delighted with our recent appointments. In difficult market conditions, the client demand that drives this expansion is an endorsement of the universal belief that investment in people provides the foundation for consistent and sustained success. The strength of the Greenings sector focus enables us to ensure that international clients are making the right investments in the best people."