Leading international executive search and leadership advisory partnerships, Panorama and TGCL, agree to merge

Panorama and TGCL consolidate their international networks in one, offering executive search and leadership advisory services across 5 continents.

  • Panorama is a global partnership of 21 firms, all of which are leading companies in their operating markets. It has over 40 offices in 20 countries across America, Asia, Oceania, Europe and Africa.
  • TGCL (The Global Community for Leaders) is an international network of executive search and leadership advisory partner firms, with 12 offices located in 8 countries in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Both networks are full members of the profession’s leading association, AESC, and have active roles in regional and global leadership.
  • The merged organisation, which will trade under the Panorama name, represents an exceptional community of 24 partner firms with 170 consultants offering executive search and leadership advisory services in over 50 offices across the globe.

October 29, 2018.   Leading international executive search and leadership advisory partnerships, Panorama and TGCL, join forces to consolidate their presence across 5 continents.  The merger aligns synergetic geographic footprints, with TGCL bringing critical mass in Europe and Latin America to Panorama’s strength in America, Asia, and Oceania. The resulting organisation has a truly global reach, with an established presence in the world’s major economic centers.

Panorama currently has 21 partner firms, all of which are leading players in their respective operating markets. Through its partners, Panorama brings together a vast experience across all industries: private, public as well as third-sector organizations. Panorama has over 40 offices and over 170 consultants throughout America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania.  In response to the global market, Panorama’s partner network addresses client needs and requirements from an international perspective, combining local sensitivity and in-depth knowledge regarding each market. In 2017, it was named one of the 25 Top Global executive search firms by Hunt Scanlon Media.

The Global Community for Leaders, TGCL, includes the most innovative independent executive search and leadership consultancy firms in their markets, united with cutting-edge know-how and global reach.  Working from 12 offices based in 8 different countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America, the network offers executive search, talent and culture diagnostics, leadership development, and board and strategy services to discerning clients across a broad range of sectors. TGCL member firms are multicultural sector experts, highly international in their reach, and proactive supporters of diversity in leadership.

Krista Walochik, Chair of TGCL said:

“The fit between Panorama and TGCL is exceptional, in terms of culture and values, sector knowledge, and geographic coverage. We are delighted now to be able to offer our clients a truly global response to their leadership challenges, knowing that our partners around the world share our commitment to excellence, quality of service, in-depth sector expertise, and the ethics embodied by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)”,

“In addition to offering exceptional executive search services, we look forward to expanding the network’s advisory offering in the areas of analytics, leadership development, and boards.”

Craig Buffkin, Chair of Panorama said:

“We are excited to welcome the TGCL Network into the Panorama global family.  TGCL is a perfect fit culturally, professionally and geographically.  The firms within TGCL add depth in executive search and leadership advisory services, as well as, geographic coverage in both Europe and LATAM.  We know our clients will share our enthusiasm about our new partners as we share the same values in excellence, services and professionalism.  With the merger, the Panorama partnership now has 21 firms and over 40 office locations, covering 5 continents.”

About Panorama

Operating across the world’s major time zones, Panorama is an international group of 21 independent firms who are leading players in their respective markets. While representing a diverse range of local markets and areas of expertise, Panorama members share a strategic commitment to excellence along with similar values and ethics. Through its global reach, Panorama offers clients an ever-expanding global executive search and leadership advisory force with a wide variety of sector expertise. 




2018 Panorama Global Conference

Two years ago, when the Chair of Panorama Global Search Partners asked us if we’d be willing to host the organization’s 2018 Global Conference, we jumped at the opportunity. We could showcase our gorgeous city, introduce our PFM team to their Panorama colleagues, and introduce our global partners to the business community in our region. Those two years of hard work, planning and organizing paid off this week, with 34 Partners from 20 Panorama offices in 16 countries descending upon our city.

We founded Panorama Global Search Partners in part to provide our local clients better service through global recruitment capabilities, but mainly because we wanted to align ourselves with other boutique executive search organizations providing outstanding client service so that we could learn from them and share best practices. We also made it an imperative that new members had to be “our people” – authentic and focused on doing really excellent work, and willing to have fun in the process. That last aspect in particular made for a great blend of working hard and playing hard over the last several days.

The conference tackled many big questions about the future of executive search, such as how AI will affect our business and improve our ability to provide better quality service to our clients and candidates. Our Practice Groups had an opportunity to caucus in person and discuss issues specific to their industry sectors. We discussed the synergies between executive search and leadership services, and how we can further enhance what we offer to our clients as they look to strengthen their leadership teams of today and the future. And we welcomed new members to the fold from Europe and Latin America and got to know about their regions.

Then on Tuesday morning we unleashed the Greater Vancouver business community on our Partners, as they came together at our annual Economic Outlook Breakfast featuring Jock Finlayson. It was our largest event ever and Jock was able to provide immense take-away value for the local and global attendees alike.

And of course, we wouldn’t be doing our job as hosts if we didn’t showcase BC wines and sweeping Vancouver vistas, and we offered up both in style. Communications-turned-wine consultant Trace Acres conducted a wine tasting at our offices, and opened everyone’s hearts and palates to a wide variety of delicious local wines. Delegates also got to take a whirlwind tour of Canada at Fly Over Canada, and we had a beautiful night with the bears and eagles at Grouse Mountain, where we received a very special presentation from a local Squamish Nation elder.

Over four days we strengthened our bond with our Partners and built on the premise that we can do more together than separately. As a network of independently owned and operated boutique firms, we need to want to work together to make our partnership worthwhile, and this year’s conference solidified that this amazingly diverse, bright and talented group of professionals is one we hope to be aligned with for many years to come.

2017 Americas Conference – Panorama Global Search Partners

PFM Executive Search recently led the discussion on a number of key agenda items at the Americas Conference of Panorama Global Search Partners in Atlanta. The annual gathering of offices from North and South America had a focus on trends in executive search, the sharing of best practices and methods to further the already extensive collaboration on search projects to ensure outstanding results for our clients in diverse sectors.

In addition, PFM Executive Search welcomed new Alberta Partner, Pekarsky & Co. (www.pekarskyco.com) to Panorama. With offices in Calgary and Edmonton, the addition of Pekarsky & Co. will continue to add breadth and depth to the global practice groups in a wide variety of private, public and not-for-profit sectors and allows PFM in Vancouver to offer ever greater strength in fulfilling senior level leadership executive searches.

Beyond the exchange of ideas and creating a forum for discussions around successful collaboration in search, the Atlanta meetings created a venue for identifying new ways to enhance the client and candidate relationship, the hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search for more than 24-years.IMG_0924 IMG_0917 IMG_0933

Panorama Partners meet with new AESC President

Panorama Partners from San Francisco, Nashville and Vancouver meeting with the new, incoming President, Karen Greenbaum who will be taking up her duties of managing the global executive search industry association at the end of October.  The AESC Americas Meeting dealt with trends in executive search and innovations in the recruitment of senior executives.