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Maria Hvorostovsky

Director, HVO Search

Maria Hvorostovsky’s exceptional talent network coupled with her relentless entrepreneurial spirit led to the inevitable creation of HVO Search in 2012.

Maria on what makes HVO Search different

Every search firm has a "global network", "a talent pool". Nothing really new here. But what I really do love about my job, and what I try to put at the core of any search, is understanding what the client wants to achieve, how he / she wants to grow and what the candidate must really bring.

Maria on what makes HVO Search different

In a business where you are only as good as your last placement, where real candidates are as scarce as real opportunities, I wanted HVO Search to stand out. To be relevant to the industries it serves. And I strongly believe this can only be achieved by remaining bespoke and by focusing on what really matters to our selected clients.

Maria on what makes HVO Search different

Photography by Svetlana Masterova

After graduating with a BSc degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, Maria’s natural curiosity for people led her to join an executive search firm specialising in CEO / MD and senior management placements across retail, consumer products, fashion, luxury, travel, leisure and the arts.

This role gave Maria the foundation to progress to a more entrepreneurial position at a large multi-national recruitment firm. She was part of the original team brought on board to help build the executive search practice for the firm in Europe and played a key role in establishing, and growing, its client base.

Born in Siberia and raised in London, Maria is bilingual in English and Russian. 

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