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HVO Search has done an outstanding job for Michael Kors, helping us to build a part of our international team with highly talented people.

[Maria's] honesty, integrity and commitment to service make her an absolute pleasure to work with.

There are no egos in our business, but our bar for calibre and performance is exceptionally high.

Maria has beaten our expectations, effectively leveraging her sector knowledge and global network to deliver excellent results.

I look forward to partnering together with HVO Search on senior hires in the future.

Cedric Wilmotte SVP - Michael Kors, Europe

It is a pleasure working with Maria for senior leadership roles at TravelBird. Maria really takes care of her candidates and is great at giving TravelBird the right support and advice.

She is professional, has a huge network and executes with respect and accuracy. 

Jeranne Koekkoek VP HR - TravelBird

Maria has helped us recruit the corner stone of our UK operation in an amazing short period of time.

Really plug and play!

I was surprised that she could find such a perfect match in just few weeks.

This has helped us dramatically to launch the operation and get up to speed very fast.

Gustavo GarcĂ­a Brusilovsky Co-Founder & CEO, Klikin (former CEO & co-Founder, BuyVIP)

Maria is excellent at rapidly working through business requirements and, more importantly, at providing creative ideas on how to source them.

I began working with Maria on a set of discrete searches for some of our more specialised businesses.

From inception Maria was quickly able to provide us with a wide search sample, beyond the market we normally looked at. Maria was able to identify excellent candidates across Europe that not only met our profile requirements but also added interesting cultural and language flavours.

Since then we have moved to retainer-based, highly targeted searches for senior profiles and have recently completed a complex team transaction.

Additionally, Maria understood and adapted her way of working with our internal processes. This helped us immensely in speeding up the interview to offer acceptance process.

We are most definitely continuing working with Maria for the foreseeable future.

Fabrizio Napolitano Partner - Deloitte

Working with Maria has been a pleasure – not only does she get the job done with efficiency, professionalism and business acumen but she also executes with sensitivity and respect.

Simon Whitehouse CEO - JW Anderson

Maria understands our business objectives, the brand, culture and whilst being incredibly professional really gets what makes people and teams 'click'. 

I have known Maria for many years. She first approached me for a Country Manager role in Italy and subsequently with several other interesting global opportunities.

When I joined Calvin Klein Italy following the acquisition by PVH we urgently needed to find a business intelligence professional. The time was tight as we were approaching Christmas. With incredible speed Maria introduced to us a fantastic candidate who surpassed our expectations and is now part of our new team.

We will continue to work together in the next coming years.

John Harman Managing Director, Calvin Klein, Italy

[Maria] has been indispensable in bringing exceptional talent who today are making our business successful. And she is fun to work with.

Maria has played a key role in growing our digital team. Her existing network is fantastic and she is unafraid of searching in more ‘unusual’ places.

Nicolas Foulet General Manager, Digital & Entertainment - Quiksilver, Europe

With her no-nonsense approach, ability to unearth the best talent, and ensure they truly fit the business, I would highly recommend Maria.

My first contact with Maria was when she approached me for a European HR Director role. I did not consider the offer but was impressed by her ability to listen and to really ‘understand’ people and company cultures.

Naturally, when the time came for our business to launch a search, my first thought was to contact Maria. The search was a success. Maria is professional, fast and communicates throughout, always being honest about the progress of the search.

She builds deep relationships, which shows in how she follows up with the candidates during and importantly after they integrate with the company. Maria has shown her efficiency to run an international search. For this reason we worked together on several other projects.

Stephen Le Bot HR Director Europe - Quiksilver, Europe

[Maria's] understanding goes beyond assessing skills and experience, she has a great feel for talent.

When we started our first project together, we have not worked together before. There is always a concern that some things will be missing in translation. We should not have worried, as Maria quickly understood what our needs were and presented candidates not only of a very high calibre, but also those who fit our culture.

Peter Skelton Commercial Director - Quiksilver, Europe
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