Having worked in executive search for many years, the founders of Human Assets Consulting wanted to add more value to executive search. We wanted to move away from the one-dimensional transactional focus, – instead we wanted to center our offering on business-critical advice based upon analysis, data and insight. We combine a thorough understanding of industries, functions and markets, with our vast experience from working with people and understanding what makes them tick. Our background is diverse, but all our experience is centered around human assets.
We have worked for top tier management consulting firms at partner level, advising clients around the globe on strategic challenges in diverse areas such as supply chain strategy, the development and implementation of global talent management and succession planning operations, as well as turnaround and restructuring cases.
Our goal is to ensure that our clients avoid empty chairs, either by developing internal talents or acquiring them externally
Our Executive Search background is extensive and includes: Assessed and recruited both the executive and non-executive board of directors for a financial institution when preparing for an IPO, we recruited the management team for a 10 billion NOK investment in building a renewable energy business and we have helped VC backed tech companies finding their key employees to achieve aggressive growth targets. For a market leading FMCG producer we revamped the logistics operations. Acquired director and partner level consultants for some of the world’s largest management consulting firms.
We have also been Senior Executives for complex, national and international professional services firms. With seasoned consultants and probably the best research team in the industry, we are geared to find and develop the talent which will help your organization grow and prosper.
As a value driven company we will:
Only engage when we can truly add value
Only work for clients we can identify with
Work hard for diversity, because it is good for business
Never accept assignments in an area we do not master
However, life is more than business. We believe in giving back to society. Thus, our people partake in various pro bono projects on a regular basis, assisting both local initiatives as well as organizations saving lives overseas. This adds a dimension to our experience which we are convinced bring value to our clients.
HA Consulting Research Team
The partners in Human Assets Consulting have extensive international work experience as management consultants and senior executives. We have managed international operations, high-level strategic projects around the world and conducted numerous demanding international executive search assignments.
Through years of experience we have built trusted relations with leading local executive search boutiques especially throughout Europe, APAC and North America, partners we trust. Combining this experience with the knowledge, expertise and local networks of chosen partners around the world greatly benefits our clients and candidates. It allows us to be a Norwegian firm based on Nordic business culture and ethics, whilst ensuring a global footprint and direct access to trusted advisors around the globe.
We are well positioned for assisting our clients with international searches, either bringing international talent to Norway or finding the right executive for your international locations.
Services & Industries
Identifying the strongest candidate for one specific executive role for the client. Guiding the process from a fact based profile to signature.
Assessments & Audits
Conducting an evaluation of existing human assets, uncovering capabilities, skills and potential. Individuals and teams are evaluated against specific requirements, linked to current and future strategic challenges.
Board Evaluation & Composition
Composition & Search; ensuring required board capabilities to secure realization of strategic targets and objectives.
Advising on how to optimize work processes aimed at securing and developing human assets. Focusing on Strategic Talent Alignment, Succession Planning, Talent Management and Performance Management.
We only serve clients in industries where we believe we can add real value – thus we will only accept assignments where we have substantial experience from the industry and/or function. Our primary industries are:
SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR
Small scale up
SW-sales – Marketing – Business Development
Director Digital Advisory
International management consultancy
Strategy – Digital – Consulting
One of Norway’s largest FMCG Producer
Supply Chain – Logistics – Operations
Mid size heavy industry corporation
General Mgmt. – Change Mgmt. – Business Dev.
One of Norway’s leading energy corporations
International management consultancy
Finance – Strategy – Digitalization
Who we are
Our partners have broad experience from recruiting and serving C-suite Executives in multiple industries. We have served clients facing critical decisions covering; composing new management teams, selecting new Board of Directors, managing challenging turn-around projects/reorganizations, start-ups and demanding change programs.
Ramona has an extensive experience from executive search, serving clients across Europe and Norway since 2011. She has also held corporate HR roles working with recruitment and development in multinational companies. With her extensive network in the Nordic market as a researcher and delivery consultant, she has carried out assignments in different geographical markets and multiple industries: Professional and Financial Services, Life Science, FMCG, Industrial and Energy.
P: +47 925 16 216
Håkon is a true Executive Search professional, having worked in retained search since 2000. In 2006, aged only 33, he was named one of Norway’s leading executive search consultants by Finansavisen. He has carried out challenging recruitments in most industries and on all continents, but his key focus has always been working with clients in the industrial and energy sectors.
Specialties: Industrial and Energy, with extensive experience from roles linked to technology, engineering and operations.
P: +47 905 05 012
Truls is one of the most experienced Executive Search consultants in Norway, having more than 20 years top level executive search experience. He combines this with senior management experience, having served as both MD for a large Norwegian law firm and as head of the European business unit for one of the world’s largest search firms.
Specialties: Financial Services, Retail and FMCG, as well as cross industry experience of C suite recruitments.
P: 480 16 599
Lars is an experienced professional; having built relations to some of Norway’s most seasoned executives. Throughout the searches he has succeeded at both national and international level. In addition to search and analysis Lars focuses on talent management and organizational development. He has previously worked with corporate brand development and media guidance, as well as a business developer and analyst. Industry spikes: Professional and Financial Services, FMCG, Industrial and Energy.
P: +47 481 34 500
During his 18 years in Management Consulting (including partner level at McKinsey), Petter has served C-suite clients all over the world and gained exceptional insight in areas such as supply-chain/operations, strategic sourcing, organizational development and succession planning. Has also managed a large, global IT business before entering Executive Search in 2012. With an analytical approach and a proven strategic mindset, he is a trusted advisor who can challenge conventional truths.
Specialties: IT & Telecom, Digitalization (Finance/Industry), Professional Services and Retail & FMCG.
P: +47 911 58 095
Bente G. H. Slaatten
For close to 20 years Bente served in executive roles in NGOs and business, both as President and CEO of NSF and as Chief Communication Officer and member of Yara’s executive management team. She then used that experience as a Partner in Human Assets Consulting, before being asked to take on the role of CEO of Norsk Revmatikerforbund in March 2019. She is a special advisor for Human Assets Consulting and our clients in projects related to healthcare, NGOs and communication and brand roles.
Specialties: Healthcare, NGO and Public Sector, and functional roles linked to Communication, Marketing and Brand.
P: +47 916 06 215
Mona Evelyn Vaupel
Mona has more than 15 years from management consulting (Accenture & Deloitte Consulting). She is specialized in driving organizational change through co-creation and engagement. She has helped global and multinational organizations deliver Organizational Transformation, Talent Strategy, Leadership Development, HR Transformation, HR Strategy, Organizational Design and Integrated Talent Solutions.
Specialties: Expert Partner – helping our clients with Transformational Change, Organizational Design, Alignment & Execution, Talent and Leadership development.
P: +45 507 01 440
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