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    Our story

    Mind Partners is a Paris-based company that was founded in 2013. We specialise in retained headhunting services for Executive, Senior Management and Expert positions.

    We provide our clients with a personalised service that guarantees a thorough understanding of their needs, culture, and DNA.

    We have expanded our services internationally, establishing our London office in 2018 and our New York office in 2023. This expansion was to support the growth of our clients in the UK&I and beyond. In addition, we operate in Asia through a local partner.

    Our service offers

    Mind Partners is a boutique-minded international executive search firm.

    Our team of consultants have a variety of business and sectoral expertise. This guarantees top-quality identification, recruitment, and support for various management, executive and expert profiles.

    Our in-house team’s strength enables us to establish a genuine proximity in our client relationships, supporting sustainable development of the companies we work with. Regardless of their size, business model, or the problems and challenges they face, the diversity of our resources contributes to the success of our clients.

    This is our client commitment.

    Our approach is “Fuelling your growth with human capital”

    Mind Partners is building its approach on trust, transparency, efficiency, and expertise. We interact with our clients with dialogue and realism, which ensure a mutual commitment to achieving a “win-win” outcome.

    We pay particular attention to the business sector, economic environment, and culture of the organisations that trust us.

    Committed to their growth, we understand and respect their operations and values.

    We support their specific needs and meet their expectations through our constant willingness to challenge ourselves.

    Our responsibility

    Mind Partners is committed to a sustainable approach towards the environment and our partners. As specialists, we sincerely desire to transform and mobilise our teams around impactful projects. We also want to be among the communities of leaders involved in the issues of tomorrow.

    In 2022, after significant work on internal transformation, we were certified as a “B Corp Company”. Following the example of other specialists committed to this path, Mind Partners has reviewed and improved our approaches and working methods by proactively involving clients, candidates, suppliers and partners, fostering more significant impact and involvement in sustainable development.

    The Mind Partners team now includes several expert B leaders, Climate Fresco facilitators and carbon footprint consultants. This expertise is now available to our clients.

    We have also been a member of the French Chamber of Commerce of Great Britain since 2018. It supports many local initiatives to promote and develop French businesses in the UK&I and North America.

    Our team of recruitment experts

    The Mind Partners team is composed of experienced professionals from the business world who are passionate about recruitment.

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    Louis-Marie Simoneau

    Founder
    Mind Partners Group
    France

    Louis-Marie Simoneau

    Founder
    Mind Partners Group
    France
    Executive Search + Interim Management, Funds + Holdings
    Louis-Marie has 20 years of professional experience in the recruitment sector and in identifying and approaching potential candidates directly. He began his career with the leader in specialist recruitment before helping to create an international group.
    Seeking a closer working relationship with his clients and candidates, he founded Mind Partners in 2013 to offer high-end, tailored recruitment services.
    He now focuses on identifying executives and business leaders.
    His experience and expertise also make him the preferred contact for decision-makers and investment funds' investment teams.
    In 2018, he opened an office in London with Valéryane Elphick to help French intermediate-sized companies establish and structure their businesses in the UK.
    In 2020, Louis-Marie completed his service offering by founding Mind Transition, the Interim Management division of the Mind Partners group, with Julien Richet-Cooper and Etienne Morice.
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    Valéryane Elphick

    Managing Partner
    Mind Partners
    United Kingdom

    Valéryane Elphick

    Managing Partner
    Mind Partners
    United Kingdom
    Property + Construction, Engineering + Industry, Retail + E-Commerce, Luxury + Lifestyle, Tech, Agri-Food + Wines + Spirits
    Valeryane has 20 years' experience in headhunting and as an entrepreneur in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. She has founded several companies: "France in the Bottle" in Australia (wine export), "81Erskine LTD" in the UK (recruitment firm) and "Mind Partners UK" with Louis-Marie Simoneau in 2018.
    She has also held several positions in Business Development and worked for Lonely Planet and Telstra and the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.

    Her expertise lies in supporting European and French groups and SMEs in structuring their subsidiaries within an Anglo-Saxon perimeter.
    She recruits Country Managers, Heads of Sales, Heads of Finance, Managing Directors, etc. in a wide variety of sectors, but with a strong expertise in the manufacturing industry (aeronautics, nuclear, construction, renewable energy...), FMCG (food, cosmetics) and Commercial Real Estate, which was her first area of activity while working at Colliers.
    She also supports UK clients in recruiting international and niche profiles for the French market.
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    Alexandra Duttil Baxter

    Managing Partner
    Mind Partners North America
    USA + Canada

    Alexandra Duttil Baxter

    Managing Partner
    Mind Partners North America
    USA + Canada
    Distribution + Retail + E-Commerce, Luxury + Lifestyle, Engineering + Industry
    Alexandra joins Mind Partners North America as Managing Partner of the New York office.
    For 20 years, Alexandra has supported the development of international companies across Europe and North America. She advises more specifically French and European companies on their expansion in the United States on commercial and recruitment issues.
    Alexandra brings to her clients a strong expertise in understanding local specificities. Based in NY since 2013 she relies on her knowledge of the local economic fabric and her experience in mentoring and career support for expatriates. She facilitates the decoding of North American particularities to foster the rapid growth of her clients.
    She is involved with a wide range of industries, especially tech, investment funds, retail and luxury.
    Alexandra is a transition Career coach certified from NYU. She is the founder of Apeda NY and Spark up Coaching.
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    Pierre-Yves Ratel

    Consultant - B Leader
    Paris

    Pierre-Yves Ratel

    Consultant - B Leader
    Paris
    CSR + ESG, Services, Engineering + Industry, Digital + IT, Agri-Food + Wines + Spirits
    Pierre-Yves is a multi-disciplinary recruiter known for his versatility and global approach. For more than 15 years, he has assisted his clients in all types of professional occupations and business sectors with projects in France and internationally.
    He excels in managing complex and innovative assignments (creating new posts, redefining scopes, sourcing rare profiles internationally), often with a strong technical element (including the industrial, technological, IS, IT and digital sectors.).
    Pierre-Yves, active with business angels, venture capital and private equity funds, is the preferred contact for investment funds and their holdings, from start-ups to intermediate-sized enterprises, particularly in the field of impact (social, societal and environmental).
    As a B Leader, Pierre-Yves supports companies in their B Corp certification and works closely with his clients to establish and develop their CSR/ESG policies.
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    Thierry Kling

    Consultant
    Paris

    Thierry Kling

    Consultant
    Paris
    Distribution + Retail + E-Commerce, Property + Construction, Non-profit, Financial Services + Data, Digital + IT
    Thierry has 30 years of professional experience in companies and recruitment agencies.
    Having developed export markets in the household equipment sector, he expanded his scope and worked for 15 years in Specialised Distribution as purchasing director (PPR/Kering and Kingfisher).
    In 2011, he decided to draw upon his expertise in headhunting and recruitment. He has been helping stock exchange-listed groups and family-owned companies to source their management teams and specialists for over a decade.
    Backed by solid expertise in the business and an excellent knowledge of the corporate world and recruitment, Thierry is a networker and a multi-specialist recruiter, specialising in complex recruitment assignments and identifying business leaders.
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    Valérie Chomel

    Consultant - B Leader
    Paris

    Valérie Chomel

    Consultant - B Leader
    Paris
    Health + Medical, DiSC assessment + Map&Match
    During her 18 years with the company, Valérie has developed a wealth of expertise in Human Resources matters focusing on recruitment, HR development and, more recently, human resource information systems.
    She has worked with major technology, media and distribution groups, as well as with consulting firms where she carries out external and internal recruitment assignments to meet the needs of the operational staff.
    Passionate about people, Valérie is a generalist recruiter who now supports SMEs and large groups with the aim of developing a close relationship between recruiters and candidates.
    Valérie is certified in applying various self-awareness tools and offers assessment services to support our clients' external and internal recruitments.
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    Sibylle Hubert

    Consultant - B Leader
    Paris London

    Sibylle Hubert

    Consultant - B Leader
    Paris London
    CSR + ESG, Tech, Engineering + Industry
    Sibylle is a Franco-British graduate of NEOMA Business School and has lived abroad for 20 years.
    She started her career in Asia and London in sales, in the financial sector and then in SaaS software.
    Keenly interested in café culture and convinced combining simplicity and healthy food is possible, she has opened a vegetarian restaurant in London alongside her corporate life.
    In 2019 Sibylle joined Mind Partners UK, which was in the middle of its development phase.
    She swiftly launched the Mind Partners group into the adventure of B Corp certification, which it obtained in June 2022.
    Sibylle is now based in the Paris office, where she specialises in CSR and works on recruitment assignments as well as supporting SMEs in their sustainable development ambitions.
    She mainly deals with industrial clients, tech and CSR projects.
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    Blandine Pellat

    Consultant
    Paris

    Blandine Pellat

    Consultant
    Paris
    Legal + Tax
    Blandine, a specialist in legal and tax matters, has been working in the legal sector for over 15 years.
    She is a lawyer specialising in Corporate M&A, Stock Exchange Law and Corporate Governance, and worked for eight years in law firms and legal departments before becoming a headhunter.
    She is a preferred contact for French and British business law firms and corporate legal and tax departments, helping her clients solve their specific recruitment and team organisation problems.
    As an expert in her field, Blandine knows the candidates and clients and understands their day-to-day work. She brings her thorough understanding of the very precise requirements and challenges of these functions, her expertise, and in-depth knowledge of the legal environment to bear to provide appropriate advice to ensure that everyone's needs are met.
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    Marie Roy

    Consultant
    London

    Marie Roy

    Consultant
    London
    Engineering + Industry, Property + Construction, Health + Medical, Automotive, Retail + E-Commerce, Luxury + Lifestyle, Services, Digital + IT, Agri-Food + Wines + Spirits
    Marie has 15 years of experience in general HR and international recruitment roles in the industrial (automotive, pharmaceutical) and luxury (cosmetics and fast-moving consumer goods) sectors.
    She assists large international groups in defining their HR strategy, developing strong expertise in international project management, skills development and training.
    Today, she looks at recruitment issues from both a corporate and operational perspective.
    Based in London since 2020, Marie joined Mind Partners in September 2022 to assist clients as a multi-sector recruiter, specialising in multicultural issues.
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    Irène de Boisgrollier

    Consultant
    Paris

    Irène de Boisgrollier

    Consultant
    Paris
    Luxury + Lifestyle, Hospitality + Leisure, Architecture + Arts and Crafts
    Irène began her professional life in Cultural Engineering consultancy with a subsidiary of the French public sector financial institution, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.
    She then steered her career towards Luxury and has been coaching designers and SME managers in their general management roles for 20 years: Bruno Frisoni, Sentou, Gilles & Boissier.
    Experienced in business development, strategy definition, team management, international distribution and production issues in French and overseas manufacture, Irène specialises in human development consulting for organisations, more specifically in growth or turnaround contexts.
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    Aurélien Badou

    Consultant
    Paris

    Aurélien Badou

    Consultant
    Paris
    Retail + FMCG, Real Estate + Construction, Services
    After starting his career in the luxury goods industry (Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and then Jimmy Choo), Aurélien joined the leading specialist recruitment company in 2018. There, he became the expert in Finance, Human Resources and Payroll, particularly for companies in the Val d'Oise (95) - France. He forged close links with the various players involved in local economic development.
    In 2023, after more than 5 years recruiting in support functions in a wide variety of environments, Aurélien joined Mind Partners as a generalist consultant. He works mainly in the Retaill, FMCG and construction sectors. He also assists local authorities and partners in the public sector with their recruitment strategies.
    A specialist in complex assignments, he loves challenges and is looking forward to developing new territories.
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    Gaëtane Guinard-Bureau

    Consultant
    Paris Dubai

    Gaëtane Guinard-Bureau

    Consultant
    Paris Dubai
    After 15 years working in communications in France and abroad, in agencies and companies, Gaëtane joined Mind Partners in 2016.
    Familiar with all types of environments and customers, Gaëtane adapts to and manages a variety of issues. She works with both very small businesses and international groups, particularly in the industrial, luxury and healthcare sectors.

    Very much aware of Mind Partners' tailor-made approach, she also leads a number of the firm's internal structuring and development projects (communication, marketing and office management projects).

    In 2018, Gaëtane obtained her certification in the Map&Match tool and offers a complementary service to our customers.

    Since September 2019, Gaëtane has been living in the United Arab Emirates. She remains connected to her original missions and her presence in Dubai becomes an opportunity to intervene locally and regionally for our customers.

    Where can you find us? Our offices

    Mind Partners cabinet de recrutement en France

    Mind Partners France

    2, rue Balny d’Avricourt
    75017 PARIS

    +33 1 82 28 30 23

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    Mind Partners cabinet de recrutement au Royaume-Uni

    Mind Partners UK

    48 Russell Square
    LONDON WC1B 4JP

    +44 2081 677433

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    Mind Partners cabinet de recrutement en Amérique du Nord

    Mind Partners NA

    250 Park Avenue – 7th Floor
    NEW YORK, 10177

    +914 88 6 89 48

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