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Danielle Bertrand

Director of Executive Search, European Union
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Danielle Bertrand, the Director of Executive Search for the European Union at P&C Global, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry. Her expertise spans strategic planning, process improvement, leadership of her team, talent acquisition operations, and candidate sourcing and development, leadership development, and succession planning making her an integral part of P&C Global’s growth and success.

Danielle’s career in executive search began at Korn Ferry (Europe), a top global executive search firm. As the Vice President of Executive Search, Danielle led a team of consultants and researchers to identify and attract top-tier talent for multinational corporations across various industries. Her strategic vision and leadership significantly improved the firm’s executive search process, resulting in a 30% increase in successful placements during her tenure.

Her next career move took her to Hudson RPO, another leading executive search firm, where she served as the Director of Talent Acquisition. Here, she honed her skills in executive search, talent management, and recruitment operations, further solidifying her reputation as a trusted recruitment professional.

Prior to joining P&C Global, Danielle held a significant role at Antal International Ltd, where she was the Senior Manager of Executive Search. Her efforts significantly enhanced the firm’s talent pool, contributing to its overall growth and success.

At P&C Global, Danielle leads the executive search operations for the European Union, overseeing an average of 300 annual searches for the firm’s internal roles and over 500 executive searches for P&C Global’s clients including Global 1000 CEOs and other C-suite and specialty talent roles. Her portfolio of responsibilities includes developing and implementing recruitment strategies, improving recruitment processes, managing recruitment marketing, and partnering with her internal and external client executives on an array of strategic initiatives including talent management, leadership development, and succession planning.

Under Danielle’s leadership, P&C Global has seen significant geographic expansion worldwide. Some of her major accomplishments include:

  • Executive Placement: Danielle successfully placed over 70 C-suite executives in leading companies across the European Union, significantly enhancing P&C Global’s reputation in these regions.
  • Market Expansion: She played a pivotal role in expanding P&C Global’s presence in new markets, including Austria, France, Italy, Russia, Turkey, and UK, by securing key client accounts in these regions and overseeing the construction, staffing, and opening of its offices in Istanbul, London, Paris, and Vienna.
  • Talent Retention: Through her innovative talent management strategies, Danielle has achieved a 98% retention rate for placed candidates, ensuring continuity and stability for P&C Global’s clients.
  • Client Satisfaction: Under her leadership, P&C Global achieved a 100% client satisfaction rate for executive search services in the European Union.

Danielle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Paris, a MSc in Human Resources Management from Sciences Po, a Postgraduate Certificate in Executive Search and Leadership Consulting from INSEAD and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

When she’s not navigating the intricate world of recruitment, Danielle channels her energy into her passion for gourmet cooking and mystery novels. She is a member of a local book club and often hosts elaborate dinner parties where she experiments with recipes from around the world. Her colleagues often joke that if she hadn’t pursued a career in executive search, she would have been a successful detective or a Michelin-starred chef.

Reflecting on her journey with P&C Global, Danielle shares, “Being a part of P&C Global’s evolution has been an exhilarating ride. From a small team to a global entity, the growth I’ve witnessed and contributed to is akin to watching a star being born in the vast cosmos – brilliant and awe-inspiring. The sense of unity and shared mission at P&C Global is our ‘constellation’, binding us together. We’re more than just colleagues; we’re a constellation of professionals, illuminating the path to the future of business.”

Past Experience

Antal International Ltd.
Senior Manager, Executive Search

Hudson RPO
Director of Talent Acquisition

Korn Ferry (Europe)
Vice President of Executive Search

Academic Credentials

HEC Paris

Sciences Po
MSc, Human Resources Management

Postgraduate Credentials

Executive Certificate,
Executive Search and Leadership Consulting

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

Domain Expertise

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