Globally diverse and multicultural, the Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search team successfully sources and secures executives, senior management and top calibre specialists for clients in South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and abroad.

Our cross-border experience, search expertise, robust research capability, extensive network and hands-on management style ensure that Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search successfully achieves and exceeds client expectations in terms of service and return on investment.

  • We gain valuable insight into and knowledge of each of our clients’ businesses, taking time to understand their unique requirements.
  • We adopt a structured and consultative approach, ensuring that action plans are effectively communicated, agreed to, followed and reported on.
  • We think out of the box, developing unique innovative strategies per assignment.
  • We use our expertise and networks from global markets – Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Asia Pacific and emerging Pan African.
  • We utilise our tailor-made research processes, which include investigations into up to 40 organisations per assignment.
  • We develop strong relationships with our candidates through meaningful engagement.

OUR SEARCH METHODOLOGY

PLANNING PHASE

Introductory consultation
Viability study
Packaging the assignment
Profiling required competencies
Search strategy

PLANNING PHASE

Introductory consultation
Viability study
Packaging the assignment
Profiling required competencies
Search strategy

PLANNING PHASE

Introductory consultation
Viability study
Packaging the assignment
Profiling required competencies
Search strategy

FUNCTIONS WE SPECIALISE IN

Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search focuses on all functional levels / key disciplines at management and executive levels across a varierty of industries, including but not limited to:

LEVELS:

  • Directors
  • Executive Management
  • General Management
  • Senior Management
  • Specialist

DISCIPLINES:

  • Business Development
  • Commercial
  • Corporate Communications
  • eCommerce
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Sales
  • Specialists
  • Technical

INDUSTRIES WE SPECIALISE IN

Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search has expertise in the following industries:

  • Energy / Petrochemical / Oil & Gas
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • FMCG
    • Agri
    • Beverages
    • Confectionery
    • Foods
    • Home & Personal Care
    • Liquor
    • Tobacco
  • Logistics / Supply Chain / Shipping
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Retail

OUR TEAM

NICOLENE DI BARTOLO – FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

  • 30+ years recruitment industry experience.
  • Specialised in executive search, management, specialist appointments as well as recruitment marketing and advertising.
  • Strengths: innovation, entrepreneurship, strategy, consulting and client relations.

MONALISA MASIIWA – SPECIALIST CONSULTANT

  • 18 years recruitment industry experience in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
  • Specialised in project management, recruitment consulting, executive recruitment and recruitment research.
  • Strengths: cultural diversity, research, networking, client relations and delivery.

MADELEIN LOWINGS- SUPPORT CONSULTANT: RESOURCING

  • 14 years Recruitment / HR experience.
  • Strengths: business administration, recruitment and selection, response management, client and candidate engagement.

DONÉ TERBLANCHE- FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

  • 30+ years office management and financial administration experience.
  • Strengths: client and supplier relations, financial administration and cash flow management, business analytics, statistics and graphs, statutory and legal compliance.

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Exclusive executive search (also known as direct search or professional headhunting) relies on identifying and targeting highly regarded executives nationally and/or internationally through a research-based approach. This includes research of competitors, similar industry organisations and using professional networks of reputable high profile contacts.

Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search effectively offers this very specialised and sensitive service with great success and provides the client with an accurate ‘audit trail’ of the process.

ADVERTISED SEARCH

An alternative method is the executive advertised search. This approach relies on a campaign based approach with a view to targeting highly regarded executives nationally and/or internationally. Media channels (print, online, social) are carefully selected and recommended whilst the creative campaigns are prepared by a team of HR, recruitment, marketing, communication and design specialists.

We leverage (by agreement) our clients’ employer brands through this creative campaign based approach. Alternatively, where confidentiality is the imperative, the Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search brand is used.

INTERNATIONAL SEARCH

Nicolene Di Bartolo Executive Search provides borderless search services. We have a reliable and active international network and we are experienced in sourcing both international talent and reaching South Africans living and working abroad.

Through our extensive research into Africa, we have built up an extensive database of available highly educated and experienced African talent who are seeking work within South Africa or elsewhere on the African continent.

We strive to ensure that our borderless assignments are conducted in a manner that heeds cultural sensitivity, professionalism and creative thought – injecting our personal touch of service excellence into the equation to yield the results our talent and clients expect.