Monika Ciesielska

Profil 3Head hunter of C-level executives. President at IMSA Search Global Partners, international network of head hunters.

Marketing and Management graduate from the Warsaw School of Economics, as well as Finance from the University of Gdansk. An expert within assessing competence of managers and top level executives. Adviser to the boards in the field of human resources management

Founder and co-owner at Carpenter Consulting. For over 15 years Monika recruits managers, executives and board members, mainly related to sales, online and offline marketing, IT, law, manufacturing, PR / communication and purchasing, while cooperating with companies representing each industry, international corporations and large Polish accounts. Since 2017, president at IMSA Search Global Partners,  executive search network having almost 50 offices around the world. Additionally, Monika holds the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Elevato Software, innovative platform designed for managing HR processes i.e. recruitment, employees’ evaluations and development, talent management.

She holds a number of press releases in a business titles, such as: Forbes, Newsweek, Puls Biznesu, Personnel and Management, Personnel Plus. Monika is a collector of contemporary art, a passionate horse rider and since recently, a fan of aviation. But above all, she is a mum of a baby girl – Sophie.

Customer Exeprience in the times of non-working Sundays

Some recruitments stay inside us for longer. For various reasons. In this case the client came to me from the neighboring office. Our companies are located at Rondo 1 in Warsaw. He admitted that up to now he had worked with headhunters strictly specialized in real estate, however this time he needed a company that… Read More

When not everything goes as planned at your home office

A marketing communication agency cooperating with IMSA International Executive Search proposed the preparation of a global report regarding trends and changes, which senior managers will be facing in 2019. For this purpose, my partners from 23 countries and I were to prepare material containing our forecasts for the upcoming year. One of the areas indicated… Read More

What should C-level managers improve while being recruited by a head hunter?

One of the renowned PR agencies asked – what should C-level managers change or perhaps even improve during interviews with head hunters? I must admit that I immediately frowned and was not able to control my facial expression, reminiscent of a question mark. Firstly, I believe that top managers do not have time to read… Read More

How to employ a manager in HoReCa without losing your mind? – conclusions to be drawn from Store and Shift Manager recruitment for MAX Premium Burgers

When commencing cooperation with a new client, I usually experience a lot of excitement connected with new challenges that an interesting new recruitment processes performed for a company, the organizational culture of which I am only becoming familiar with, present to us. It gets even more interesting when the client hails from a market that… Read More

The text is about not returning from Gdansk to Warsaw on Sunday in the middle of summer. Well, who would even do that?

Sunday. Gdańsk. I am driving on the A1 highway hoping, that we will make it to my Warsaw home in 4 hours with my 3-years-old daughter Sophie, and if I put the pedal to the metal maybe even in 3.5 hours. After driving several kilometers, I already knew, that that idea just went out the… Read More

CEE Released – about the Polish Gene of Entrepreneurship

On June 21, 2018, the Warsaw Stock Exchange Quotation Room hosted the final of the Polish edition of the CEE Released program which was held by the CobinAngels Business Angels Network. I had the enormous pleasure of participating in this event as a member of the jury. Together with the remaining thirteen jury members, from… Read More

Are the big brands doing e-commerce or eCommerce? – conclusions from the Online Marketing Manager recruitment process

I recently had the opportunity to recruit an Online Marketing Manager for a global brand, very much recognisable in the traditional world of retail. It was a very interesting exercise, giving me the opportunity to thoroughly “scan” the digital market, which I often check and gather the latest information on the availability of candidates representing… Read More

How to reach the K2 summit in democratically managed organization

Most of the candidates, which I am interviewing, while being asked about their style of managing people, provide me with an answer, that it is a democratic one. But is it really? In general you can say so, but in reality it is always the boss, who is making the final decision and choosing the… Read More

This is not a regular success story

Being a head hunter is tough. Not that I want to complain. I love my work for the diversity of projects, amazing people, that I meet during recruitment processes and their life stories. Each of these stories is different, unique, difficult, sometimes told with a smile, sometimes with a hidden regret, but still successful. This… Read More