Monika Ciesielska

Head 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.

The Future of Work: Digital Nomad, or a Hybrid Worker? A short introduction to digital maturity

While we may wonder if it’s already happening, or if it will only be some time before we can talk about post-covid-reality, preparations for returning to the office are underway, and companies are trying to figure out how and when this should happen in the most optimal way.  At the same time, leaders, based on… Read More

On HR’s struggle against COVID, current market trends, and love of sweatpants

Over the past couple of months, I have had the pleasure of having a virtual coffee with a handful of HR execs from a number of companies and industries. We discussed how their companies fared in the pandemic, focusing primarily on people. During our conversations, I was struck by how the pandemic elevated the role… Read More

“I’m looking for a job. I’m ready to switch industry.”

Statements like these have become much more frequent in recent years, propelled, to some extent, by a genuine desire to switch industries/occupations or seek out new professional challenges, but also by the many changes that have been sweeping the labor market in the wake of technological progress, the development of AI, and broader adoption of… Read More

Carpenter Consulting honored with the 2020 Business Superbrands title!

When I founded Carpenter Consulting in 2005, I was a head hunter with several months of experience, having no name in the industry and no clients. I entered the market blindly, not knowing the strength of my competitors. However, at that time, I haven’t seen any risks, but instead, I had a lot of bold… Read More

A meteor shower, instead of hail – an analysis of economic and labor market forecasts, in search of the sun rays

Sometimes I am under the impression that the COVID-19 has a much greater force than is attributed to it in a medical context. At one point, I found myself cringing at the very thought of reading another report. But you can’t be afraid of the truth or bury your head in the sand. You have… Read More