Felix Global buys executive transition specialist Shields Meneley Partners

07 December 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read

Felix Global, a recruitment and HR consulting firm, has acquired Shields Meneley Partners (SMP), a Chicago-based consulting firm specializing in executive transition and coaching.

Founded in 2003, SMP provides personalized coaching and transition services to board members, C-suite, and EVP-level executives. The firm’s offerings include executive assessment, succession planning, onboarding, exiting, leadership development, and performance improvement coaching. SMP also provides its “portfolio life” program, which helps executives chart their post-corporate life – including serving on boards, teaching, and mentoring.

SMP’s 12 professionals will join Felix Global’s Chicago office and add their complementary expertise in executive transition.

“Bringing Felix Global and Shields Meneley Partners together is important because it deepens our product offerings to better serve our clients,” said Jim Graham, president and chief executive officer of Felix Global. “Together, we are stronger, and we are able to scale, while retaining our roots of customization and providing clients with our renowned high-touch approach.”

Felix Global buys executive transition specialist Shields Meneley Partners

Felix – which recently relocated its global headquarters to Chicago – earlier this year launched an executive search practice with the hiring of search professionals J. James O’Malley and Marc Detampel. The firm soon afterward added Rob Miler as a director in the newly formed practice.

Felix also advises organizations on leadership development, organizational effectiveness, career management, and outplacement. The firm was founded in Toronto in 1986 and has more than 90 professionals across 16 offices in Canada and eight offices in the United States.

“Combining our career transition and coaching expertise with Felix Global’s leadership development and executive search proficiencies creates a powerful and exciting new set of resources for our clients,” Hugh Shields, co-founder of Shields Meneley Partners, said.