Who We Are

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting is exclusively represented throughout the Asia Pacific region by JRS International Search Partners, a retained executive search firm.

What We Do

JRS International Search Partners/ Kennedy Executive Search Australia conducts Executive Search assignments throughout the Asia Pacific Region and Middle East. Our Search consultants are business executives who have held senior management roles with multinational responsibility and are also highly skilled in Executive Search.

In addition to Executive Search JRS ISP provides other services including: leadership development programs, enterprise learning platforms and programmes, culture assessment and change programmes, industry and competitor talent mapping, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and non-Executive Director Selection.

The Team

The founders of JRS International Search Partners Paula and Joe Screnci have worked in the Executive Search and Recruitment industry for 30 years. This has included managing some of the largest executive recruitment firms in Australia. Prior to this Joe held senior roles with American and British multinational companies and Paula held senior roles with an American multinational company.

Their experience covers every market segment of Recruitment and Executive Search and during their career they have employed and trained over 1000 Executive Recruitment Consultants, conducted over 20 acquisitions in 5 countries, owned and operated 12 companies in 7 countries and listed a major recruitment services group on the ASX. In addition, Paula and Joe have held Executive and non-Executive Board positions with companies in Australia, NZ, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK in Executive Search, Recruitment, HR Consulting, Leadership Training, ICT Training, Software Development, Film Production, Property Development, Construction Services and Not For Profit sectors.

Paula and Joe have substantial experience in all aspects of operating and developing a multinational Business. This includes employing and managing C-Level executives and appointing Executive and Non-Executive Board members for their own group of companies as well as for Client companies.

Assignments

  • Asia Pacific Vice President (Life Sciences & Healthcare)
  • Group General Manager (Building & Construction)
  • Managing Director (Operations & Logistics)
  • Managing Director (Engineering & Infrastructure)
  • Director of Digital Transformation (Operations & Logistics)
  • Medical Director (Life Sciences & Healthcare)
  • Clinical Science Director (Life Sciences and Healthcare)
  • General Manager Policy & Governance (Banking & Financial Services)
  • Finance Director (Banking & Financial Services)
  • Human Resources Director (FMCG)

Approach

Our Executive Search methodology is an extensive and refined process to research, identify, contact and process candidates in accordance with an assignment specification. This approach includes:

Meeting with our client to develop a complete and accurate Assignment Specification, understanding of the context and requirements.

Researching to Identify Candidates for Consideration by industry Mapping, applying a complete direct search approach.

Assessment, preparation of candidate reports and liaison through client interviews, offer negotiation, on-boarding and post placement support.

Practices

Meet The Team

Joe Screnci

MD Asia Pacific

Joe Screnci, an industry veteran, has managed search operations in APAC and Europe. Managing Director APAC, he is our man in the East.

Joe Screnci

MD Asia Pacific

JRS International, Sydney

Paula Screnci

Partner

Behind every strong man stands a strong woman. Paula is an expert in life sciences and focuses on making her husband become the best MD he can be.

Paula Screnci

Partner

JRS International, Sydney

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