May 2017 – The Netherlands.

Singapore based Progression Search, an Technology B2B SaaS/Cloud headhunting agency, has teamed up with the leading network of independent headhunting IT agencies: Continental Search Alliance, a.k.a. CSA.

With the presence of Progression Search in its ranks, CSA adds APAC as a key region to cover the recruitment of the most critical roles in the IT sector along with all of the European continent: – the Netherlands – Denmark – France – Germany – Italy – Norway – Sweden – Switzerland – and the UK.

CSA was founded in 2010 and has since positioned itself as a leading organization in the IT recruitment space for mid to senior management roles. All the agencies that are part of the alliance are renowned local players in their respective countries. They each have a boutique-style approach: small, dynamic, business-minded, successful leaders with a local presence who are used to serving demanding international customers on first-tier roles.

In the past 7 years CSA has been able to cover dozens of critical hires throughout EMEA to meet the needs of international companies, 90% of the clients served by CSA are global brand-names in markets such as:

  • IT
  • Enterprise Software
  • Telecom and Cloud computing
  • Consulting & Services
  • Luxury
  • Finance
  • Banking & Asset Management
  • Manufacturing and Industry

The CSA members are all specialists in their respective countries, with a minimum experience of at least 10 years in Exec recruitment. They cover positions at the level of CxO, Directors, VPs, Sr. Management as well as key Executive and Operation roles.

Says Christian Gruppo, Co-Founder and Chairman of CSA:

“It has been a tough challenge for us at CSA to find the right agency in the APAC region. As we always need people with the same DNA and approach: IT expertise, covering high-level roles, with a true international mindset, passionate and sales-driven. Our search on the APAC market has not been easy but we know we have made the right choice with Progression Search”.

Josephine Chia and her team are recognized professionals in their Region; she brings the highest value to her customers with the specific in-house methods of her agency. They are clearly result-oriented as we all are within CSA. “Together, we will be stronger and serve better existing customers and those who will come in 2017 and beyond. I am happy and proud to have Progression Search onboard within Continental Search Alliance.”

Further details on Progression Search and Continental Search Alliance can be found at their websites below:


As a reminder – Continental Search Alliance
With the best market knowledge of Tech & Digital, Continental Search Alliance (CSA) combines some of the most experienced executive search Consultants in Europe and Asia.  Our breadth of knowledge across the entire EMEA and APAC regions has seen us fulfil some of the most challenging talent mandates on behalf of our clients.
Combining our deep local knowledge and language capability with our track record of delivering high impact hires across 20 countries in EMEA and worldwide, CSA maintains a strategic position with its clients by advising on key people issues including identifying, securing and retaining the best talent. From C-level to key individual contributors in sales, marketing, services and technical functions across a culturally diverse region.

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Written by Christian Gruppo
May 2017