Over the last 20 years, we have developed ‘best practice’ executive search know how, which spans all developing and emerging market geographies, Continental Europe, US, LATAM and Asia Pacific across all sectors. Our focus is mainly executive leadership focusing on Financial Services including retail banking, consumer finance, digital banking, fintech and start-up companies as well as Fast Moving Consumer Goods including local and multi-national companies and manufacturing including a specific knowledge of the steel, metals and mining industries globally.
Our goal at Centre Bridge is to focus on delivering the best solutions and providing a bespoke service for all of our clients.
Having an international team; we have developed excellent understanding of top talent and acquired in-depth knowledge of the markets globally. Due to our geographic coverage and experience we are able to source the best candidates worldwide.
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Each a master of their respective craft.
She has over 20 years of global executive search experience and has been responsible for hiring senior leaders for companies around the world. This includes Board and Board -1 level appointments for a wide range of industry sectors: fintech, consumer finance, retail/investment banking, FMCG, industrial, metals and mining, automotive and pharmaceuticals.
From 2015-2018, Eva worked exclusively as an Internal Global Talent Acquisition Director / Head of Global Recruitment for a leading private investment group with international business operations in a variety of financial services. She was responsible for building the company’s global senior leadership team. Her core focus in that role was to establish a fully-functioning executive committee for a leading subprime consumer finance company in Europe. Alongside that, she also managed hiring processes for the expansion of a subsidiary consumer finance company with operations in the Asia Pacific region. Eva’s work for the group gave her exposure to helping start-up companies set up solid leadership teams.
Prior to her work with the private investment group, Eva served as Partner and Co-Founder of Lansdowne International, an international executive search and HR consulting firm.
Eva started her career in market research and subsequently joined Heidrick and Struggles where she spent time in the Prague and London offices working on global Board level searches.
In addition to her executive search activities, Eva is an experienced career coach and mentor. She has created, implemented and lead significant mentoring programs. Eva is currently a Board Member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Prague and is a core member of the steering committee for the BCC Equilibrium Mentoring program established in 2011 and the Ment2Grow start up mentoring program established in 2018. Eva, who is a British/Czech national, graduated university in the UK in 1995 with a BA Honours degree in French, Spanish and International Business. She is bilingual English/Czech and speaks French fluently.
Prior to joining Centre-Bridge Inara had worked for 2 years at a Private Investment Group handling their senior and mid-level appointments for their portfolio companies primarily in fintech.
Between 2010 and 2015 Inara worked at Lansdowne International, an executive search firm, first joining them as a Junior Research Assistant and subsequently becoming a Senior Recruiter.
A Kazakhstani of Persian and Azerbaijani descent, Inara has lived, studied and worked in the US, Germany and Czech Republic. Inara earned her Bachelor's degree in International Journalism majoring in Media Management, PR and Advertising. Throughout her studies, she has held various administrative positions and research roles in Procter and Gamble, national TV channel and US Commercial Service in Kazakhstan.
Having graduated from University, she became a HoReCa and Trade Channel Executive at Grey Advertising Agency in Almaty, Kazakhstan, working there for two years.
In 2009 she moved to Prague to study International Business and Management at Prague College and the University of Teesside. She graduated with a Masters Degree in 2012.
Prior to joining Lansdowne International, Inara has managed various freelance copywrite projects in Prague as well as held an internship at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
She is bilingual English and Russian.
Prior to joining Centre Bridge, Victoria spent 2 years working for Lansdowne International focusing on IT and fintech executive search mainly in Russia, CIS and Europe.
Before Lansdowne International Victoria lived in Moscow and was a Procurement Director in the retail fashion business. In pursuit of new challenges, she moved to Prague in 2014 to take on a grant offered by the Erasmus Mundus Program to study a Master’s in Economics and Management at the Czech University of Life Science. Victoria received her Masters with honors and was consequently invited to join the PhD programme.
Victoria’s first degree is in International Business. She is a native Russian speaker with fluent English and very advanced Czech.
What our great clients said about us
We are very proud to be working with them.
“Eva's approach has always been very professional, with an effort to understand client's requirements not only in the area of knowledge & professional skills of the candidate, but also in terms of personal characteristics. These characteristics brought me to take part in a mentoring program that promotes the personal & career development of women, and Eva is one of the leaders of this program.
I am really grateful to know her.”Hana HoblikovaHR Director - Vitkovice Steel
“I worked with Eva Shaw on recruiting for a range of senior banking roles across European and CIS markets for almost 2 years. She proved to be a highly qualified HR professional who can plan, organize and deliver complex tasks for multinational organizations.
Eva has a good command of modern recruitment instruments and industry best practices. She knows how to hunt for great talent and thus help organizations grow successfully. She is a charismatic, engaging person: full of determination and enthusiasm which makes her a true HR leader.”Petr BaronCEO, TBIF Financial Services (TBI Bank) Member of ExCo, 4finance
“Eva and her team approached me directly when they were searching for a new CEO for a larger international financial group. I was not looking for something new at the time, but Eva was a great discussion partner from the first contact. She made me want to hear more about the role. During the process leading up to contract signing and beyond, Eva was always very responsive and could clarify issues with impressive speed. She has a great ability to build trust and takes a real interest in individual candidates. Eva and her team are a group of strong professionals, and I am sure I will work with them in the future.”Oyvind OanesCEO 4Finance