8 August2014

Ethos Corporation and BeathChapman, two market leading Executive Recruitment firms, announced today a progressive merger of the two organisations. The merger will be phased over the coming 12-18 months with the initial focus being on creating a richer regional offering for their respective multi-national clients. The combination creates a truly regional search capability with an extensive talent pool and the ability to place critical roles across Asia Pacific and internationally. Candidates who work with the combined firm will have access to a wider range of cross border career opportunities.

Ethos Corporation Managing Director, Andrew Keayes, is delighted with the outcome, he stated, “Matt Beath and I have known each other for many years, initially working together in 1999, we have since keenly watched the progress and prosperity of each other’s businesses. It was our shared philosophy and strategic outlook that initially encouraged us to deepen our association and this fit was strongly reinforced during the merger discussions. It also became evident that we have very similar business ethics and a common performance culture, which is incredibly important to both of us.”

BeathChapman Managing Director, Matthew Beath said, “The Ethos and BeathChapman founders and leadership team share a similar history and ‘DNA’. After collaborating with the Ethos team over a number of years, this next step feels very good for both Matt Chapman and myself. We are really excited about future prospects and the opportunity to be associated with such a strong and established brand (Ethos)”.

This transaction will bundle significant combined executive recruitment expertise (with Ethos and BeathChapman consultants averaging over 16,000 hours per person, in their niche specialisations). In the words of Keayes, “There is no substitute for experience and combining with BeathChapman now provides our clients with even more capability and significant geographic reach. Culturally, our teams have a lot in common and I would expect a customer to enjoy a similar experience with any member of our combined consulting force.”

When asked about growth strategy for the newly-formed group, Beath said,” This move fits perfectly with our strategic growth plans and ambitions to be a truly global boutique firm. Combined with our venture into Turkey earlier this year, this gives our clients and candidates access to much greater global expertise. Furthermore it creates a new level of exciting career opportunities for our team.”

About Ethos Corporation

Founded in Australia in 2004, the Ethos’ value proposition is centred on specialist job families in the AUD $120-$400k remuneration range. The firm serves some of Australia’s most prestigious blue chip organisations with an offering that is differentiated by deep consulting expertise (leveraging average practice tenure in excess of 16,000 hours per consultant).

About BeathChapman

BeathChapman is a global boutique executive recruitment and managed services firm with a strong focus across the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions. The firm was launched in 2012 by Matthew Beath and Matthew Chapman, to deliver a relationship-oriented approach to executive recruitment in the complex international marketplace, via strategic hubs in Singapore and Hong Kong for Asia Pacific, and Istanbul and Zurich for EMEA.