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Larisa Varenikova

Larisa Varenikova

Moscow, Russia

Offering more than 26 years of excellence in International Executive Search. Love to find great candidates and make them want to stay!

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I offer High End Career Support and International Executive Search Services more than 26 years. I am one of the most connected recruiters in the world - more than 30 000 1st level direct connections just at LinkedIn and more than 100 000 worldwide. My core business is to ensure the highest standards of professionalism in the practice of Executive Search and by that to give new perspectives to my clients as well as candidates. When companies seek to hire senior-level management from outside their organization, I make sure they hire not just any qualified person, but the most qualified and appropriate person to meet the challenges of the position and by that the future of the company.
Roles hired:
Relationship Manager Risk Manager Country Manager Country Sales Manager Audit Manager Treasury
JPMorgan Chase Bank of China Valartis Citigroup Alfa Bank MetLife OMEGA Insurance
Motivated and experienced Executive Search Consultant with Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical sector knowledge who can directly recruit staff across all departments within your organization, specializing in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device Industries. Also with focus on Managed Care and Healthcare companies throughout EMEA and the CIS. Confident and energetic Recruiter, establishing relationships that last and providing expert recruiting solutions. In addition, if you need assistance finding great candidates for those hard-to-fill positions, please feel free to contact!
Roles hired:
Pharmaceutical Hospital Account Representative Head Analytical Science & Technology Senior Manager Manufacturing Vaccine Specialist Postdoctoral Fellowship Director Global Patient Safety Principal Medical Writer Telemedicine Specialists Doctors Nurses Pharmacists Laboratory Technicians Vice President President Senior Sales Manager Facility Planner Senior Manager Supply Chain Manager Director Managers Primary Care Family Practice Internal Medicine Cardiology Urology Pain Management Neurology Gastroenterology/Endocrinology Pediatrics Oncology Trauma ER Hospitalists Radiology Radiologists Perfusionists HEDIS
Novartis Omnicare Pfizer Bayer Sanofi Genzyme McKesson Express Scripts Holdings Johnson & Johnson Aetna Merck & Co. Novartis ROCHE
During my life in recruitment I have hired hundreds of entry level to senior level professionals within a wide spectrum of departments including: Human Resources, Administration, Sales and Customer Service. Empowered Staffing has extensive experience staffing HR Departments... filling roles such as Benefits Administrator, AP/AR, Employee Relations Manager, HR Assistant, Corporate Recruiter, HR Manager, HR Director and VP of Recruiting.
Roles hired:
VP HRD HRD HR Generalist HR Director (global) HR business partner HR Manager Comp & Ben Talent Director Employee Relations Manager Corporate Recruiter HR Manager HR Director and VP of Recruiting
Takeda Sanofi Coca-Cola AIS Danone Anglo-Irish Bank Valartis KIA Ford BMW McDonalds
I am constantly looking for brilliant ideas to help my customers to achieve their goals. Owned full-cycle recruiting: interviewed, offered, negotiated and closed candidates for assigned requisition. Recruited and hired candidates for contract, permanent placements for sales & marketing positions for multiple client companies. Sales & Management Recruitment Experience of 26 years. Specialties: Inside-Sales, Tele-Sales, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Product knowledge, Training, Computer Literacy, Trust-worthy, Leadership, Customer relationship building, dependable and hard working.
Roles hired:
Country Sales Manager Divisional sales manager Sales Director Head of sales sales and distribution manager wholesale establishment managing supervisor regional sales manager sales and publicity manager national sales manager e-commerce sales manager e-business manager sales supervisor head of sales department commercial accounts manager director sales agency marketing division
Walmart DHL PetroChina Allianz Samsung Olympus Ford Motor Company Sanofi Kuwait Petroleum Corporation General Electric Lukoil Microsoft AXA Group Johnson & Johnson Nestle Microsoft Oracle
Helping amazing tech companies find equally amazing talent. Over 26 years of proven success recruiting both cleared and commercial candidates in the areas of IBM Technologies, oracle, SAP (SAP BI/BW, SAP ERP SCM etc), software development, network and systems engineering, database administration, business analysis, QA testing, project management, and help desk professionals. - Aptitude to generate candidates from diverse sources, including direct sourcing and through managing other sources such as research, networking, professional organizations. - Internet Researcher, Power User, Internet savvy- Monster, Career Builder, LinkedIn, Yahoo Hot Jobs, Dice, etc.
Roles hired:
Net Consultant Integrated Solutions Architect SharePoint Specialist Senior SAP Consultant Business Intelligence Strategy Consultant Enterprise Architecture Senior Banking Consultant AVALOQ Sharepoint Developer and Architect Integration Developers Cloud Computing Architects Enterprise Architects .Net Developers and Architects Java Developers SAP Developers Helpdesk Telecom PMO Managers Information Security Architect PCI Compliance Sr. Java Applications Development Manager Java Framework Developer and many others
IBM Smarter Workforce Amazon Web Services Intetics Microsoft Germany EIM at NTT DATA Computer Aid Inc Hi-Tech Solutions Inc JP Morgan Chase Global Technology DELL Computer Sciences Corp. Intel EMC Jabil Circuit

Where I work...

Moscow, Russia
Singapore; China; Ukraine; Romania; Greece; Bulgaria; Switzerland; Spain; Russia; Kazakhstan; Turkey; Germany; Finland; Sweden; Azerbaijan; Armenia; United Arab Emirates; Malaysia; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Italy
I offer High End Career Support and International Executive Search Services more than 26 years. I am one of the most connected recruiters in the world - more than 31 000 1st level direct connections just at LinkedIn and more than 150 000 direct connections to TOP level decision makers and passive candidates worldwide. Hard working, very experienced and passionate about people, Hi Tech / Social Media and recruitment. My core business is to ensure the highest standards of professionalism in the practice of Executive Search and by that to give new perspectives to my clients as well as candidates. When companies seek to hire senior-level management from outside their organization, I make sure they hire not just any qualified person, but the most qualified and appropriate person to meet the challenges of the position and by that the future of the company.

Dear Colleagues,
I am really glad to give this recommendation to Larisa Varenikova. I know Larisa since 1997 as one of the best executive search consultants within Europe and CIS with ability to find and get attracted any person you need wherever he/she is. Since the Norman DL Consulting times was going to open an office in Kiev and we met with Larisa, I have never come across better consultant in this sphere.
I consider Larisa to be the most devoted person to the job she does. Executive search has become her life, where her communication talent is an instrument of building strong relationships (professional or personal) with clients and candidates. Most of people who have met Larisa have become her friends, baddies or permanent clients who will always come back to Larisa. Not only Larisa’s devotion to lifework or communication talent get people attracted to her - her optimism, warmth, charm, intelligence and sole matter even more than her professionalism.
It is also worthy of saying that Larisa could keep a word, be 120% responsible for her job, keep deadlines and being as perfect in details as in business development.
I could highly recommend Larisa to anyone who is interested in
a) perfect executive search assistance,
b) opening your HR consulting or executive search office in Eastern Europe,
c) finding reliable business partner in Ukraine and the CIS,
d) getting excellent professional advice,
e) filling your best teams with best candidates.
And personally I will be more than happy to have a chance to work with Larisa as a team or business partner once again.
Please, feel free to get in touch with me in case you have questions or need more advice: +79852913898 or +79031854306 or

Anna Banokina Talent Acquisition Manager Russia, Gett (previously GetTaxi), LinkedIn profile

Dr.Varenikova is one of the most proactive and professional recruiters I have ever met. She is reliable and talented person, efficient and result-oriented professional that delivers high standard of performance. I've got entirely positive impressions of cooperation with Dr.Varenikova and can highly recommend her to any company looking for a real expert of recruiting.

Andrey Khanin General Manager Marketing, Subaru Ukraine, LinkedIn profile

Amazing positive person and brilliant recruiter.
Larisa is breadth of knowledge, drive, energy, and attention to detail is unparalleled! It is a privilege to work with her and to learn from her!
She's excellent with customer service and is an awesome professional. I highly recommend Larisa's service to all and any organization will benefit with her on their team!

Alina Sotnikova MBA Executive Search Consultant, Dr.Varenikova Executive Search, LinkedIn profile

Dr. Varenikova is one of the best recruiters I have known. She is action-oriented, tenacious, and will go the extra mile to get the results needed for any project and ALWAYS gives 100% percent! She has and always will be valuable asset to any organization. Having known Larisa for many years, I wholeheartedly and without hesitation recommend her. Larisa can be counted on for using all of her resources to perform the task needed. It was clear to me that she genuinely cared and that's priceless.

Svetlana Starodub MBA, LION Assistant to Business Debelopment Manager at AltaClub ( Extension of Altair VC ), 

Larisa is the best recruiter I ever meet! She is a a very personable individual that works with a very high level of integrity and she truly loves people. She is very result oriented and continually produces "A" results. She is innovative, versatile, and industry-recognized executive in the executive recruitment and social media. Highly personable, Larisa is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Dr. Larisa Varenikova to any organzation seeking to find and attract top Executive talent, and to any Executive seeking the most attractive career opportunities.

Lina Kuprianova MBA Senior Recruitment Consultant, Dr.Varenikova Executive Search, LinkedIn profile

I've worked with Dr. Larisa Varenikova for quite a number of years, she is very professional and is a pleasure to work with. I have always been provided with professional, qualified candidates. Larisa is an extremely effective and reliable hiring manager. She has always been very honest and open in all of her interactions with me, and on a personal level is an affable and enjoyable individual. Larisa is creative thinking, expertise, positive can-do attitude and drive as a recruiting professional made her an absolute pleasure to work with.

Nataliya Mikhailova Owner, Moscow Soul, LinkedIn profile

Dr.Larisa Varenikova is an exeptional recruiter and knows her craft well.

She is a highly professional and successful business woman who struck me with her positive attitude and extremely ethical approach.

She called me out of the blue in 2003 on a cold call and 6 years later I am still with the same great company! That is a testament to the relationship building practice she has created!

Her work can be classified as one of the highest professional approaches to Professional Placement. Dr.Varenikova stays on the pulse of the market and has established critical relationships to keep a strong network of qualified candidates.

HIGHLY recommended

Anatoliy Kremenets Senior Relationship Manager, Private Bank, LinkedIn profile

I have known Dr. Varenikova for several years, and she is a rare type of recruiter, taking a different approch from the usual norm of recruiters. She applies a personal direct approach, which allows her to see beyond the requirements of the client and the specifications of the candidate which gives her the capability for the best fit candidate considering technical/business skills, functional and also importantly, cultural fit of the candidate intot he organisation, which in international assingments, is crucial for success of all parties during the recruitment process.
Highly regarded in her field, Dr. Varenikova is definitely highly recommend.

Robert Moore Bernardos Finance & IT. Change & transformation. Helping companies overcome challenges, LinkedIn profile

Dr.Varenikova is wise and experienced headhunter, with good vision and who is able to build great relationships and focus on the customer's needs. Her work is very effective. She is seriously knowledgeable in her field, very well connected in the business world, and always ready to help in any way she can. Larisa is a person you can count on and trust, superb recruiter who deeply understands the client needs, and a true collaborator whom I highly recommend.

Boris Zayatz Chairman of board, Own Bank, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Founder, Owner 1996 - current
Chicago State Univercity 2004
Kiev State University 2007

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