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Marika Akers

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As a dedicated client advocate and practice leader, Marika is known for her ability to identify and connect high impact executives with client partners looking to transform their business. Marika has successfully placed hundreds of senior level executives in almost every functional expertise across a multitude of highly regulated product and service industries.

Marika joined Silvester & Company in 2008 after a 12-year career in client relations in the employee benefits industry where she managed a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from major corporations to public sector entities and non-profits. Working alongside HR leaders provided Marika with an insight and appreciation for the administrative challenges of maintaining a positive employee culture.

Taking the leap into the boutique world of retained search 13 years ago has furthered her understanding of the talent challenges companies face that have a direct impact on the bottom line. As industries and markets confront dynamic and monumental changes, the fundamental leadership qualities and capabilities of high-performance leaders continues to evolve. Marika works hand in hand with HR and senior executives to navigate these changes and help solve their biggest impediments to success, hiring the right leaders.

As the search industry becomes more reliant on AI, Marika still believes in the value of personal connection to uncover the nuanced soft skills that cannot be easily identified through algorithms alone. Marika has developed a deep network of trusted executives in each industry served and utilizes these relationships to identify and connect with exceptional and oftentimes passive candidates.

Like people, no two clients or searches are the same. Marika and her research team analyze the market to identify trends and develop a tailored and inclusive recruitment strategy to ensure outreach to a diverse community of candidates. Marika is deeply committed to providing client partners with exceptional leadership talent that is fully representative of all high-powered leaders across the market landscape.

When taking a break from the continual pursuit of connecting with exceptional leaders, Marika can be found spending time with her family on the golf course, taking a walk with their spirited cavapoo, recharging on her Peloton or whipping up a culinary delight from her vast cookbook collection.