Executive Search Firm in Sofia, Bulgaria

Our Consultants

Darina Peneva Photo

Darina Peneva

Managing Director

Dobromir Minkov Photo

Dobromir Minkov

Managing Partner

Elena Rusanova Photo

Elena Rusanova

Senior Consultant

Yuliana Popova Photo

Yuliana Popova


Lyubka Ivanova Photo

Lyubka Ivanova


Antonia Staleva Photo

Antonia Staleva

Research Associate

Mariana Ivanova Photo

Mariana Ivanova

Senior Accountant

Valentina Skocheva Photo

Valentina Skocheva

Office Manager and Database Administrator

Discover Why We’re the Top Executive Recruiters in Sofia


81B Bulgaria Blvd.
Floor 6
1404 Sofia

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Phone: +359 2 962 2931
Email: sofia@stantonchase.com

About the office

Stanton Chase Sofia was founded in the beginning of 2006 to focus purely on retained executive search. Since then we have been helping companies identify and attract qualified and experienced talents for top and middle managerial roles. We are experienced in cross-border searches and we offer a range of consulting services, including leadership assessment and competency evaluation.

Our team of consultants and researchers is a successful combination of professionals who have considerable experience and knowledge of the industries they specialize in and experience in the recruiting business, and last but not least – have strong network of contacts with key professionals. We have a very good understanding of both the specifics of the economical and business processes in the country, and the local market situation. We have also been investing in strengthening our relations with the Stanton Chase global network – we provide for the demand of qualified and capable managers not only from local resources but also from abroad, thus supporting international knowhow exchange and the development of professionals.

For our tenth anniversary we are glad to say that we have earned the respect of leading Bulgarian and multinational companies and we already have longstanding partnerships with some of them. Quite a few candidates, identified by Stanton Chase team have received a promotion in the country and abroad. The team has a strong history of successful projects for leading manager positions, as well as successful project for general management.  Our hard work was acknowledged with Performance Excellence Award among our South Eastern Europe colleagues in 2012.

We are an active member of the Bulgarian Human Resources Management and Development Association, the American Chamber of Commerce, the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria. We also attend projects related to encouraging young people to choose a career path.

Please find video presentation of the company (in Bulgarian) here.

Please find information following Stanton Chase CEO Survey 2015 , published in the website of Economy Magazine here ,  in karieri.bg , and also in economy.bg and here. (in Bulgarian).

You can read about the results from Stanton Chase CEO Survey 2014 published in AmCham magazine (in English) in March Issue 2015.

Darina Peneva recently wrote a material for Economy magazine (in Bulgarian), you can read here and for for Karieri.bg about giving feedback when hiring (in Bulgarian)  here.

And if you are interested in the latest tendencies in Technology sector, please read Krasen Vladimirov’s publication in CIO magazine (in Bulgarian) here.

Please find the latest interview with Dobromir Minkov, published in Investor.bg (in Bulgarian) here.
Please find the an interview with Darina Peneva, Managing Director (in Bulgarian) here.
Here you can find an interview in Bulgarian about the development of executive search services in Bulgaria presented by the local Consumer Products and Services practice group team. [Part 1], [Part 2]

Stanton Chase Bulgaria celebrated its fifth anniversary in the Bulgarian Market

Find out how Stanton Chase Sofia celebrated 10 years on the Bulgarian market here.


Featured Articles

Darina Peneva, Managing Director of Stanton Chase Bulgaria, about the business environment in Bulgaria


Stanton Chase Bulgaria CEO Survey 2017


Interview with Darina Peneva


Interview with Darina Peneva

“Here you can find the last video with comments of Darina Peneva regarding to the results of the annual survey of the Bulgarian Executive Search Association (BESA) about the executive search trends in Bulgaria for 2016.” “Тук може да намерите видео интервю с Дарина Пенева, относно резултатите от годишното проучване на Българската Екзекютив Сърч Асоциация […]

Stanton Chase Bulgaria CEO Survey 2016

For the sixth consecutive year Stanton Chase Bulgaria conducted a CEO Survey among local top managers and entrepreneurs. More than 180 participants provided their opinions about the current business atmosphere in the country and in their companies.

Stanton Chase Sofia Gathered CEOs at Exclusive Conference

Over 50 CEOs gathered on 19th April for the conference "10 Business Lessons" in the "Hilton" Hotel Sofia . The format of the event was a CEO Exclusive Discussion, which attracted the interest of top managers of a number of major Bulgarian and international companies such as Microsoft, TBI Bank, Postbank, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Sofia South Ring Mall, Abbvie, Amgen, Konica Minolta and AVON. The exclusive conference was organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Stanton Chase in Bulgaria.

Stanton Chase Bulgaria CEO Survey 2015: Talents on focus

The survey was taken at the end of 2015 and shows the general trends in the economy, business and personal motivation among top executives in the Bulgaria. It represents the opinions of the top managers about current business atmosphere in the country and in their companies as well.

New Trends for Senior Financial Function Shared at Sofia CFO Forum

This June Ernst&Young and Forbes Magazine organized the annual CFO FORUM in Sofia, Bulgaria. Darina Peneva, the Managing Director of Stanton Chase Bulgaria, was invited to talk about the senior financial function. CFO FORUM 2015 seeks to support and develop the financial leaders’ community; to provide insight and guidance on aspects of interest to CFOs and future finance leaders as they seek to develop themselves, their teams and learn from others within their community.

Stanton Chase Bulgaria Introduces New Service – Executive Coaching

On the verge of celebrating our anniversary - 25th globally and 10th locally – Stanton Chase Bulgaria is proud to introduce the newly launched service of Executive Coaching in its portfolio.

Stanton Chase Bulgaria CEO Survey 2014

Stanton Chase Bulgaria conducted the survey among top managers in December 2014. It aimed to identify current trends in the business environment in the country, as well as the most important drivers that motivate managers in Bulgaria for change. The positive news is that more than half of the respondents are optimistic for the economic situation in Bulgaria for 2015. The majority of the respondents admit they face difficulties finding candidates for the key positions within their organizations. These and other interesting outcomes you can find in Stanton Chase Bulgaria CEO Survey 2014.

Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum Grand Charity Ball

Dear colleagues, we are pleased to inform you that Dobromir Minkov, Partner at Stanton Chase International Bulgaria, attended the sixth edition of Grand Charity Ball on 27 January 2014.