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Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Firm in Istanbul, Turkey

Stanton Chase Istanbul – The Promise of Performance

Stanton Chase Istanbul was established in Turkey in 2006. The Istanbul office provides executive search services at the senior and middle management levels for both local and international clients in Turkey, Central Asia, Caucasus, and North Africa. Collectively, we have more than 50 years of experience in executive search, with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and the local markets involved. We are more than just headhunters; we pride ourselves on the close involvement of our senior consultants in each search mandate. Our Istanbul office aims for excellence in client services by conducting all assignments to the distinguished global standards of Stanton Chase.

Executive Search

  • Executive search services for Boards, General Managers, direct reports to General Managers, and specialized executives
  • Executive Search for management teams
  • Pre-transaction executive search for private equity companies, investment funds, and investment holdings
  • Proactive talent sourcing for key client hires
  • Executive talent database management
  • Consulting services

Executive coaching

  • Management assessment
  • Reference evaluation
  • Ad hoc compensation surveys


Stanton Chase İnsan Kaynakları Dan.Ltd.Şti. Özel İstihdam Bürosu Olarak 28/12/2020-27/12/2023 tarihleri arasında faaliyette bulunmak üzere, Türkiye İş Kurumu tarafından 21/12/2020 tarih ve 7463202 sayılı karar uyarınca 1209 nolu belge ile faaliyet göstermektedir. 4904 sayılı kanun uyarınca iş arayanlardan ücret alınması yasaktır. Şikayetleriniz için aşağıdaki telefon numaralarına başvurabilirsiniz. İstanbul Çalışma ve İş Kurumu İl Müdürlüğü: 0212 249 29 87 İstanbul Çalışma ve İş Kurumu İl Müdürlüğü Şişli Hizmet Merkezi : 02122910925



“We had an urgent need for a CEO with a strong background in digital transformation. Stanton Chase consultants were brought in to help, and they assessed our requirements and expectations for the role perfectly. They produced a short list in no time and the quality and competency of the candidates were nothing short of remarkable. Stanton Chase possesses the rare quality and network of finding best-fit people whereever we need them. I strongly recommend them.”

Koray Doğançay
Tatilbudur.com, Member of the Board

Carestream Health

“We appreciated the good professional level Stanton Chase has shown all along this selection process. The quality of the data you were willing to share was of an excellent level and allowed us to have a better understanding on the way you operate and profile type of candidates you were addressing. Eventually I could also clearly see that the proposed candidates were properly screened and you personally provided me with a good brief on each of the persons in due time. I also appreciated the promptness during the entire process especially when telephone interviews needed to be rescheduled. All in all, our experience with Stanton Chase was very positive, pleasant and efficient. Thank you and I am looking forward to work further with your company if we do have more openings.”

Rudy Van De Walle
General Manager Sales & Service
Emerging Markets Region

Abbott Nutrition International

We engaged Stanton Chase to conduct a search for a general management position in the Middle East and were completely satisfied with the outcome. All aspects of the search were conducted in a timely and professional manner; we were kept informed of the progress and were given a significant number of qualified candidates. I would use Stanton Chase again and highly recommend them.”

Claire Bonnema
HR Director
Europe/Canada & MiddleEast,Africa, India, Pakistan

Merrill Lynch

“As the Merrill Lynch Turkey office, we recognize the fact that our partnership was a challenge for Stanton Chase for all the right reasons. For one, the set up was a challenge to us as we were entering the Turkish market as a country office for the first time and every challenge presented itself either as an obstacle or required us to manoeuvre to achieve the objective. Nevertheless, happy to say, Stanton Chase were there to face the challenge with us through this learning process and have taken the right steps to help us get operational with the right resources. Their flexibility to adapt to the ever-so-changing requests of the business, while we were struggling to find the best fit for the simultaneously-formalizing business structure was a key in the success of more than 10 placements we made through Stanton Chase. I think it is fair to say both sides benefited much from this partnership, and hopefully will continue to do so for many more years to come…”

Banu Oksun
Country Relationship Manager Leadership & Talent Management”

Novo Nordisk

Stanton Chase has been a great help in recruiting our Finance Director and Medical Director. They have worked long and hard making sure that we had the right match in terms of experience, personality and motivation. They have put a lot of effort into screening and profiling which always made you prepared for an efficient interview and quick assessment of the candidates.”

Mads Bo Larsen
General Manager

Turkven Private Equity

“Management team’s vision, competency and focus is mission critical for us when we invest. We engaged Stanton Chase to conduct the CFO search and placement for one of our portfolio companies. We were very satisfied with their management of the process and the final outcome.”

Sepin Sinanlıoğlu İnceer


“Stanton Chase worked as a true business partner in our executive search projects to source for our executives. They spent time and effort on understanding our business, culture, organization and shareholders. The execution was done at the partner level and the expertise and ambassadorial ability provided was clearly beneficial for our search. Communication throughout the search was efficient and continuous. We also enjoyed their contribution at the interview and de-brief sessions. We believe a strong bond has been established between our company and we will be happy to continue working with Stanton Chase.”

Renan Gökyay
Vice President

Unicorn Capital

“Stanton Chase successfully provided Unicorn Capital a diverse talent pool for each assignment and facilitated the right hire for the job in a timely and efficient manner. We have a very good communication with Stanton Chase’s team who clearly understand our needs. We will definitely keep coming back for our expanding team in Turkey.”

Şebnem Kalyoncuoğlu

Borusan Holding

“As Borusan Group our aim is to attract, recruit and retain best talent. Therefore we have a comprehensive selection and recruitment process. Stanton Chase is one of the professional, customer focused and highly experienced consultancy companies we work with. Stanton Chase differentiates itself with an inclusive search and selection service, has a wide candidate network and sector specific solutions with experienced consultants. Stanton Chase’s professionalism, work ethic, and ability to fulfill our requirements are the basic reasons for our long term co-operation.”

Burcu Akar Kuyucu
Human Resources Manager & Six Sigma Deployment Champion


“Working with Stanton Chase International has always been a pleasure for me because of their professional approach and excellent team. They are certainly able to fulfil my company’s expectations and needs through their well defined processes and expertise. Stanton Chase’s high quality service makes them one of the indispensable partners for us.”

Seden Kundakçıoğlu
Human Resources Manager

Dade Behring

“As Dade Behring, we have important plans for the growth of the business in Turkey. In order to be able to achieve our goals in Turkey, having the best human capital is the key element. We collaborated with Stanton Chase for hiring a Finance Manager and other key positions. Stanton Chase’s highly experienced and professional consultants have assisted us a lot for these placements and we are very happy with the results so far.”

Joan Martin
General Manager / Greece Osee & Turkey


“I have had the pleasure of working with the Stanton Chase team on several projects. Their no-nonsense approach along with their high level of energy, passion and commitment has always been inspiring along with leading to results. Market knowledge, strategic approach and enthusiasm has been essential in building our relationship with Stanton Chase and we would recommend them as a reliable business partner.”

Tankut Sur
Assistant General Manager Human Resources


“We had a successful cooperation with Stanton Chase Istanbul while recruiting for Investcorp’s Gulf Growth Capital line of business. Their knowledge of the local market was impressive and their professionalism and dedication was excellent. As a client we were pleased that they listened to our needs and were flexible and responsive throughout the assignment.”

Elizabeth Warren
Head of Hr and Administration

Tate&Lyle Food and Industrial Ingredients Europe

“Stanton Chase International succeeded in recruiting the perfect Managing Director for our facility in Turkey. The proposed CV’s were directly in the right narrow specification as we requested. Working together with Stanton Chase’s professionals in different countries knows we can rely on their very professional support and commitment to find the candidate we did not even expect to exist.”

Alex Van Dusseldorp
Director Human Resources

Johnson & Johnson Consumer

“We worked with Stanton Chase for the first time while we were searching for a Human Resources Manager for the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group. This was a critical time because concurrently the J&J Consumer Group were establishing their own sales team therefore the Human Resources Manager position had to be on board as soon.”

“It was of utmost importance that the Human Resources Manager would be leading this critical project. Despite the fact that our search coincided with the summer holiday period, Stanton Chase were able to fill the position with the correct candidate within a very short period time as 2 months; and in due course we were able to set up the team that will lead us to success in Turkey. Thank you Stanton Chase…”

Cem Birdinç
General Manager

Eurasia Cinemas BV

“We have enjoyed the advantage of working with Stanton Chase during the initial set up phase of Eurasia Cinemas. Despite the specific demands of the international film business, their thorough approach and velocity were crucial factors in helping us to recruit the critical positions for our organization. We feel indebted to Stanton Chase for helping us to gain our new team members.”

Adnan Akdemir

3 Seas Capital Partners

“It is important for us that our executive search consultant understands our market, business, and company culture and is able to execute their search accordingly. We were fully satisfied with the services Stanton Chase provided and we are happy to recommend their services.”

Emre Erginler
Managing Director


“Stanton Chase is very professional and it was a real pleasure working with their consultant who provided us a very good service. Stanton Chase found us an excellent manager for our team in Turkey and we thank the consultant who worked with us. This position was a key position for us and recruiting from abroad was a also real issue however Stanton Chase helped us overcome it by understanding our need, our business and the context in which we have to work. I look forward to working with Stanton Chase again!”

Cecile Maillard
International HR Manager

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Our Consultants

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