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About Us

We are an international Executive Search firm specializing in the Consumer domain: CPG/FMCG, retail, e-commerce, fashion, luxury and consumer healthcare. We work on a retained basis to help our clients find the best talent for Senior Vice President to Director level positions. We have placed candidates in Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Digital, General Management across Europe, Asia and North America.

Lauren Stiebing Linkedin LS International

Founder

Small-town girl. Big dreams. Degree in International Studies from Louisiana State University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Passion for head-hunting. Top-notch networking abilities. Skilled judge of people. Experienced head-hunter. Founder of LS International. Persevering, hard-working, resilient. High personal standards. Dedicated to success of every client and candidate. Burning ambition to transform executive search.

Lauren specializes in finding the best people for Sales, Marketing and General Management positions in the consumer goods industry across the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Relationships with candidates and clients give her a broad and deep knowledge of markets and people. Both clients and candidates acknowledge that they love working with her because of her unique ability to craft solutions that balance client needs with candidate interests. Extensive international travel allows Lauren to pursue her hobbies of collecting currency and attending electronic music events. Favorite DJs include Audiofly, Acid Pauli, Jennifer Cardini and Raxon. To learn more about how Lauren built LS International, check out this podcast with Mark Whitby which she was a guest on.

ELizabeth Kynast Linkedin LS International

Head of Talent Programs

Passionate Learning & Development professional. Certified coach. Connoisseur of Eastern and Western cultures. A learner trying to understand the myriad linkages between the human mind, learning, behavioral change and creativity by transcending academic silos like communication, linguistics, psychology and neuroscience. A polyglot (fluency in English, German and Spanish as well as basic familiarity with 5 other languages).

Elizabeth Kynast is German by birth, but a global citizen by lived experience. She has a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Literature from the University of Leipzig. She spent one year taking courses in Visual Communication and Media Studies at the University of Miami. Her interest in learning began as a trainee with the Goethe-Institut in Thailand, when she got immersed into the culture of German teaching. Later, as a technical trainer with HP and Learning Consultant at ADP, she worked with employees, clients and partners - and gained rich insights into L&D. Fascinated by the multiple dimensions of L&D and their inter- relationships, she acquired specialist qualifications (CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Learning & Development; Post-graduate Certificate in Professional and Systemic Coaching; ACSTH Coaching Diploma; and Brain-Based Coaching Certificate from NeuroLeadership Institute). In light of the rapid changes our world is witnessing, she believes that organizations and individuals can use L&D as a strategic differentiator to get ahead. Over the last 8 years, Elizabeth has chosen to make Barcelona her home. She is a committed crusader for the cause of sustainability and environmental awareness, and in her free time, enjoys yoga and singing in the choir.

Andrea Echeverría Linkedin LS International

Executive Search Consultant

An open and willing learner. A keen observer of human behavior with the ability to understand people and gauge their strengths and foibles. A teacher. A bundle of creative energy. A team player always ready to take up new challenges. A conscious seeker of immersive cultural experiences who has already lived in Central America, USA and Europe. Bilingual native proficiency in English and Spanish; fluent in Portuguese.

Andrea identifies her mother as her greatest role model. In her younger days, she wanted to be a medical doctor just like her father. But she was drawn to the human mind and interpersonal interactions, and so chose to pursue an undergraduate degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology (Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras). To broaden and deepen her knowledge of the emerging world of global business, she completed Master’s degrees in Fashion & Luxury Business Management (GBSB Global Business School, Barcelona, Spain) and in Digital Marketing and E-Commerce (EAE Business School, Barcelona, Spain). She has also completed a course in Human Resources Management & Coaching (ESNECA Business School, Barcelona, Spain). For the past six years, Andrea’s work has spanned the entire lifecycle of the recruitment process, including development of recruitment strategies, screening candidates and onboarding, across different industries and countries. As a part-time faculty member at GBSB Global Business School, she teaches night courses in Fashion & Luxury Event Management, Online Digital strategy and Communication Planning and Advertising. An animal lover, Andrea frequently volunteers at multiple animal shelters. She enjoys coffee and conversations with people, but not necessarily in that order. Relaxation for her means beaches and/or books.

Testimonials

Client JDE

“Lauren's insight has been very helpful every time I have spoken with her. She shows a genuine interest in understanding, always provides pragmatic feedback and thought-provoking ideas. Her perspective of the FMCG talent market keeps evolving and reaches today a broad geographical and company footprint. I see her as a true reference in her field.”

Juan Amat

Juan Amat

President Europe at JDE

Client Danone

"I can highly recommend working with Lauren and her Team. Worked with her on a number of occasions in the past years, and 2 key elements consistently stand out : (i) her level of understanding of the Client's needs hence her ability to match this with the candidate's profile & ambitions, and (ii) her commitment and engagement to make things work. Wish you all a similar experience in working with Lauren in the future!"

Mike Tignol

VP Sales Russia at Danone

“Paula is extremely professional, she goes above and beyond for her clients. It was a genuine pleasure to engage with her.”

Dunke Afe

Marketing Director, EMEA - Personal Care at Kimberly-Clark

Feature

GENDER DIVERSITY

Diversity raises the quality of both strategic and tactical thinking and decision-making in organizations. At LS International we make sure that everyone gets their fair shot at meeting our clients.

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Organisations We Support

Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Women on Wings

Together with its business partners Women on Wings aims to create one million jobs for women in rural India. A job means an income, economic autonomy and an escape from the cycle of poverty. Research shows that women spend their income on their families. Children can go to school, which increases their chances of a better future.

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