Julia Reichel: Founder
“I have founded Arvensis Partners based on my strong desire to drive forward with sustainabilty and working with businesses who are driven by the same mission – making the world a sustainable place with the skills we have available. In my case, finding the right talent for clean-tech businesses to achieve their goals. Our focus is on the solving the talent challenges in the battery value chain where exponential growth is expected but reskilling, upskilling, attracting and retaining talent presents a core issue for the realisation of growth strategies.”
Julia started her career as a cadet jet pilot and cabin crew for a major flag carrier.
After the industry’s struggles after September 11th, Julia served the market with recruitment & search services in aviation, IT, and research services.
Later Julia moved to strategic research services with firms like Frost & Sullivan, Gartner, and T2RL and spent the last decade working with Passenger Technology including AI/ML at providers such as HP/DXC, Radixx, and OpenJaw before launching Arvensis.
Julia is passionate about sustainability and people. She brings extensive experience in research & advisory methodologies, strategy, and talent search.
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Dermot O’Mahony: Co-Founder
Dermot is a graduate of the University of Limerick, Ireland where he studied Materials Science. More recently he gained a Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change which was taught jointly by HEC Paris and the University of Oxford.
In co-founding Arvensis, Dermot is driven to use his considerable recruitment experience in niche and science-centric industries to help enable the move to a more sustainable and equitable world. “I co-founded Arvensis with Julia in order to help tackle climate change through my work. I have been inspired by the words of author Robert Swans who said that The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Our focus at Arvensis is to help companies in their quest to meet their sustainability goals through hiring the right people who the leading experts in their field.”
Dermot started his career as an Industrial Engineer in the semiconductor sector using operational excellence tools like lean and six sigma to drive profitability. Dermot changed career and became a recruiter 16 years ago.
His recruitment work has focused exclusively on supporting clients in the science, technology and research sectors. His clients included BHP Billiton, Pfizers, Merck, Eli Lilly, Baker Hughes, BP and Shell. Dermot has worked on and consulted to Boards and leadership teams in their search for strategic talent to realise their ambitions. He has advised and partnered with his clients to successfully reduce the risks associated with the placement of senior professionals, enjoying significant success in sourcing and placing high calibre Middle Eastern nationals into C-suite and senior leadership positions. He is particularly passionate about discovering and supporting the diversity recruitment and advocating for highly skilled minorities.
Prior to co-founding Arvensis, Dermot worked with Aramco in a critical function to enable the hiring of industry thought leaders and executives. His role focused on recruiting the company’s most strategic positions, allowing him to work on over 150 senior positions. He played a key role in finding the senior talent required to enable the world’s largest IPO in 2019.
Dermot supports his clients with advice on the optimum organisational and remuneration structures required to attract and retain the world’s best energy sector talent.
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