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Jones will be the managing director of Green Orange and one of the three partners in the firm along with Jason Orange and Nick Green. The newly merged search firm will work under the Green Orange name in the short term and will continue to be based out of its Hong Kong offices.
Jones established Search Pacific in 2004 with its headquarters in San Diego and will now begin to wind this company up. Its expertise encompasses all elements of the investment banking world through Asia-Pacific and across the US.
JonesÆ return to Hong Kong comes after spending 11 years in the SAR during the period when he worked with Orange at Pelham Search Pacific. At this firm he was managing director.
ôI am delighted to be back in Hong Kong and to have the opportunity to work with Jason and Nick,ö says Jones. ôGreen OrangeÆs coverage is complimentary to Search PacificÆs and I am confident that the combined platform will be able to offer the very best executive search services across all the major front office disciplines.ö
The joined firms will experience a level of rebranding to reflect the arrival of Jones and the combination of the two companies in the near term. They will look to themselves headhunt several new staff members.
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