CSS Code (only visible on the theme builder)
JS Code (only visible on the theme builder)

Welcome to
Cala Partners

Our team of Consultants and Talent Acquisition Partners brings over 20 years of international experience connecting top candidates to the unique needs of our clients


Our Story

Founded in 2010 by the firm Managing Partner Stéphane Romano, Cala Partners is a retained boutique executive search firm based in Paris.

We specialize in senior executive, board and C-Suite searches as well as senior expert roles for a restricted number of searches per year.

Our clients include leading multinational corporations, medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial startups across a variety of industries.

Our reputation has been earned by successfully delivering search mandates across our core practice areas: Insurance,  Digital tech, Bank, Distribution and Luxury.


Cala office
Cala Partners office

Our Approach

Through best-practice methods and the experience of our team, we have a proven ability to source, assess, attract and onboard the best talents to successfully grow your business .

1. Understanding our clientS

Our approach includes a clear understanding of your team, your company, your culture and your goals to make sure we don’t just find a top candidate but the most suitable talent for your organisation.


2. Tailored talent sourcing strategy

According to the profile you are searching for, we advise you on the most appropriate talent sourcing strategy to identify the best potential candidates for your company. 

3. Research & talent identification

We  have implemented and optimized research processes to identify and target top talents. Clients are provided with detailed progress reports providing with market insights, search milestones and updates on talent pipeline.

4. Assessment & shortlisting

All candidates are fully interviewed and assessed against the core competencies required for the position and their ability to thrive & develop within the company.

5. Reference check

We offer full reference check, validating not only the candidates past experience but their ability to integrate well and flourish within their new environment.


We assist you during the contract negotiation and integration phase to ensure a successful agreement and onboarding.

Our track record

Our executive search firm is best known for its track record of handling highly confidential and complex C-Suite and expert role search assignments worldwide.


of repeat business


of placements are still with the organization after 2 years

assignments completed over the last 12 years

countries in which talents have been identified, approached and onboarded within clients’ operations

Our Talent Acquisition team

With proven executive search experience in France & across boarders, our team of Consultants and Talent acquisition partners is committed to offering high-quality services

« Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people. »

Steve Jobs

We believe that the value of an executive search firm is measured by its ability to source, attract and integrate the best talents for your company. And this can only be achieved by strong dedicated teams that understand the significance of knowing their clients’ needs in depth and the market where they operate.

Meet our core Team

Stéphane Romano

Founder & Managing Partner

Deborah Thomas

Senior Consultant