DVA Executive Search

DVA Executive Search is an executive search and human resources consulting firm, specializing in the fields of real estate and construction. Our sector-specific and functional expertise with leaders and HR managers ensure a thorough knowledge of businesses, organizations and major players across the market. We are fully committed to the success of our assignments, we devote our savoir-faire to advise and connect high caliber professionals who are willing to partner up and succeed together.

Our sector-specific expertise

We provide first-class services to help our clients identify and recruit the key leaders of tomorrow, but our offering goes far beyond traditional executive search. For the past 25 years, we have leveraged on our deep knowledge of real estate and construction markets, on our substantial and diversified network in France and globally, to structure highly bespoke solutions for our customers. We also provide expertise in auditing and building human organisations, identifying and involving key stakeholders in the context of M&A operations, as well as salary benchmarking and talent management with the support of our French partner "Valeurs & Developpement". Finally, we provide Consulting for Digital Real Estate activities (CDRE) and help our clients grow their digital business by recruiting the best talent everywhere in France and abroad with our global partners - PMCI (Germany, Eastern Europe), Holtby Turner (UK), TIM (Africa and Middle-East) as well as our network in Spain and Italy.

Our team

Laurent Derote

Chairman

Laurent Derote

Chairman

Laurent Derote has worked in the real estate and construction industries since the very beginning of his career. Widely recognized as an expert, manager and referent in HR consulting and executive search, he is fully committed to his clients and DVA team.

Sophie Vatté-Refes

CEO

Sophie Vatté-Refes

CEO

Sophie Vatte-Refes has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, HR support and recruitment of executives and leaders in the real estate and construction industries. She is widely recognized as an expert in retail and commercial real estate development in France and abroad. Sophie is fluent in Spanish.

Caroline Schütz-Ferreira

Partner Consultant

Caroline Schütz-Ferreira

Partner Consultant

Caroline Schütz Ferreira has more than 20 years of experience in Executive Search and is an expert in the real estate and construction industries. She is DVA's key relationship manager for our international partners and stakeholders. Caroline is fluent in English and German.

Pascale Ben Baruch

Partner Research Officer

Pascale Ben Baruch

Partner Research Officer

With more than 20 years of experience and a deep knowledge of the real estate and construction markets, Pascale is a key asset for our clients. Pascale holds a DEA in Labour Economics and Social Policy.
Her leitmotivs: client centricity, result-oriented performance.

Rudolph Cerqueira

Senior Advisor

Rudolph Cerqueira

Senior Advisor

Rudolph Cerquiera is a Senior Advisor and is leading the Digital Transformations services at DVA Executive Search. In particular, he has developed the CDRE offer for our real estate clients (Consulting for Digital Real Estates activities). Rudolph speaks English, Spanish and Arabic.

Christophe Blas

Partner Consultant

Christophe Blas

Partner Consultant

Christophe Blas is a partner consultant and has been working in recruitment since 2000 for end-users, investors, developers, consulting firms and major players of the construction sector. Christophe has developed a strong generalist profile and master a broad range of functions and aspects of the real estate market. Christophe speaks English and Italian. 

Caroline Merkin

Senior Research Officer

Caroline Merkin

Senior Research Officer

Caroline Merkin has more than 10 years of experience in direct approach within real estate and construction markets. She holds a Maîtrise in private law and an MBA in Human Resources Audit and Management. 
Her leitmotivs: attention to both clients' and candidates' needs, perseverance and a sharp sense of human contact.

Lyudmyla Protasova

Research Officer

Lyudmyla Protasova

Research Officer

Lyudmyla Protasova has more than 2 years of experience in recruitment within real estate and engineering markets, mostly with generalist consulting firms. Lyudmyla holds a Master's degree Labour Psychology.
Her leitmotivs: optimism, results-oriented, perseverance.

Stéphanie Dupuis

Research Officer

Stéphanie Dupuis

Research Officer

Stephanie Dupuis, Research Officer, graduated from Esupcom and worked for various generalist recruitment firms before joining DVA. Her leitmotivs : positive mindset, curiosity, perseverance, people first.

Joris Garnier

Research Officer

Joris Garnier

Research Officer

Joris Garnier, Research Officer, graduated in Psychology and is currently completing an apprenticeship with us as part of a Grande Ecole programme. His leitmotivs : exploring market opportunities, adaptability and strong communication skills.

Matthieu Fradon

Financial and Administrative Manager

Matthieu Fradon

Financial and Administrative Manager

Matthieu Fradon has more than 15 years of experience as a management and personal assistant. He holds a degree in business administration. 
His leitmotivs: excellence in business management to provide professionals, clients and DVA team with the highest standards of services.

Laetitia Lettier

Office Manager

Laetitia Lettier

Office Manager

Laetitia Lettier has more than 15 years of experience in retail business management and holds a degree in litterature and foreign languages.
Her leitmotivs: a proactive attitude to deliver at the highest standards, for DVA's clients and team.

Cécile Meunier

Assistant

Cécile Meunier

Assistant

Cecile Meunier, Assistant, holds a BTS in Management Assistance. Her leitmotivs : confidentiality, providing first class services to DVA’s team and to the professionals who meet up with our consultants.


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