This company specializes in the search and recruitment of middle and senior management.

The challenges of the external environment and organizational changes encourage top managers to constantly strive to develop qualified specialists and HiPo managers, as well as consulting services in the field of HR. 

The company was founded in 2013. It is part of the Ward Howell Group.FIRST’s clients are Russian and international companies representing large, medium and small businesses in various industries.


  • Management selection;
  • Assessment;
  • Salary surveys;
  • Mapping;
  • Career consulting;
  • Building effective recruitment functions.

Industries and functional practices

  • Finance and accounting;
  • Banks and financial institutions;
  • Heavy industry;
  • Retail and FMCG;
  • Construction and real estate;
  • HR;
  • Legal;
  • Information technologies;
  • Administrative staff.

Yunusova Albina
Yunusova Albina Partner, General Manager, Head of «Banking and Financial Institutions» practice
Alexander Ponomarev
Alexander Ponomarev Partner, Head of «Finance and Accounting», «Information Technology», and «Administrative Personnel» practices

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