Sia Partners welcomes Vinns Soo and Jen Klingmann

11 June 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Management consultancy Sia Partners has added Vinns Soo as a managing director in Sydney, while Jen Klingmann has joined the firm as a human resources business partner out of Perth.

Soo crosses to Sia Partners after the past two years at Deloitte, with a previous decade spent between Ernst & Young and Accenture. She now joins Mike Booth in helping to drive the firm’s recent east coast expansion.

Klingmann meanwhile joins Sia’s existing stronghold in Perth after serving as APAC talent acquisition manager for IT consultancy Insight, with stints at Mantel Group and Kloud among her earlier HR leadership roles.

Sia Partners welcomes Vinns Soo and Jen Klingmann

Starting her career as a business analyst with Silverlake in Malaysia and Singapore, Soo then spent three years with Accenture in Asia and Africa before joining Ernst & Young, where she served as a financial services advisory manager and Asia-Pacific technology transformation practice strategy execution lead over the space of six years. She has spent the past two as a director at Deloitte.

Originally from Germany, Klingmann also brings IT sector experience to her new role as human resources business partner, having served at US-headquartered firm Insight for the past three years. Earlier, she spent a brief stint as people & culture lead at Mantel prior to the Covid disruption, before which she held a senior HR role at Kloud following its acquisition by Telstra Purple.

“What truly drew me to Sia Partners is their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with their core values of training and career development, open dialogue, and work-life balance. These values deeply resonate with my own,” Klingmann said upon joining the firm, which has long positioned itself as a purpose-driven consultancy and digital disruptor.

Ongoing growth

The two new local recruits coincide with Sia hitting the 3,000 global employee mark (including now more than 50 in Australia), while the firm’s expansion into Sydney has been followed by further office launches in the Asia Pacific, including new outlets in Shanghai and Mumbai, its first in mainland China and India, with the latter marking its 20th country location worldwide.

The latest launches provide a clear indication of the consultancy’s intentions, with founder and CEO Matthieu Courtecuisse stating of the milestone; “From a humble trio to a powerhouse of 3,000 innovators, our growth is not just a number, it’s a testament to our global impact. Looking ahead, we’re setting our sights on an audacious goal: 10,000-strong by 2029, paralleled by a tripling of our revenue.”