A man and the firm

Made for each other

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Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska

Managing Partner / Recruitment

An expert in recruitment and evaluating

the competences of management staff.  A head hunter.


For more than a decade, has been successfully recruiting

and auditing managerial competence at the highest level

for both international and Polish corporations.

Founder of Carpenter Consulting.

Board Member of IMSA International Executive Search.


Management graduate from the Warsaw School

of Economics, as well as finance from the

University of Gdańsk.

She holds a number of press releases

in business titles, such as: Forbes, Puls

Biznesu, Newsweek, Personel Plus,

Personel i Zarządzanie.


Monika is collector of contemporary art,

a passionate horse rider

and since recently, a fan of aviation.


Mum of a babygirl - Sophie.

Magdalena Krawczak

Managing Partner / ?Sales

An expert in sales and building development strategy.


In 18 years with T-Mobile, went from info-line consultant

to Regional Director of B2B Sales.Has been in charge

of large projects for Fortune 500 clients.

Has distinguished herself and been awarded

for the outstanding results she achieves.


Always committed and focused on the Client's needs.

Magdalena is a specialist in building long-term

business relations, with special attention

to increasing satisfaction of the Client

from the quality of services.


Magdalena is an art lover and art historian.

A collector of contemporary sculpture.


Mum of Milena and Miłosz.


Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska elected new president of IMSA International Executive Search 25.04.2017

Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska, founder of the consulting firm Carpenter Consulting, was elected president of IMSA International Executive Search, in early April. Thus, she headed the international organization of head hunters from 25 countries around the world. For the past four years, Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska has been on the Board of Directors of the organization, actively participating in its formation, and in the development of cooperation and exchange of best practice among members. During Spring IMSA Meeting, which took place April 5th-7th in Marseille, Monika was elected new president.

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'Professional quad' vs 'dramatic triangle' 12.12.2016

On December 5th, 2016 we were participating in the debate between the members of the HR Influencers and representatives of Executive Search agencies. HR Influencers is a platform for collaboration of the most influential leaders in the HR industry in Poland. It was the first meeting, where the Heads of Human Resources and the headhunters were able to speak in forum about what is important to them in cooperation.

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General Manager at the recruitment industry 27.03.2017 @Monika Ciesielska

Such order have not been fulfilled yet at Carpenter. Our Client comes from the recruiting industry, specializing in IT positions, as well as ones related to Shared Services and BPO: purchasing, IT, HR and finance. The order concerned the newly created General Manager position, responsible for P&L and management of the team of 20 recruitment consultants and salesmen.

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Chief Accountant in the European structures 10.02.2017 @Monika Ciesielska

We completed recruitment for the position of Chief Accountant for our new client, an international premier test and quality solution provider for electronic device maker worldwide. The position is part of the European structures, reports directly to the Director of Finance in the CEE region.

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Individual career development plan - the dream of middle and senior management 12.05.2017

During interviewing with candidates for managerial positions, one of the interesting topics is motivation to changing the job. The most common answer is the opportunity for professional development and the challenges, that the organization offers to the newly-emplyoed. By deepening the topic of professional development, we come straight to individual development plans, where managers notice many benefits for themselves.

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Life in balance requires courage 29.12.2016

A clear demarcation between work​, home, and passion takes courage - but the change ​it brings, is worth it. An interview for the CXO.pl., with Monika Ciesielska-Rutkowska, Managing Partner of Carpenter Consulting, was conducted by Grzegorz Stech. - Do Polish managers actually know how to work? According to the studies, Polish work an average of 10 hours per day, we are one of the most intense working nations, and also the least effective. So if that's how the work look like, how do we take a rest?

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Tennis is a combination of passion with business 09.05.2016

We want a reasonable balance between how much time we devote to work and how much to our family and the development of our passions. The problem is that in many companies expectations for engagement and productivity are increasing. On the one hand, the performance bar is being raised every year, on the other hand we talk more and more about the Work Life Balance. An interview with Monika Ciesielska in the magazine "The Polish Tennis".

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When we reach the Executive Search? 05.01.2016

It is not in a good taste for the HR Manager or Specialist to reach directly the candidate positioned high in the structures of competitors. It is not fair that we try to drag a candidate on our side, and thus weaken the competition. The story is completely different, if the external consultant is taking care of it. Although the result is the same.

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Koń Lemon fot. Andrzej Rutkowski

Lemon, a horse

Lemon is a lovely English thoroughbred horse (pictured on the left), stationed at the Racecourse of Służewiec (Warsaw). Since 2010, we provide Lemon with bad and breakfast, which are: an extensive paddock and systematic supplies of carrots. Lemon is a horse injured, what basically means that we only can spoil him. And that we do with pleasure.

Lemon is extremely enthusiastic about people and horses, but has only one friend . It is Marathon (pictured on the right), an English thoroughbred horse as well. Lemon, although is very friendly, has a very strong and dominant character. He is the ringleader of escapes from the paddock. However, always makes sure that his friend is not lost and keeps his eye on him.

Both Lemon and Marathon, are honorary horse blood donors. They already rescued many horses' lives. We are pleased that such a fantastic horse is the face, and in fact the mouth of Carpenter Consulting. 

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Carpenter Consulting - IMSA Poland is steadily growing since 2005, as an expert in the area of assessing competencies of top and middle level of managers. As a Polish memeber of IMSA International Executive Search, we fulfill recrutiment projects internationaly.