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Alexander G. Tsavliris launches Zephyr Maritime and positions himself as industry original

18 April 2016

Zephyr Maritime has been launched as a new executive search firm focusing solely on mid to senior level shore based appointments within the maritime industry.

Behind the initiative is founder Alexander G. Tsavliris, who with four generations of maritime heritage behind him and a successful background in recruiting, aims to play a personal role in every aspect of the hiring process so as to put his experience fully at the service of companies looking to recruit key personnel.

“I have yet to come across another business that shares my philosophy and overall affinity to the industry,” he says. “By working with Zephyr you work with me, and I don’t want to dilute that dynamic. I am passionate about what I do and the industry in which I operate. We believe in taking on fewer clients but paying more attention to their needs,” he adds.

Zephyr can work on key appointments for all kinds of shipping companies, but also for the wider maritime cluster – including P&I Clubs and other insurers, shipbroking houses, classification societies, technical companies, professional bodies, and others.

“Although many sectors of shipping are currently enduring difficult market conditions, forcing some companies to retrench, this is not necessarily a bad moment for a new company of Zephyr’s outlook”, Tsavliris says.

“Relationships are often easier to build when there is little or no imminent business. There is added time to really listen to what a company or candidate has to say and to understand their needs. That is a very important ingredient in successful recruiting.

We look forward to talking with maritime companies that share our philosophy and approach, and who appreciate the idea of working closely with an experienced, niche operator that can help identify and satisfy their requirements,” says Tsavliris.