What we value

Our approach to recruitment

Carpenova offers a high-quality complete or partial recruitment process to help find the right manager for our clients’ businesses. Our transparent and process-oriented approach involves a high degree of talent and skill.

The objective of everything we do is to find the best match between clients and candidates to enable both the individuals and the companies to grow.

We try to practise what we preach. Our culture is characterised by:



Everyone who comes into contact with us should feel at ease and trust our integrity and, obviously, our confidentiality. We keep our promise by working with the most up-to-date tools governed by applicable legislation and regulations.



Winners never stand still – we have the motivation to always develop our work processes and approach. We follow every shift in the market in order to meet our clients’ expectations – from knowing the trends of a specific industry to knowing via which media a recruitment assignment should be activated. In a world of tougher competition for the best candidates, we always need to be one step ahead if we’re to succeed. Internally, we work together. Although this should be a matter of course in all professions where people are being assessed, it rarely is. Our experience has taught us that the quality assurance of our delivery – i.e. the candidate – is much better when we work as a team with regard to selection and assessment.



A professional meeting in our industry is based on respect, trust, active listening, empathy, keeping our promises, and responding as promised.

We are very respectful of the fact that we’re actually borrowing our clients’ brands during the recruitment process. We’re proud to be able to add value to the brand through our process-oriented approach in which nothing slips through the cracks, and in which we treat everyone we come into contact with professionally, respectfully, and with confidentiality.

Our partnerships with our clients involves us freely sharing with them our knowledge of their industry. We firmly believe that those who give, receive back in equal measure.

In our structured follow-ups, we use tools that help both the new recruit and the recruiting manager to identify the motivational factors that hit the mark and enable the partnership to create synergies quickly. We’re convinced that happy people are profitable people – both for Carpenova and for our clients.

Our history

In 2008, Peter Ek founded Carpenova as a subsidiary of one of the largest listed companies in Sweden. Carpenova has always focused on offering assignment-based executive search within several different industries, with a focus on Life Science, Automotive, Real Estate, Building and Construction. In the first years, Carpenova was part of the parent company, but in 2013 it was decided that the company would become independent and continue operations on its own. Since then, we have continued to expand and develop our business, with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Carpenova is well known for its qualitative search work, where we look for people with the right background and skills to match the client’s needs. Since 2017, the company has also established a physical presence in Denmark, while cooperation partners are found in Norway and Finland. To meet the customers’ needs, we have expanded the business to offer staffing solutions through Carpenova Interim. With our extensive experience and broad competence in Life Science, the company can offer a fast and competent solution for staffing with professional consultants for a limited time.

Carpenova is also part of the international network INRALS, which consists of recruitment agencies in more than 20 countries worldwide. The network gives us a global presence while we handle exciting international recruitment assignments for our colleagues within the network. With our long experience, broad competence and our global network, we continue to be a leading player in executive search and interim solutions.

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Fabriksgatan 25
SE-411 18 Gothenburg


Klarabergsviadukten 63
SE-101 23 Stockholm


Järnvägsgatan 7
SE-252 24 Helsingborg


Klokkestøbergade 11
DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark