Norman Broadbent Appoints Group CEO

April 27, 2016 – U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Norman Broadbent has appointed Mike Brennan (pictured) as group chief executive officer. Current executive chairman, Scanes Bentley, will revert to the non-executive chairman role with immediate effect.

Mr. Brennan brings a wealth of experience built up over 20 years within the global executive recruitment market and more recently the broader recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) market. He also brings significant market and entrepreneurial experience to the firm.

He previously served as director and global client partner / global head of executive talent & competitive intelligence at Alexander Mann Solutions. He also co-founded and served as CEO of Human Capital Resources.

Having started his first business at 27 with investor backing from Alexander Mann, Mr. Brennan was involved in its subsequent sale to private equity firm Advent International. He then went on to start a sister business in Hong Kong before returning to London as CEO of the combined Alexander Mann global executive search businesses. Having repositioned the business he led its sale to a U.K. Plc on behalf of Advent / Alexander Mann.

“The board and I are delighted with the appointment of Mike as group chief executive officer,” said Mr. Bentley. “He brings a wealth of experience with him and this appointment is a great start to an exciting period of expansion for the Norman Broadbent Group.”


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Norman Broadbent is a human capital consulting firm which provides a broad range of people solutions. Its specialties include board and executive search, board assessment and leadership consulting, interim management, as well as coaching and mentoring services.

Headquartered in London, the firm operates through independently managed and separately branded businesses across a network of offices in Europe and America.

Norman Broadbent recently lost its former president Sally Drexler to Odgers Berndtson. She served as president of Norman Broadbent USA, where she established its U.S. subsidiary.

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Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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