Bailey Montagu Executive Search Names Two Practice Leaders

October 11, 2018 – London-based Bailey Montagu Executive Search continues its expansion with the appointment of Rupert Channing as leader of the firm’s financial services search practice and Lee Cooper as head of its consumer and retail practice.

Bailey Montagu’s financial services search practice is focused on identifying, attracting and appointing high-caliber executives.

Mr. Channing has worked in executive search for more than 25 years, focusing on investment banking. He has executed searches on behalf of clients throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Previously, Mr. Rupert established the specialist financial services search firm Wellesley Partners both in London and Hong Kong. He was also a senior partner at Heidrick and Struggles in London, responsible for leading the firm’s executive search business for financial services in EMEA, as well as co-heading the firm’s global investment banking practice. Before entering the executive search business, Mr. Rupert worked in investment banking in London for Saudi International Bank.

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Mr. Cooper has developed an extensive network in the consumer and retail market over 25 years, working with many of the world’s leading brands. He specializes in appointing leaders across all professional functions, including CXO, board, non–executive, finance, technology, HR, procurement and supply chain, as well as sales and marketing.

Mr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience within executive search practices. Earlier in his career, he became partner in an accounting and finance recruitment practice, building the business threefold before exiting following the successful sale to the world’s largest professional staffing firm. Most recently, he spent three years working with Investigo, one of the U.K.’s fastest growing mid-market recruitment businesses where he was responsible for establishing an executive search practice and personally delivering retained searches across CFO and senior finance hires to global businesses from FTSE 100 through private equity, AIM and private ownership.

Growing Search Firm

Established in 2010, Bailey Montagu is an independent executive search and interim solutions business, specializing in the industrial, consulting & professional services, and healthcare & life sciences industries. With offices in Europe, the Middle East and North America, the firm has an extensive record of success across international markets.

Earlier this year, Bailey Montagu launched a new executive interim practice with the addition of Richard Beesley as partner. Mr. Beesley places people at board and senior manager level, across the industrial spectrum. He has over 20 years’ experience within the energy, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors and has become a trusted partner with many firms, both in the U.K. and internationally, seeking interim leadership, turnaround, change management and project delivery.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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