July 10, 2017 – As the fallout deepens from Brexit, more London-based search firms are turning to the U.S. to expand their global search platforms. The latest: The Barton Partnership has launched a new office in New York, which will be led by veteran recruiter Victoria Montagu.
“This year the Barton Partnership is marking its 10-year anniversary and I can’t think of a better way of celebrating that achievement other than announcing the launch of our New York office,” said Nicholas Barton, founder and CEO. “This has been something we have been working towards for the past 18 months. The new office will enable the Barton Partnership to support its existing U.S. clients more effectively, as well as further develop relationships with new clients looking to increase their own U.S. presence.”
Ms. Montagu joins the firm with expertise in the U.S. strategy and transformation markets, having conducted numerous assignments for global strategy firms, Big 4 consultancies and small to mid-sized boutiques, across all levels and sectors. She has a track record in executive recruiting and market research focused on strategy and transformation in the U.S. and the U.K.
“I am incredibly excited to be a part of such an ambitious and deeply knowledgeable organization,” said Ms. Montagu. “The Barton Partnership is extremely well positioned to serve clients in the U.S. strategy, transformation and M&A market, and I am eager to contribute to this next stage in the firm’s growth.”
In addition, the Barton Partnership appointed Chris Mooney as a client partner in New York to further develop its client network. Agnes Zuberecz will be lead researcher focusing on the sourcing of candidates from analyst to managing director / partner level across all sectors and industries.
“The launch of our New York office provides the firm with the platform to continue to realize its expansion ambitions across North America complementing our growth plans for Europe,” said Mr. Barton.
With headquarters in London, the Barton Partnership’s clients include FTSE-listed and Fortune 500 companies across all sectors and industries, SMEs, strategic, innovation & management consulting firms (large and boutique), global financial services, private equity and venture capital organizations.
U.K. Firms See Growth Opportunities In the U.S.
The Barton Partnership is among a number of highly specialized and expanding U.K.-based recruiting boutiques seeking refuge – and a business hedge – across the pond. Here’s a look at just a few of the recent moves made by search firms to the American shores, taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media newswire archives:
Legal recruiter Taylor Root entered the U.S., opening a new office in New York. The firm also added Helen Howard to serve as its new leader. The New York team recruits for the vast majority of corporations, with experience in recruiting newly qualified lawyers to general counsels and partners.
Carmichael Fisher expanded into the U.S. with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles. The new location is led by Justin Hobday, supported locally by two regional directors, new hire Kimberley Rice and Ciara Kelleher, who transfers from the firm’s EMEA headquarters in London. The new outpost is a direct response to growing client demand.
La Fosse Associates opened its first U.S. office based in Santa Monica, the hub of Los Angeles’ thriving tech and digital sector, where it is already engaged in a number of assignments for organizations ranging from early stage start-ups to global concern. Tom Vaughan heads-up the new location and is responsible for establishing and expanding the firm’s West Coast presence.
SRi (Sports Recruitment International) just expanded to the U.S. with the appointment of Steven Moser as a consultant. Mr. Moser becomes the first SRi appointment to be permanently based stateside, expanding the firm’s global reach that already includes bases in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and the U.K. He is based in Phoenix.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Chase Barbe, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media