April 3, 2018 – An array of new recruiting firms has been launching around the world in recent months. The latest: Bourne Executive Search in Suffolk, England recently opened its doors for business.
“I believe in quality over quantity, and this is especially applicable in senior level recruitment,” said founder and director Charlotte Bourne, in a recent interview with the East Anglian Daily Times. “My techniques are precise and accurate, meaning I don’t have a scatter gun approach and both clients and candidates can feel like the service they get from me is extremely tailored and specific to their needs.”
With more than five years of executive search experience, Ms. Bourne most recently served as a recruitment manager with IG Recruit. Before that, he was a recruitment consultant with Pure Resourcing Solutions. She also served a stint as a consultant within HR practice at Hays.
“I’ve recruited locally and globally over the years and enjoy both,” Ms. Bourne told East Anglian. “I love Suffolk, the place I was born. I have great network here and enjoy being part of this community and hope to continue being part of it,” she said. “I have also had success internationally across Europe and in the U.S. and so am able to support recruitment worldwide.”
After years working in agency recruitment, Ms. Bourne opted to set up Bourne Executive Search. She explained that she felt she had refined her search techniques and therefore had the ability to detect highly skilled, senior and technical individuals. “By working closely with business leaders I don’t only source talent, I help strategize their recruitment plans and streamline their processes to ensure no time is wasted, every resource is utilized and therefore no talent is overlooked,” said Ms. Bourne.
Open for Business
In recent months, new recruiting firms have opened around the world, not only in media and entertainment, but a wide range of industries. Here’s a look at a recent sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Flashlight Partners, an executive recruitment firm based in Carmel, IN, has opened for business. The firm’s services include candidate research and executive search; behavioral-based interviewing; compensation analysis and market research; augmented services in screening, assessment, pipelining and recruitment; and outsourced recruitment process consulting.
Former Credit Suisse banker and personnel consultant Christian Haas has opened Haas Associates in Zurich to focus on the asset management industry. Mr. Haas has more than 10 years of practical experience in the field of asset management. Previously he was active as, amongst other things, the head of business development institutional clients at Credit Suisse.
Simon Pollock has launched Simon Pollock & Co in London, specializing in senior level executive search in global media and entertainment. Mr. Pollack most recently served as head of the media & entertainment practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Before that, he was a partner at the SevenArts, a boutique search firm.
Veteran executive recruiter Jennifer Muller has launched Academic Career and Executive Search (ACES), a higher education search firm focused on high precision, flexible executive search services, career planning and candidate coaching. Ms. Muller has 20 years of experience in research and development for higher education and Fortune 500 companies.
A new executive recruitment firm, Hanning Recruitment, has been launched in the U.K. It is headed by Toby Speke and backed by Rory Penn and Thomas van Straubenzee of the London agency VanHan. Mr. Speke previously worked for VanHan as well as global real estate firm Knight Frank.
Anuj Dhawan, former director and partner at Positive Moves Consulting, an angel investor in a Seattle-based healthcare IoT business, has founded executive search firm Cognitive Talent Partners LLP. Based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, the firm provides executive search services to private equity funds, banks, consumer lending clients and global technology corporations.
Veteran Edward Batchelor has launched executive search firm Hardman Batchelor International, LLC. Based in Austin, TX, the firm specializes in recruiting and assessing leading board directors, CEOs and C-level executives with a particular focus on cultivating the Austin market.
The U.K. office of global search firm Boyden has launched a new executive search and interim management business called Savannah Group. Savannah’s team of 50 includes 20 partners that are specialists in their fields, including board and corporate functions, financial services, hospitality travel & leisure, industrial, digital and media, sport & entertainment industries.
Search industry veterans Ian Macleod and Paul Atkinson have joined forces to form Atkinson Macleod Executive Search. The firm focuses on board and senior executive level searches for the private and public sectors. Mr. Macleod spent 16 years running the Scottish arm of Odgers Berndtson after serving for 10 years with the Norman Broadbent.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media