Boyden Appoints Managing Partner for Technology Practice in London

March 12, 2021 – Boyden has named Mark Soden as managing partner of the firm’s technology practice in London. “We have a very experienced and skillful team in London and Mark is an ideal cultural fit,” said Nick Robeson, managing partner, Boyden UK & Ireland. “He will bring gravitas and insight to our clients in the tech space and to other clients seeking counsel as their industries evolve.” Mr. Soden has digital expertise and commercial insight in helping private equity-owned and listed companies in the TMT sector to transform their businesses. With specialist experience in building leadership teams for companies going through a transformation, he has recruited board and C-suite leaders to assist organizations through digital evolution. During 20 years in executive search, Mr. Soden was previously managing director, TMT and digital practice at Norman Broadbent. He had also served as regional managing director, Western Europe with a SpengerFox, focused on TMT sector in emerging markets. Mr. Soden also spent time with Boyden serving as partner, global technology and telecoms.

“I am delighted to be joining such an inspiring team in London operating in a global context,” said Mr. Soden. “As advanced technologies impact every industry, they change the way we live and drive solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. This is a vital time to be part of the evolving landscape and it is a privilege for me to work with the leaders driving it forward.”

Expansion Plans

Boyden, headquartered in Purchase, NY, is a leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. It continues to expand and add talent across several global regions.

Here are some related Boyden news items from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Boyden has named Gilbert J. Carrara as a managing partner and Americas leader for the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. Dr. Carrara joins Boyden from Battalia Winston, where he served as a partner. Before that, he was managing director, North American healthcare practice at Nicholson International.

Boyden opened a new office in Edmonton, Alberta, led by new partner Lindsay Osmond. “Serving our many clients in Northern Alberta has always been a priority to us at Boyden,” said Robert Travis, managing partner, Boyden United States and Canada. “We are thrilled that Lindsay will lead the office, bringing her exceptional drive and business leadership to clients and colleagues throughout Canada and worldwide.”

Boyden is expanding into Greece and Cyprus, hiring Anny S. Chatzikonstantinou to lead the firm’s new location. “We know these are challenging times for people in Greece and Cyprus and Boyden does not shy away from countries experiencing adversity,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “Greece has attracted significant foreign investment in recent years. The full array of Boyden’s global capabilities is at Anny’s disposal to help her clients maintain momentum in a complex environment.”

Boyden appointed Dina Akimova as managing partner and leader of the firm’s fully integrated brand, Boyden Russia. A distinguished expert in C-level executive search, Ms. Akimova first worked with Boyden in 2016, and returns to lead the business with a team of seven, including a number of former Boyden colleagues. Fluent in Russian, English and Italian, she offers broad industry experience, with particular expertise in industry and financial services. Ms. Akimova began her search career in 2005 and also gained prior recruiting experience with Ward Howell.

Boyden added Liesl Forve, who will serve as a partner and attend to clients throughout California. Boyden has seen strong growth in the U.S., particularly on the West Coast. The firm has doubled the number of partners there in the last six months. Joining Boyden’s global industrial, social impact and human resources practices, Ms. Forve has a strong track record in enabling clients to acquire C-suite and senior-level executives. She covers finance, human resources, marketing, sales and operations leaders.

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

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