About Us

Marlin Hawk is a boutique leadership advisory and executive search firm.  We discover the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ who propel our clients beyond the competition and we help build the environment in which they succeed.

What sets us apart: 

  • Alignment – we support wider corporate goals.
  • Innovation – we never feel restricted.
  • Agility – everything we do is bespoke.
  • Output – we deliver beyond expectations.

Marlin Hawk offers a complete set of talent consultancy services spanning strategic intelligence, talent planning and executive search. The firm has offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Singapore. www.marlinhawk.com

Solutions And Expertise

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Succession Planning
  • Alt. Investments
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

Marlin Hawk Acquires Winter Circle
Marlin Hawk Acquires Winter Circle

London-based executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has acquired Winter Circle, the invitation-only digital network for senior executives. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The two firms will create the Marlin Hawk Group which will provide an array of talent solutions to help empower internal executive search teams through technology. The firm will offer

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Important Recruiting Stories of 2017
10 Most Important Recruiting Stories of 2017

Looking back through more than a thousand recruiting stories published over the course of 2017, picking the 10 most important wasn’t easy. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked every little change, every small movement and, above all, lots of big progress. Truth be told, our choices for this year are a beacon for what lies ahead in 2018

Marlin Hawk Builds Winning Strategy on Finding Transformational Leaders
Marlin Hawk Winning Strategy Finding Transformational Leaders

Six years ago, London-based Marlin Hawk sent Mark Oppenheimer, then just 27, to New York to establish an across-the-pond outpost for the enterprising leadership advisory firm. He had four years of experience as a researcher and the faith and support of his bosses back home. But when he stepped off the plane in America, Mr.

Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive
Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

Press Releases

Marlin Hawk Group to ‘Drag Executive Search Industry Into 21st Century’

LONDON, U.K., March 27, 2018 – The deal will lead to the creation of the Marlin Hawk Group, which will provide services ranging from executive search and organizational analysis to direct solutions and access to an exclusive digital network of senior leaders. Marlin Hawk was founded by David Holloway 15 years ago, while Winter Circle, launched in

Marlin Hawk Appoints Senior Consultant For U.S. Financial Services Practice

LONDON, August 8, 2016 — Leadership advisory firm Marlin Hawk has appointed Glenn Allen as senior consultant in its Financial Services practice in New York. Allen will provide market intelligence, talent management and executive search services to a range of clients from investment banking, asset management and hedge funds to consumer banking, credit cards and mobile payments.

Marlin Hawk Climbs to Top 10 in UK Executive Search Rankings

LONDON, July 13, 2016 — Leadership advisory firm Marlin Hawk has entered the top 10 rankings in Executive Grapevine’s UK Executive Search Market Report 2016. The survey, which measures net fee income, ranks Marlin Hawk at no.8 for Board, NED and C-Suite search with first year guaranteed compensation above £200k, and at no. 9 overall across

Tesco Bank CEO Champions HR as Key to Sustainable Success

LONDON, June 24, 2016 — Leadership advisory firm Marlin Hawk this week hosted a seminar for senior HR leaders, with guest speaker Benny Higgins, CEO of Tesco Bank, sharing his views on the modern role of the chief HR officer. Delegates represented several industry sectors including retail, FMCG, media and financial services. In his address, titled

Marlin Hawk Appoints Associate Partner for Asia

LONDON, June 1, 2016 — Leadership advisory firm Marlin Hawk has appointed Marc Baloch as associate partner for Asia. Baloch joins from Harvey Nash, where he headed the retail financial services practice, and will focus on leadership advisory and executive search services across Asia within insurance, consumer & wholesale banking and private wealth management. “Marc’s international network,



Discovering the Leaders of Tomorrow

This podcast episode features a short Q&A with Mark Oppenheimer, group chief commercial & innovation officer for global talent consultancy boutique Marlin Hawk. Based in New York City, Mark is the chief architect behind his firm’s vision and just-launched candidate assessment analytics tool. As Mark points out, organizations everywhere are looking for better ways to

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