Sainty, Hird & Partners was founded in 1996 and is one of the longest established independent executive search firms in Europe. Our name is synonymous with the highest professional standards in the executive and board search industry.

We have acquired a reputation for excellence from our exceptional track record. Each and every Partner and Consultant remains fully involved in search execution, enabling us to deliver an outstanding and differentiated service. Our experienced team provides comprehensive research, execution and advisory capabilities to boards, business leaders and HR professionals across Financial Services.

Since 1996 we have completed over 2,250 assignments, also helping to build numerous teams and businesses from scratch. Our work spans all products and functions within Asset & Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Insurance, and across all levels of seniority and experience.

Sainty, Hird & Partners has offices in London, Dublin, Zurich and New York and has completed searches for board members, senior executives and directors in the UK, USA, Canada, Bermuda, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia.


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Our Partners have a combined experience of over 100 years in the industry. Each Partner has significant expertise in their sectors and can provide unparalleled insight, service and professionalism.

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Sainty, Hird & Partners was founded in 1996 and is one of the top ten executive search firms in the UK.

Our highly experienced team of Partners, Consultants and Researchers combine with our comprehensive and proprietary research capability to guarantee our leadership in the executive search sector. We enjoy minimal off-limits issues, giving maximum access to the executive market.

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A Look at the Importance of Executive Evaluations

We like to pick over the successes and failures of our political leaders, past and present, looking for answers, lessons, a bit of inspiration perhaps—or someone to blame. Politics is especially and immediately unforgiving of real or perceived incompetence; but, by comparison, corporate leadership teams face relatively little day to day external scrutiny. “And when

Professional Development Is Key to Retaining Talent

As talent shortages persist, a new survey reveals that professional development opportunities are one tool for retaining employees. Indeed, 58 percent of those surveyed in a new report by The Conference Board say they are likely to leave their company without professional development—or continuing education and career training to help develop new skills, stay up

What a Whole New Way of Working Looks Like 

More and more companies are announcing their plans for workers to return to the office. So it is that reorganizing their approaches to hiring and new working environments has been high on the agendas of business leaders and HR professionals everywhere. ‍Among the challenges that these changes pose are the practicalities of the physical space

Sainty, Hird & Partners Names HR Practice Leader

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Sainty, Hird & Partners has appointed JP Hibbert to lead its new human resources practice. Mr. Hibbert has 15 years’ experience in search and recruitment as a specialist in placing senior HR professionals into financial services. He has assisted a wide range of clients from small firms and start-ups looking for

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Sainty, Hird and Partners Announce that JP Hibbert Has Joined the Firm to Lead a New HR Practice

Sainty, Hird and Partners is delighted to announce that JP Hibbert has joined the firm to lead a new Human Resources practice. He has 15 years’ experience in search and recruitment as a specialist in placing senior HR professionals into financial services. He has worked with a wide range of clients from small firms and