About Us

The Wilton & Bain Group is a global boutique leadership advisory and recruitment solutions provider established in 2001. We have offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Frankfurt servicing clients across the Americas, EMEA and Asia. We have 4 distinct brands in the Group: Wilton & Bain, WBMS, WBRS and Wilton & Bain Advisory.

Wilton & Bain – our flagship executive search business which is recognized as an industry leader having won several awards and accolades. We have 5 sector-agnostic practices that are functionally aligned to our clients talent needs across Strategy, Change & Transformation, Technology Officers, HR, Customer & Commercial and Risk, Legal & Compliance. We service a wide range of clients from Professional Services to Media, Financial Services to Retailers, Technology to Private Equity.

WBMS – our global interim and management solutions business, known for a world-class network of executives who are able to transform our clients businesses. We’ve built an invitation-only global network of trusted executives who shape strategic change agendas and accelerate sustainable change and growth. Our team specializes in assignments across Digital & Data, Technology & Architecture, Commercial & Supply Chain Optimization, Business Change, General Management, Finance & Strategy and HR.

WBRS – our recruitment solutions business servicing our clients mid-management needs across all sectors and geographies. We offer solutions across Technology roles in; sales, solutioning, product and general management as well as all other technical functions. We are known for our turnkey resourcing solution that delivers a rare combination of quality and volume to our clients. We recognize that our clients want the best talent and effective sourcing techniques at every level of their business, and that many of our competitors are unable to navigate across an entire client organization and operate in silos.

Wilton & Bain Advisory – our innovative Leadership advisory business that focuses on assessment, organizational analysis and structures, succession and talent planning. We work in partnership with Fortune 500 companies, VC and PE’s to help them shape their talent strategy and organization design. We are also pioneers in diversity and inclusion hosting a number of influential networking groups dedicated to this.

Wilton & Bain has topped the rankings for the second consecutive year in Executive Grapevine. The firm was ranked as the market leader in both professional services and in technology. Wilton & Bain was also ranked as one of the top boutique search firms for C-suite assignments in 2018.

Solutions And Expertise

Wilton & Bain – its flagship executive search business which is recognized as an industry leader having won several awards and accolades. The firm has 5 sector-agnostic practices that are functionally aligned to  clients talent needs across Strategy, Change & Transformation, Technology Officers, HR, Customer & Commercial and Risk, Legal & Compliance. They service a wide range of clients from Professional Services to Media, Financial Services to Retailers, Technology to Private Equity.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Tracker
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Global Markets
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

7 Reasons Why Companies Hire Search Firms 

In times of change, a crucial executive-level appointment can mean the difference between success and catastrophe. Last time, your company may have kept this critical search in-house, leveraged its own network or hired a contingency recruiter. But, mistakes were made, and you now know that a bad hire to a crucial position can have detrimental

Wilton & Bain Expands Global People and Culture Practice

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has expanded with the addition of Tim Baker as a partner and leader of the firm’s global people and culture practice. “As we continue to grow our business globally the people and culture practice plays an important part in our success,” said Lisa Peacock-Edwards, managing partner. “With Tim joining

Wilton & Bain Joins Inclusive Culture Pledge

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for both employers and employees. Research has shown that diverse businesses are 35 percent more likely to financially outperform their industry’s national average. For potential job hunters, 67 percent now consider a diverse workforce to be an important factor when considering job offers. Recently, London-based

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 5 U.K. to U.S. Headhunting Expansions of 2018

With the curtain coming down on 2018, we looked back through our archives over what was by all accounts a noteworthy year for search firms from outside the U.S. setting up shop in America. With the U.K.’s departure from the European Union fast approaching, Hunt Scanlon Media has kept a close eye on recruitment firms

Press Releases

Wilton & Bain Secures Tim Baker as a Partner in the Firm’s Global People and Culture Practice.

LONDON, U.K., April 29, 2019 – Wilton & Bain secures Tim Baker as a Partner in its Global People and Culture Practice, based in London. “I am delighted to be joining Wilton & Bain at an exciting point in the growth of the business. With a track record of working in partnership with organisations that

The Inclusive Culture Pledge 2019: Our Commitment to Building an Inclusive Culture

LONDON, U.K., March 6, 2019 – Wilton & Bain has joined leading companies from a range of sectors and industries in signing the Inclusive Culture Pledge in 2019, an initiative managed by diversity consultancy The EW Group. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for both employers and employees. Research has shown that

Wilton & Bain Top the rankings, in this year’s Executive Grapevine Directory

LONDON, ENGLAND, September 2018 – For the second consecutive year, Wilton & Bain is The Market Leader in both Professional Services and in Technology and the Top Boutique Firm for C-Suite assignments. Lisa Peacock-Edwards, Managing Partner, comments: “With the no. 7 ranking across the most senior hires (GBP 200k+) this shows that Wilton & Bain are a true

Multimedia

Podcasts

There’s much talk about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, but for those not deeply immersed in digital, just what they are, how they work and why they matter may not be immediately obvious. To shed some light on these questions, we talk to Yaroslav Writtle, who is developing the Fintech practice.

Hiring Intelligence
A successful new hire can have a big impact on the business
they join. Equally, an unsuccessful one can cause real damage. So how does a recruiter assess whether a candidate has got what it takes to deliver…

Corporate Finance In The Interim World
In this podcast, Andrew Clatworthy discusses the impact of Brexit on M&A activity – who the winners and losers might be, how this might affect the interim market for senior finance professionals, which particular areas within finance are seeing most demand for high-quality interims.

Why Do IT Programs Fail
Björn Ovar Johansson is a board-level interim CIO and technology leader with a successful international background as a ‘strategic problem solver’ in professional services, retail, life science, healthcare / NHS, banking and financial services sectors.

What is Customer Experience?
WBMS Partner, Jason Rommer, is passionate about all
things ‘consumer’ and an evangelist for the importance of the ‘customer experience’. But just what is customer experience, why is it important and who should be responsible for it?

An Interview with Lucy Feltham
Lucy Feltham, Managing Partner of Wilton & Bain’s San Francisco office, has spent her whole career at Wilton & Bain. But as she tells the listeners in this informal chat, in 2014 she took a 12-month sabbatical to do something completely different, setting out to write a book on the A-Z of British subcultures.

Into The Valley
Despite the crazy cost of living, inflated salaries and high taxes, Silicon Valley is still the place to be if you’re in tech, whether as a start-up or an established player.

 

Talent Talks

AI Doing the Heavy Lifting

In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks, we delve into the world of AI with our host Andrew Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell is joined alongside both Gene Allmark-Kent and Yaroslav Writtle of Wilton & Bain. According to them, AI is taking the repetitive tasks away from recruiters, and allowing technology to do more of the