About Us

Wilton & Bain provide Executive Search and Leadership Advisory services to businesses going through transformation and change.

We are a global firm but we think like a growth business. Our diversity of ideas and approach match our clients’ ambition and innovation. With Wilton & Bain there is no groupthink, just the constant pursuit of greatness. That’s because we nurture clients, candidates and our own people so we all benefit.

Wilton & Bain is unique in the breadth of our offering. We offer deep heritage in executive search and interim management, with expertise in placing specialist hires and creating effective talent strategies.

Leadership & Advisory – We provide consultancy services that are driven by the constant pursuit of greatness.

Executive Search – We are global in our reach, but think like a growth business when finding leadership talent

Interim Management – We provide the senior expertise clients need now to deliver against strategic vision

Specialist Hires – We source highly-skilled experts in their fields to ensure day-to-day business growth and excellence.

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Expanding its Footprint, Wilton & Bain Opens Boston Office

Tomorrow, London-based Wilton & Bain takes another big step in its ongoing growth and expansion push, launching a new office in Boston. The location will complement the executive search and leadership advisory firm’s existing U.S. offices in New York and San Francisco, helping to better serve existing clients and providing greater entree to both new business

Wilton & Bain Adds Expertise to Global Technology Officers Practice

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has expanded with the addition of Colin Baker as a partner in its global technology officers’ practice. He will be located in London but will have oversight across the firm’s expanding U.S. business. Wilton & Bain’s global technology officers’ practice focuses on hiring senior executives in technology, data, digital, AI, and

Wilton & Bain Expands Professional and Technology Services Practice

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has expanded with the addition of Jonathan Guest as a partner in its professional and technology services practice. “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team,” said David Heron, CEO of The Wilton & Bain Group. “He is someone we have known for some time, and we are thrilled that he has

Wilton & Bain Recruits CEO for Community Fibre

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has placed Graeme Oxby as the new chief executive officer of U.K.-based gigabit broadband provider Community Fibre. Jay Siddiki, a principal within the global TMT function at Wilton & Bain, led the search. “Community Fibre required a commercially astute executive who could drive the major scale-up of the business but, more so, it

Press Releases

Wilton & Bain Secures Robert Villa-Coleman as Partner in our Global Specialist Hires Team

Mr. Villa-Coleman will be based in the London HQ but with oversight across the global business. The Specialist Hires Global Professional and IT Services Practice engages with some of the world’s leading Management Consulting, Technology Services and Advisory firms to provide top talent across mid – senior level. Jason Addicott, Managing Partner of Specialist Hires, says; “Rob is

Wilton & Bain secures Colin Baker as a Partner in its Global Technology Officers Practice

Wilton & Bain is excited to announce Colin Baker has joined its team as a Partner in its Global Technology Officers practice. The Global Technology Officers practice focuses on hiring senior executives in Technology, Data, Digital, AI, Cyber etc. Mainly working with companies going through technology transformation but also focusing on high-growth technology driven organizations.

Wilton & Bain secures Jonathan Guest as a Partner in our Professional & Technology Services Practice.

“It’s a pleasure to be joining Wilton & Bain in their London office to support the growth of their already market leading Professional and Technology Services practice. Wilton & Bain has continued to build upon its outstanding track record and brand recognition across Europe, as well as globally, since its establishment over a decade ago,

Wilton & Bain Promote Zarina Contractor to Partner

LONDON, U.K., July 17, 2019 – Based in London, Zarina Contractor, co-leads within the Technology and Consulting Practice. Gary Landes, Managing Partner in Search, says, “Congratulations to Zarina on her promotion to Partner at Wilton & Bain. Having joined Wilton & Bain as a fresh-faced graduate, Zarina has developed over the past 9 years into



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

Building a Search Firm on Mission & Values

In this new and exciting episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ we will uncover the strategy and processes of “Building a Search Firm on Mission and Values Rather Than Just Revenue.” Our host Michael Wasulko is joined alongside David Heron, Group Chief Executive Officer of Wilton & Bain and founding partner of WBMS. With over 20 years