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.

  • 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

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

Here’s How AI is Changing How We Recruit Top Leaders

Executive search as an industry has long been driven by the need to reduce the risk in senior hires within organizations by introducing research-based search methodologies and due diligence mechanisms to identify and attract the best and the brightest. This has enabled executive decision makers to make more informed hiring decisions based on a reliable

The Rise of Counteroffers in Executive Search

The last thing any company official wants to hear is that one of their key executive leaders is resigning in favor of a better career opportunity. If the company is unprepared, making a counteroffer might seem like the only way to keep that executive and the best way to address the woes of a highly

Wilton & Bain Appoints Two Key Executives in U.S. Operations

London-based executive recruitment firm Wilton & Bain has added two key professionals to its operations in the U.S. Lisa Peacock-Edwards, based in New York, will lead the firm’s new global practice. Richard Wilcox, who is in Houston, joins the professional & technology services practice in North America Ms. Peacock-Edwards, a managing partner, comes to the firm

Press Releases

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



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

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