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.

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

Finding Transformative Leaders Fueling Growth & Innovation at Wilton & Bain

In the early years after its founding in 2001, London-based Wilton & Bain was content to be a respected, tightly focused professional services executive search firm. With technology as its niche, it was a good business, everyone agreed, and profitable. Yet it was relatively small and geographically limited. Fast forward 18 years and behold a

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

Press Releases

Wilton & Bain Relaunch

LONDON, ENGLAND, June 27, 2019 – Global Executive Search Firm Wilton & Bain relaunch Wilton & Bain Group as a single brand on July 1 st 2019 “We are extremely proud to relaunch Wilton & Bain Group as a single brand, bringing together the best of Wilton & Bain, WBMS and WBRS to go to

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