October 7, 2020 – Executive search and interim management firm Eton Bridge Partners has named former human resources executive Claire Vidal as head of people. “We are fortunate to have someone of Claire’s caliber join the business to drive our human capital agenda and help us to maintain our unique values-led culture as the business continues to grow,” said Ashton Ward, managing partner of Eton Bridge Partners.
Ms. Vidal is CIPD qualified and brings with her a 15-year HR career, which has included working for FTSE 100 organizations across technology, cyber security, energy, and HR consultancy sectors as well as multifunctional experience. Previously, she served as senior human resources partner with Proofpoint. Before that, Ms. Vidal held the same role with Fujitsu UK.
In her new position with Eton Bridge Partners, Ms. Vidal will lead the internal human resources function for the firm and is part of the leadership team. She will lead on continuing to foster a collaborative, inclusive and diverse culture to further support our clients, attract and retain great talent and drive the capability of the organization.
Eton Bridge Partners is a specialist in executive search and interim management, with a focus on four distinct practices areas: board, business transformation and technology; CFO and finance; human resources and operations; procurement and supply chain. The firm works with clients in London as well as assisting divisions and subsidiaries of businesses across the U.K., Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Eton Bridge Partners’ practices partner with a wide range of clients and has developed relationships with large privately owned, FTSE100, FTSE250 and AIM-listed organizations, private equity funds and portfolio businesses.
During the summer, Eton Bridge expanded with the addition of Stuart Jansze as a partner in its business transformation practice. “We are delighted that Stuart is joining the team,” said Steve Deverill, head of Eton Bridge Partners’ business transformation and technology practice. “His shared values and approach fit perfectly into our solution-based proposition and his depth of experience in private equity further strengthens our brand in this space.”
Mr. Jansze brings over 15 years’ experience within interim management and consulting across sectors and functions. He has a focus on private equity backed and high growth businesses, working with a trusted network of specialist operators to support, shape, deliver and embed sustainable business-led transformation and growth for his clients. Prior to joining Eton Bridge Partners, Mr. Jansze built and led the interim practice at boutique private equity search firm Drax Executive.
Eton Bridge also recently added Vicky Cunningham as marketing director. She is responsible for shaping the firm’s marketing and communications strategy. Ms. Cunningham has an impressive track record in marketing leadership roles spanning professional services, consumer products, wealth management and technology, and latterly was chief marketing officer at an award-winning specialist TMT law firm.
Eton Bridge managing partner Ashton Ward said: “We are extremely fortunate to have attracted such a high caliber marketing leader to our business, at what is clearly a challenging time for the global economy. Vicky will be a key member of our senior leadership team, taking ownership of all marketing and communication activities. We very much look forward to working with Vicky and to introducing her to our clients and our network of executives.”
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