January 11, 2022 – Executive search, consulting, and interim management provider Eton Bridge Partners has expanded with the addition of Steve Deverill as managing partner. “As I move to non-executive director, I am extremely proud of what we have collectively achieved since establishing the business in 2010,” said Ashton Ward. “We have always been focused on our reputation, delivering results for our clients and for our executive network. It has been a huge team effort and at the heart of it has been the way we conduct ourselves and work as a team. My colleagues have created a culture of care, kindness, respect, trust and collaboration, which have been the foundations of our success to date.”
“As we embark on the next chapter, we have an outstanding team with a strong platform for growth,” Mr. Ward said. “Steve has successfully built our business transformation practice into a market leader and will now take on the role of managing the broader business. Our culture and values are at the heart of all we do, and as such I am pleased to be able to pass on the responsibility of leading Eton Bridge Partners to Steve. With natural leadership qualities and a passion for continued growth and success, our business, our clients and colleagues are in good hands.” Since joining Eton Bridge Partners in 2013, Mr. Deverill has built the business transformation practice from a start-up into a market leader, supporting a diverse range of clients to deliver transformation and change initiatives.
“I am delighted to have been appointed as managing partner of Eton Bridge Partners,” said Mr. Deverill. “It’s an honor to lead the organization through the next phase of growth continuing the exceptional job that Ashton has done before me. Our culture of care and authenticity will continue to be at the heart of all we do. Working alongside an outstanding team, we look forward to developing the business further, continuing to work internationally delivering results for our clients and our executive network.”
Specialists in Executive Search and Interim Management
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, and 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, FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and AIM-listed organizations, private equity funds and portfolio businesses. The firm has offices in Windsor and London.
Last year, Elysian Capital acquired Eton Bridge Partners, the first investment of the Elysian Capital Fund which closed last September at £325million. Edward Brett, partner at Elysian Capital, said: “Eton Bridge have built a distinctive talent solutions business. We have been very impressed with their culture and the strength and caliber of the people across the whole organization. Elysian are very pleased to be supporting the team as they continue to grow the business’s offering and reach.” Elysian Capital is an independent private equity fund specializing in the U.K. and Ireland lower mid-market.
“Eton Bridge’s success has been underpinned by our collaborative culture that puts our clients and candidates at the heart of everything we do,” said Mr. Ward. “We found Elysian’s values and culture strongly aligned with ours and are delighted that they will be partnering the Eton Bridge team on the next stage of our journey.”
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