May 24, 2016 – As we have seen, finance chiefs are in hot demand in corporate America, but they’re also a much-needed intellectual boost at executive search firms that are either undergoing unprecedented growth or considering outside financing to augment coming expansion plans.
Fox Rodney Search (FRS) is the latest recruiting concern to name such a leader, bringing in Jerry Harris as its new chief operating officer and CFO. His role at FRS covers responsibility for all areas of finance, including administration, operations and HR across the business.
Mr. Harris, who joined the firm last month, is also a non-executive director at talent management firm 24 Seven. He brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in the global recruitment market since the early 1990s. His search experience includes various roles at search firms, including Armstrong International, Talent 2, Reed Employment, and TMP Worldwide.
“Jerry already knows our business extremely well and will add real value to our management team,” said CEO Stephen Rodney. “We have experienced significant growth over the last few years, expanding into new markets and increasing our team numbers across the globe. The appointment of a COO with Jerry’s market experience and commercial acumen will ensure we continue to thrive.”
Fox Rodney Search is a global executive recruiting firm which focuses on the partner, associate and senior in-house legal markets. Sector specializations include professional services, M&A, private equity, litigation / disputes / arbitration, real estate and tax. Established in 2000, the firm has offices in London, Paris, New York, Washington, D.C., and is associated with Asia Search Partners in Hong Kong.
Legal recruiting generally has been booming this year. According to Hunt-Scanlon Media, lawyers employed by government agencies are on the move — a direct result of President Obama’s second term nearing its end.
Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses, and all levels of government require legal services in the U.S. and internationally as global economies expand.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media