May 10, 2017 – U.K.-based executive search firm GatenbySanderson has named Matt Gascoigne as chief operating officer as well as Anthony Surley and Kate Pearlman-Shaw as partners. The additions build upon the firm’s efforts to bolster its leadership and organizational development consulting services.
Mr. Gascoigne has almost 20 years of professional recruitment experience working with clients from both public and private sectors. He has led strategic and commercial operations at executive board level in large, complex, multi–discipline structures. He worked with some of the most prominent and prestigious organizations within the central and civil government, health, non-profit, housing, retail, FMCG, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas environments. Mr. Gascoigne previously served as executive director at recruiting firm Badenoch & Clark. Prior to that, he was with Venn Group. As COO at GatenbySanderson, Mr. Gascoigne’s role is to provide strong operational focus and commitment to best practice.
Leadership and Development Expansion
Meanwhile, GatenbySanderson’s leadership and development practice has added two new partners, both of whom bring a diverse mix of public and private sector experience.
Mr. Surley will head GatenbySanderson’s leadership and organizational development capabilities. Among his responsibilities, he will be working with clients across the public sector to accelerate the development of their executive and leadership communities. Mr. Surley brings with him private and public sector experience in talent, learning and organizational development, leadership and management, as well as coaching and executive development. Previously, Mr. Surley was managing consultant within the people and operational excellence practice at PA Consulting Group. Before that, he was head of training and development at St Andrew’s Healthcare.
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Ms. Pearlman-Shaw is an officially registered coach with the British Psychological Society and has worked on powerful and effective solutions for individuals, teams and boards. Having served as chair of the Leeds Jewish Housing Association, she also brings public sector management experience. Ms. Pearlman-Shaw will be responsible for developing the firm’s expertise in leadership and team development.
“GatenbySanderson is committed to helping find, place and develop the leaders who will transform public-sector organizations currently facing a wide variety of leadership challenges,” said GatenbySanderson CEO Martin Tucker. “Matt, Kate and Anthony bring unrivalled experience across the public and private sectors.”
GatenbySanderson is not-for-profit sector recruitment and people development business. The firm provides executive search, interim leadership, and leadership and talent solutions. It fills positions forgovernment, regulation, health, education, housing and non-profit organizations.
Over the past year, Hunt Scanlon Media has reported on several search firms expanding their leadership consulting service businesses. It is a trend that is expected to pick up steam in the coming months:
- ALSpective recently expanded with the addition Debray Sandelin as a partner and advisor. Her appointment reinforces the development of the firm’s leadership consulting business, including the launch of the first ALSpective Executive Assessment Center. With 12 years of experience in career coaching, with a strong focus in the distribution and consumer products sector, Ms. Sandelin brings new prospects to companies and managers.
- Odgers Berndtson expanded its leadership practice to include executive and team leadership assessment, coaching and onboarding. Organizational psychologist Dr. Robert Satterwhite is spearheading the new effort. Dr. Satterwhite, who is based in the firm’s New York office, has extensive experience designing and delivering robust assessments for measuring executives’ potential, readiness and fit. Over his nearly 20-year career, he has served a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, hospitality and federal organizations.
- The Pi Group, a fast growing consumer goods talent advisory group based in Darien, CT, expanded its services to help candidates transition to new chapters in their lives. By delivering services through Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive, and Perpetual Ambition, The Pi Group is positioning itself, quite methodically, to help client organizations manage their entire talent spectrum. “Our increased investment in the diverse range of organizations’ talent advisory requirements is integral to our long-term growth,” said Steve Morrissey, managing partner The Pi Group. “The demand for a complete talent solution is high.
- Morgan Samuels acquired human capital consulting firm Delivery Point Advisors. The company offers a spectrum of solutions designed to help clients unlock potential from their people, including executive assessment and development, high performance team building, functional assessment and roadmap design, organization design, change management, as well as restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and integration advisory services.
- Greenwood / Asher & Associates, a higher education-focused search firm, and The Devine Group, a behavioral assessment and development organization, formed a strategic alliance to leverage and integrate the science of predictive talent analytics into the executive search and leadership development process. The partnership is designed to tailor an assessment to higher education position profiles
- Caldwell Partners recently formed a partnership with Caliper, a research-based talent management consulting firm focused on assessment and leadership development. The agreement will integrate Caliper’s assessment and onboarding services into Caldwell Partners’ research-based executive search process in Canada. CEO John Wallace said that competency assessments performed by the firm’s partners “remain the most valuable aspect of our service,” and give them a “distinct advantage” in the marketplace.
- Allen Austin partnered with ENGAGE, a sourcing intelligence platform that combines big data and predictive analytics to identify potential targets, to increase overall business intelligence, and enhance sourcing efficiency. The firm forged the alliance as it looked for productive technology to improve speed, execution and growth predictability, particularly one with advancements in analytics.
- Heidrick & Struggles acquired Philosophy IB, a leadership consultant based in Florham Park, NJ. Philosophy IB was established in 2000 by founding partners Christine Lotze and Kaveh Naficy and today serves Fortune 100 companies focused on assisting clients execute their strategies by changing how people work. Heidrick also acquired Decision Strategies International (DSI), a Philadelphia-based strategy and leadership advisory firm. Founded in 1990 by Paul Schoemaker, DSI has advised some of the world’s best-known organizations. It specializes in strategic planning and decision making in uncertain operating environments, leadership development and talent strategy.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media