Harrington Starr Launches Executive Search Division; Taps New Leader

October 18, 2016 – U.K. headquartered recruiting firm Harrington Starr has appointed Tony Marshall as its new managing partner and leader of the firm’s newly launched executive search division. Harrington Starr Executive Search will focus on searches for a number of inter-related sectors, including financial services; fintech; global markets; advisory; telecom & technology; and venture capital & private equity, among others.

Mr. Marshall brings 25 years of executive search experience in global markets to the firm, having built and grown teams and businesses during his career. His network spans both the buy and sell sides covering the U.S., Asia and Europe. He brings extensive experience of managing strategic recruitment initiatives and consulting projects on behalf of a diverse range of financial institutions, working at board level, including new market initiatives. He brings a track record of strategic hires for global and local business lines across client verticals.

Global Expansion Plans

Previously, Mr. Marshall served as a partner in the global financial services practice at executive search firm Newington International. Prior to that, he was the U.K. partner and global head of the financial services practice at Clark Langdon Partners. He has also gained search experience serving in various roles with Redgrave PartnersTardis Group and A.T. Kearney Executive Search.

Harrington Starr partner Toby Babb said: “Executive search is a gap in the market our customers have asked us to fill. The decision to launch is therefore customer-driven.” The firm also said this launch marks the start of global expansion plans.

Global specialists in financial services and commodities technology recruitment, Harrington Starr offers permanent, retained, interim, and contract solutions to over 400 clients. The company serves investment banks, hedge funds, prop trading houses, exchanges, market makers, brokerages, trading companies, as well as various vendors and consultancies.

New Search Divisions Formed

A number of organizations in recent months have formed executive search divisions. Here’s just a short roundup from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

  • CPL Resources, an Ireland-headquartered recruitment agency, has launched Ardlinn, an executive search firm dedicated to supporting the growing demand for corporate leaders within the Irish business sector. Ardlinn plans to use its international expertise and connections to provide Irish based companies with top level, C-suite talent. The idea behind the expansion is to assist companies in attracting high-value foreign direct investment (FDI) employment;

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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