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 Partners, Tardis 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;
- Workforce solutions provider Airswift has formed a new executive search firm: Ducatus Partners. It will operate independently of Airswift, delivering executive search, market intelligence and related consulting services to clients across the energy, process and infrastructure sectors. Ducatus is led by a team consisting of Kevin Davidson, Sean Buchan and Jamie Ferguson. All are former Maxwell Drummond International recruiters;
- Bassett & Bassett Executive Search LLC was launched recently by Bassett & Bassett Communication Managers and Counselors, a global strategic communication management and marketing firm. Victor A. Koppang has been appointed its president and chief executive officer;
- Consumer brand recruitment firm Perpetual Insights has launched an executive search and human resources consulting arm, Pi Executive. Pierre Trippitelli leads the new division as a partner and board member;
- AC Lordi, a provider of accounting and risk management consulting, formed a new stand-alone firm, Xplora Search Group. The move creates efficiencies and growth opportunities for both entities;
- Burke • Gillis • Juliano Group (BGJ), a management consulting firm focused on providing solutions for the extended retail value chain, has expanded its services into executive search with the appointment of Len Okyn as senior search consultant. He joined BGJ from Lawrence James Associates, where he was president and CEO in charge of managing a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500, mid-cap public, private equity and venture-backed companies in the retail and food industries.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media