February 21, 2011 – Executive search firm J. Robert Scott has appointed John Axworthy as a managing director in its financial services practice, based in London. Mr. Axworthy will lead the investment banking effort within the practice. “Expanding our financial services executive search capabilities in Europe with a focus on investment banking organizations will enable us to provide greater support to our clients in the region,” said Navin Raina, managing director of the London office. “John’s 18 years of executive search experience and business background will greatly benefit our clients who need quality executive talent to differentiate themselves in the increasingly competitive marketplace.” Mr. Axworthy joins J. Robert Scott from international executive search firm Odgers Berndtson where he was a head of investment banking. Prior to that, he was Head of investment banking at executive search firm Akamai Financial Markets. J. Robert Scott is a boutique, global retainer-based executive search firm, specializing in recruiting senior level executives for a wide array of companies in the financial services, technology, life science/health care and higher education/not-for-profit fields.