August 12, 2016 – U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has added three new senior consultants to further strengthen its executive search and interim management capabilities.
Henry Draper has been appointed as head of the financial services & technology practice. With experience working with both billion dollar technology companies and high growth SME’s, he specializes in executing CIO and CTO searches in the financial technology sector with a particular focus on high growth disruptive companies within payments, trading technology, blockchain, crowdfunding & peer to peer lending.
Mr. Draper most recently served as global executive search lead, CIO / CTO practice at NP Group. Before that he was a senior search constant with Argyll Scott. Earlier in his career he gained experience with Peach Group and Huxley Associates.
Previously, Ms. Mitchell was business development director, U.K. public sector, consulting and IT services at Globetec Solutions, an international executive search firm specializing in executive level recruitment within the IT services, technology and consultancy markets. Prior to that, she gained experience with Hays.Sarah Mitchell has been named an executive search consultant where she specializes in C-level and senior technology searches for clients across the business to business digital market. With 10 years of industry experience she has an extensive network of business and IT leaders focused on driving digital change and transformation.
Bruce Mair joins the firm as a principal consultant. He will focus on growing La Fosse’s interim management practice with an emphasis on the establishment of long-term partnerships. Mr. Mair has operated at CIO level for over 20 years and has a strong understanding of IT issues and the CIO agenda.
Mr. Mair previously served as practice head, IT for Alium Partners, a U.K.-based independent provider of high level interim executives. He also served as a principal consultant with Harvey Nash as well as a senior consultant with Norman Broadbent.
“La Fosse is expanding at pace, and we are delighted to add three highly experienced consultants to the team,” said James Parker, managing director. “The expertise that Sarah, Henry and Bruce bring will help deliver outstanding results for our clients and candidates.”
La Fosse Associates is a specialist technology and digital recruiter with a wide band of service offerings from board level through to technical roles. The firm has filled CIO roles for Linklaters, Sheffield Hallam University and Viapath. It has also recruited the chief technology officer for Hopster TV.
Just recently, La Fosse added Peter Ratcliffe as director of operations. He has wealth of experience in operational strategy and development, transforming businesses of multiple sizes across three continents. Mr. Ratcliffe most recently served as director of business strategy and operations at Pure – Search & Selection.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media