November 14, 2023 – London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded with the addition of Clemens von Guggenberg as a partner and managing director in Germany. He is responsible for building out the firm’s German and European business, and for supporting the team in growing the global strategy and transformation practice. He will be based in Munich.
“We’re thrilled to share that Clemens is joining the Leathwaite team,” said Martha Harvey-Jones, co-managing partner. “He brings expertise of not only the German market, important as we maintain and expand our reach in Europe, but also coverage of the strategy and transformation function, particularly within professional services.”
Mr. Clemens joins Leathwaite from international strategy and management consultancy Integration Consulting, where he was managing director Germany and co-leader of the global leadership and organization practice. Previously, he spent a number of years in various management roles, including 20 years in executive search and 10 years in management consulting, from which he brings a deep expertise in the professional services sector across EMEA. Earlier in his career, Mr. Clemens was senior partner, regional sector leader IT and professional services – Europe, Middle East & Africa at Korn Ferry.
Leathwaite is an executive search and human capital specialist firm, delivering an interconnected range of executive search, executive interim, and data and insight services. Established in 1999, the firm has developed key international client partnerships across a range of industry sectors. Leathwaite has a network of international offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Hong Kong, and Zurich.
Leathwaite recently named Ms. Harvey-Jones and Tom Pemberton as new co-managing partners. Co-founder Andrew Wallace, who has served as managing partner since 2017, stepped into the chair role as successor to Martin Leuw. All four founders, Martin Phillips, James Rust, Neil Ejje, and Andrew Wallace, will continue to be key members of the team at Leathwaite, central to the firm’s growth strategy and board. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to chair our board, picking up on the incredible work Martin has done in his time with Leathwaite,” said Mr. Wallace. “His involvement has been transformational both strategically and operationally. We’ve not only almost tripled in size, but have a clearer brand identity and purpose, technology platform, and diverse international leadership team which has been instrumental in preparing us for this next phase of our journey.” Both Ms. Harvey-Jones and Mr. Pemberton have been partners at the firm for several years, co-leading the CFO and EMEA practices.
“It’s an honor to have been a part of the Leathwaite family for more than 20 years, and even more of an honor to be appointed to the global leadership team,” said Ms. Harvey-Jones. I’ve worked with Tom for much of that time and we’re excited to be working together, partnering closely with the rest of the team, to help take Leathwaite into this next chapter.”
“It has been an absolute pleasure watching Leathwaite grow in my time here, and I know the hard work the entire team has dedicated to get us here,” said Mr. Pemberton. “Martha and I have had a front row seat watching Leathwaite become the company we know today and are ready to build on that into the future. The founding partners have created a culture like no other at Leathwaite, and we’re keen to make sure that continues into the years ahead.”
Expansion in Asia
Earlier this year, Leathwaite expanded in Asia with the additions of Amanda Cowley and Yuting Goh in Singapore. “I’m delighted to welcome Amanda and Yuting, both of whom bring impressive track records, networks, and reputations within their respective practices,” said James Lawrence-Brown, partner and head of Asia. “Our expansion into Singapore is an opportunity for us to further invest in our corporate officer practices and support our clients with their evolving functional leadership needs.”
Ms. Cowley joined as a director to lead the Asia HR practice and will cover the full spectrum of HR senior leadership talent. She partners with leading global and regional businesses to source, assess, and secure top talent from across the Asia region. Ms. Goh joined Leathwaite as a consultant and a member of its technology and digital and commercial, marketing, and strategy practices. She brings significant international experience having worked in San Francisco, London, and Singapore.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media