The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients.
The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales and marketing functions.
“This collaboration makes sense for our clients as it will immediately add resources and experience to search projects, due to our extensive collective networks in orthopedics and spine,” said Mr. Woods. “This will mean more efficient candidate identification and placement, with obvious benefits for our clients.”
“Founded in 1999 (Crowther Ballantyne Associates) and 2009 (Orthoexecutive), this merger gives our existing clients the continuity that they need in recruitment projects, with the benefit of greater access to highly experienced search professionals, all of whom have a background in the medical device industry,” he said.
Mr. Crowther said that Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne share a similar business ethos and stand out from the competition because of this. “This is a logical step in providing our clients with even better service than they have come to expect,” he said.
Crowther Ballantyne’s focus is specific: It works within the medical device industry within the following sectors: orthopedics, spinal, cardiology, endoscopy, sports medicine, radiology, capital equipment, anesthesia & respiratory, pain management, surgical implants & prosthesis, and specialist products.
Mr. Crowther has extensive experience in the medical device market, including working for the National Health Service as senior purchasing manager, selling critical care products and 13 years in multi-national recruitment.
Orthoexecutive provides a bespoke, retained search service to SME partners, operating on an international basis for clients in the orthopedic and spine industry. The firm serves clients throughout the EMEA and Asia-Pacific
Mr. Woods has worked in the orthopedic industry since 2005. He has completed assignments throughout the U.K., Europe and Asia-Pacific. His breadth of experience includes retained and exclusive search assignments in general management and director level positions across U.K., EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Australasia.
Executive search firms have seen a rise in mergers in recent months. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. For the past 15 years, DES Recruitment has identified and attracted senior-level executives for clients nationwide. Miramar Global has forged a reputation serving U.S. multinationals in the Americas as well as across EMEA and Asia.
Gibson Consultants, a recruiter that serves healthcare payers and digital health companies, has merged with its affiliate, Enterprise Recruiters, a recruiting firm also focused on digital health companies. The combined company, which will keep the Gibson Consultants name, has also opened an additional office in Wilmington, NC.
Asset management executive recruiters Grace Point Partners and BraddockMatthews have merged. The joint firm will continue to serve clients across traditional and alternative asset management, including hedge fund, private equity, endowment and foundation, and family office organizations. The firm will be known as BraddockMatthews and have offices in Manhattan and Boston.
Buffkin/ Baker recently merged New York-based WTW Associates into its expanding executive recruiting platform. WTW, a talent provider focused on the media, entertainment, technology and law industries, will integrate its operations into the Buffkin/Baker New York office. Warren Wasp becomes a partner in the firm, and will head its entertainment/ media practice.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media