Portman Partners Appoints Chairman

October 23, 2020 – Portman Partners, a London-based boutique executive search and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the digital infrastructure industry, has elected Dave Pye to the position of chairman.

“This is a significant moment in the relatively short history of our firm and I’m excited about what the future holds,” said Peter Hannaford, founder and senior partner. “Dave brings a wealth of success and strategic vision to our organization that will be critical to our ability to scale and meet the growing global demand for leadership talent in the accelerating world of digital infrastructure.”

Previously non-executive director for Portman, Mr. Pye will work alongside Mr. Hannaford to effectively meet business objectives and drive overall vision, leveraging his expertise in executive search, hands-on senior-level client servicing and depth of knowledge in the digital infrastructure industry.

Mr. Pye has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 25 years serving as a board member and advisor to recruitment companies who desire to scale their businesses both nationally and internationally. His leadership expertise has enabled clients to achieve MBOs, open new offices around the globe and reshape executive teams while creating new products and services. Mr. Pye is also co-founder and current director at Jump Advisory Group, a firm specializing in working with founders of high growth recruiting solutions businesses.

“Digital infrastructure business growth is outpacing almost every other industry,” said Mr. Pye. “Identifying and bringing in top talent matters now more than ever, and it is an honor to take on this new role during such a dynamic period in the evolution of the sector.”

Portman Partners plan to expand its strategic advisory services and continue sourcing senior talent to meet the demands of digital infrastructure industry clients who need diverse, experienced executives.

Strategic Advisory Consultancy

Founded in 2018, Portman Partners is a strategic advisory consultancy and executive search firm working exclusively in the digital infrastructure sector. The firm works with clients to identify and place the senior-level talent needed to execute value driven strategies in the digital economy covering EMEA, APAC and North America.

Last month, Portman Partners expanded with the addition of Kuldip Sandhu as an associate. Dr. Sandhu is a digital / IT transformation and change practice development adviser and consultant with more than 25 years working in IT across banking and financial services, higher education, legal, police, local government, insurance, retail, professional services, telecoms and aerospace, events and hospitality, and recruitment. He has managed teams of over 100 cross-functional experts and budgets of £10M-plus, and has worked with multiple renowned clients including RBS, Citigroup, State Street, Saxo Bank, Scottish Widows, EDF Trading, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, First Data Corporation, Slaughter & May, Coventry City Council, University of London, UCAS and technology partners such as HPE, BMC, Samsung, Cisco, Microsoft and IT managed service providers.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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