Steve Lavelle

Managing Partner, United Kingdom

Steve Lavelle is the Managing Partner of NGS Global UK, based in our London office. He is a highly experienced European executive search professional, with a track record of more than 25 years recruiting VP, CxO and Director level roles, mostly in the technology sector.

The early part of Mr. Lavelle’s career was spent in marketing roles before moving to the executive search industry.  His recruitment career included several years with the Redbrick Consultancy, where he led all Microsoft’s sales and marketing recruitment in the UK. After moving firms to join Goodman Graham, Mr. Lavelle spent seven years managing their market-leading IT practice until the business was acquired by Norman Broadbent, subsequently moving to their technology executive search team.

Mr. Lavelle co-founded Gillamor Stephens, the highly successful boutique executive search firm in 1998, to address the European technology vendor marketplace. This business served start-ups, mid-size companies and larger corporations, focusing on C-suite roles. In late 2017, Mr. Lavelle founded Lavelle Executive Search to deliver outstanding search service in the UK and mainland Europe before joining NGS Global in April 2019.

In his career, Mr. Lavelle has led multiple practices, including Software/SaaS, Cleantech, Finance/CFO, Cyber and early stage US-based companies growing in Europe and has led teams successfully executing over a thousand searches across tech-hubs in the UK, mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. His work has supported the early stage growth of many hundreds of Venture Capital backed businesses, Private Equity funded companies and major corporations quoted on NASDAQ, NYSE, LSE and other public markets globally.

Mr. Lavelle has a BA (Honours) in Business Studies from the University of the West of England.