Wenham Carter to Open Office in New York

February 5, 2024 – U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Wenham Carter will be opening of an office in New York. “This expansion reinforces Wenham Carter’s commitment to helping clients advance technical, scientific and commercial frontiers through access to exceptional leadership talent,” the firm said. “Renowned for industry-advancing global leadership placements over the company’s 20+ year history, Wenham Carter’s expansion enables closer partnerships with its clients in New York and beyond. Bringing deep industry and cross-sector expertise within easier reach of its predominantly international client base, the office will house a team of specialists adept at partnering to create opportunities and advance capabilities.”

“Over the last 20+ years we have built a business without borders,” said Ben Fielder, CEO. “This expansion is a natural next step as we continue to support our clients and those at the leading edge of technology and science to extend their geographical and market reach.”

Perhaps no market is as vibrant, or challenging, for the executive search industry as New York. More than a decade since the last big recession rocked their world, bankers and other financial industry titans – and the recruiters who serve them – are thriving once again. But the many other organizations that call the Big Apple home, including giants of the non-profit world, retail, healthcare and media, among others, are also setting the pace for the rest of the country, and the world.

Wenham Carter is a global executive search firm with the “mission to populate the leading edge of technology and science.” They connect start-ups, scale-ups and established market leaders to senior executives. The firm has industry and cross-sector expertise across life sciences, fintech, space, software, cyber security, AI & Robotics, automotive & manufacturing, green energy, and digital transformation.

Related: Predicting 2024’s Talent Acquisition Trends

Mr. Fielder founded Wenham Carter in 2001 and to date the firm has helped companies find the talent at board level, senior management, and senior technical specialists in 82 countries across five continents.

Looking Forward

“Today at Wenham Carter we’re in the kind of reflective mood that comes before the next step forward,” said Mr. Fielder. “Since our inception in 2001 we have occupied the space at the leading edge of technology and science, seeking leaders and specialists at the cutting edge of their field and connecting them to opportunities that maximize their impact.”

What Talent Acquisition Trends Will Dominate 2024?
It’s been another busy year for talent acquisition leaders but what does 2024 have in store? Will AI continue to dominate? Will we see more organizations adopting skills-based hiring strategies and will there be more uncertainty? The answer is a resounding yes, according to a new report from Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG). The firm outlined the top seven talent acquisition trends for 2024 (in no particular order).

Navigating uncertainty is going to be somewhat of a certainty in 2024, according to the WilsonHCG report. “Yes, we know you were hoping to leave uncertainty behind, but as we get ever closer to the new year, it’s clear that uncertainty will be a key theme, again,” the study said. “Unfortunately, the economic fluctuations and escalating conflicts that were prevalent in 2023 show no sign of abating. The Russia-Ukraine war is still causing huge apprehension across the world, as is the Israel-Hamas war. Continued geopolitical tensions, high interest rates and inflation could trigger a global recession early next year. The uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook is weighing heavily on business leaders and talent acquisition leaders alike. One of the biggest fears among talent leaders is being left behind when the economy does lift. CFOs don’t want to spend money, but one thing remains certain – the right talent fuels business growth. Without it, businesses can’t succeed, but the uncertainty about what’s next is making it harder than ever for talent acquisition leaders to plan.”

“Like many of the clients we serve, our business growth has been fueled by the practice of curiosity and ambition,” Mr. Fielder said. “We have given our talented industry specialists the freedom to explore: their interests, technological and scientific developments, commercial and market opportunities. This applied curiosity has seen us develop deep commercial and technical specialists across multiple industries.”

“As a natural continuation of our journey, we’re happy to share that a month from now we will open an office in New York City,” said Mr. Fielder. “This presence will bring us closer to, and allow us to better serve, our existing clients and candidates in the Americas, as well as those companies advancing the cutting edge of technology and science. Looking forward to joining our community in NYC.”

Related: Strategic Talent Acquisition Planning in 2024

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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