January 29, 2021 – London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has named Jay Siddiki a partner. He is responsible for sector specializations including telecoms, media and infrastructure in the firm’s interim practice. “This promotion is deserved by Jay after his intensely hard work to establish himself within the senior interim market as a trusted advisor to board level leaders across his network in telecoms, media and Infrastructure,” said James Humphreys, interim managing partner. “In what has been a truly challenging year, Jay has shown incredible determination and focus, and I hope that as a partner at Wilton & Bain Interim he will become an exemplary leader who continues to pass on his traits to the rest of the team. Congratulations Jay.”
Wilton & Bain’s telecoms, media and infrastructure practice will continue to play a part in deploying well renowned CXOs to support the growth of public, private equity and SME companies. “Functionally speaking; the tech landscape is ever transforming, we expect a continuation of major programs across infrastructure modernisations, business digitisation and technology enhancements both nationally and internationally,” Wilton & Bain said.
Mr. Siddiki joined the interim management transformation and change practice at Wilton & Bain in 2018, specializing in supporting clients within the TMT sector to hire interim executives, program leaders and seasoned SMEs in business and technology led change initiatives. He typically supports his clients to embed business change through technology led programs, M&A activities and strategy led change, utilizing his mature global network of seasoned change professionals. Mr. Siddiki has focused his career on collaborating with most major Tier 1 mobile operator groups, consultancies, vendors, and integrators.
Through his experience, he has advised various CxOs on business strategies and transformational approaches on some of the industry’s largest and most critical change programs. He specializes in supporting change initiatives within CTO, CHRO, COO and CIO functions.
Finding Transformative Leaders Fueling Growth & Innovation at Wilton & Bain
In the early years after its founding in 2001, London-based Wilton & Bain was content to be a respected, tightly focused professional services executive search firm. With technology as its niche, it was a good business, everyone agreed, and profitable. Yet it was relatively small and geographically limited.
Fast forward 18 years and behold a new picture: Wilton & Bain is making big gains in London and even more in the U.S., where it is in full growth and expansion mode. The firm has already planted its flag in New York (the new office opened last summer) and San Francisco (where it has had a presence since 2014). In October, Wilton & Bain will launch a three-person office in Boston, with more big plans on the horizon.
“To be a part of Wilton & Bain means collaborating with the best professionals in the interim management and executive search industry,” said Mr. Siddiki. “The past two and a half years here have not just been an exciting journey, but also a phenomenal learning experience. As a partner, I am excited now more than ever to continue driving the growth of the telecom, media and infrastructure practice.”
Founded in 2001, Wilton & Bain provides executive search, interim management/consulting and technology resourcing services to the technology, professional services and converging digital markets. With offices in London, San Francisco, New York and Frankfurt, the firm has an expertise in technology to focus on digital transformation for clients across TMT, retail, consumer, financial services, insurance, and utilities.
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