September 16, 2019 – London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has expanded with the addition of Jonathan Guest as a partner in its professional and technology services practice.
“We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the team,” said David Heron, CEO of The Wilton & Bain Group. “He is someone we have known for some time, and we are thrilled that he has chosen to join Wilton & Bain. Jonathan brings a strong track record and experience operating in our core consulting and technology services markets. He has a strong personal presence, and a value set that matches what we look for in our people,” he said. “We look forward to working together, as we continue to drive to build the markets leading firm in these sectors.”
Previously, Mr. Guest was a principal in the global technology and services practice at H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC). Before that, Mr. Guest was an engagement manager at Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to that, he was with CTPartners.
“We are delighted that Jonathan has joined Wilton & Bain as a partner within our global professional & technology services practice,” said David Burton, senior partner. “He brings over 13 years of pure-play professional and technology services experience working with many of the premier consultancy and advisory firms, and he will play a pivotal role in expanding our market-leading international practice.”
“It’s a pleasure to be joining Wilton & Bain in their London office to support the growth of their already market leading professional and technology services practice,” said Mr. Guest. “Wilton & Bain has continued to build upon its outstanding track record and brand recognition across Europe, as well as globally, since its establishment over a decade ago, and continues to compliment this growth with high-caliber team members joining in new service lines and sectors which make it a very exciting firm to be a part of. Our ability to service clients’ needs globally in an ever adapting technological and digital disruptive market is fairly unique and something that I’m excited to be a part of.”
Founded in 2001 by Jeremy Mobbs and Ben Latreuille, 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.
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.
The firm recently added Tim Baker as a partner and leader of the firm’s global people and culture practice. “As we continue to grow our business globally the people and culture practice plays an important part in our success,” said Lisa Peacock-Edwards, managing partner. “With Tim joining we can be a true partner and advisor to existing and future CHROs as they look to drive change and growth within their businesses. Tim’s track record is exciting as it continues to build on our vision of thought leadership, market insights and advisory practices in Europe and the Americas.”
Wilton & Bain also recently joined leading companies from a range of sectors and industries in signing the Inclusive Culture Pledge, an initiative managed by the EW Group, a diversity consultancy. Throughout 2019, the search firm will receive specialist support in the following areas: gender pay gap, inclusive leadership, inclusive recruitment, cultural intelligence, measuring success and accessible communications.
“Joining the Cultural Pledge is a public commitment that we take diversity and inclusion seriously and that we understand the need to provide our employees with a safe, fair and supportive place to work,” said Clare Elliott, group head of marketing and business operations at Wilton & Bain, who is leading the initiatives. “We’re looking forward to the events provided as part of the pledge, which will build our internal capacity and ensure we work at the cutting edge of diversity and inclusion. This is an initiative that we believe will benefit our staff, customers and stakeholders.”
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