December 7, 2015 – London-based Wilton & Bain has expanded its leadership team with the addition of David Burton as partner, professional & technology services. He will help drive strategic growth and also take a lead role in developing the firm’s executive search business, where his initial focus will be to help expand the global professional and IT services practice.
Mr. Burton has over 25 years’ experience in recruiting with a focus on management and technology consulting, technology services and systems integration, Big Four accounting, tax and advisory, business services and legal. He has completed numerous international assignments, typically at managing partner/ partner and EVP/SVP/VP levels across multiple industry sectors and functions.
Before joining Wilton & Bain, Mr. Burton spent eight years with now- defunct CTPartners where he was European head of professional & technology services and a member of the firm’s global leadership team. Prior to this, he spent 11 years with Korn Ferry, where he was senior client partner in the firm’s global technology & professional services practice.
“We are delighted that David will be joining the leadership team at Wilton & Bain as we enter an exciting period of growth for the Group,” said Jeremy Mobbs, founding partner.
Mr. Burton said: “After nearly 25 years of working with the larger major search brands, it was hard to resist the opportunity to help grow one of the most respected international boutique brands in the world of professional and technology services.”
Wilton & Bain specializes in the information technology, CFO/CIO, HR, media and professional services industries. The firm has additional offices in Amsterdam, Singapore, San Francisco, Germany and New York.
In October the firm added Tim Kemp and Chloe Watts as partners. Mr. Kemp, who leads HR search mandates, is an experienced HR and search professional who specializes in human resource searches across industries and covering HR disciplines from generalist roles to reward to talent management and beyond. Previously, he spent more than two years with CTPartners where he served as a partner and led the firm’s European HR practice. Ms. Watts joined the firm as partner in WBMS, Wilton & Bain’s management solutions division, to focus on providing people management solutions to organizations undergoing transformation activity. She most recently was managing consultant and head of the HR interim practice at Alium Partners Ltd. In addition.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media