The Brief

Our brief was to appoint a Managing Director who would take over the day-to-day running of our client’s UK business.

As the business is owner-led, the successful candidate needed to be someone with an exceptional skill set and expertise who would be trusted and relied upon to take over the day to day operations whilst our client focussed on international expansion.

The successful candidate needed to be a first-class business leader, ideally with a technology background. Our client was undergoing a period of rapid growth and the new Managing Director needed to drive this growth in addition to identifying and exploiting new commercial opportunities, in particular the formation of commercial partnerships and the expansion of our client's customer base. Most importantly, this individual needed to be an exceptional and charismatic leader who could gain the support of their colleagues in their new leadership role, as they stepped in to take over from the owner and founder of the business.

The Process

Our in-house research team meticulously mapped every corner of the market to ensure no stone was left unturned in our search for the most talented and best suited candidate for our client’s needs.

We approached more than 250 people and generated a significant number of recommendations and referrals to lead us to the most talented candidates the market had to offer.

The Result

Our approach enabled us to present our client with a shortlist of impressive candidates from a range of backgrounds.

Following a thorough assessment process to determine technical and leadership capability as well as cultural fit with the business, our client appointed their chosen candidate and is thoroughly delighted with the result.

"We engaged Fortune Hill to appoint a first class Managing Director to take over the day to day running of the UK division of our growing technology business. This was the first time that we had used an executive search firm and it was an exceptional experience. The team took the time to understand our business in great detail and the Fortune Hill process was exemplary. Everyone we worked with was professional, positive and an absolute pleasure to deal with. This was a very challenging assignment and Fortune Hill executed it superbly. We have hired an outstanding individual and we are excited for the future." Chief Executive Officer

The Fortune Hill difference

Our approach is different and that makes all the difference. By questioning common convention, we have developed a model that challenges the out-of-date methodologies and fee structures of traditional firms.

Exceptional talent

We perform in-depth due diligence to ensure that the talent we introduce is of the highest calibre and the best fit for your organisation.

Bespoke approach

We tailor our approach to each assignment and our team dedicates significant time to understanding your business, culture and specific requirements.

Industry leading results

Fortune Hill has a 98% success rate (the industry average is 65%).

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