Executive search case study:

Recruiting the Head of Investor Relations for a large financial services company.

Our objective:

To secure an expert Head of Investor Relations for a large Financial Services company, 3 months prior to an IPO.


  • Soon-to-be FTSE 250 business
  • Headquartered in UK
  • Urgent and immediate requirement to engage with potential institutional investors


  • Proven Investor Relations professional
  • Excellent track record in financial services
  • Strong intelligence
  • Clear understanding of procedures and regulations around an IPO
  • Ability to integrate seamlessly with senior management team
  • Immediately available
  • Willingness to take a contract offered for just 6 months

Search plan:

In-depth conversations with industry bodies and organizations across both London’s financial and IR sectors through a concerted, comprehensive and confidential telephone campaign.

  • Rapid identification of key experts in their field
  • Simultaneous checks on availability


  • A short list of 3 candidates presented within 2 weeks
  • New Head of Investor Relations at his desk just 14 days later
  • 3 months on, and Chief Executive delighted with contribution

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Testimonial Quote Mark

We are delighted. Ed is a great fit with our senior management team and is fulfilling his brief plus much more. Thank you again for securing such a high quality recruit, particularly given the specialist nature of the role and the time constraints we asked you to work to. Proof your process works if you ever needed it.

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Edward Drummond and Co. works closely with a number of leading organisations across the core renewable energy markets of wind, water, solar and nuclear, helping them to find exceptional leaders. We pride ourselves on seeking out those elusive individuals capable of leading the delivery of innovation and new renewable energy technologies that aid the transition towards zero carbon and sustainable energy for all.

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