Rapid response to a deadline 2016-12-20T16:32:40+00:00

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Executive search case study : Rapid response

Insight: Rapid response to a crucial deadline


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


Requirement coincided with peak holiday season

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

“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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