Executive talent

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We specialise in placing outstanding leaders into investor-backed and high-growth businesses.

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Who we are

We are an energetic, highly motivated team with one unified purpose: to enable our clients to scale and deliver at pace through the placement of key leadership figures into their businesses.

We believe we’re only as good as our last search, and specialise in providing a high-quality service based around agile, outcome-focused delivery.

With a team of 150+ specialist consultants and 15+ years of top-to-bottom recruitment experience, we have unique access to a vast network of talent that not only includes today’s influential leaders but also the rising stars of the future.

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Testimonials

“I have used La Fosse Executive across multiple hires. Whether using them for a Chair, NED, C-suite or Operating Partner search, the quality of candidates presented has always been consistently high, no matter the consultant I am dealing with. They bring a refreshing, agile approach to Executive Search and I would recommend them to any Private Equity-backed business looking to hire transformative executive talent.”

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Alison Endemaño Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

“As a niche, specialist lender that doesn’t have the wide-reaching capability of some of our competitors, I have relied upon La Fosse to supply Castle Trust with talent across all levels of the board, executive, and management populations. They have delivered swiftly and maintained a high quality of service on all mandates. I see them as an extension of the Castle Trust team; their consultants are attentive, take the time to learn about the business, and are knowledgeable, which fills me with confidence that they are representing our business in the best possible way. I am very pleased with the results, which have included professional, well-referenced interims as well as permanent staff that have progressed internally within the business since joining. La Fosse remains my first call when I need advice, support, or a new mandate.”

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Abbas Jeraj HR Director, Castle Trust

“I found the process to run in a timely fashion and La Fosse had a very strong commercial understanding of what we were looking to hire including personality fit, and the commercial acumen required in a fast-paced, fast-growth environment like ours. The team submitted a shortlist within 48 hours, and we hired the CFO role.”

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Mark Smith Chairman, Holiday Extras

“I have used La Fosse Executive on numerous searches for my leadership teams, across technology, data, and product.  I have been impressed with the speed they are able to move with and their ability to actually qualify candidates in complex areas such as software engineering and data. Pretty much all of the hires we have made via La Fosse have paid back, their track record is strong. La Fosse is a trusted partner to Trainline, with great credibility with not just my department but also some of our senior business leads.”

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David Smith Chief People Officer, Trainline

“I have used La Fosse Executive for over 20 critical leadership hires across the portfolio of businesses that my fund invested in.  No matter who I deal with in the team, the quality of the delivery and standard of service is market-leading.”

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Charlie Cannell Digital Director, Inflexion

“I’ve found the team to be one of those rare agencies who can handle volume while maintaining quality; their network is excellent and the assignments they deliver against are always first class. The service they provide is always a cut above their competitors and it has meant that they’ve placed every assignment in under 3 weeks. I’ve also found their recruitment process to genuinely add value; this begins with really getting underneath the skin of our briefs to understand our needs, but not only from a delivery aspect but importantly from a culture and values perspective as well. This means they understand the intricate needs and unspoken elements that have been essential in assisting me to deliver against a very aggressive mandate.”

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Darren Thorpe CIO, Preqin

​”I have worked with La Fosse for the last three years. During this time I have found them to be a very good source of great quality candidates for some very demanding change management positions I have recruited. They take the time to understand the key drivers of the organisation, position, and the recruiting manager, and then source candidates that are able to deliver. Over this time I have gotten to know the team, and find them very personable and of very high personal and professional standards.”

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Malcolm Mullins Managing Director, Balfour Beatty

​”The Global CIO was a critical hire for Linklaters and La Fosse managed the whole process efficiently from beginning to end. In particular, we found their communication seamless and were impressed that the documentation accurately reflected each candidate’s CIO capability. We also appreciated the tact and diplomacy with which La Fosse afforded our internal candidates.”

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Angela Ogilvie Head of Partner Advisory, Linklaters

​”I have worked with La Fosse Associates for well over a year now and they really stand out. Their service delivery is far superior to their competitors. They make the process extremely easy, take time to understand our business, the challenges we face (current and future), the calibre of people we hire and are extremely tenacious. Overall, they are a pleasure to deal with and I couldn’t recommend La Fosse more highly.”

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Laura Hands Senior Hr Business Partner, Arcadia

​”La Fosse Associates are always my first call for recruitment. I have used them again and again over a number of years for a range of roles, and have always found them to be engaging and attentive. The skill of taking time and care to actively and attentively listen to requirements is what makes La Fosse stand out above the rest. Treating people with respect is a hugely important factor in the recruitment process. No matter whether I was a client or a candidate, their approach has never changed. Very few of their competitors do that.”

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Steve Jolley Business Services Director, JLT Group

“I have known Simon La Fosse for nearly 20 years. Over that time, I have experienced the unique service La Fosse offers from all sides, as a client, as an interim, and as a candidate. During my ten years as an interim CTO, on many occasions I have looked to La Fosse to search for exceptional talent for my teams. It is the personal relationships built over many years and the respect and care shown for each and every role that have me recommending La Fosse and going back to them time and time again for my technology, digital and change recruitment needs.”

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Barry Sacks CTO, Phelxglobal

“Superb support, payroll services that just worked, and they even helped with informed (overseas) tax guidance and referrals. I thoroughly enjoy working with La Fosse and trust them to represent both me and my client’s best interests. They are really good at making you feel that you are their most important candidate. In particular, the tech team treats me as a close colleague, which, frankly, is fantastic.”

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David Butler Interim CTO, Ixaris
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Recent searches

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CEO

Beringea. UK
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NED

Oaktree Capital. USA
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CTO

UK
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CFO

AIM Listed. UK
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CIO

UK
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Chief Product Officer

Inflexion. UK
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Numbers at a glance

87 %

of our placements are within PE- or VC-backed portfolio companies

150 +

specialist consultants

30 +

countries we've successfully placed executives into