About us

La Fosse Executive specialises in recruiting top leadership talent for companies going through high growth and transformative journeys.

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87 %

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

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global offices

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highest mid-market private company in the UK for international growth (IntTrack200, 2021)

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consecutive years as one of the top 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in the UK

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specialist consultants

2000 +

companies worked with, many on multiple engagements

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PE events & conferences organised

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years of experience in private equity markets

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Our track record within private equity portfolio and high-growth businesses has made us experts at finding leaders who can drive change and create long-term value, no matter the situation.

We strive to build long-term relationships with both our customers and candidates, supporting them throughout their growth and providing additional advisory and deal and transaction support services wherever needed. We’re highly agile and quick to adapt to any scenario or requirement – our flexible approach ensures that we can match your pace to accompany you on your journey at every stage, from investment to growth and through to exit. We can’t wait to start sourcing the very best executive and interim talent to help you achieve your transformation goals.

About La Fosse

Our parent company, La Fosse, is a talent services firm with a proven track record across some of the world’s fastest-growing tech-enabled and PE/VC-backed businesses. Founded in 2007 as an executive search company, it has since grown 30% year on year, now operating globally at all levels on a permanent, contract, interim, and executive search basis.

La Fosse’s offering also includes managed transformation and resource augmentation services through La Fosse Solutions, and futureproofed talent pipelines through La Fosse Academy, a diversity-led technology training company.

La Fosse was founded on the simple shared vision that treating people well is not just the right thing to do, it’s a better way to do business. Its core values of care, ambition, and humility are shared across all brands within the group, and are the key to our unique market presence and rapid growth.

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Explore the La Fosse group brands:

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Recent searches

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Delivery Director

Citadel. UK
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CIO

Mubadala. UK
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Interim CFO

Private. UK
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Operating Advisor

TA Associates. USA
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CTO

Scale up Capital. UK
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VP Sales Europe

Altor. Sweden
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Chief Information Officer

Warburg Pincus. UK
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CEO

Private. UK
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CTO

Graphite Capital. UK
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CTPO

Marlin Equity Parters. Germany
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Director of Data & Analytics

Searchlight Capital. France
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Chief Technology Officer

Carlyle Group. UK
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Director of Data

Private. UK
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Group Commercial Director

Bowmark Capital. UK
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Interim CFO

Apax Partners. UK
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VP of Marketing Operations

Private. UK
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Vise President, M&A

Astorg Nordic Capital. USA
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Business Controller

EQT. Germany
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General Manager, DACH

Private. Germany
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CTO

Pre seed. UK
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Chief Digital Officer

Graphite Capital. UK
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CTO

TA Associates. Switzerland
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CIO

HIG Capital. UK
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CTO

InvestIndustrial. UK
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Chief Risk Officer

Oaktree Capital. UK
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CMO

Inflexion. UK
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CEO

Beringea. UK
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CIO

Montagu. UK
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Operating Partner

UK
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Chief Product Officer

KKR. Norway
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CFO

Bioniq Capital. UK
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CTO

Inflexion. UK
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CIO

Vitruvian. UK
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NED

Anacap. UK
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Chair

Oaktree Capital. UK
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NED

Oaktree Capital. USA
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CEO

Arena Investors. USA
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COO

Dunedin. UK
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Operating Partner

Canada
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CTO

Phoenix Equity. UK
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CTO

UK
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CMO

Inflexion. UK
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Global Tax Director

Waypoint Capital. France
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European Sales Director

Venture Capital. Germany
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CFO

UK
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CFO

ICG. UK
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COO

Venture Capital. UK
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CIO

Astorg Partners. France
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CMO

Oaktree Capital. UK
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CIO

SK Capital. Switzerland
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CIO

BC Partners. USA
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Marketing Director

Phoenix Equity. UK
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HR Director

Livingbridge. UK
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Head of Technology

UK
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CIO

UK
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VP of Data Science

USA
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CFO

UK
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Chief Sales Officer

Zeev Ventures. USA
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CFO

UK
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Chief Product Officer

Inflexion. UK
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Chief Information Officer

Private. UK
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VP of Product

KKR. Germany/ Remote
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VP of M&A

Astorg and Nordic Capital. Chicago, IL
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Chief Solutions Officer

Vespa Capital. UK
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Associate

Direct. UK
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Chairman

Queen's Park Equity. UK
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Chair

Oaktree. Germany
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VP of HR

KKR. USA
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VP of Digital Experience and Innovation

KKR. US/ Germany/ Remote
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Marketing Director

BlackRock. UK
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Financial Controller

BlackRock. UK
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Chairman

Queen's Park Equity. UK
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Delivery Director

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CIO

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Interim CFO

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Operating Advisor

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CTO

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VP Sales Europe

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Chief Information Officer

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CEO

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CTO

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CTPO

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Director of Data & Analytics

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Chief Technology Officer

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Director of Data

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Group Commercial Director

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Interim CFO

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VP of Marketing Operations

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Vise President, M&A

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Business Controller

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General Manager, DACH

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CTO

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Chief Digital Officer

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CTO

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CIO

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CTO

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Chief Risk Officer

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CMO

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CEO

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CIO

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Operating Partner

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Chief Product Officer

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CFO

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CTO

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CIO

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NED

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Chair

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NED

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CEO

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COO

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Operating Partner

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CTO

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CTO

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CMO

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Global Tax Director

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European Sales Director

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CFO

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CFO

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COO

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CIO

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CMO

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CIO

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CIO

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Marketing Director

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HR Director

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Head of Technology

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CIO

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VP of Data Science

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CFO

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Chief Sales Officer

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CFO

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Chief Product Officer

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Chief Information Officer

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VP of Product

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VP of M&A

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Chief Solutions Officer

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Associate

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Chairman

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Chair

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VP of HR

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VP of Digital Experience and Innovation

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Marketing Director

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Financial Controller

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Chairman

Meet the team

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Tom Nunn

Head of Technology Practice - Interim Management

Tom Nunn

Head of Technology Practice - Interim Management

Tom specialises exclusively in technology leadership appointments (principally CIO, CTO, IT Director as well as at C-1, VP, and Director level) as part of the executive practice at La Fosse Associates and is based in London. Bringing a wealth of experience working with clients from start-ups to FTSE 50s across Europe, Tom works extensively with private equity throughout the deal lifecycle, from providing pre-deal technology advisors through to interim and permanent appointments with portfolio leadership. Tom graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2004 with a degree in business, previously working in management consultancy, as well as 9 years in the city as a shipbroker. Specialisms: Executive and Leadership, Executive Technology, Executive Business Change.

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Tom Lawrence

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Tom Lawrence

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Tom manages the CFO Practice at La Fosse, based in London. Supporting Private Equity sponsors and Corporates clients on their most crucial Executive hires, including commercial and broader C-Suite leadership positions. He has a passion for Commercial and Finance roles (CFO, Chair, CEO) and brings a strong understanding of the challenges within Private Equity backed businesses, including data, M&A and integration, and growth metrics to name a few. Tom graduated from Queen Mary University of London with an upper 2:1 in Business Management, with a focus on Accounting and Finance, is a Chartered Wealth Manager, and has an Executive MBA.

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John Bridger

Senior Executive Search Consultant

John Bridger

Senior Executive Search Consultant

John leads global searches for a broad range of growth-stage businesses, focusing on technical leadership roles (CIO/CTO) as part of the Executive Search practice. He has 7 years experience in executive search, supporting and advising some of the UK’s most innovative, technology-led start-ups and scale-ups. Prior to La Fosse, he worked with a boutique search firm, leading C-Suite and VP-level mandates for deep-tech businesses. He has a deep understanding of the technology sector and candidate market globally, and has worked across a diverse range of technologies, markets and investment stages. John graduated from the University of Westminster with a 1st in History.

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Will Setterfield

Consultant

Will Setterfield

Consultant

Will specialises in executive transformation leadership appointments (principally Chief Transformation Officers, Chief Operating Officers and experts in value creation) as part of the executive practice at La Fosse. Will is based in London and brings a wealth of experience working with Private Equity clients and their portfolio Businesses. Will works extensively with private equity throughout the deal lifecycle, from providing pre-deal advisors through to interim and permanent appointments with portfolio leadership. Will worked at La Fosse on internship when he was 16, 18, and has now been here since he graduated Newcastle University.

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Kirsten Coleman

Interim CTO / CIO / CDO Consultant - Private Equity

Kirsten Coleman

Interim CTO / CIO / CDO Consultant - Private Equity

Kirsten specialises in recruiting interim CTOs/ CIOs/ CDOs for private equity funds  as part of the Technology Interim Management team at La Fosse Associates and is based in London. Having a Postgraduate Diploma in Data & Analytics she has a particular interest in the changing role of senior tech professionals in a more data driven market. Kirsten has previous experience within executive search for Private Equity Funds and their portfolio businesses specialising within Data and Interim Management hires.

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Olivia Ogilvie

Senior Researcher

Olivia Ogilvie

Senior Researcher

Olivia works in our executive practice as a senior researcher and is based in London. She specialises in delivering business-critical leadership searches, placing C-level executives into fast-growth PE or VC-backed businesses across a wide variety of sectors and geographies.  Before joining La Fosse, she was part of the research team at Martin Tripp Associates where she focused on placing senior commercial leaders across the media, technology, information, and entertainment industries globally.   Prior to executive search, Olivia worked in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, and Edinburgh leading guest relations teams in the luxury hospitality sector.  Olivia holds a Master’s degree in professional language and intercultural studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Leeds.  Specialisms: Executive and Leadership, Private Equity. 

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Jemima Cooper

Delivery Consultant

Jemima Cooper

Delivery Consultant

Jemima specialises in recruiting search and resourcing as part of the executive search practice at La Fosse Associates and is based in London. She has a keen interest in the trends affecting the digital and technology sector, with particular knowledge of the challenges affecting hiring in this market. She has experience advising a range of businesses, from small start-ups to major organisations, with a particular focus on PE and VC-backed tech companies. Jemima graduated from Birmingham University with a first-class law degree.  Specialisms: Executive and Leadership. 

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Paul Gascoigne

Researcher

Paul Gascoigne

Researcher

Paul is part of the Executive Search Practice at La Fosse and is based in London. He specialises in delivering C-Suite level mandates across Europe within PE and VC businesses. Prior to joining La Fosse, Paul was part of a boutique search firm focusing on CTO, CPO and C-1 placements for technology companies across multiple verticles including financial services, healthcare, consumer, cleantech and professional services. Paul graduated from Southampton University with a degree in English Literature and enjoys reading as well as playing rugby.

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Samuel Potter

Associate Director – Head of Change & Transformation Practice

Samuel Potter

Associate Director – Head of Change & Transformation Practice

Sam leads the change and transformation practice, which specialises in cross-functional, business-wide transformation and the team has been built with our clients in mind; to develop and maintain relationships with a selected community of professionals who are qualified industry experts at designing and delivering business transformation. Over the past 10 years Sam and the team have resourced over 60 transformation programmes, across a variety of businesses including Burberry, The AA, LEGO, John Lewis, WPP, British Red Cross, Marie Curie, Close Brothers, and Aon to name a few. Specialisms: business transformation, digital transformation, technology transformation, finance transformation, HR transformation. 

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Ryan Patel

Managing Consultant – Product and Digital

Ryan Patel

Managing Consultant – Product and Digital

Ryan heads up the Digital team at La Fosse, specialising within the digital space and focusing on the permanent market. Team delivery capability covers product, UX/UI design and marketing.  Specialisms: Executive Digital, Data and Product, Digital, Product and Design. 

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Ross Tanner

Head of Information Security Practice

Ross Tanner

Head of Information Security Practice

Ross began his time at La Fosse on our Sales team, operating initially at the CIO level before moving into the information security and risk space to build out our capabilities there. As a result, Ross now heads up one of the largest specialist information security practices in the UK, focusing primarily on CISO & CISO Advisor level positions across all markets.  In addition to his role, Ross also pioneered our pro bono CISO offering – an industry first providing charities and not-for-profits with free access to world-leading cyber security executives.  Specialisms: Executive Technology, Information Security.   

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Tim Clark

Senior Manager – Data

Tim Clark

Senior Manager – Data

Tim manages the Data, Robotics and Change practices at La Fosse, and is based in London. He focuses on data leadership hires and has a track record of working with a broad range of clients from high-growth tech start-ups/scale-ups to major multinational FTSE-listed businesses, spanning a range of sectors.   He has a keen interest in emerging technology trends, particularly within the areas of data science and AI, and understands the challenges companies face when looking to build out a capability in these areas.   Tim graduated from the University of the West of England in 2009 with a LLB in Law. Prior to joining La Fosse, Tim worked in the recruitment industry for over nine years in two large recruitment businesses.   Specialisms: Executive Digital, Data and Product, Data and Analytics. 

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Alejandro Agustín Cano

HR Practice Lead

Alejandro Agustín Cano

HR Practice Lead

Alejandro leads the European HR transformation practice. This division specialises in cross-functional, business-wide and HR transformation, and the team has been built with our clients in mind; to develop and maintain relationships with a selected community of professionals who are qualified industry experts at designing and delivering HR transformation agendas across Europe & The US. He has excellent knowledge of the strengths and challenges affecting hiring in these markets and has experience advising a range of businesses, from early-stage start-ups to international corporations and consolidated businesses. Alejandro has solid international experience and is also a qualified lawyer, with an educational background in Law and Political Science. He speaks 5 languages and is passionate about art, sports, space, and travel. Specialisms: Change and Transformation, HR, IT, Business Project, Business Programmes, Business Analysts.

What makes us different?

With 15+ years of recruitment experience under our belt, we are confident in our ability to provide a level of service that outshines even our most established competitors. We’re on a mission to make a step change in the industry, conducting our services with the utmost care and efficiency to ensure you get the results you need.

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We’re in it for the long term

Quick wins are always something to celebrate, but ultimately, they’re unfulfilling.

We’re looking to form long-term partnerships and accompany you on your growth journey, whether as a candidate or as a representative of one of our clients.

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We care about you

For a lot of search companies, success is measured by how quickly they can close the deal and get onto the next job. For us, it’s about so much more than margins.

We’re genuinely invested in you, and are able to be highly flexible, shaping our delivery to ensure you receive a bespoke service that sits perfectly in line with your needs and future growth goals.

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We have access to exclusive talent

We have 15 years of experience hiring at all levels across technology, digital and change, with a particular focus on high-growth PE portfolio companies.

This allows us unique access to candidates that aren’t on our competitors’ radars – up-and-coming leaders who have highly relevant experience in niche areas and are adept at working hands-on to grow teams and drive change.

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We work as a team

As co-owners, when one of our consultants wins, we all win together.

Our collaborative culture is a breath of fresh air in an industry that has traditionally been heavily focused on individual achievement. Our cross-specialism capability allows us to source industry recommendations from all levels.

What drives us?

Everything we do is underpinned by our core company values. This includes care, which we take very seriously. It is extremely important to us that everyone we interact with is met with an environment of openness, honesty, trust and respect. We are also committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination, both in our role as an employer and as a provider of services.

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