Services

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Executive Search

La Fosse Executive specialises in recruiting top talent for companies going through high growth and transformation journeys. Our track record in providing Board and Board -1 level leadership into investor-backed companies has made us experts at finding leaders who can steer the business to achieve its strategic objectives.

Our parent company La Fosse Associates recruits top-to-bottom with an extensive network of professionals at all seniority levels. As a result, we have exclusive access to the very best rising stars in executive talent.

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.

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Interim Management

Since 2007, we have been building an extensive network of high-calibre interim executives, covering technology, financial, commercial and HR functions on a global scale.

Thanks to our high volume of interim activity, we maintain close contact with our bench of top executive talent and can therefore provide highly efficient delivery. For most assignments, we can provide a shortlist within 48 hours, and will have the ideal candidate on site within 1-3 weeks.

Our interim model is contingent on success, and we won’t stop searching until we have found the right leader to drive your business.

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Advisory

Our extensive track record in placing top talent into companies at all stages of their growth and transformation journeys has resulted in a deep understanding of how to achieve success through strategic hiring. Our team are able to leverage this collective knowledge and experience to offer a range of advisory services to our clients around their individual business needs.

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Deal & Transaction Support

We support our clients on a long-term basis, engaging from operational due diligence stages, through the value creation journey, and into exit planning, supporting their strategic objectives throughout. Our track record and delivery capability covers the UK, Europe and North America, and we have an unrivalled network across functions within these geographies.

Senior Board

Our Senior Board practice specialises in building out industry-leading teams that enable companies to accelerate growth in the short term, and maximise exit value in the long term. Our focus is on individuals with demonstrable track records of operating in high-growth and transformational environments; people who can bring a broad range of leadership, commercial, and operational skills to seed-stage businesses, private equity portfolios, and public companies across a range of sectors.

Our annual event, The NED Network, is a key offering for our executive and non-executive community, bringing together individuals from various geographies and industries to network both with their peers and some of the most exciting UK-based businesses.

Roles

Chairperson
Non-Executive Director (NED)
Advisory Board Member
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Managing Director (MD)

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Louis Rado

Head of Non-Executive Director & Chairman Practice
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Tom Granger

Head of CEO and Advisory Practice
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Alistair Ross

Head of West Coast
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Alice Lesbaupin

Head of Research Practice
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Will Setterfield

Consultant
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Technology

Our Technology practice has been at the heart of La Fosse Associates since we were founded in 2007. We partner with our clients to define, identify and hire technology and digital executives who can bring best-in-class processes, drive digital transformations, lead cultural change, and help companies take advantage of emerging technologies.

We are privileged to have built a wide network of interim and permanent technology executives of the highest calibre, ranging from hands-on technology leaders through to strategic executives from established blue-chip, private equity backed, and growth-orientated companies. Thanks to our top-to-bottom capabilities at La Fosse, we are also able to identify rising stars to supplement our existing technology executive network.

Roles

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Chief Data Officer
Chief Product Officer
Chief Digital Officer
VP/Director of Technology
VP/Director of Engineering
IT Functional Heads

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Chris Chandler

Head of Technology Practice - Executive Search
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Tom Nunn

Head of Technology Practice - Interim Management
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Anthony Mathiot

Senior Consultant - Executive Search
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Dominic Bosher

Associate Director
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Will Setterfield

Consultant
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Finance

Our Executive Finance practice specialises in placing CFOs and their direct reports into private equity portfolio companies and both private and listed businesses. We have experience recruiting senior finance individuals who have worked across all corporate finance functions (audit, tax, treasury, FP&A) and have a strong track record of interfacing with the company’s board on strategic matters.

For our private equity clients, we recruit commercially-minded finance individuals with experience of working in a leveraged environment, supporting strategic decisions and driving companies through to exit.

Roles

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Finance Director (FD)
Head of Corporate Finance
Finance Functional Heads

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Olly Wakefield

Head of CFO Practice
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Marcus Willis

CFO and Senior Finance Specialist
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Sales & Marketing

Our Sales & Marketing Executive practice specialises in hiring leaders who can deliver at pace on commercial acceleration programmes and have strong experience of driving value and revenue through refined go-to-market strategies, customer segmentation, and digital marketing transformation. Thanks to our top-to-bottom capabilities at La Fosse, we are able to spot rising stars across marketing, sales and customer success to supplement our existing executive network.

We have supported clients at all stages in their growth journey, from series A funding to multinational corporations.

Roles

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Marketing Director
E-Commerce Director
Chief Growth Officer
Growth Director
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Chief Sales Officer (CSO)
Sales Director
VP Channels
VP Direct Sales

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Lise Ferrier

Head of Sales & Marketing Practice
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Abi Bolton

Senior Consultant – Marketing
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Business Change

Our Business Change and Transformation Executive practice specialises in placing chief transformation officers and their direct reports to deliver strategic, business-critical transformations into private equity portfolio companies, plus private and listed businesses across a variety of sectors. Thanks to our top-to-bottom capabilities at La Fosse, we are able to supplement the leadership team with individual contributors across business, IT, finance & HR transformation, supporting organisations that are undertaking ambitious transformation programmes to stay on top of business challenges.

Roles

Chief Transformation Officer
Transformation Director
Programme Director

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Tom Nunn

Head of Technology Practice - Interim Management
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Digital, Data & Product

Our Digital, Data & Product practice specialises in bringing exceptional functional experts from the technology sector into traditional, tech-enabled, and tech businesses alike. Our executives all have a demonstrable track record of digital transformation, building data-led organisations and delivering transformative product strategies.

Thanks to our top-to-bottom capabilities at La Fosse, we are able to spot rising stars across analytics, data, digital and product to supplement our existing executive network.

Roles

Chief Digital Officer
Chief Data Officer
Chief Product Officer
Functional Heads

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Lise Ferrier

Head of Sales & Marketing Practice
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Tim Clark

Senior Manager – Data
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Ryan Patel

Managing Consultant – Product and Digital
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HR & Talent

Our HR & Talent Executive practice focuses on recruiting inspiring human capital executives who have a demonstrable track record of working in high-growth or transformative situations to meet ambitious value creation objectives, often in a private equity setting.

We specialise in identifying individuals who can drive the talent agenda to develop leaders, and attract and grow talent, all whilst harnessing a positive culture and building high-performance teams in dynamic environments. Our HR practice covers generalist HR executive roles and specialist HR positions including talent, reward, learning & development, employee relations and organisational development in traditional, tech, and tech-enabled sectors.

Roles

Chief People Officer (CPO)
Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Head of Talent
HR Director
Head of HR/HR Business Partner
HR Programme Director
Director of Talent Acquisition
HR Change Lead
Reward/Compensation
Learning and Development
Diversity and Inclusion

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Alejandro Cano

HR Practice Lead
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Private Equity

Our Private Equity practice focuses on recruiting senior operating partners and advisors who bring extensive track records as leaders in specific industries or functions. We have experience hiring for a variety of funds and operating models, from part-time individuals who can act as a sounding board to the investment teams, to hands-on executives who can drive performance in the day-to-day operations of portfolio companies.

We also recruit internal operating professionals who work with portfolio companies to improve their performance. Thanks to our functional practices, we are able to identify candidates with strong expertise in specific areas, from go-to-market, M&A and financial excellence to human capital and operational improvement.

Roles

Operating Partners & Advisors
Operating Team Members
Due Diligence

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Jack Denison

Director - Global Head of Executive Search and Interim Management
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Olly Wakefield

Head of CFO Practice
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Anthony Mathiot

Senior Consultant - Executive Search
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Tom Granger

Head of CEO and Advisory Practice
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