Meet Some of Our People

  • piers marmion

    Piers is a Cambridge graduate who following on from an early career in family office private equity, has spent over 20 years in leadership roles in the human capital sector, as an entrepreneur, CEO, Board Director and investor. He has been a founding director of two successful start-ups, Nb Selection and Selector Europe, which he reversed into Spencer Stuart, becoming Managing Partner EMEA and worldwide COO. He was Chairman & CEO of Heidrick & Struggles Inc, and led the take-private of Whitehead-Mann plc and its sale to Korn/Ferry. He is currently Chairman of London based specialist search firm Wilton & Bain, Chairman of the supervisory Board of India’s largest domestic recruitment group, ABC, and a non-executive director of software company Candex.

  • piers marmion

    Piers is a Cambridge graduate who following on from an early career in family office private equity, has spent over 20 years in leadership roles in the human capital sector, as an entrepreneur, CEO, Board Director and investor. He has been a founding director of two successful start-ups, Nb Selection and Selector Europe, which he reversed into Spencer Stuart, becoming Managing Partner EMEA and worldwide COO. He was Chairman & CEO of Heidrick & Struggles Inc, and led the take-private of Whitehead-Mann plc and its sale to Korn/Ferry. He is currently Chairman of London based specialist search firm Wilton & Bain, Chairman of the supervisory Board of India’s largest domestic recruitment group, ABC, and a non-executive director of software company Candex.

  • Lucy is a Partner in our US San Francisco Office. She has over eight years’ Executive Search experience within the Consulting and Technology Services sectors. Lucy has successfully recruited Executive leadership, SVP’s, VP’s, Partners, Directors, and teams across the globe for businesses of varying scale; from Series A start-ups, to Fortune 500 businesses.

  • Lucy Feltham

    Lucy is a Partner in our US San Francisco Office. She has over eight years’ Executive Search experience within the Consulting and Technology Services sectors. Lucy has successfully recruited Executive leadership, SVP’s, VP’s, Partners, Directors, and teams across the globe for businesses of varying scale; from Series A start-ups, to Fortune 500 businesses.

  • Chloe Watts

    Chloe joined WBMS as a Partner in September 2015, bringing multi-discipline experience from 15 years in the industry with a real depth of expertise in resourcing specialists in HR, OD and business change. Prior to WBMS, Chloe led the HR Practice at Alium Partners Ltd alongside managing broader change related assignments for 8 years and previously set up and ran an interim practice at Courtenay HR Ltd, a specialist HR search & selection firm.

    Chloe has a real curiosity about how organisations work. She thrives on working with clients to understand their operating context and then providing appropriate advice and support to change, build or fix constraints to an organisation’s development. Challenging clients’ thinking and helping push the boundaries around the potential options and solutions is a key part of her role.

  • Chloe Watts

    Chloe joined WBMS as a Partner in September 2015, bringing multi-discipline experience from over 15 years in the industry with a real depth of expertise in resourcing specialists in HR, OD, People & Culture Change. Prior to WBMS, Chloe led the HR Practice at Alium Partners Ltd alongside managing broader change related assignments for 8 years and previously set up and ran an interim practice at Courtenay HR Ltd, a specialist HR search & selection firm.

     

    Chloe has a specific interest in the Legal and associated professional service sectors. At a time of unprecedented change to the legal competitive landscape, she thirves on working with clients to understand their operating context and then providing appropriate advice and support to change, build or fix constraints to the firm’s continued development. Challenging clients’ thinking and helping push the boundaries around the potential options and solutions is a key part of her role.

  • Andy Dewhurst

    Andy operates as a Board Advisor, Non-Executive Director, Mentor and Coach for a portfolio of companies in the UK and internationally. He has over 25 years’ Tesco experience, 21 of which were at Director Level, in a broad range of sectors covering Retailing, Banking, Telecoms and Joint Ventures. As the CEO of Tesco Telecoms and Tesco Mobile and the Founding Director of Tesco Bank (formerly Tesco Personal Finance), Andy has created some of the world’s leading Retailing Services businesses. He has vast experience of business start-ups and growing them over time into highly profitable businesses.

    His early career was spent in the core Tesco business, holding Director level roles in Fresh Food, Trading and Property Services. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and actively involved in Charity fundraising with Action Medical Research.

  • Andy Dewhurst

    Andy operates as a Board Advisor, Non-Executive Director, Mentor and Coach for a portfolio of companies in the UK and internationally. He has over 25 years’ Tesco experience, 21 of which were at Director Level, in a broad range of sectors covering Retailing, Banking, Telecoms and Joint Ventures. As the CEO of Tesco Telecoms and Tesco Mobile and the Founding Director of Tesco Bank (formerly Tesco Personal Finance), Andy has created some of the world’s leading Retailing Services businesses. He has vast experience of business start-ups and growing them over time into highly profitable businesses.

    His early career was spent in the core Tesco business, holding Director level roles in Fresh Food, Trading and Property Services. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and actively involved in Charity fundraising with Action Medical Research.

  • Ben Latreuille

    Benjamin is a Partner at Wilton & Bain possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. He is part of the Global Professional Services and IT services practice and active in the firm’s global diversity initiative. With over 18 years executive search experience, Benjamin has worked, delivering the highest level of results with a large number of leading multinational companies.

    Bilingual in French and English, Benjamin has lived and worked in various geographies assisting companies, from multinational corporations to small private companies, to meet their executive management needs.Throughout his career, Benjamin has led more than 300 executive management and functional leadership engagements for clients worldwide. Benjamin has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001 having previously been a consultant at KPMG, working with early-stage technology companies who were seeking capital and global expansion.

    1st Economics, Birmingham University and La Sorbonne, Paris.

  • Ben Latreuille

    Benjamin is a Partner at Wilton & Bain possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. He is part of the Global Professional Services and IT services practice and active in the firm’s global diversity initiative. With over 18 years executive search experience, Benjamin has worked, delivering the highest level of results with a large number of leading multinational companies.

    Bilingual in French and English, Benjamin has lived and worked in various geographies assisting companies, from multinational corporations to small private companies, to meet their executive management needs.Throughout his career, Benjamin has led more than 300 executive management and functional leadership engagements for clients worldwide. Benjamin has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001 having previously been a consultant at KPMG, working with early-stage technology companies who were seeking capital and global expansion.

    1st Economics, Birmingham University and La Sorbonne, Paris.

  • Jeremy Mobbs

    Jeremy is a Partner at Wilton & Bain, possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. With over 18 years executive search experience and having delivered in excess of 300 mandates he offers clients a network, depth of knowledge and track record of delivery that provides assurance that they are working with one of the global leading protagonists of this field.

    Jeremy has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001. Jeremy came to the organisation having previously worked for another leading global search business working out of their San Francisco office.
    Education: Distinction in Economics, Birmingham University.

  • Jeremy Mobbs

    Jeremy is a Partner at Wilton & Bain, possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. With over 18 years executive search experience and having delivered in excess of 300 mandates he offers clients a network, depth of knowledge and track record of delivery that provides assurance that they are working with one of the global leading protagonists of this field.

    Jeremy has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001. Jeremy came to the organisation having previously worked for another leading global search business working out of their San Francisco office.
    Education: Distinction in Economics, Birmingham University.

  • David Burton

    David is a Partner at Wilton & Bain and is a member of the firm’s Global Professional and IT Services practice. With over 25 years in executive search, he has a wealth of experience spanning management and technology consulting; technology services & systems integration; Big 4 accounting, tax and advisory; business services, legal, and HR subsectors. He has successfully completed numerous international assignments, typically at Managing Partner/Partner and EVP/SVP/VP levels, and across multiple industry sectors, functions and horizontal competencies.

    Before joining in Wilton & Bain in 2015, David spent 8 years with CTPartners where he was European Head of Professional & Technology Services and latterly a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to this, he spent 11 years with Korn/Ferry International, where he was Senior Client Partner in the firm’s Global Technology & Professional Services Practice.

    David is an Economics graduate of the University of Wales, and spent 3 years with Arthur Andersen post-graduation before entering the search industry.

  • David Burton

    David is a Partner at Wilton & Bain and is a member of the firm’s Global Professional and IT Services practice. With over 25 years in executive search, he has a wealth of experience spanning management and technology consulting; technology services & systems integration; Big 4 accounting, tax and advisory; business services, legal, and HR subsectors. He has successfully completed numerous international assignments, typically at Managing Partner/Partner and EVP/SVP/VP levels, and across multiple industry sectors, functions and horizontal competencies.

    Before joining in Wilton & Bain in 2015, David spent 8 years with CTPartners where he was European Head of Professional & Technology Services and latterly a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to this, he spent 11 years with Korn/Ferry International, where he was Senior Client Partner in the firm’s Global Technology & Professional Services Practice.

    David is an Economics graduate of the University of Wales, and spent 3 years with Arthur Andersen post-graduation before entering the search industry.

  • Stuart Jansze

    Stuart joined the Wilton & Bain Group in 2012 and was made Partner in September 2014. He specialises in hiring exceptional change agents to both shape and deliver business critical transformation and growth for his clients, most typically on a project or programme basis. With over twelve years’ Interim Management/Consulting experience, Stuart’s practice crosses sector and function, building long standing, deeply collaborative relationships with both his clients and network alike.

    Stuart is also a qualified solicitor, having successfully completed his training contract with a Top 50, full service global law firm in 2008.

  • Stuart Jansze

    Stuart joined the Wilton & Bain Group in 2012 and was made Partner in September 2014. He specialises in hiring exceptional change agents to both shape and deliver business critical transformation and growth for his clients, most typically on a project or programme basis. With over twelve years’ Interim Management/Consulting experience, Stuart’s practice crosses sector and function, building long standing, deeply collaborative relationships with both his clients and network alike.
    Stuart is also a qualified solicitor, having successfully completed his training contract with a Top 50, full service global law firm in 2008.

  • James Britton

    James has over 8 years’ experience in the Executive Search industry with broad experience across the professional services market. He has successfully delivered on consulting search mandates at Partner, Director and Senior Manager level as well as team and acquisition mandates for organisations that include Bain, Deloitte, Hakluyt, Moorhouse and Oliver Wyman in the UK, Europe and US.

  • James Britton

    James has over 8 years’ experience in the Executive Search industry with broad experience across the professional services market. He has successfully delivered on consulting search mandates at Partner, Director and Senior Manager level as well as team and acquisition mandates for organisations that include Bain, Deloitte, Hakluyt, Moorhouse and Oliver Wyman in the UK, Europe and US.

  • Sanjay Gohil, Partner

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    Sanjay joined WBMS in June 2016. He joins after 16 years of experience of working in the Interim Market with organisations such as Praxis, Boyden and SOLACE Enterprises.

    He has worked with a vast client base working with FTSE 100, FTSE 250, SME’s and a large number of NHS and Local Authority organisations to source their Interim resource.

  • Demi Nijjar
    Demi is a Senior Associate at Wilton & Bain. Since graduating from the University of Leeds with an Upper Second Class Honours in Psychology, she has worked solely within the Management Consulting & Technology services industries and now plays an integral role within the research team. She has successfully delivered Partner and Executive level mandates for a number of large international clients such as Deloitte, CSC and HP across a range of geographies.

  • Max Maufe

    Max is a Partner within Wilton & Bain’s Technology Services Practice. Having graduated from Exeter with a degree in Economics he joined the business as a Researcher and progressed quickly into the leadership team.
    He has delivered a vast array of search mandates for blue-chip service providers as well as a number of smaller technology firms, often with Venture Capital backing. Functionally this has ranged from General management and Sales leadership right through to the CTO office. His core strength is in building long standing client relationships through his commitment to delivering results.

    Having grown up in the depths of North Norfolk Max is regularly looking for an excuse to leave the big smoke, whether that be for golf, skiing, sailing or indeed tending to his small but nonetheless backbreaking vineyard!

  • Max Maufe

    Max is a Partner within Wilton & Bain’s Technology Services Practice. Having graduated from Exeter with a degree in Economics he joined the business as a Researcher and progressed quickly into the leadership team.
    He has delivered a vast array of search mandates for blue-chip service providers as well as a number of smaller technology firms, often with Venture Capital backing. Functionally this has ranged from General management and Sales leadership right through to the CTO office. His core strength is in building long standing client relationships through his commitment to delivering results.

    Having grown up in the depths of North Norfolk Max is regularly looking for an excuse to leave the big smoke, whether that be for golf, skiing, sailing or indeed tending to his small but nonetheless backbreaking vineyard!

  • Joseph Heber Suffrin

    Joseph joined WB San Francisco as Client Principal in 2015. He has over three years of experience helping Technology focused companies (SaaS, Mobile, CE…) in the early and high growth stages secure top Sales and Marketing talent around the world.

    Originally from Paris, France, Joseph received an MA from Evry Business School.

  • Joseph Heber Suffrin

    Joseph joined WB San Francisco as Client Principal in 2015. He has over three years of experience helping Technology focused companies (SaaS, Mobile, CE…) in the early and high growth stages secure top Sales and Marketing talent around the world.

    Originally from Paris, France, Joseph received an MA from Evry Business School.

  • Loren Hiser, Associate

    Loren joins us as an Associate in our San Francisco office after finishing a prestigious Fellowship at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Aside from her actor’s charisma, she brings a sense-of-humour in high-pressure, fast-paced environments, powerful verbal and written communication skills, and dynamic people skills.

    Loren graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY) in 2015, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English & Comparative Literature and Theatre.

  • loren hiser

    Loren joins us as an Associate in our San Francisco office after finishing a prestigious Fellowship at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Aside from her actor’s charisma, she brings a sense-of-humour in high-pressure, fast-paced environments, powerful verbal and written communication skills, and dynamic people skills.

    Loren graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY) in 2015, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English & Comparative Literature and Theatre.

     

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    Erin Callaghan has joined Wilton & Bain as a Partner in the firm’s Technology Practice.

    Erin has over 10 years’ experience in executive recruitment and has built a track record of delivering senior assignments in the international technology sector, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as VC or private equity backed, pre- and post-IPO organisations. For these clients she advises and supports hiring across sales, marketing, product and general management functions.

    Erin joins Wilton & Bain from Korn Ferry, where she specialised in retained search in the telecoms and software sectors. She began her search career with Wenham Carter placing senior and specialist hires in the technology, media, telecoms and broadcast markets.

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    Erin Callaghan has joined Wilton & Bain as a Partner in the firm’s Technology Practice.

    Erin has over 10 years’ experience in executive recruitment and has built a track record of delivering senior assignments in the international technology sector, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies as well as VC or private equity backed, pre- and post-IPO organisations. For these clients she advises and supports hiring across sales, marketing, product and general management functions.

    Erin joins Wilton & Bain from Korn Ferry, where she specialised in retained search in the telecoms and software sectors. She began her search career with Wenham Carter placing senior and specialist hires in the technology, media, telecoms and broadcast markets.

  • Warwick Stacey

    Warwick is a partner within the firm’s global Professional Services Practice. With over 18 years executive search experience Warwick has worked with some of the leading Audit, Strategy, Consulting and Professional Services firms, completing on Partner, Director and team searches globally. During his time in industry he has completed on over 250 search assignments and has been responsible for concluding on some of the most high profile moves within the Professional Services sector.

    As well as focusing on the servicing of professional services clients, Warwick also participates in the firms Diversity initiative, commentating and advising clients on ways to address their diversity challenges.
    Warwick joined Wilton & Bain in 2003 having previously worked for another leading global search business in London and in Hong Kong.

    Education: BSc with, Honours in Archaeology from Leeds University.

  • Warwick Stacey

    Warwick is a partner within the firm’s global Professional Services Practice. With over 18 years executive search experience Warwick has worked with some of the leading Audit, Strategy, Consulting and Professional Services firms, completing on Partner, Director and team searches globally. During his time in industry he has completed on over 250 search assignments and has been responsible for concluding on some of the most high profile moves within the Professional Services sector.

    As well as focusing on the servicing of professional services clients, Warwick also participates in the firms Diversity initiative, commentating and advising clients on ways to address their diversity challenges.
    Warwick joined Wilton & Bain in 2003 having previously worked for another leading global search business in London and in Hong Kong.

    Education: BSc with, Honours in Archaeology from Leeds University.

  • Gary Landes

    Gary has worked for Wilton & Bain since 2007 and has been a Partner in our Executive Search practice since 2012. He works across Professional and Technology Services, and has successfully completed mandates across the world, particularly at the Partner and VP level.

    Education: English Literature, University of Manchester.

  • Gary Landes

    Gary has worked for Wilton & Bain since 2007 and has been a Partner in our Executive Search practice since 2012. He works across Professional and Technology Services, and has successfully completed mandates across the world, particularly at the Partner and VP level.

    Education: English Literature, University of Manchester.

  • Simon Kent

    Simon is an Engagement Manager within Wilton & Bain’s Technology Services practice. He has delivered search assignments for some of the world’s most well-known IT services and consulting companies. These mandates have typically been global in remit and at the Director, VP/ Partner or SVP/ Managing Partner level. Simon grew up in Surrey and moved to London after graduating with a 2:1 in English Literature from the University of York.

  • Simon Kent

    Simon is an Engagement Manager within Wilton & Bain’s Technology Services practice. He has delivered search assignments for some of the world’s most well-known IT services and consulting companies. These mandates have typically been global in remit and at the Director, VP/ Partner or SVP/ Managing Partner level.

    Simon grew up in Surrey and moved to London after graduating with a 2:1 in English Literature from the University of York.

  • Aisling Webb

    Aisling is a Strategic Support Executive within Wilton & Bain’s executive search practice. She has recently joined in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Psychology, and assists with the research for mandates within the business. This involves administrative support and market intelligence gathering.

  • Aisling Webb

    Aisling is a Strategic Support Executive within Wilton & Bain’s executive search practice. She has recently joined in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Psychology, and assists with the research for mandates within the business. This involves administrative support and market intelligence gathering.

  • Jason Rommer

    Jason Rommer joined WBMS as a Partner, in summer 2014 to further develop our “Customer and Growth” Practice.

    Passionate about all things “Consumer”, Jason spent his early career in the trading team of one of the UK’s leading retailers, working across Buying and Merchandising before using this commercial knowledge to springboard into a career in recruitment. Jason has over 10 years’ executive recruitment experience and prior to WBMS spent 5 years developing and leading the Consumer practice for a top 3 Interim provider where he was shortlisted for the IIM Executive Interim Recruiter of the Year 2013. Jason uses his industry knowledge and diverse recruitment experience to support clients to achieve business objectives across Programme Delivery, Operations, Commercial and Supply Chain.

  • Jason Rommer

    Jason Rommer joined WBMS as a Partner, in summer 2014 to further develop our “Customer and Growth” Practice.

    Passionate about all things “Consumer”, Jason spent his early career in the trading team of one of the UK’s leading retailers, working across Buying and Merchandising before using this commercial knowledge to springboard into a career in recruitment. Jason has over 10 years’ executive recruitment experience and prior to WBMS spent 5 years developing and leading the Consumer practice for a top 3 Interim provider where he was shortlisted for the IIM Executive Interim Recruiter of the Year 2013. Jason uses his industry knowledge and diverse recruitment experience to support clients to achieve business objectives across Programme Delivery, Operations, Commercial and Supply Chain.

  • Zarina Contractor

    Zarina is an Engagement Manager with considerable experience within the Technology, Advisory and Professional Services space across the UK, Europe and beyond. She has led research teams on the successful delivery of mandates at Partner, Director and Senior Manager level for clients such as EY, Deloitte, HP and CSC; recently she has gained strong exposure to the Media and data-driven Communications world as well as Corporations in the FTSE 100 including Alliance Boots and Williams Lea. She is additionally responsible for the Research and Resourcing function. She has lived in both Paris and Valencia and speaks French and Spanish.

    Education: BA (Dual Honours) French and Spanish from UCL.

  • Zarina Contractor

    Zarina is an Engagement Manager with considerable experience within the Technology, Advisory and Professional Services space across the UK, Europe and beyond. She has led research teams on the successful delivery of mandates at Partner, Director and Senior Manager level for clients such as EY, Deloitte, HP and CSC; recently she has gained strong exposure to the Media and data-driven Communications world as well as Corporations in the FTSE 100 including Alliance Boots and Williams Lea. She is additionally responsible for the Research and Resourcing function. She has lived in both Paris and Valencia and speaks French and Spanish.

    Education: BA (Dual Honours) French and Spanish from UCL.

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    Dana came on-board in April 2017 bringing 12 years Office Management experience to Wilton and Bain Inc., based in San Francisco, CA. She is responsible for ensuring the San Francisco office runs smoothly and works closely with the UK team to promote office symmetry. In addition, she also provides administrative support for the US Partners.

    Her previous experience includes DxO, helping launch the DxO ONE, and Skully, a high-end motorcycle helmet,

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    Dana came on-board in April 2017 bringing 12 years Office Management experience to Wilton and Bain Inc., based in San Francisco, CA. She is responsible for ensuring the San Francisco office runs smoothly and works closely with the UK team to promote office symmetry. In addition, she also provides administrative support for the US Partners.

    Her previous experience includes DxO, helping launch the DxO ONE, and Skully, a high-end motorcycle helmet.

  • James Humphreys, Partner

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    James is Partner of the “Customer & Growth” practice at WBMS Limited. He joined WBMS in 2012 to build capability in “commercial/emerging functions” including Digital, Technology, Data, Marketing, Innovation, Customer Experience across a variety of consumer markets. James began his career with a global FTSE 250, he later became an Associate within one of the pre-eminent UK search firms where he built a network across TMT, Leisure, Retail and Financial Services. James now also acts as a Board Advisor to an innovative charity voted one of Britain’s “50 New Radicals”.

    James is particularly passionate about helping clients to hire beyond the obvious people to help drive growth and performance in a changing digital age.

  • James Humphreys, Partner

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    James is Partner of the “Customer & Growth” practice at WBMS Limited. He joined WBMS in 2012 to build capability in “commercial/emerging functions” including Digital, Technology, Data, Marketing, Innovation, Customer Experience across a variety of consumer markets. James began his career with a global FTSE 250, he later became an Associate within one of the pre-eminent UK search firms where he built a network across TMT, Leisure, Retail and Financial Services. James now also acts as a Board Advisor to an innovative charity voted one of Britain’s “50 New Radicals”.

    James is particularly passionate about helping clients to hire beyond the obvious people to help drive growth and performance in a changing digital age.

  • Yaroslav Writtle, Senior Associate

    Yaroslav Writtle

    Yaroslav is a Senior Associate within the Executive Search practice specialising in the technology, management consultancy and strategy consultancy markets. He is passionate about developing deep relationships with stakeholders and is committed to delivering high quality work for lasting change.

    Prior to this, Yaroslav graduated with a BA (Hons) Business Management and Russian from the University of Manchester and having co-founded a start-up, he then went on to spend his earlier career working at a boutique financial technology recruitment firm.

  • Yaroslav Writtle, Senior Associate

    Yaroslav Writtle

    Yaroslav is a Senior Associate within the Executive Search practice specialising in the technology, management consultancy and strategy consultancy markets. He is passionate about developing deep relationships with stakeholders and is committed to delivering high quality work for lasting change.

    Prior to this, Yaroslav graduated with a BA (Hons) Business Management & Russian from the University of Manchester and having co-founded a start-up, he then went on to spend his earlier career working at a boutique financial technology recruitment firm.

  • David Heron

    David is Group CEO of Wilton & Bain Group, and the founding, and Managing Partner of WBMS. He joined the Group in 2011, as part of a diversification strategy to grow the company across “product, geography and customer” and has been an influential member of the Group leadership team that has seen the firm grow significantly during the period. He was made Group CEO, following the completion of an MBO, backed by Beechbrook Capital in May 2017. Prior to this, David was Head of the TMT practice for a top 3 UK interim provider, and previously he established, and then ran the Interim Management business for Badenoch & Clark.

    David’s particular expertise, and passion is in helping clients to think creatively around how to resource their key challenges, and in working with Senior Executives, to scope out, and deliver major transformation programmes, typically with a strong digital/commercial bias to them.

  • David Heron

    David is Group CEO of Wilton & Bain Group, and the founding, and Managing Partner of WBMS. He joined the Group in 2011, as part of a diversification strategy to grow the company across “product, geography and customer” and has been an influential member of the Group leadership team that has seen the firm grow significantly during the period. He was made Group CEO, following the completion of an MBO, backed by Beechbrook Capital in May 2017. Prior to this, David was Head of the TMT practice for a top 3 UK interim provider, and previously he established, and then ran the Interim Management business for Badenoch & Clark.

    David’s particular expertise, and passion is in helping clients to think creatively around how to resource their key challenges, and in working with Senior Executives, to scope out, and deliver major transformation programmes, typically with a strong digital/commercial bias to them.

  • James Litherland, Client Principal

    James Litherland

    James joined Wilton & Bain in 2015 as a Client Principal and has over 5 years of search experience focusing on the Management Consulting and Technology industries.

    Education: Law, University of Newcastle.

  • James Litherland

    James joined Wilton & Bain in 2015 as a Client Principal and has over 5 years of search experience focusing on the Management Consulting and Technology industries.

    Education: Law, University of Newcastle.

  • Clare Elliott

    Clare joined WBMS to lead Client Services. Clare’s role is to ensure that no stone goes unturned in the end to end delivery of WBMS Client Services. Covering every touch point from our Network membership and relationship management, through to marketing and events, into contractual engagement and payments. It is an integral role that enables the team to deliver outstanding service.
    Clare’s career began in finance working for a major Investment Bank in Europe and the US and subsequently as Head of Investor Relations for a leading Hedge Fund, where she focused on relationship management, marketing and operational infrastructure.

  • Clare Elliott

    Clare joined WBMS to lead Client Services. Clare’s role is to ensure that no stone goes unturned in the end to end delivery of WBMS Client Services. Covering every touch point from our Network membership and relationship management, through to marketing and events, into contractual engagement and payments. It is an integral role that enables the team to deliver outstanding service.

    Clare’s career began in finance working for a major Investment Bank in Europe and the US and subsequently as Head of Investor Relations for a leading Hedge Fund, where she focused on relationship management, marketing and operational infrastructure.

  • Anna-Marie- McGraw

    Anna-Marie is consultant within our business transformation and change practice. After 4 years studying at the University of Pennsylvania in the States, she was thrilled to find a company where there is a real collegiate mentality and shared ambition to stand out in the interim market place.

  • Anna-Marie- McGraw

    Anna-Marie is consultant within our business transformation and change practice. After 4 years studying at the University of Pennsylvania in the States, she was thrilled to find a company where there is a real collegiate mentality and shared ambition to stand out in the interim market place.

  • Dominick Sauro, Associate, San Francisco

    Dominick Sauro

    Dominick is an Associate at Wilton & Bain who has been primarily focused within the technology sector in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last four years. He has a deep understanding of the startup community, having personally founded a recruitment software startup, as well as a firm grasp of the global enterprise model.

  • Dominick Sauro, Associate, San Francisco

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    Dominick is an Associate at Wilton & Bain who has been primarily focused within the technology sector in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last four years. He has a deep understanding of the startup community, having personally founded a recruitment software startup, as well as a firm grasp of the global enterprise model.

  • Myia Lane-Vickers, Associate Researcher

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    Myia comes to us with dedication, passion and a lot of charm. Aside from her great attitude and spunky personality, she brings the capability to work under pressure, has excellent people skills, and is determined to make a memorable impact.   Myia graduated with honours from Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) in 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.

  • Myia Lane-Vickers, Associate Researcher

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    Myia comes to us with dedication, passion and a lot of charm. Aside from her great attitude and spunky personality, she brings the capability to work under pressure, has excellent people skills, and is determined to make a memorable impact.   Myia graduated with honours from Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) in 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.

  • Matthew O’Connell, Senior Associate

    Matthew O'Connell

    Matthew joined Wilton & Bain in 2015 as a Senior Associate. Having gained prior experience in Professional Services and Financial Services recruitment, he works across all industry verticals. Matthew is committed to working in a transparent way that delivers value to all parties and builds lasting relationships.

    Education: BEng Automotive & Materials Engineering, Loughborough University

  • Matthew O’Connell, Senior Associate

    Matthew O'Connell

    Matthew joined Wilton & Bain in 2015 as a Senior Associate. Having gained prior experience in Professional Services and Financial Services recruitment, he works across all industry verticals. Matthew is committed to working in a transparent way that delivers value to all parties and builds lasting relationships.

    Education: BEng Automotive & Materials Engineering, Loughborough University

  • Sophie Chandler, Operations Executive

    Sophie Chandler

    Sophie has responsibility for the general day to day smooth running of the office, our systems, our processes, and is integral in maintaining the exceptional client service for the Wilton & Bain Group.

    As well as the above Sophie is responsible for supporting a busy team of consultants who’s roles stretch across a variety of sectors and functions, as well supporting Senior Managers, Marketing and Finance.

    Prior to joining the Wilton & Bain Group Sophie worked for another provider of interim services bringing with her a wealth of operational and client-facing experience.

  • Sophie Chandler, Operations Executive

    Sophie Chandler

    Sophie has responsibility for the general day to day smooth running of the office, our systems, our processes, and is integral in maintaining the exceptional client service for WBMS.

    As well as the above Sophie is responsible for supporting a busy team of consultants who’s roles stretch across a variety of sectors and functions, as well supporting Senior Managers, Marketing and Finance.

    Prior to joining WBMS Sophie worked for another provider of interim services bringing with her a wealth of operational and client-facing experience.

  • Chris Batsford, Client Principal

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    Chris has over 6 years’ experience in Executive Search for the Technology and Consulting sectors. He has operated on a Global basis, from Japan to West Coast USA, working with blue-chip and high growth businesses, supporting them to build great teams on hard-to-fill mandates. Chris has built his recruitment career with a core focus on integrity, transparency and a focus on building long-term relationships.

    Education: BSc (Hons) Business Administration, University of Bath

  • Chris Batsford

    Chris has over 6 years’ experience in Executive Search for the Technology and Consulting sectors. He has operated on a Global basis, from Japan to West Coast USA, working with blue-chip and high growth businesses, supporting them to build great teams on hard-to-fill mandates. Chris has built his recruitment career with a core focus on integrity, transparency and a focus on building long-term relationships.

    Education: BSc (Hons) Business Administration, University of Bath

  • Andrew Munro, Advisory Board

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    Andrew is a writer, storyteller and communications strategist who helps organisations to tell their stories. With extensive, senior management experience across a variety of sectors, scenarios and roles, he combines a deep understanding of business dynamics with a passion for effective language. He also has a keen interest in the evolving world of work; how new models of working are benefiting individuals and organisations with greater agility and innovation.

    Working mostly in the professional services and technology sectors, Andrew’s current clients include Microsoft, PayPal and Citrix. A Chartered Management Accountant by profession, Andrew also holds an MBA with Distinction from Edinburgh Business School. When not writing or reading (and often while doing both), Andrew enjoys listening to, and playing, rock and blues music.

  • Erin Callaghan, Partner

    Erin is a Partner at Wilton & Bain and has over 10 years’ experience in the technology market, specifically within the telecommunications and software industries. She has expertise in recruiting for commercial and operational leadership roles as well as in executive assessments and leadership development programs.

    She joins the company from Korn Ferry where she was part of the firm’s EMEA Technology practice, heading up Korn Ferry Futurestep’s telecommunications specialism.

    Before joining Wilton & Bain Erin worked for a boutique executive search firm, Wenham Carter, where she developed and managed a portfolio of international telecommunications clients.

    Erin is a graduate of the University of Sussex where she studied Social Psychology.

  • Sarah Konzon, Operations and Executive Assistant

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    Sarah works as an integral point of contact for support and advice across the business. As Executive Assistant to four of our Partners, she facilitates effective and collaborative working across the executive, service and operational support functions. As well as offering HR and team assistant support.

    Education: Media, Leeds Metropolitan University

  • Sarah Konzon, Executive Assistant

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    Sarah works as an integral point of contact for support and advice across the business. As Executive Assistant to four of our Partners, she facilitates effective and collaborative working across the executive, service and operational support functions. As well as offering HR and team assistant support.

    Education: Media, Leeds Metropolitan University

  • Angharad Kearle, Executive Assistant and Marketing Operations

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    Angharad joined the Wilton & Bain team in 2016 as an Executive Assistant to the Partners. Having previously worked in a Marketing Operations role, she also assists with the company’s growing marketing needs.

    Education: BA Geography. Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Angharad Kearle, Executive Assistant and Marketing Operations

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    Angharad joined the Wilton & Bain team in 2016 as an Executive Assistant to the Partners. Having previously worked in a Marketing Operations role, she also assists with the company’s growing marketing needs.

    Education: BA Geography. Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • William Pritchard, Senior Associate

    William Pritchard

    William is a Senior Associate within the Executive Search practice. He assists with the research and development of a number of search mandates across the Management Consultancy and Strategy Consultancy markets.

    Completing first his B.A. and then his M.Sc. in Archaeology, he made a career move into Executive Search. He understands that the development of inter-personal relations are key to driving success and he is passionate about building long term client partnerships.

  • William Pritchard, Associate

    William Pritchard

    William joined Wilton & Bain as an Associate within the Executive Search practice. He assists with the research and development of a number of search mandates across the Management Consultancy and Strategy Consultancy markets.

    Completing first his B.A. and then his M.Sc. in Archaeology, he made a career move into Executive Search. He understands that the development of inter-personal relations are key to driving success and he is passionate about building long term client partnerships.

  • Celina Bade, Strategic Support Executive

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    Celina has recently joined as Strategic Support Executive within Wilton & Bain’s executive search practice. She assists with the market research within the management consulting industry. Celina has just finished her Bachelor Degree in Business and Management (B.Sc.) at Business and Information Technology School Iserlohn, having spent part of her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Therefore, being both fluent in English and German Celina plays a key part in our communications with candidates in the German market.

  • Celina Bade, Strategic Support Executive

    Celina Bade

    Celina has recently joined as Strategic Support Executive within Wilton & Bain’s executive search practice. She assists with the market research within the management consulting industry. Celina has just finished her Bachelor Degree in Business and Management (B.Sc.) at Business and Information Technology School Iserlohn, having spent part of her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Therefore, being both fluent in English and German Celina plays a key part in our communications with candidates in the German market.

  • Daniel Jermy, Head of Research, San Francisco

    Dan graduated from the University of Leeds before joining Wilton and Bain as an Associate. He spent four years with Wilton and Bain in London where he progressed to Engagement Manager and led research teams on global search mandates across both technology services and professional services. In 2014 Dan escaped the London weather and relocated to Dubai where he worked for Boyden. During this time Dan delivered multiple searches in the Middle East and Africa for clients across a broad array of industries including oil and gas, consulting, financial services, technology, public sector, aerospace and manufacturing. Dan re-joined Wilton and Bain as Head of Research for the Americas based in the San Francisco office in April 2016.

  • Daniel Jermy

    Dan graduated from the University of Leeds before joining Wilton and Bain as an Associate. He spent four years with Wilton and Bain in London where he progressed to Engagement Manager and led research teams on global search mandates across both technology services and professional services. In 2014 Dan escaped the London weather and relocated to Dubai where he worked for Boyden. During this time Dan delivered multiple searches in the Middle East and Africa for clients across a broad array of industries including oil and gas, consulting, financial services, technology, public sector, aerospace and manufacturing. Dan re-joined Wilton and Bain as Head of Research for the Americas based in the San Francisco office in April 2016.

  • Lakshmi Pandalai, Strategic Support Executive

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    Lakshmi is a Strategic Support Executive within Wilton and Bain’s executive search practice. She has a focus within the Professional Services sector carrying out market research as well as providing administrative support.

    Lakshmi graduated with a Masters in Management and Organisational Innovation from Queen Mary, University of London.

  • Lakshmi Pandalai, Strategic Support Executive

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    Lakshmi is a Strategic Support Executive within Wilton and Bain’s executive search practice. She has a focus within the Professional Services sector carrying out market research as well as providing administrative support.

    Lakshmi graduated with a Masters in Management and Organisational Innovation from Queen Mary, University of London.

  • Sophie Johnson, Client Principal

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    Sophie Johnson has joined Wilton & Bain to further develop the “Transformation and Change” offering. Sophie has been working in the Transformation and Change space for the whole of her recruitment career, and to date has worked across multiple industries. With over 8 years’ experience she is well placed to understand the challenges associated with hiring professionals for their softer, less tangible skills.

    Sophie is passionate about understanding different business cultures and the inner mechanics of how an organisation works. She is intrigued by the transformation profession as a whole, and how its value and importance within a business has grown significantly over the last few years. Sophie prides herself on her enthusiastic style and solutions based approach.

  • Sophie Johnson, Client Principal

    Sophie Johnson

    Sophie Johnson has joined Wilton & Bain to further develop the “Transformation and Change” offering. Sophie has been working in the Transformation and Change space for the whole of her recruitment career, and to date has worked across multiple industries. With over 8 years’ experience she is well placed to understand the challenges associated with hiring professionals for their softer, less tangible skills.

    Sophie is passionate about understanding different business cultures and the inner mechanics of how an organisation works. She is intrigued by the transformation profession as a whole, and how its value and importance within a business has grown significantly over the last few years. Sophie prides herself on her enthusiastic style and solutions based approach.

  • James Coleman, Engagement Manager

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    James has 7 years’ experience in the Executive Search Industry. James started his search career in a boutique focused on C level appointments within the not for profit sector across Education and International Development, he then had stint working for one of the Big 4 advisory firms before specialising in executive search within the Professional Services sector. James has delivered projects in advisory across EMEA in a broad range of sectors including Power and Utilities, Life Sciences and Consumer Products. From a competency perspective James has focused on Customer, Digital, IT Advisory, Analytics and HCM amongst others,

    James holds a degree in International Management and Spanish from the University of Bath.
  • James Coleman, Engagement Manager

    James Coleman

    James has 7 years’ experience in the Executive Search Industry. James started his search career in a boutique focused on C level appointments within the not for profit sector across Education and International Development, he then had stint working for one of the Big 4 advisory firms before specialising in executive search within the Professional Services sector. James has delivered projects in advisory across EMEA in a broad range of sectors including Power and Utilities, Life Sciences and Consumer Products. From a competency perspective James has focused on Customer, Digital, IT Advisory, Analytics and HCM amongst others,

    James holds a degree in International Management and Spanish from the University of Bath.
  • Jaycee Cole, Associate, San Francisco

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    Jaycee joins us from a Bay Area Search Boutique. She graduated from Alma College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Physiology and Health Sciences. As an undergrad, she studied internationally in Scotland and also spent a Summer volunteering in Sierra Leone for a nonprofit providing prosthesis for post-civil war amputees. Jaycee was co-captain of the collegiate varsity volleyball team and was born and raised in the beautiful state of Michigan.

  • Jaycee Cole, Associate

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    Jaycee joins us from a Bay Area Search Boutique. She graduated from Alma College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Physiology and Health Sciences. As an undergrad, she studied internationally in Scotland and also spent a Summer volunteering in Sierra Leone for a nonprofit providing prosthesis for post-civil war amputees. Jaycee was co-captain of the collegiate varsity volleyball team and was born and raised in the beautiful state of Michigan.

  • genec

    With over 8 years’ experience delivering global Executive Search mandates across EMEA and APAC for clients such as the Big 4 Advisory firms, Strategy Houses and Boutique Consultancies Gene has developed deep specialism in IT Advisory, Risk Services, Digital and Analytics he now leads Wilton & Bain’s Cyber Security & Risk Technology offering.

  • gene

    With over 8 years’ experience delivering global Executive Search mandates across EMEA and APAC for clients such as the Big 4 Advisory firms, Strategy Houses and Boutique Consultancies Gene has developed deep specialism in IT Advisory, Risk Services, Digital and Analytics he now leads Wilton & Bain’s Cyber Security & Risk Technology offering.

  • webpage rachel

    Rachel is a Research Associate in Wilton & Bain’s San Francisco office, with a focus on the Technology and Professional Services space. Rachel attended Elon University in North Carolina and graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and Journalism. As a Bay Area native, Rachel was eager to return to San Francisco and brings to the team a positive attitude, strong work ethic and a passion for all things technology.

  • webpage rachel

    Rachel is a Research Associate in Wilton & Bain’s San Francisco office, with a focus on the Technology and Professional Services space. Rachel attended Elon University in North Carolina and graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and Journalism. As a Bay Area native, Rachel was eager to return to San Francisco and brings to the team a positive attitude, strong work ethic and a passion for all things technology.