Insights

Thoughts and Ideas

We believe in the value of informed insights. When the 'accepted wisdom' is wrong, we’ll look for a better answer. When we see assumptions based on hunches, we'll look for facts and data. And when we see something innovative that improves business performance, we'll share it with our networks. View our articles to get a taste of our latest thinking.

Could you make better use of interim execs?

by Trevor Moulton on 04 August 2014

A new generation of CEOs is on the rise.

by Jonathan Hime on 21 July 2014

Two reasons why big data projects fail.

by Carla Sidoli on 14 July 2014

Better customer engagement demands a new kind of leader.

by Charlie Jaggard on 07 July 2014

Client and Candidate Viewpoints


Sam Frank
Partner, Digital IT Leader
Mercer

" Marlin Hawk was a superb partner during my candidacy at Mercer.
Their broad expertise, discretion, and insight positioned me as a perfect fit for the role. More than any other executive recruiter, they communicate a true sense of alignment between my career trajectory and my new leadership team's goals. Marlin Hawk is, in a word, transformative. "

Sam Frank
Partner, Digital IT Leader
Mercer
Operational Risk Director
Financial Services Company

" Throughout the process MH were terrific at keeping me informed. Their feedback and advice on how to approach the interview process was particularly helpful. Insights they shared with me on the client and key personnel was both valuable during the interview process and since commencing the role. I’d happily work with MH again as a candidate or recruiting client. "

Operational Risk Director
Financial Services Company
Ann Mee
Interim Business Change Transformation Director

" I was delighted with the engagement process, they respected what I was looking for and immediately started to look for a suitable role. I was impressed as they promptly returned emails, phone calls and kept me updated. They also understood their clients and candidates - a breath of fresh air in the search business. "

Ann Mee
Interim Business Change Transformation Director
Sarah Wilkinson
Managing Director, IT
Credit Suisse

" It has been a pleasure working with Marlin Hawk over the past decade. They are very thoughtful in their analysis of roles and candidates and give good counsel on how to optimise the search process for each role. They are perceptive about candidates and careful in considering cultural fit, fit to aspirations and long term prospects. "

Sarah Wilkinson
Managing Director, IT
Credit Suisse
Gary Goldberg
Head of Risk IT
Global Financial Services Company

" I’ve been extremely pleased to have been represented by Marlin Hawk. They’re a group who have taken the time to know what I’m looking for and focus on finding the right match.They managed the process efficiently and kept me informed at all stages. It was a pleasure to work with them. "

Gary Goldberg
Head of Risk IT
Global Financial Services Company
Jorn Bood
Head of Indirect Sales, Online and Telesales
Vodafone

" Working with Marlin Hawk for me means working with a really professional organisation combined with a great personal touch. What really stood out for me was the ability to bridge and align the views of all the stakeholders involved, always keeping the eye on the ball and going that extra mile to succeed. "

Jorn Bood
Head of Indirect Sales, Online and Telesales
Vodafone
Dominic Rowell
Chief Customer Officer & Executive Director Metro
DMGT plc

" I've found Marlin Hawk to be a very engaging partner. After successfully placing me we've maintained a good dialogue about my experience, industry insights and network. What stood out for me was how thorough they were from the first interview. Very challenging of myself in order to make sure I was a good recommendation to their client. It meant I was well matched and well prepared. "

Dominic Rowell
Chief Customer Officer & Executive Director Metro
DMGT plc
Souvik Das
CTO
Capital One Auto

" Working with Marlin Hawk was a delightful experience. They were highly attentive to my preferences of companies and presented me with suitable executive opportunities. They were always available to answer any questions. I felt that I truly had a partner on my side throughout the job search, evaluation and negotiation process. I enjoyed working with them and would recommend others. "

Souvik Das
CTO
Capital One Auto

 A World Of Opportunity

The people best qualified to talk about the difference Marlin Hawk makes are our clients and candidates. They know how it feels to have a strong strategic ally in their corner. They've seen how we can open doors and change what's possible.

Darryl West
Group CIO
Global Financial Services Company

" Marlin Hawk have been a trusted advisor since 2005 and has provided significant value to a number of strategic objectives. They've helped me build world-class teams during the toughest times, provided detailed competitor insights, compensation data, interim leadership or simply offered an opinion when I needed it. They have always been honest, insightful, knowledgeable and have an unusually strong work ethic and level of customer service. "

Darryl West
Group CIO
Global Financial Services Company
Zillah Byng-Maddick
CEO
Future PLC

" Marlin Hawk responded swiftly and insightfully to our brief allowing us to progress a material commercial opportunity. Key to success was understanding our needs and early sight of a credible candidate verified that the brief was being met, this really helped to ensure we hired the right individual. They delivered when they said they would and with the quality they promised. "

Zillah Byng-Maddick
CEO
Future PLC
Simon Heath
Global Chief Talent Officer
Geometry Global

" I have enjoyed a long standing and trusted relationship with Marlin Hawk for many years now. As partners they have always delivered outstanding results, an unparalleled customer experience for both clients and candidates and unrivaled level of integrity. "

Simon Heath
Global Chief Talent Officer
Geometry Global
Jonathan Bevan
CEO and Non Executive Director

" I have used Marlin Hawk to appoint three critical roles central to our transformation program at Clear Channel. What I have found genuinely different is the time and attention Marlin Hawk give to really understanding our business, our strategy and, critically, our culture. "

Jonathan Bevan
CEO and Non Executive Director
Jonathan Hancock
Group COO
HCL Axon

" The best search firm I've worked with; excellent candidate screening - we hired several resources presented as benchmark candidate tests - with strong market reach. "

Jonathan Hancock
Group COO
HCL Axon
David Postings
Chief Executive
Bibby Financial Services Limited

" Marlin Hawk provided excellent insight and advice right through the financial crisis and their network and approach distinguished them from other competitors. "

David Postings
Chief Executive
Bibby Financial Services Limited
Linda Grant
CEO & Non Executive Director

" I worked with Marlin Hawk on finding someone for a position that I knew would be challenging to fill. They were meticulous and rigorous in their approach whilst having flexibility of thought and lateral thinking to ensure we drew in potential candidates from a wide pool. I experienced honest discussion, great communication and persistence all of which resulted in hiring a top class fit for both the role and the organisation. "

Linda Grant
CEO & Non Executive Director
Paul Wood
HR Director - Central Services
Morrisons Supermarkets plc

" The Marlin Hawk team have the ready ability to bring you a range of solutions for any brief together with clarity around the best fit option. I have always found it straightforward to reach the most senior people within the business which has become a frustration with other suppliers and I would not hesitate to engage and recommend Marlin Hawk. "

Paul Wood
HR Director - Central Services
Morrisons Supermarkets plc
Faran Johnson
Group HR Director

" I have worked with Marlin Hawk for many years, through three business sectors and multiple strategic industry dilemmas. They do what they say, act as a true business partner, are commercially astute and have consistently produced candidates at both benchmark and shortlist stages that we believed would never have considered changing sector. "

Faran Johnson
Group HR Director
Tania Garrett
HR Director
EMEA

" Working with Marlin Hawk has been a refreshing and positive process. Their team are not sales guys, instead they listen and truly try to understand you and your business, ultimately find the right people to fit your needs. Their approach is detailed and attentive without being annoying – a refreshing approach reflected in the speed, accuracy and outcome of the process. "

Tania Garrett
HR Director
EMEA
Teresa J. Tanner
Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Fifth Third Bancorp

" I have found Marlin Hawk to be proactive, innovative, thorough and insightful. The firm’s unique, 360-degree approach to screening has saved me valuable time and delivered stronger candidates; candidates whose core values better align with our own. I’ve also appreciated the firm’s commitment to deepening our relationship by sharing market research, trend analysis and honest counsel. It has inspired confidence in my searches. "

Teresa J. Tanner
Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Fifth Third Bancorp

Our Stories and Discoveries

To the ends
of the earth

(and beyond)

We've guided our clients on some incredible journeys. To us, they are true pioneers. They see business as an adventure. They take tough terrain in their stride. They overcome great challenges to achieve the extraordinary. Their inspiring stories will show you the value we put on building relationships, the scale of what we could achieve together.


Above and Beyond

In a rapidly changing business world, tradition can be an asset. But companies that refuse to adapt will struggle to grow. Winners are smart, agile and open-minded. They employ great people. We help our clients to see the big picture. We show them how the right talent could redefine success. And then we go out and find those people. View our client and candidates section to hear some of their thoughts and experiences.

We want to change the way companies think about talent. Every business faces the same question. Regardless of its size, sector or location. How can we appoint leaders who deliver success?

At Marlin Hawk, we believe the old answers are not good enough. So we've redefined search and pioneered new ways to help companies secure and develop the talent they need. Our clients trust us to hunt wider, deeper and smarter than anyone else. They know we will bring them those special people who make a real difference.


We find those rare individuals who deliver real competitive advantage. It's not easy. It takes a pioneering approach and relentless determination. When we evaluate candidates, we don't just look at what they've done or where they want to go. We use rigorous techniques to understand their life and character, their drivers and values.

Our unique approach reveals a more detailed and meaningful portrait of the person behind the CV or resume. It means we can find people who match a client’s needs perfectly and add value from day one. And it enables our candidates to achieve their personal ambitions.

Depth and Detail

Our Philosophy

Discovering And Delivering The Unexpected

We want our clients and candidates to achieve their full potential. So we've developed better ways to understand 'how' and 'why' those we work with became 'who' they are today. We don't rely on intuition. Our unique tools and processes evaluate candidates from three perspectives: ambitions, 'life journey', and desire to
grow personally.

Combined with our knowledge of business trends and the changing world of work, these insights reveal candidates in a new light. Read more to discover how we deliver results that are sometimes unexpected, but always highly effective.

1) We Look For Ambition

We find people who think big, challenge themselves and see every setback as an opportunity to learn and grow. These are candidates who do not just accept the world as it is. They want to find a better way, a smarter answer. They want to shape the future.

Culture Clash

We often look for candidates that fit a client’s culture. But sometimes a culture clash is what’s needed. An insurance company was in the slow-lane, falling behind its rivals across a range of performance metrics. We found it a Chief Operating Officer bursting with ambition. His sense of drive and commitment reinvigorated the business. Within 100 days, he’d devised a transformation plan – and begun to implement it. He achieved a degree and pace of change that would have been unthinkable before his arrival.

2) WE LOOK AT DEFINING JOURNEYS

There are many routes a traveller can take to reach a destination. We find candidates who are honest about the obstacles they have encountered along the road, and how they managed to overcome them. We can separate those with the potential to journey further from those who have taken too many shortcuts or got lost down too many
dead ends.

Digging Deep

It's good when a client knows what they want. But often their brief is just a starting point. One company wanted to appoint an internal candidate, someone who had been with it for years and – so it seemed – had an impressive record. But when we dug deeper into his personality, we discovered a worrying management style. We advised the board that if they appointed this individual, they risked undermining some of their most important business values. When we showed the senior leaders the kind of candidate they really needed, we quickly found the perfect person.

3) WE LOOK FOR GROWTH

We find candidates with the potential to grow. Rising stars who need a fresh challenge. People who want to keep moving forward – learning, growing, achieving more. Those who can deliver sustained improvement for years to come.

Tomorrow’s Talent

Finding a candidate who meets the client’s needs today is good, but not enough. We like to find the rare people who have the kind of drive and vigour our clients will want to retain for years. Our ability to spot upcoming talent enabled us to find a superb Chief Executive for a global consumer goods business. This individual was young, dynamic, talented – and massively frustrated with his old employer, which foolishly overlooked his potential. Shortly after starting his new role, he was voted one of the most inspiring leaders in the industry.

4) WE ASSUME NOTHING

Assumptions are dangerous in our profession. There is no such thing as the "standard brief" – or there shouldn’t be. We find the best-of-the-best candidates by looking at the full picture – life experience, education, adversity, business achievements – and always pushing for more.

Persistence Rewarded

Our client wanted to recruit a Senior Security Officer. Previous search firms had failed to deliver, or given up in frustration with the board’s shifting demands. But we saw their uncertainty as a challenge. We live in an ambiguous world, where needs change. The answer is to listen, think and be patient; challenge assumptions with data and rigour. Eventually, we found the perfect candidate. But he wasn’t an obvious choice; with a government background, he would need time to adapt. So we coached him through his first 18 months, showing him how to apply his skills and deliver change in the private sector – where he continues to add
significant value.

Our Services

Transforming Careers And Companies

Our industry is big on talk but short on innovation. So we've thrown away 'the rulebook'. We're not interested in tired practices that do nothing to help clients or candidates. Instead, we've pioneered tools and methodologies that transform business performance. Ours is a more scientific approach. It's grounded in rich detail and clear strategic thinking. And it gets results. Read more to learn about our sevices, and what makes them unique.

Executive search

We collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a crystal clear brief. Then use innovative search techniques to identify an unparalleled pool of potential candidates. We guide clients and candidates throughout the process – managing expectations, aligning ambitions and keeping the outcome in focus. Our world-class project management skills ensure a smooth journey from beginning to end. With the perfect candidate on board, we stay close at hand – coaching and advising as needed.

Market intelligence & benchmarking

We share actionable business ideas and market intelligence with clients across a range of topics – from the impact of regulatory change to emerging skill gaps. Our fresh perspective on talent management and organizational strategy helps clients to define their requirements better, before we even start searching for candidates.

Interim management

We provide outstanding interim executives – quickly. Our no-compromise approach enables clients to be flexible in their resourcing and to respond quickly to unexpected changes or sudden opportunities. With a global network of referenced and vetted candidates, we can find the right people, wherever clients need them.

Project services

We handpick experts and advisors who deliver successful projects. Our approach ensures that the people working on a project align with the client’s values and share its objectives. Compared to resourcing a project through a traditional consulting firm, our approach offers clients greater long-term value, less short-term cost and far
more control.

Leadership assessment

We conduct discrete evaluations of individuals, teams and boards of directors. Our work helps senior leaders to identify skills gaps, adapt to a changing business environment and plan for succession. Clients can then develop the talent management strategies that will keep them moving forwards.

Coaching

We offer all our clients and candidates honest, frank and constructive feedback about how they can achieve their goals or move their careers forward. That can take the form of a structured coaching program or less formal guidance. Our coaching helps people at every stage of their working lives.

Our Sector Expertise

A Deeper Understanding

We work and think globally, across corporate sectors and country boundaries. That gives us an unrivalled perspective on business and people trends. To find the best candidates and new ideas, we go where more limited consultancies can't. No one in our industry can surpass the depth and range of our networks. We are constantly talking to some of the most influential people in the world. We get to the right people fast, opening doors and creating opportunities.

Financial
Services

Our financial services team recruits for clients across the industry. We find candidates for global financial firms, super-regional banks, credit card companies, mobile payment specialists, wealth managers, investment banks, hedge funds, financial technology firms and exchanges. We work with major players in retail and wholesale financial services and insurance.

 For more information contact us at  - 

FinancialServices@marlinhawk.com

 

 

 

General Commerce

Our commerce team recruits people who anticipate market changes, innovate relentlessly and compete hard. We work with businesses of all sizes – from those in the early stages of venture capital support to the world’s largest companies. Areas we specialise in include manufacturing, utilities, technology, retail, travel, media
and digital.

For more information contact us at -

Commerce@marlinhawk.com

 

Professional
Services

Our professional services team recruits individuals to senior roles in accountancy practices, law firms, IT service providers and other consultancies. Assignments range from practice leaders to specialist professionals. When a single appointment will not have the impact our client needs, we build entire teams of people.

For more information contact us at -

ProfessionalServices@marlinhawk.com

 

 

General
Management
& Executive
Leadership

We’ve built a global network of outstanding business leaders and rising stars. These are people with the power to reinvigorate a flagging business or take a successful firm to new
heights. Our networks range from divisional leaders and group CEOs to chairmen and non-executive directors.

For more information contact us at - 

Leadership@marlinhawk.com

Finance, Risk
& Compliance
Leadership

Our finance, risk and compliance team recruits people who combine expert technical knowledge with a commercial mindset. We find candidates who establish appropriate levels of internal control whilst having the ability to partner with the business to enable growth. Roles we frequently recruit include Chief Financial Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Financial Director, Head of Compliance and Head of Finance Change and Transformation.

For more information contact us at -

Leadership@marlinhawk.com

Commercial
& Customer
Leadership

Our commercial and customer team recruits people who deliver outstanding customer experience and value management. We’ve found candidates for some of the world’s most successful companies, across B2B and B2C sectors. Roles we frequently recruit include Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, and their direct reports.

For more information contact us at -

Leadership@marlinhawk.com

Digital
& Innovation
Leadership

Our digital and innovation team recruits people with the ability to change the way a business thinks about everything from social media to customer value. We find candidates who combine a digital mind-set with commercial sense and business strategy. Roles we frequently recruit include Chief Executive Officer, Chief Digital Officer and Multi-Channel Director.

For more information contact us at -

Leadership@marlinhawk.com

Technology
& Operational
Leadership

Our operations and technology team recruits people with outstanding technological and commercial skills. We select CIO and innovative CTO leaders along with senior team members within the mid- to back-office world across procurement, supply chain and operations.

For more information contact us at -

Leadership@marlinhawk.com

Human
Resource
Leadership

Today's people issues are becoming increasingly complex and challenging. We partner with our clients to find exceptional HR leaders who are an essential voice in the boardroom, combining real commercial understanding and HR domain expertise to posiitvely impact culture and the bottom line.

For more information contact us at -

Leadership@marlinhawk.com

Our People & Values

Our Values

We are a genuine people business, where those willing to think differently, challenge assumptions and find new ways of doing things are highly prized. But when it comes to our values, we are as one.

1)

Look Over The Horizon

We never settle for 'just enough'. We are committed to finding the best way to solve any challenge. We want to make the seemingly impossible, possible. And we want to do it now.

2)

Make relationships meaningful

We are not in the business of 'completing transactions'. We are proud of the personal relationships we build with our clients and candidates. It's not just the best way; for us, it's the only way.

3)

OPEN MINDS, OPEN DOORS

We apply insights, knowledge and expertise to everything we do. The most talented people are rare and valuable. To find them, we need innovative process, open minds and fresh thinking.

4)

COMMITMENT FROM THE START

We want what's best for our clients and candidates. This demands unrelenting hard work and passion. If it was easy, it wouldn't be worthwhile. Our clients set us high standards; those we set ourselves are higher.

Our Team
and Sector
Specialists

Success demands extraordinary people. That's the philosophy we apply when we find people for our clients. And it's how we recruit our own team. We don't look for 'consultants' – we employ remarkable individuals with the ambition to chart new territories, the vision to help our clients succeed. We select bright, entrepreneurial, creative thinkers – people who question assumptions and find answers. When they join us, we work towards one objective – delivering for our clients.

Click the left arrow to read about our values

David Holloway
Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Hime
Chief Client Officer
Mark Oppenheimer
Head of Americas
Charlie Jaggard
Associate Partner
Lisa Peacock-Edwards
Associate Partner
Nicholas Bull
Associate Partner
Julian Wolfinden
Associate Partner
Nabila Sadiq
Commercial Director
Anna Wisdish
Operations Director
Robyn Garrett
Finance Officer
Trevor Moulton
Principal
Interim Practice

tmoulton@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6082

Trevor joined Marlin Hawk in 2006. He provides clients with a market-leading and tailored interim management service, a significant improvement on the traditional model. He has close working relationships with key clients across financial services, professional services and consumer markets, leading successful delivery campaigns to demanding briefs and restrictive timescales.

Trevor’s extensive experience combines recruitment and commercial exposure with a specialism in interim management for the financial services sector. His 16 years’ experience working with leading recruitment consultancies and interim management providers is complemented by 14 years as a currency trader with City-based investment banks and financial futures brokers.

Colin Baker
Principal
Wholesale Financial Services Practice

cbaker@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6042

Colin joined Marlin Hawk in April 2010. He specializes in our Wholesale Financial Services practice in Europe. Over the last four years, Colin has successfully built our reputation and delivered numerous critical, senior-level mandates for some of the biggest institutional banking names, focusing on technology, operations and risk.

He joined from Barclays Capital where he led technology talent management across the Credit, Rates and FX businesses in London. Prior to that he ran recruitment teams at T-Mobile, UBS Wealth Management and JP Morgan. Colin began his career with eight years in search and selection, two of which included running his own firm.

Colin has a degree in Business communications from Teesside University.

Jon White
Principal
CIO Practice

jwhite@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6071

Jon leads our European Commerce CIO practice. He works with world-class talent at COO, CIO, CTO and HOD level, leaders who drive innovation and transform businesses via technological strategy. Since 2007, Jon has helped some of the world’s most iconic brands identify and attract the best in global technology leadership. He is a trusted adviser to SMEs, FTSE 100 and Fortune 250 businesses alike.

Jon has over 15 years’ experience recruiting for leadership technology roles in professional services and corporate markets. He spent his early career working with a range of firms to build and develop successful technology recruitment practices before focusing purely on technology leadership in 2008.

Ian Randle
Senior Consultant
Consumer Practice

irandle@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6063

Ian Randle began his career in the CPG sector with Black & Decker and spent nearly five years gaining experience within supply chain & procurement positions. His career as an executive search professional began ten years ago with a functionally focused remit and developed towards more senior hiring at the general management and leadership level.

He now works with an impressive network of CEOs and board-level executives on a global scale, in large listed companies as well as privately owned and PE-backed businesses. Ian builds relationships underpinned by trust and respect and counts many of his senior contacts as friends as well as clients.

In his current role, Ian leads our consumer and retail practice and works at a group level as a key interface for our clients and in interacting with our network of senior executives worldwide. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies.

John-Claude Hesketh
Senior Consultant
Retail Financial Services Practice

jhesketh@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6047

John-Claude Hesketh is responsible for our consumer financial and professional services practice across the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. He has delivered roles for blue-chip organisations globally and played an instrumental role in building our global risk practice and expanding our existing capability within operations, technology and digital.

John-Claude started his career on one of the UK’s most sought-after graduate schemes, with Aldi Stores Ltd. He then moved to Procter & Gamble to work in their customer business development function. His first search role was with a boutique firm, where he developed its economics and risk practice.

John-Claude graduated from the University of Birmingham with an honours degree in Economics and Political Science.

Carla Sidoli
Senior Consultant
Digital and Ecommerce Practice

csidoli@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6076

Carla is a market-leading specialist in our digital and ecommerce practice for the EMEA region. She manages executive and board-level searches across all consumer industries. She provides strategic advice to FTSE 250 and Fortune 50 companies and to innovative niche players, enabling them to realise their digital, omni-channel and customer experience vision. Carla has led significant searches in the European market, appointing C-level officers and providing access to talent pools of non-traditional profiles from EMEA to Asia.

Carla’s spent her early career in account management roles within leading advertising agencies. She spent five years in digital and ecommerce recruitment, leading the TMT practice at a boutique firm in London.

Carla graduated with a first class honours degree in Publishing.

Tom Pope
Senior Consultant
Commerce Practice

tpope@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6072

Tom is a key member of Marlin Hawk’s commerce and industry team. He delivers challenging search assignments for a wide range of major global brands, from food and drinks manufacturers to pharmaceutical and healthcare giants. Tom focuses on process excellence, shared services and business operations. He works on projects in developed and emerging markets in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Recently completed assignments include searches in Poland, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the Philippines.

Duncan Mackay
Senior Consultant
Commerce Practice

dmackay@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6062

Duncan works within Marlin Hawk’s commerce and industry team based in London. He delivers global searches in technology, digital, operations and marketing leadership. He works on some of the most progressive mandates for Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 clients in the retail, digital, telecoms/media, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, oil and energy and manufacturing sectors.

Duncan has progressed rapidly since joining Marlin Hawk in 2007. He has focused on the global CIO space for a number of years.

Duncan has a 2.1 from Edinburgh University.

Somer Conley
Senior Consultant
Financial Services Practice (US)

sconley@marlinhawk.com
+1 646 583 2102

Somer is a technology and operations specialist. Somer leads search mandates across the financial services sector, covering senior leadership positions, such as CIOs and CTOs, in applications development, architecture, infrastructure and information security.

Before joining Marlin Hawk, Somer was a director at an executive search firm, working across CIO recruitment for a range of financial services clients. Previously, she was a manager with a nationally recognised recruitment firm, starting her tenure in the firm’s New York and Dallas offices, where she recruited technology talent. Later she served financial services organisations, primarily in investment banking.

Somer is a graduate of Tufts University.

James Latham
Senior Consultant
Insurance Practice

jlatham@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 20 7786 6031

James joined Marlin Hawk in 2008 to focus on the retail banking and insurance markets. James graduated from University of Reading and won an opportunity and joined the graduate scheme at Unilever. He began his career in executive search focusing on senior technology and operations appointments for Cisco and Compaq. He then joined a global recruitment firm to manage their financial services retained selection team. In 2004, he returned to executive search as a Principal Consultant in the Retail Financial Services practice. He has helped build the technology leadership team at AON, Marsh, Alliance & Leicester and elsewhere. His current focus is on advising and assisting the Global COO community and their direct reports across retail banking and insurance.

Stacey Nicholl
Senior Consultant
Interim Practice

snicholl@marlinhawk.com
+44 (0) 207 786 6088

Stacey Nicholl works in our CFO practice for EMEA, where she manages executive-level finance and finance-change appointments across both search and interim. Based at our headquarters, Stacey specialises in financial services. She helps a range of institutions across insurance and reinsurance, retail, corporate and investment banking, and asset management. Stacey has led and managed the appointment of group and divisional CFOs, group finance directors and heads of finance change and transformation. Before joining Marlin Hawk Stacey worked for a large international recruitment firm and a boutique firm, where she created a Banking and Financial Services practice.

Kelly Shetler
Consultant
Financial Services Practice (US)

kshetler@marlinhawk.com
+1 646 354 6561

Kelly specialises in the research and delivery of executive leadership assignments and market intelligence mandates across the financial services sector throughout our Latin America and Alternatives practices respectively.

Before joining Marlin Hawk, Kelly was a Research Associate for a premier boutique executive search firm. In this role, she specialised in placing senior portfolio managers and distribution leaders with top-tier hedge funds across US sales and marketing and US and Asia Equity Long-Short.

Kelly has a BA honours degree in International Relations and Philosophy from Suffolk University, UK. She is fluent in Spanish and German.

Charles Matthews
Consultant
Interim Practice

Charles Matthews joined our Interim Management practice in 2011. He focuses on senior appointments in operations and technology and has built strong relationships across COO, CIO and CTO communities. Charles works with businesses large and small. His client mandates range from C-suite appointments to programme management and leadership advisory.

Before joining Marlin Hawk, Charles spent six years with a global search and selection firm. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a 2.1 majoring in History and a minor in Spanish.

Contact Us

Reaching
Far and Wide

We help clients and candidates around the world. From London to San Francisco, to Singapore and Sydney – or anywhere in between. Please contact us.

19:00London
London Office

10 Throgmorton Avenue,
London,
EC2N 2DL
UK

Phone: +44 20 7786 6000
Email: enquiries@marlinhawk.com

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New York Office

200 Park Avenue,
Suite 1700,
New York,
NY 10166,
USA

Phone: +1 646 354 6555
Email: enquiries@marlinhawk.com

11:00San Francisco
San Francisco Office

4 Embarcadero Center,
Suite 1400,
San Francisco
CA 94111.

Phone: +1 415 766 3560
Email: enquiries@marlinhawk.com

02:00Hong Kong
Hong Kong Office

Level 27,
World Wide House,
19 Des Voeux Road Central,
Central,
Hong Kong

Phone: +852 3977 0569
Email: enquiries@marlinhawk.com