Marlin Hawk Breaks Into UK Top 20 Executive Search Rankings

by Marlin Hawk

Leadership advisory firm Marlin Hawk has entered the top 20 rankings in Executive Grapevine’s UK Executive Search Market Report 2015. The survey, which measures net fee income, ranks Marlin Hawk at number 13 in the Board Search Executive & Non-Executive Roles £200k+ category, number 3 in the Retail Financial Services & Insurance category and number 13 in the Consumer, Media & Healthcare category.

Launched in 2003 as a boutique advisory firm, founder and CEO David Holloway had a clear vision: “We saw that the business world had changed, but the business of recruiting leaders had not. We wanted to give forward thinking firms a new way to find outstanding executives, a better way to think about their most valuable resource. Our focus was - and still is - on the next generation of global leaders.”

Marlin Hawk has since built a top-tier client list comprising some of the biggest names in financial services, commerce and industry. The emphasis is on market intelligence, culture matching, business transformation and customer centricity. The majority of clients started as candidates and now trust the firm to deliver a range of advisory services including partnership programmes, benchmarking, talent analysis & mapping, leadership assessment and executive search.

Jonathan Hime, Co-founder and Chief Client Officer, attributes Marlin Hawk’s success to the rejection of tired old practices: “We make no apology for being agitators and disruptors. The rapid growth we have enjoyed is testament to the innovation and quality of our offering, combined with strong values and ethics. We forge strategic partnerships with our clients with a view to building long-term value and are grateful for their ongoing belief and support.”

The Executive Grapevine UK Executive Search Market Report 2015 can be found at: