Marlin Hawk Group Welcomes Philip Young To The Financial Services Team

Philip Young joins from Leathwaite as Client Partner - Financial Services to lead on client relationshiips across the global portfolio


16 August 2018 - London, UK: Marlin Hawk Group, the global executive search firm, today announces the appointment of Philip Young, who joins as Client Partner in the firm’s Financial Services team.

Young joins Marlin Hawk on the 20th August, and will be responsible for leading on client relationships and assignments across the whole Marlin Hawk portfolio. He comes with a wealth of experience, having worked in operations, technology and digital practices for over 12 years. 

At Marlin Hawk Group, Young will report directly into Managing Partner and Head of International, John-Claude Hesketh.

Young joins from Leathwaite, where he was a director within the global CIO, CISO & COO practice and led the global wholesale financial CIO, COO & CISO division. During his time at Leathwaite, he built a specialism in appointing global, regional and functional heads of operations and technology. These roles included AI and machine learning, blockchain, cloud, data, engineering, information security and procurement.

The appointment of Philip Young shows Marlin Hawk’s continued ambition to grow the business globally, following the acquisition of Winter Circle, the invitation-only digital network for global executive talent, earlier this year. Young’s specialisms will enable Marlin Hawk Group to continue its focus on appointing the best talent on the world stage, especially within the technology and financial sectors.

Discussing his appointment, Philip Young says: “I am excited to be joining Marlin Hawk Group at such a pivotal time of growth. It is clear the senior leadership team is driven by growing the business on a global scale, and I look forward to working with them to deliver excellent work for our diverse portfolio of clients.”

Young continues: “The acquisition of Winter Circle is another key reason why I decided to join Marlin Hawk Group. It shows a clear culture of innovation, and is a real statement of intent within the industry. As Marlin Hawk Group looks to connect with some of the best talent in the world, it’s important to have the best technology available, and I believe Winter Circle does just that.”

Managing Partner and Head of International, John-Claude Hesketh, says: “Hiring a leader of Philip’s reputation and ability illustrates Marlin Hawk's continued desire to push the boundaries of executive search on a global scale. We are delighted to be welcoming someone with such strongly aligned cultural and professional values to the International team and we are excited to see what we can achieve together in the months and years ahead.”

David Holloway, Group CEO, says: “We’re excited to welcome Philip into the Marlin Hawk Group. His experience working on a global scale, focusing on senior hires, will be invaluable. As the world of work changes, so too must the executive search industry. We must remain aligned with our clients’ ever-changing needs, ensuring that we are constantly innovating to make our offering the best it can possibly be. I feel that Philip is the person to help us achieve that.”