About Us

We’re renowned for making the most innovative, positively disruptive and cross-industry hires in the market.

For over 15 years, the specialist team at Marlin Hawk has helped organisations around the world to secure their new generation of leaders.

Holding true to our pioneering spirit, and with an unrivalled research and intelligence function, we offer a genuine alternative to more traditional executive search firms in the market.

Small yet agile, with connections that command attention. We’re faster, smarter and more invested. And we’re renowned for making the most innovative, positively disruptive and cross-industry hires in the market.

You’re searching for the new generation of business leaders. We’re here to help. We provide high-quality intelligence, in-depth assessments, and joined-up thinking to save time and prevent frustration.

With in-depth context around each candidate, we enable you to hire with confidence and provide market insights that help you to gain a competitive advantage.

The quality and depth of our research provides peerless levels of detail and insight, making us the first choice for, and a true partner to, world-leading organisations.

Our approach is borderless. We find the right people, no matter where they are in the world.

We work to know your business goals today and to understand where your next generation of leadership needs to be, years from now.

By embedding ourselves in your agenda at CEO level, we work to understand your strategy and secure your future.

With executive search, interim management, strategic intelligence, and succession and talent planning, we search far beyond the obvious.

Because we know businesses flourish when talented people drive results.

Our strategic alignment, global-yet-bespoke approach and focus on the CEO agenda all serve a clear goal – to leverage the power of people to drive true business results, helping you find your new generation of leaders.

Our Culture

Our reputation is based on the quality of our work. With a culture of care across our results-focused environment, we invest in our people to ensure their success and to develop their careers. No matter where we are in the world, our down-to-earth teams help one another across the firm.

Our teams are driven to enable the organisation to be its best. With a collegial mindset, we work in partnership across the organisation to achieve true global connectivity. And we invest in aspirational experiences for our people to nurture the forward-thinking and innovative approach we take to the work we do for our clients and candidates.

Nurturing Talent

Marlin Hawk works to find the right candidates for emerging roles, wherever they are in the world and seeks to nurture and support emerging talent.

When trying to find a visual way to interpret the depth of insight and research that sets us apart from traditional search firms, we wanted something different. A change from the standard stock imagery. And so, we looked to the art world. And discovered the glass artistry of Tim Rawlinson.

Tim's work changes, depending from which angle you look at it. Look closely, and you'll see the light highlight different features, aspects and perspectives. Take a step back, and it changes again to reveal the whole.

Tim combines his detailed craftsmanship and methodology with his immense skill and artistic talent, and his processes reflect how Marlin Hawk builds executive teams. Teams built on in-depth research and insights and that overlap to bring people together and form a greater whole.

David Holloway, Founder and CEO, Marlin Hawk

Marlin Hawk in Numbers

  • 1000+

    searches executed

  • 33%

    gender-diverse placements

  • 61%

    cross-sector placements

  • 46%

    cross-border placements