Executive search

Financial services


Asset management

We work with asset and wealth managers, sovereign wealth and pension funds, hedge funds and family offices across EMEA and North America. Our network and expertise extend across public and private markets and we specialise in board, leadership and management appointments, as well as those in investment, distribution and operations. We also have a successful record in making thoughtful corporate introductions and in building and refreshing ESG teams and functions.

Global banking

We have one of the most active and well-known teams in the market, recruiting executives across all capital markets, corporate and investment banking disciplines in EMEA and North America. We are recognised for our work across both debt and equity capital markets, as well as leveraged finance, real estate, project, infrastructure and structured finance. We have also been instrumental in some of the most high-profile corporate and investment banking appointments in the UK and Europe.

Global markets

Our team has an unparalleled executive search record in secondary markets, having been responsible for over 1,000 hires in sales, trading and research during the past 20 years. Working across cash and derivatives, PT and Electronic, we have supported the formation and build-out of multiple leading investment banks in both Europe and the USA.

Private capital

We work across multiple sectors within private markets – including credit, private equity, infrastructure and real estate – and have a notable record in building investment and specialist distribution capabilities, as well as  board and senior management appointments. We also work with our clients’ portfolio companies to assess and refresh board and management teams, with a particular emphasis on sustainability and diverse governance.


Handling executive and board searches in the UK, Bermuda, the US and EMEA, we have one of the most active international insurance executive search teams in the market, with unrivalled access to the best talent across the Life and Non-Life industry. Our partners have more than 25 years’ combined experience of broking and underwriting, and more than 50 years in search.

Professional services


Sainty Hird & Partners supports leading professional services organisations across all advisory and consulting sectors, including strategy, transformation and change management, and programme delivery. We have specialist expertise in the Human Resources area and an extensive and proven record hiring at Partner and MD level within:

  • Deal advisory
  • Management consulting
  • Strategy consulting
  • Digital & technology consulting
  • Post-merger integration

Technology & digital


Telecommunications & media

Sainty Hird & Partners helps established, global communications services providers, telecom network equipment providers as well as new, disruptive players find proven, agile leaders who can drive growth and succeed even in a rapidly evolving telecoms world. Our partners have some of the deepest, most robust telecoms talent networks on the market, handling searches across the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas for over 20 years.

Software & platforms

We work with software and platform organisations of all sizes and stages to find proven leaders who are driven to capitalise on the myriad of opportunities afforded by the ever-changing nature of technology, who understand new market opportunities and can help their organisations seize them. The strength of our approach lies in helping clients find transformative Board Directors, CEOs, and General Managers who can lead those critical functions.

Digital infrastructure & industrial technology

We help digital infrastructure & industrial technology companies find the right talent for their evolving needs. We provide both digital and legacy companies with the leadership solutions to harness disruption, rather than be overtaken by it. With our extensive networks and sector expertise, we identify and attract highly-skilled, experienced industry leaders who can make a tangible difference in a rapidly changing, increasingly complex, competitive market.


Our close relationships with the Fintech community, as well as with the wider technology and finance ecosystems, differentiates Sainty Hird & Partners and enables us to identify the right person for each board or executive role.

Investor-backed businesses


We understand that start-ups and scale-ups require different skills and experience on their executive teams and boards at different stages of their journeys. We help investor-backed businesses – from series A through to PE-backed companies across all sectors – by working closely with existing executives, board members and investors to find and engage the right leaders according to stage-specific priorities.

Public sector


Sainty Hird & Partners has a long and robust track-record supporting charities, NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. We are recognised for engaging with both industry grandees as well as fresh talent, and in this way ensuring our clients have the people necessary to make a difference at Board and Executive Committee level.

“Working with Sainty Hird, we made 107 offers to candidates in various areas of equities over five years and we received 103 acceptances.”


“I have dealt with Sainty Hird & Partners for over 20 years and they have never failed to find the right candidate.”


“The Sainty Hird & Partners team are a pleasure to work with.”


“The team's knowledge of the marketplace and success rate in filling the various roles we have presented has been impressive.”


“Most search firms can find candidates, several can get the candidate to entertain an offer, but Sainty Hird is really good at closing the hire.”


“The Sainty Hird team always finds candidates with the right cultural fit as well as the ability to do the role.”


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