Justin Gilbert joins as Partner, leading Sainty Hird & Partner’s Technology Practice

Justin Gilbert joins as Partner, leading Sainty Hird & Partner’s Technology Practice

London, July 2023: Sainty Hird & Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Gilbert as Partner. Justin will lead the firm’s technology practice, which covers telecommunications & media, software & platforms, digital infrastructure & industrial technology and fintech.

Justin brings over 20 years of deep domain expertise in executive search and leadership development, advising clients on business critical board, C-suite and executive level appointments in the global technology and telecommunications industries.

Before joining Sainty Hird & Partners, Justin was Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry’s EMEA Mobile and Communications practice, as well as leading the UK Technology practice. Prior to this, he held the roles of Managing Partner at Loudon Partners and Managing Director at Ridgeway Partners. He began his search career at Odgers Berndtson.

Commenting on his appointment, Justin said:

“I am delighted to be joining Sainty Hird & Partners. The firm has an exemplary reputation and record across financial and professional services in board and executive search across all functions, as well as in their latest board and executive evaluation service offerings.

Their technology search practice, in tandem with their investor-backed practice has also been growing at pace, building networks across the UK, Europe and the West Coast of the United States. I look forward to building on this, and growing this function further – ensuring Sainty Hird remains the ‘go to’ executive search firm in both EMEA and beyond.”

Ralph Grayson, Partner and co-founder of the firm added:

“We are pleased to welcome Justin to the team. His deep industry expertise, experience and professional networks will complement and contribute to our current search practices and evaluation service offerings, enabling us to better support our clients, helping to address all their executive talent and governance needs.”


About Sainty Hird & Partners

Sainty Hird & Partners is a leading executive search and assessment firm. We act as a trusted advisor to boards, executive teams and human resources within financial and professional services, technology, investor-backed companies and the public sector across the UK, Europe and North America. Whether finding exceptional senior talent or conducting detailed board and executive evaluations led by our certified consultants, we help organisations of all sizes prepare for the future by building impactful teams and governance structures. We are recognised for a truly Partner-led and collaborative approach to each mandate, rigorous research processes, unmatched networks and the highest professional standards.

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