Our experienced team of Partners, consultants and researchers, their professional networks and an unrivalled proprietary database ensure Sainty, Hird & Partners’ continued leadership in the executive search sector.
Our capabilities span all products and functions within Financial Services, at all levels of seniority and experience, across EMEA and North America.
We are frequently engaged by our clients to create market maps to illustrate current business structures, headcount and demographics within specific market sectors.
This can either be on the basis of a pre-search study with a view to us executing a search assignment thereafter; or as a standalone project, where the client wishes to understand the current landscape of their key competitors in a particular sector better.
These studies often include an overview of compensation dynamics across the chosen marketplace.
We help complex organisations evaluate and improve the performance of their executive committees, boards and governance objectives. This is particularly pertinent in the context of, for example, ESG.
We look at the composition of an executive committee and/or the board, as well as the governance and regulatory framework and, where applicable, risk management. We review capabilities both absolutely and relative to their industry peers.
We comment on the mix of skills on an executive committee or board, including its diversity, and we review gaps that could be rectified by the addition of one or more new directors. We also produce a skills matrix that can be updated and used as an on-going tool.
Many of our clients need human capital tools beyond executive search. While our insights and advice have recognised value, we have also been diligent in sourcing partnerships with complementary best-of-breed businesses, which can supplement our own capabilities and avoid any potential conflict of interest.
Our current partners offer team assessment by artificial intelligence; individual psychometric profiling; executive coaching and independent board evaluation.
We advise clients on strategic opportunities, such as acquisition targets or joint venture partners, in order to address either product or business portfolio gaps. Occasionally we also provide advice in order to attract – in the most cost-effective and tax-efficient way possible – a particular key individual or team, whilst also ensuring business continuity and the transfer of clients, assets and/or revenue pipelines.
We have experience in the negotiation of whole or partial business acquisitions and have introduced and closed several transactions for clients including investment banking advisory firms and investment boutiques.
Our services therein include due diligence on employees, assessment of the competitive landscape and advice on structuring retention incentives.
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“SHP is a 'go to' firm for search advice, market intelligence and the successful completion of difficult searches.”
“Sainty Hird treats potential hires with grace and calmness.”
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“The Sainty, Hird team build a deep and trusting relationship with candidates to make sure every search is successfully completed.”
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