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Executive Search

William Alexander’s tailored Executive Search offering enables us to target and attract high calibre executive-level Technology and Business Transformation professionals more effectively than traditional generalist board-level practices.

Focusing on the recruitment of senior management and leadership positions across Technology and Change in the UK Financial Services and Legal Sectors, we support clients from FTSE 100 to SME and Private Equity-backed businesses in making key appointments that have a critical impact on their organisations.

Our Retained Executive Search offering is the foundation of our Permanent Recruitment business and allows us the time and space to use our established recruitment process to the fullest extent. This ensures we find you the most suitable candidates in the entire marketplace rather than entering a race against contingency recruiters to send you the most appropriate candidates that we can find you today. 

In return for your increased level of commitment we are also able to offer the following additional services to our established recruitment process.
  • We will work with you to agree and produce a Job Description and Candidate Attraction Pack in order to present candidates with the most attractive proposition possible. 
  • We will ring-fence a dedicated team of Researchers to work your vacancy to the exclusion of all else until a thorough search has been undertaken. 
  • We will dedicate significant time and effort to headhunting and proactively identify professionals who are not actively seeking a new role but fit a client’s requirements exactly. This approach ensures you get the most focused, highest quality candidates – not just those who happen to be looking.
  • We undertake market mapping, competitor analysis and salary bench-marking tailored to client’s requirements. 

Recent successful senior appointments include:

Change Director – Global Insurance Broker 
Head of Business Engagement – International IT – Global Insurer
Business Change Portfolio Manager – Leading Lloyd’s Underwriter
EU Head of Service Transition – Global Advertising Company
Head of Compliance – Global Advertising Company
Chief Technology Officer – Global Insurer
Head of Information Security – UK Challenger Bank 
Deputy Head of IT - Leading Lloyd’s Underwriter
Head of IT Operations - Leading Lloyd’s Underwriter
Global Head of Client Solutions – Global Advertising Company
IT Director – Leading Fashion Retailer  
Head of Technology Services – Leading Lloyd’s Underwriter