Angus delivered a search process to find us a high calibre CFO shortly after our Private Equity backed MBO. He was a trusted advisor and partner to both myself and our investors throughout the process from the initial brief through to the final offer. The quality of the short-list was testament to Angus’s tenacity and professionalism which made the process easier than anticipated! I look forward to working with Angus again.”
Angus targeted me for a Private Equity backed executive role. Although I hadn’t any previous PE experience he was quickly able to recognise how my skill-set and experience fit the opportunity. In addition, he was also able to make a fantastic cultural match between myself, the CEO and the business. Angus became a vital confidante through my decision-making process, which I found to be of immense value.”
I retained Angus to find a commercial CFO and right-hand man for the business I had grown rapidly via acquisition. He ran an extremely robust process where he evidently understood my strategic priorities and presented a very strong short-list of candidates. When our preferred candidate let us down, he was able to use the data collated in his exhaustive process to quickly restart the search. This led to a second equally strong short-list and the delivery of the perfect candidate.”
I have worked with Angus on a number of projects in the last few years. I have always found him to be extremely well networked, very responsive and he gives real thought to what type of person suits the role that we are looking for. I have worked with him across a number of sectors from oil and gas through to financial services. He understands what PE investors need.”
I have worked closely with Angus on a number of pre-deal and portfolio search assignments. His highlights have included the delivery of a deal-critical MBI CEO and a thorough search process to identify the best possible commercial CFO for a rapidly expanding portfolio company. He thoroughly understands the commercial nuances that exist within the mid-market and demonstrated this when he proactively introduced us to the shareholders of a portfolio-company competitor, ultimately leading to a bolt-on acquisition. We see Angus as a genuine partner to our firm.”
We have retained Angus on a number of search projects. Not only does he grasp the commercial priorities and cultural fit, he is also more thorough than any other head-hunter I have come across. His search methodology covers all the bases and gives confidence that the most relevant, strongest list of candidates is produced and engaged with”.
Having previously placed me as CEO I set Angus the task of finding me a world-class CMO. We spent time agreeing the brief before he delivered what was an extremely transparent process which literally covered all possible relevant avenues leading to the result I was seeking! Highly recommended, I will certainly work with him again”.
“As a plural chairman I have been delighted to retain Angus to find board-level executive talent. Most recently I have engaged him to deliver a process to find a commercial Finance Director for a PE backed services business and also an Operations Director for a niche manufacturer. In both cases he performed an in-depth search, mapping all angles to deliver the strongest possible short-lists and hires. In one case we brought him in following a previously failed search, he quickly and thoroughly came up with the goods! What’s more Angus has constantly made me aware of interesting Non Exec Chairman and investment opportunities”.
It was incumbent on me to identify and secure my replacement as CEO for a successful and long established family business post sale. The requirements were clear but also complex; imperative to ensure stability and offer new possibilities to a business with significant potential. We were extremely fortunate to have been introduced to Angus Hartley, who worked tirelessly and with great savvy and emotional intelligence to successfully secure a top class candidate. The process was robust, thorough and given the seniority, was completed in a very respectable time frame. The initial screening process gave confidence early on that the needs and criteria had been clearly understood and the challenge for us was to create a shortlist from the impressive initial list of candidates. Angus was accessible and responsive at all times and provided support whenever it was sought. I cannot recommend Angus highly enough and would not hesitate to utilise his vast knowledge and experience should the opportunity arise in the future.”