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.”
— CEO, Support Services
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.”
— CFO, Business Services
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.”
— CEO, Consumer Goods
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.”
— Managing Partner Private Equity
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.”
— Managing Partner, Private Equity
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”.
— Partner, Private Equity
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”.
— CEO, Financial Services
“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”.
— Chairman, Services and Manufacturing
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.”
— Owner Founder, Consumer Goods