Executive leadership teams define the culture and impact of their organisations. We offer a powerful track record of working with organisations in different sectors to strengthen their senior teams through recruitment. We bring an excellent and intuitive understanding of how organisational context influences who is suitable for a leadership appointment, and how potential can be fulfilled. We pay attention to diversity in its truest sense, and to leadership style, as well as skills and experience. Our service includes onboarding, personal development planning and informal mentoring.
Every Chief Executive brief is different and our approach to the search begins with an exploration of the role and its place in organisational context and strategy. Our team has an outstanding track record of success in filling CEO appointments first time round. Our approach is firmly grounded in thorough briefing, a personalised approach to executive search, and appropriate and well-managed selection processes. For all CEO appointments, our service is underpinned by good planning, sound advice and effective stakeholder management.
Recruiting interim managers has changed beyond recognition over the last decade. Organisations continue to require exceptional interim leadership during periods of major change and transition. Our dedicated interim practice offers extensive networks of proven leaders available to take on shorter-term assignments. In a post Covid-19 world, when creating more agile teams, your organisation may need specific support in specialist areas; we can source appropriate consultancy support as organisations re-evaluate their future delivery models. We have specific expertise in sourcing interim chief executives, senior directors and change management leads.
Our team offers deep insight and expertise in board building and searching for exceptional non-executive directors, chairs and trustees. We handle individual and multiple appointments, paid and voluntary, and are skilled at finding talented people who bring diverse and complementary experiences to any board setting. Diversity in its truest sense remains a priority for exceptional search across all our sectors. We have years of experience of securing candidates from underrepresented groups and of searching across all demographics.
Please visit our 50 NED microsite which contains honest articles and materials to help support would be non-executives as they start their own journey to getting a first board role. We have a series of videos of non-executives sharing their advice and personal journeys.
When our clients appoint new leaders, we provide the thoughtful and meaningful insights they need to make the best hiring decisions for their organisation. Using carefully selected psychometric tools and rigorous profiling interviews with a trained psychologist, our clients can be certain that they have complete insight into the shortlisted candidates’ strengths and risks. They can confidently appoint a leader who will best fit their culture and best achieve the organisation’s strategic vision.
Starfish Search is trusted by clients to carry out discreet engagement projects, behind the scenes. Not every client wishes to advertise their most senior appointments. We can work with you to manage your relationships at the highest levels, combining search with diplomacy.