www.portfolio-search.co.uk | 01423 879649


Portfolio Search is a boutique executive search firm focussed on appointing board directors, C-Level positions and executive leadership roles. Our clients include Private Equity & Venture Capital owned companies, small to mid cap PLC’s and family owned businesses.

We are committed to providing extraordinary levels of service to our clients; we believe that the success of a search is not measured by the appointment of a candidate, rather by the long term positive impact we have on your business. As a result almost every search we are awarded comes to us through client recommendations and repeat business.

Search & Selection


We specialise in the recruitment of board level executives, non-executive directors and senior management teams. No two recruitment processes are the same; some require sector specific research, some advertised selection while others can be appointed through our existing network. Whichever approach we prescribe we begin the same way; working hand in hand with our clients to understand what they want to achieve with each appointment. We challenge every assumption made in creating the brief and define a process to deliver results in realistic timeframes.

MBI & MBO Recruitment


We work with UK Private Equity Firms to strengthen the management and boards of MBI and MBO opportunities. Usually we are asked by a Private Equity Firm to identify a Chairman, Non-Executive Director, CEO or CFO to join the MBI/MBO. We are trusted advisors to Mid Cap Private Equity Firms in the UK who involve us very early in the process and our fees are then included in the deal costs disbursed upon transaction.

Turnaround & Interim Recruitment


About 30% of our assignments involve recruiting to improve the performance of a business. Not all investments go to plan and in the current economic climate many businesses fail to achieve their funding objectives or simply need to re-evaluate their strategy having fallen on tough times. We source expertise for turnaround scenarios to help investors rescue value from distressed assets. The most common appointments involve the recruitment of a new Chairman or an Interim Finance Director

Succession Planning


We take the view that every business will require different skills throughout its development. It’s very rare that the executives who start a business and raise seed capital will be the same directors who IPO or trade sale a business. Understanding what skill-sets will be required during the lifecycle of a business can be the difference between success and failure. We work with our clients to help identify executive knowledge, skill-set gaps and put in place plans to identify resources before these gaps become critical issues.