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FUNCTIONAL PRACTICES

Functional Expertise: Finding skilled industry leaders for your business

Top talent isn’t easy to find – unless you know where to look

An evolving economy needs an evolving talent pool

As your industry develops and evolves, so do the job specialisms within your organisations.  These changes require leaders with strong commercial experience who can work collaboratively with the board of directors and senior management to:

Identify and act upon regulatory change and strategic risk
Improve operational and financial effectiveness
Assist in navigating businesses through profound changes in their operating model

Whatever your industry, sub-sector, or talent need, you need a blend of deep expertise and creative thinking. We have the track record and extensive cross-sector networks of talent pools to source the best senior leadership professionals.

If you don’t see your functional need on the list below, contact us and we’ll work with you to find the right talent to help you achieve your goals.

Most common functions we specialise in:

ESG & Sustainability
Financial Officers
Human Resources
Legal
Risk Management & Compliance
Sales & Marketing
Strategy & Transformation
Technology, Data & Operations
ESG & Sustainability

ESG is the future of the corporate world

Issues around companies’ sustainability, social impact and governance will be at the forefront of the corporate world for the foreseeable future.

It’s no longer enough that firms are successful financially. They must also prove they are not negatively affecting the world around them. Whether in terms of organisations’ climate impact, their effect on local communities, or their approach to diversity and inclusion, ESG analysis and reporting is becoming the focal point for this new frontier.

Finding the right match in an area of high conviction

Perhaps you’re an asset manager looking to integrate ESG into the investment process. Or you’re an insurer thinking about how ESG can impact your top and bottom line.

Whatever your challenge, talented ESG experts are scarce. That’s why you need a partner with experience in this area to help with your ESG talent needs – whether that be executive search, interim solutions, consulting, or talent advisory and coaching.

When you work with Sheffield Haworth, you can lean on the breadth of our specialist industry expertise and our understanding of the particular challenges that come with successfully matching the convictions of quality ESG candidates with firms’ ambitions.  

We specialise in:

Head of ESG
ESG Analyst
Head of Sustainability
ESG Reporting
Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

Selected mandates

CEO, US Boutique ESG Manager
Head of ESG, UK Boutique
Head of Fixed Income, ESG Real Asset Manager
Head of ESG, Europe, Real Estate Investor
Senior ESG Investment Analyst, European Asset Manager
ESG Investment Team Build, US Asset Manager
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Tom Eagar

Associate Consultant

Alex Cormack

Group Managing Director

Oli Templeton

Executive Director

FINANCIAL OFFICERS

Your next CFO needs to be exceptional

Increasingly, Chief Financial Officers are tasked with driving strategic decisions and mitigating emerging risks for their organisations. It’s no longer enough for your CFO to know the numbers and existing regulatory requirements. Now they need to be able to anticipate new regulation, report on a wider variety of metrics than ever before and understand how new technologies are changing and disrupting your industry and your business.

Finding the financial leaders your business requires

Whether you’re a public company, privately-owned or a private-equity backed business, our team at Sheffield Haworth can help you with all your board-level leadership needs. 

Whatever your short, medium, and long-term requirements, our decades of experience and unparalleled market knowledge mean we can help. This includes interim solutions for short-term leadership or critical cover, executive search for permanent senior leadership roles, and talent advisory to help with your succession planning, diversity and inclusion strategies and coaching and development programmes.

We specialise in:

Chief Financial Officers
Divisional Finance Directors
Financial Control
Financial Planning and Analysis
Corporate Development
Investor Relations
Internal Audit
Treasury
Tax

Selected mandates – FS focused and Corporate focused

CFO, European Asset Manager
International CFO, Global Asset Manager
Head of Investor Relations, Top 5 US Bank
Finance COO, Top 5 US Bank
Finance Director, Listed Renewables Fund
CFO, Leading European Private Equity House
Treasurer, European Universal Bank
Group CFO, FTSE 250 Wealth Manager
CFO & Partner, Wealth Manager
International CFO, Insurance Broker
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Justin Gault

Managing Director

Sonjay Vishnupad
Sonjay Vishnupad

Managing Director

Abhishek Vats

Managing Director and Head of Middle East

Oli Templeton

Executive Director

HUMAN RESOURCES

Attracting and retaining the best talent is key to business success

Organisations need top talent to compete in an increasingly volatile and rapidly-evolving business world, and your human resources leaders are pivotal to this.

Organisations need senior HR professionals who can continually adapt and change while sourcing and developing the right talent to help drive business performance.

Your HR function needs to work with your executive teams to develop an integrated talent management model and futureproof your workforce by developing and engaging new and existing talent.

Sheffield Haworth’s global reach across the financial services, business and professional services, corporate and technology industries means that we have access to a wealth of cross-sector Human Resources talent.

In addition to sourcing permanent HR executive leaders, if your business lacks specific technical knowledge or strategic expertise, requires executive leadership capability or is undergoing change, our network of highly qualified, executive HR interim leaders can provide the flexible short- to mid-term support you need. 

Our dedicated talent advisory practice can also help you to:

Build and implement diversity and inclusion programmes and strategies
Succession plan
Set up talent coaching
Apply talent assessment for recruitment or development
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Tom Forrest
Tom Forrest

Managing Director

Helen Tudor

Managing Director

Oli Templeton

Executive Director

LEGAL

Legal officers are now crucial to sustainable business growth

With more complex regulatory environments across almost all industries, and the continuous evolution of technology presenting new complexities around risk management, data security, and intellectual property, one thing is clear. You need to strengthen the skills base of your legal departments.

You need specialists across multiple fields, and senior leaders able to develop robust and effective advisory services to help your organisation navigate a path through this increasing uncertainty. You need legal officers who can motivate and drive change, as well as advise.

We specialise in:

General Counsel
Chief Legal Officers
Head of Litigation

At Sheffield Haworth, we work closely with your to understand your culture and strategic priorities, so that we can partner with you as effectively as possible to provide the best solution for your talent needs – whether that’s executive search, independent consulting, executive interim or talent advisory.

Every talent engagement includes a focus on diversity and inclusion, with an approach that helps to mitigate selection bias and emphasises the value of diversity of thought, so you know you’ll always get access to the best talent.

LEAD CONSULTANTS
Michelle Henry

Managing Director

Sonjay Vishnupad
Sonjay Vishnupad

Managing Director

James Strover

Executive Director

Paul DeCoster
Paul DeCoster

Executive Director

Abhishek Vats

Managing Director and Head of Middle East

Oli Templeton

Executive Director

Risk Management & Compliance

Helping to build the risk and compliance functions of the future

As new regulatory regimes continue to evolve across the world, the demands on senior risk and compliance talent are changing. Our clients not only need leaders with risk and compliance experience, they also need leaders with the essential skills to break down siloes, encourage cooperation, influence the C-suite, promote diversity and inclusion, and help identify and train the talent of the future.  

Whether augmenting your senior risk and compliance teams to support your long-term strategy or   whether you need an interim solution for a specific role, Sheffield Haworth’s extensive network of top risk management and compliance specialists means we’ll always be able to source the right talent. Our risk management and compliance consultants have real industry expertise and hands-on experience from working in financial institutions and advisory firms across the world.

We have a track record of successfully placing talent in the following roles:

Chief Risk Officer
Enterprise Risk Management
Market Risk
Credit Risk
Operational Risk
Technology and Cyber Risk
Reputational Risk
Chief Compliance Officer
Financial Crime Compliance
Anti-Money Laundering
Advisory
Central Compliance
Monitoring Surveillance and Testing
Regulatory Affairs

Case studies

Executive Risk Leadership Team Build
Global Investment Bank – Risk Transformation Project
Team Build out across core functions
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Michelle Henry

Managing Director

Sonjay Vishnupad
Sonjay Vishnupad

Managing Director

James Strover

Executive Director

Paul DeCoster
Paul DeCoster

Executive Director

Abhishek Vats

Managing Director and Head of Middle East

Matthew Helfet

Associate Consultant

Amanda Lichtenberg

Senior Associate

Sales & Marketing

Putting the customer at heart of your business

In a digital world, customer engagement with your brand has become more complex, but also more trackable. Your sales and marketing talent needs to leverage data and analytics and drive sales growth while presenting your brand in the best possible light at all times.

You also need people who can collaborate effectively and work flexibly to respond to ever-changing customer demand, as well as act as strong advocates for the customer. Commercial drive, data analysis, strategic focus, plus a little creativity and lateral thinking – these are the attributes that you increasingly need to gain a competitive edge.

At Sheffield Haworth, we specialise in sourcing the best sales and marketing talent from across multiple sectors, with a focus on skills in data, analytics, digital and risk.

Whether you need a short-term interim solution, support with transformational change, help finding the perfect C-suite marketing candidate, or executive coaching and development for your senior sales and marketing leaders, our global reach and extensive network of talent pools across multiple industries and sectors will help you find the perfect solution for your needs.

And of course every Sheffield Haworth talent engagement includes a focus on diversity and inclusion, with a methodology that helps to mitigate unconscious biases and ensure you get access for the best people for your needs, regardless of background.

We specialise in

SVP and EVP Level Sales Leaders
Sales Operations
Account Directors
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Mark Dixon

Managing Director & Global Head of Functions

Shivani Hazari

Managing Director

Oli Templeton

Executive Director

Selected mandates

Global Head of Sales, Global Professional Services firm
Regional Head of Sales. Outsourcing services
Global Head of Sales Operations. Outsourcing services
Strategy & Transformation

Finding the leaders you need to plan and execute your strategy

In a volatile global economy where competition for top talent is intense, you need an edge. Customers are changing and business models are evolving to keep pace. Strategy has never been more important. But sourcing the best people isn’t easy – unless you work with a talent solutions partner that takes the time to understand your talent needs.

At Sheffield Haworth, we work with top-tier strategy houses, the strategy practices of leading management consultancies, and internal strategy practices within corporates. So whatever your talent needs, we can help, with our unrivalled track record of placing senior strategists into corporate and management consultancy clients around the world.

Going beyond business strategy, perhaps you need strategy expertise in M&A, new markets, globalisation, pricing, digital, analytics, technology or human capital. We can help there too, and have sourced talent for clients across a range of leadership roles across multiple sectors, including:

Financial Services
Telecommunications & Media
Technology
Consumer
Retail
Energy
Government and Defence

With our holistic approach that employs the full life cycle of talent solutions, we can also partner with you to source your longer-term requirements and for leadership and critical cover roles on an interim basis.

We specialise in

Chief Strategy Officers
Partners and Managing Directors
Directors
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Helen Tudor

Managing Director

Ben Johnson

Managing Director

Oli Templeton

Executive Director

Selected mandates

Global Head of Sales, Global Professional Services firm
Regional Head of Sales. Outsourcing services
Global Head of Sales Operations. Outsourcing services

Technology, Data & Operations

Technology is at the heart of every successful organisation

In today’s fast-moving economy, organisations are prioritising digital transformation and operational resilience to support sustainable growth and the development of new business models.

Perhaps you’re migrating to the cloud, building a platform-based ecosystem, developing new mobile-first products, or looking to leverage new data assets. Whatever your needs, your C-level technology leaders need experience, drive, and an excellent grasp of both technical detail and big picture business strategy.

Finding the best senior tech leaders

Whether you need to source a new C-suite technologist, bring in an interim for a short-term transformation project, or augment the technology skills in your senior leadership team, Sheffield Haworth can help.

Our consultants have experience across multiple sectors and specialisms, and an extensive network of top technology leadership talent pools.

We help you source talent across both group-wide and business vertical-aligned functions, including:

CIO
CTO
CDO
COO
CISO

Industry sectors we specialise in:

Investment banks
Wholesale banks
Payments companies
Retail financial services
Hedge funds
Insurance providers
Wealth managers
Asset managers
Global consulting firms
Retailers
Telecoms
Pharmaceuticals
Media
Technology
LEAD CONSULTANTS
Mark Dixon

Managing Director & Global Head of Functions

Daniel Woodgate
Daniel Woodgate

Managing Director

Richard Barrett
Richard Barrett

Director

Samuel Keat

Consultant

Rahul Patel

Senior Associate

Victoria Torrillas
Victoria Torrillas

Senior Associate

Our specialists

Mark Dixon

Managing Director & Global Head of Functions

Daniel Woodgate
Daniel Woodgate

Managing Director

Richard Barrett
Richard Barrett

Director

Tom Forrest
Tom Forrest

Managing Director

Justin Gault

Managing Director

Michelle Henry

Managing Director

Sonjay Vishnupad
Sonjay Vishnupad

Managing Director

Maggie Niu
Maggie Niu

Executive Director

James Strover

Executive Director

Paul DeCoster
Paul DeCoster

Executive Director

Tom Eagar

Associate Consultant

Shivani Hazari

Managing Director

Gaëlle Pritchard
Gaëlle Pritchard

Executive Director & Head of Assessment

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