Our story is predicated by a tradition of serving ambitious, high-performing management teams and helping them to build exceptional, innovative businesses. We go to the most extraordinary lengths to deliver the outcome you demand and we do this without fail. Always. In our two years of trading, we have had a 96% success rate on our searches – a figure that most of our competitors can only dream of.
At Venatus Partners we understand that your Search & Talent Development needs are not one-size-fits-all – and neither are our solutions. We are a global search boutique, leveraging the expertise of our international offices to work as a seamless, integrated unit. In the UK, we work mostly across the consumer, digital and media sectors, focusing on commercial & transformation roles.
Unlike the typical search firms in the market, we do not employ researchers – our clients get the full benefit of our Partners’ expertise and experience. We work with our clients to create a bespoke service which may combine two or three product offerings or allow the flexibility to pick and choose individual services as needed.
Market mapping – map out a function or role across a range of sectors or businesses, providing information on team structures, salary range and responsibilities.
Succession planning – you may not be ready to press the button on an active search, but we can ensure that when you are ready to start, you already know who and where to target.
New market entry – whether you are looking to set up a development centre or subsidiary office, we can help you identify the right location globally, including information on governance, workforce, infrastructure and salaries.
End-to-end Executive Search – from identification to assessment: having developed a crystal-clear brief in partnership with our client’s key stakeholders, we hunt deeply and widely to unearth exceptional individuals, presenting you with an outstanding shortlist in 6 weeks.
Initial identification and interview for ongoing introductions – helping you to track rising stars and build a network to manage talent succession.
Senior team assessment – ideal for businesses and teams that are embarking on a period of change and transformation. Benchmark capability and identify skill gaps for the future.
Interview training for internal teams/management – one-off training to make internal processes run more smoothly.
Martin Newman leads our UK team as Managing Partner. Martin founded Hanover Matrix, a European Executive Search firm in 1990,
which grew to employ 75 people in London, Germany, Holland and Denmark. After the firm’s collapse in 2002, he founded
Augmentum which was sold to CT Partners in 2013.
Martin is a Generalist, with a focus on the TMT and professional services markets; he has conducted searches globally.
He has expertise in partnering with organisations to support business turnaround and transformation, particularly in distressed situations and has a particular interest in smaller, high-growth technology led businesses.
Martin lives in Central London, has 4 children and enjoys things that fly or float and that he can eat or drink.
Sarah is part of the U.K. team. She previously worked at Norman Broadbent leading the Consumer Leisure and CMO practice,
working on senior leadership and innovation roles for companies as diverse as Tesco, G Adventures, Premier Inn, Virgin
Holidays, and L’Oreal.
Her expertise lies in helping businesses navigate transformation and evolving customer experience across multiple channels in a truly integrated way, by identifying the best talent from across all sectors and backgrounds to drive commercial success and step-change organisational capability. She has experience of filling board-level roles in the FTSE 100 & 250 (as well as their international equivalents), PE-backed and privately-owned businesses.
Whilst Sarah has an eclectic range of interests, ranging from crochet and real ale to cricket, her main passion is eating great food. She read Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University.
Based on the east coast of the USA, Don is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and has the
likes of EDS, HP, Wipro and Accenture on his CV.
Before taking up the position of Partner for Venatus in USA, Don developed a successful track record in initiating; negotiating; closing; and managing large, complex outsourcing engagements: he’s led large teams and is experienced in all aspects of outsourcing - including offshore, onshore and nearshore models in India, China, Eastern Europe and South America to name a few.
Throughout his career to date, Don has worked with many organisations, most of which are within the payer, provider, Life Sciences and healthcare software spaces that concentrate on EHR Solutions, population health and wellness, predictive and prescriptive analytics, data governance, revenue cycle, informatics, HIE, clinical transformation and IT infrastructure solutions. Don is keen to leverage the global experience of Venatus to solve C-Level or Senior Management level talent acquisition needs of these organisations.
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Paul has over 30 years’ experience, 12 of which as a public-company CEO and Director in Europe and Asia-Pacific. He was a member
of the Board at British Telecom and CEO of BT Wholesale between 2000 and 2007, as well as heading its global technology
and IT functions. He led many of BT's biggest change programs including the design and spinout of ‘Openreach’ and the
‘21st Century Network’ Program. From 2007 to 2012 he was CEO of New Zealand's largest company, Telecom NZ, where he led
a major turnaround culminating in the world’s first structural-separation into independent retail and network companies.
Telecom NZ generated the strongest Total Shareholder Return among world telecom operators during his time. Paul was named
‘Global Icon' for Leadership and Innovation by the Telecommunications Industry Association of America. Global Telecoms
Business magazine honoured him with its award for ‘Personal Contribution to Telecommunications' and it has named him
repeatedly among the 'Global Power 100' most influential executives in telecommunications.
Tony is an HR Director who has led significant culture change, organisation restructuring and major cost reduction / downsizing programmes within B2B and B2C businesses. He has significant experience in merger planning and integration, turnaround and performance enhancement programmes, international talent development and succession planning experience, including US, CEE, Africa and South America. Until 2003 he was with BAE Systems (£12.6 bn, 125,000 FTEs), latterly as Group HRD. He exited to The Royal Mail (£8.5 bn, 220,000 FTEs) as Group Director People & Organisational Development before joining British Airways PLC as Director People & Organisational Effectiveness. His final executive role was with ENRC, a London-listed Kazakhstani mining conglomerate ($8bn, 70,000 FTEs).
David has more than 30 years of experience in services and consulting businesses and has worked extensively across Europe,
the United States, Middle East and Africa.
He worked with Andersen for over 20 years becoming Managing Partner of the EMEA Audit and Business Advisory business and before that Managing Partner of the UK business. After Andersen he was the CEO of the Compass Consulting Group which after significant growth and development he sold to the NASDAQ quoted Information Services Group in 2011. Until recently he was Vice Chairman of ISG as well head of their operations in the Americas.
David also retains Non-Executive Director relationships in a number of service businesses and is an active investor in the technology and services sectors through his membership of 24Haymarket Private Capital.
George is a highly experienced relationship based leader with a strong track record of successfully creating and growing high value, complex, enterprise class organisations. He has proven experience in creating growth programmes including significant organic growth and M&A work within large and developing enterprises. He’s developed significant business strategies and plans for global and geographic teams with cross organisational functions and has strong operational instincts honed in large complex global organisations and exercised in the some of the world’s most high-profile organisations. Most recently, George was CEO & Group COO of Powa Technologies Ltd before joining Advanced Health & Care as CEO.
Tara is the only leadership coach with a PhD in neuroscience and a successful medical career behind her. This gives her an insight
human behaviour and potential that improves leadership resilience, leverages diversity of thinking in teams, creates
the conditions for success in organisations and helps companies to innovate into the future. She is the author of 2 books,
over 20 publications in journals of neuroscience and coaching, speaks globally on neuroscience and wellbeing, is regularly
quoted in the FT and CNNi and teaches at MIT, Oxford and Stanford.
Max is a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School. He has over 20 years’ experience in consulting on strategy and people,
with The Boston Consulting Group and, latterly, Panthea. Max helps CEOs shape their leadership agenda, build effective
teams and persuade people to follow them. The firm’s clients include the CEOs of hospitals, global retailers, transport
systems and businesses, and other sectors public or private in the UK, India and USA.
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