Sheffield Haworth Announces 21 Promotions Globally After Recording Breaking 2018

Sheffield Haworth, a leadership advisory and executive search firm, has announced numerous promotions across their global offices to recognise individuals’ exceptional performance and contribution to the business after a record breaking 2018.

Among the 21 promotions include six new Managing Directors based in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices. These include Sarah Harte and Jennifer Montalvo – Global Markets; Emily von Kohorn – Global Real Estate; William Bown Global Banking; Chris Smailes – Asset Management; and Helen Tudor – Business & Professional Services.

In addition, Charles Bruce-Smythe has been promoted to Global Head of Asset Management. Bruce-Smythe has been with the business since 2000 significantly contributing to the success of the Asset Management team and completing numerous assignments across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

These promotions come after a hugely successful year for Sheffield Haworth, which saw the company’s net fee income rise by 48% from 2017 and an increase in headcount of 14%, marking a record breaking 25th anniversary year for the business.

To continue to support sustainable growth across the business Alex Cormack, Group Managing Director and Patrick Meehan, Chief Financial Officer, were promoted to the Board of Directors further strengthening the experience and expertise of the Executive Team. In addition, Toby Francis has joined the organisation as Chief Commercial Officer taking a seat on the Executive Management Committee. Toby was previously Chief Operating Officer at the Omerta Group.

2018 also saw Sheffield Haworth invest heavily in its global capability to ensure continued expansion into key markets. This included the acquisition of Gillamor Stephens, Executive Search and Talent Advisory leaders in the Digital and Technology sector enhancing Sheffield Haworth’s capability in this space.

Greater collaboration between Practices has brought further diversification to the client base across the Group and wider access to pools of talent. This has been facilitated by the appointment of Tom Forrest, to lead the Consulting Solutions Practice enabling Sheffield Haworth to offer its clients a greater range of leadership and talent services with further hires in the team planned. Our New York Office will also be expanding its Corporate Officers Practice in the US with a new senior hire.

A key part of the organisation’s continued growth and success has been investment in its infrastructure particularly across HR, Marketing and Operations. In recent months. the team has welcomed Debbie Gazzard, as Head of HR and Francesca Parsell as Head of Marketing. Sheffield Haworth will also welcome a senior Operations Lead in the New York Office to lead US operations with further global appointments in the pipeline. These appointments will enable the business to assess and streamline its processes and operations achieving greater efficiencies and cost savings while developing talent acquisition and retention strategies.

In 2019, Sheffield Haworth will continue to invest in its consulting teams across the globe in key areas including Technology, Professional Services and Financial Services offering clients a truly holistic approach to talent and leadership advisory.

Commenting on the successes of the company over the last 12 months, Alex Cormack, Group Managing Director said, “We are delighted to celebrate the success of these individuals and the company’s performance, which demonstrates the hard work and contribution made from all parts of the business. 2018 was an exceptional year for Sheffield Haworth achieved through increased collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit, ambition and hard work.”

Alex further added, “The investments we have made and continue to make in our people and operations demonstrates the commitment to our clients and candidates to deliver a holistic solution to their talent and leadership advisory requirements across the Financial Services, Business & Professional Services and Technology Services sectors. We are looking forward to supporting existing clients and welcoming new ones in 2019 and continuing to develop and grow our teams globally to better serve our customers and pools of talent.”