Executive Search

We find the outstanding executive talent for your leadership team. From MD, CFO, COO, CPO- right up to CEO - our experienced Executive Search offering is most suitable for situations where precision, thoroughness and discretion take precedence over speed. Following our 8 step process below, we will deliver you a detailed search of the your entire marketplace in order to identify and attract the ‘A* grade’ talents who are capable of transforming businesses, rather than simply filling roles.

Our Executive Search process typically takes between 8 and 12 weeks. During this time, we provide clients with: fortnightly updates, detailed data reports, feedback on their employer brand, diversity and inclusion strategy and data, and a detailed 2,000 word summary on each candidate we feel is suitable. This will include not just their professional expertise and credentials, but also their motivations and personal values. Having been retained by over 220 clients in 2021 alone, we can lay claim to being the trusted go-to Executive Search partner for the UK and USA start-up and scale-up community.

How we work

Our process has both client and candidate needs at the heart of it.

Understanding your business

Comprehensive research on your sector

Headhunting

Face to face interviews

Post offer care

Offer management

Interview process management

Presentation of longlist & research

Meet our team of highly qualified experts

Our team is brimming with experience and enthusiasm. No matter where your search will take you, our dedicated consultants will be supporting you at every step.

Browse our team, earn more about them and find the right person to help you with your search.

Our team
Fin Glanvill

Fin Glanvill

Co-founder & Director

Fin, originally from Edinburgh, has nearly 10 years of experience in the Recruitment industry. Currently leading teams across London, Manchester and the United States, he focuses predominantly on Senior hires into the VC Backed Tech start-up space.

Living in the hipster paradise of Hackney, he is a proud new Dad and has an encyclopedic knowledge of 90’s Italian football.

Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker

Founder & Managing Director

Charlie is the Founder and Managing Director at Harmonic. He has sixteen years in Search and Recruitment (with the prematurely grey hairs to show it) and leads on our Executive Search offering for clients seeking CEO, CFO or COO-level hires. Charlie is a judge for the British Business Awards, is the youngest recipient of the ‘Recruitment International Entrepreneur of the Year’ and holds the staffing and recruitment industry record for the ‘Sunday Times International Track 200’ (#5).

A failed musician and DJ (Charlie was in a band previously with Riz Ahmed of Rogue One / Sound of Metal Fame), he retains a massive passion for the arts and the UK and USA start-up scene. He is trustee for Bookmark Reading Charity and Board Advisor to Impact start-up accelerator: Unrest. He is a proud father to his daughter, Iris.

Chris Short

Chris Short

Lead Community Analyst

Chris works with some of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses in the US, supplying the Finance and Operations teams they need to scale effectively. Chris has a real affinity for start-ups and a great understanding of the challenges that they typically face as they transition to multi-million dollar success stories.

When Chris isn’t working, you can find him trying out a new bar or restaurant, or planning his next trip away.

Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen

Lead Community Analyst

Dan was always the kid in class with the biggest packed-lunch. So when he joined Harmonic, it was no surprise that he started a campaign to support the Food and Beverage industry in supplying the best Finance, Operations and Supply Chain hires.

As Harmonic’s chief foodie, Dan not only understands the skills required to work within the industry, but also the passion, creativity and values which clients expect.

When he’s not exploring the latest businesses and products in the food and drink sector, Dan enjoys music, going to festivals and spending time on the East Kent Coast.

Ed Naish

Ed Naish

Community Manager

Ed has established a community of clients and candidates within the Music, Media and Entertainment industries. He has recruited an array of roles from Finance Assistants to CFOs, and prides himself on understanding not only the technical needs required by Hiring Managers, but also the personal attributes necessary to ensure a cultural fit for his clients.

As our resident music aficionado, music plays an important part in Ed’s life. He boasts a large vinyl collection and loves going to gigs and festivals. Ed also loves exploring some of London’s best pubs and restaurants with his friends.

Monika Hewavitarne

Monika Hewavitarne

Lead Community Analyst

Monika is a trusted advisor for the Music, TV and Film industries.. She focuses on recruiting Operations and Marketing professionals and is skilled in understanding the niche skills required within creative businesses.

In Feb 2021, Monika represented Harmonic by speaking on Measure of Music’s ‘Future of Work’ panel. She has also helped establish Harmonic’s brand through her work in our marketing and communications.

Outside of work you will find Monika at music festivals, doing yoga and enjoying art.

Oliver Gaydon

Oliver Gaydon

Community Manager

Olly focuses on helping Creative, PR, Media and Marketing agencies build their Finance and Operations teams. Now, he works exclusively with some of the most successful and well-renowned agencies in the UK. Olly is a proud son of Manchester, and although he will be retaining his network in the South, he has recently set up Harmonic’s Manchester office, where he manages a team that recruits for Creative and Tech businesses across the North-West.

Out of work, you will find Olly enjoying cricket, football and music. Olly is a former musician and fronted a Manchester band called ‘Mayflower’.

Shianne Curtis

Shianne Curtis

Lead Community Analyst

Shianne recruits exceptional Finance professionals within TV and Film. Internally, she recruits new members for Harmonic’s London and Manchester offices.

In her spare time, Shianne loves watercolour painting, doing calligraphy and attending bottomless brunches or karaoke with her friends.

Tom Howes

Tom Howes

Lead Community Analyst

Tom specialises in placing HR and Operations professionals into the Music, TV and Film sectors. He is passionate about helping fast-growth businesses build their Peoples Teams with individuals who align with company values.

Outside the office, Tom likes spending time with friends and binging the latest and best TV series.

Gursimran Dhillon

Gursimran Dhillon

Community Analyst

Gursimran works with some of the fastest-growing Tech start-ups in the US, aiding the Finance and Operations teams with the crucial positions they need to scale effectively.

On the weekend you’ll find Gursimran trying new restaurants, going out shopping and watching a new Netflix series!

Tom Eso

Tom Eso

Community Analyst

Tom works under Harmonic Operations, specialising in recruiting for Account Professionals all the way up to Head of Client Services in the Creative Industry including PR and Communications.

In his downtime, you’ll find Tom producing music and playing football with his friends.

Jack Pearson

Jack Pearson

Community Manager

Jack joined Harmonic to strengthen our Technology team. He specialises in working with and understanding the specific requirements of a variety of technology companies, ranging from Electric Vehicle and Hardware Technology to Fintech and Software-as-a-Service.

Out of work, you will find Jack watching football or socialising with friends at bars and restaurants in London.

Having retained Harmonic to recruit our CFO, Jimmy, they acted with great integrity throughout the process- I felt at all times that they were really doing the right thing by our business. Would highly recommend Steve Phillips, CEO & Founder Zappi.io Find out more about our values
Harmonic placed our CFO and led the process with flawless grace, professionalism, and the highest standards. We've come out with an amazing outcome for our company - and made a friend along the way. Chris Edson, CEO, Second Nature Find out more about our values
I've had the pleasure of working with Harmonic on two specific executive searches. One to place our CFO and the other to place our EVP of Global Operations. I found both processes to be really productive and ultimately leading to a place where we hired the right person for our business. Harmonic does an incredible job of understanding the culture, the strategy and the levers that move the businesses they work with. Ryan Barry, President, Zappi Find out more about our values

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