EM Group

Who we are

EM is a leader in executive search and interim management both nationally and internationally.

Clients range from small, rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises through to FTSE 100 PLCs. They demand excellence, and we deliver. Through our focus on providing the highest levels of quality we have won Exclusive and Preferred Supplier Agreements with a prestigious list of clients across all sectors.

Where we are going:

EM’s strategy is to nurture high-quality synergistic niche businesses, led by talented Partners to create value over the long term.

Where we have come from:

EM specialises on recruiting senior finance appointments for Blue-Chip corporates.

“EM Finance” is created as a distinct division within the finance market.

is created to focus exclusively on Management Consulting & specialises in recruiting strategy, process & technology roles.
1998 “EM Finance” develops further to encompass banking & financial services clients.

1998 “EM Finance” develops further to encompass banking & financial services clients.

Launch of “EM Financial Services”, a specific brand fulfilling front office roles in Investment Banking and Alternative Asset Managers. 2001 EM launches equity participation scheme offering all employees a stake in the company’s success.

is awarded outsourcing agreement by Wal-Mart, the largest company in the world, to acquire talent for roles across all disciplines
2006 EM launch in Dubai to build on existing client relationships in the GCC region.

EM launch in Dubai to build on existing client relationships in the GCC region.

 EM is acquired by a consortium of private equity investors including Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) to provide synergies to its existing businesses, the Interim Register and Ellis Fairbank.

2007 EM wins the Recruiter Awards Training and Development and Best Executive Search & Selection Firm 2007/2008 at the Recruitment Business Awards.

EM opens offices in Manchester, Edinburgh, and Paris

EM carves itself out from its parent Group and, funded by its founders, becomes an independent business again.

2010 EM builds its interim’s business providing immediately available professionals for short term assignments.

 EM appoints Carl Thompson (formerly CFO of AIM listed Hexagon Human Capital) as Finance Director.

EM invites Jan Shaw, formerly HR Director of Asda and architect of its growth under Sir Archie Norman, to become non-Exec Chairman.

EM expands its reach to cover roles in Australia and Asia Pac.

EM announces Nigel Milford, a former Director of Michael Page hiring across London HK and Toronto, is to take leadership responsibility for the EM Finance practice.

Karl- Heinz Seul is appointed to lead EM Financial Services’s Risk Analytics & Quants Practice focusing on searches for banking clients across EMEA.

EM appoints Anjam Khan , formerly of Mazars and a leading London search firm to head up Internal Audit Risk and Compliance practice.

EM launches its legal executive search division to focus upon private practice, in-house and ABS clients.

After 3 years leading talent acquisition for ANSA McAL, the Caribbean’s largest business Ena Vieira (formerly head of EM’s Healthcare practice) returns to EM to concentrate on global Search mandates.

Jacqui who joined EM in 2015 having worked for 7 years at Goldman Sachs is appointed Partner, leading global searches across all sectors though particularly food and nutrition, pharma and healthcare.

After several years’ service with EM, Carl, who became a shareholder in the business after its 2009 MBO, now leads EM’s Board Practice. With several years expertise running businesses in both executive and Non-Exec roles himself, he understands board level dynamics first hand and is well positioned to understand what works (and what doesn’t.)

having worked as Researcher on retail, FMCG and e-commerce searches, both in the UK and internationally, she steps up to a new role operating particularly retained searches. Sentence might need revising?

Gemma – who celebrated her 12th anniversary with EM at the end of last Year – has achieved the highest accolade by being consistently promoted every three years. Now on her fourth, she mentioned it was “an honour and a privilege” to be working at EM.

Chris Shaw (fully qualified CIPD) has stepped into the HR practice. Leading the research team, Chris – who formerly worked in-house at Walgreens Alliance Boots, will focus on searches for Chief People Officers and all HR roles that report into them. This is a second string to Chris’s bow: he is also an expert recruiter on Operations roles in retail and FMCG.

EM’s businesses have continued to operate fully during these unprecedented pandemic times.
Having invested in latest remote-working technologies, all EM colleagues have the option to work from home. Searches have been conducted over TEAMs and Zoom and using enhanced questioning techniques, EM’s clients report that very high satisfaction levels remain unchanged from before the pandemic.

The first half-year results have matched the average of the same period over the last 3 years.

EM remains on track, positive and very much “Open for business!”

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Clients include private practice and in-house teams in the UK and Internationally. With a focus on Corporate and Commercial, appointments are at Partner level, particularly within alternative business and self-employed structures.

Who We Are

EM is a leader in executive search and interim management both nationally and internationally. With over 25 years experience providing Financial and Consulting solutions, EM Group have worked with some of the worlds best known companies. 


Get in Touch

Based in Mayfair, London. Our experienced and friendly consultants will help you find the perfect job in the financial sector. Visit our contact page for more information and to be contacted by a recruitment agent.

Meet The Team

Through next generation search techniques and contractor networks we support businesses with the provision of Project and Programme Managers, Management Consultants in Strategy and Performance Improvement, and Financial Services specialists. Search and Selection strategies are tailored to the needs of clients’ specific requirements.

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