Private Equity & Venture Capital  

Much of our work is with high growth, entrepreneurial clients, typically backed by private capital.We recruit CFOs and other Senior Executives for businesses from seed stage and series A, through to larger private equity-backed buyouts, maintaining strong relationships with a number of VC investors and midmarket PE funds. We provide flexible solutions, including pre-deal shortlists and the ability to build finance teams from scratch in any location.

We operate in most industries, with a particular focus technology, fintech and business services. Our established track record within the entrepreneurial sector also includes non-executive, commercial and operational hires. 

We recruit the following roles:

  • Chief Financial Officer 
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer/General Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Director
  • Head of Mergers and Aquisitions 
  • Financial Chairman 

Private practice and venture capital

Matt Venning - Principal
Executive Search

Matthew has over 17 years’ experience in executive search, encompassing a broad range of senior hires for private and public companies in Europe and Asia. He specialises in senior hires for entrepreneurial UK businesses in Business & Financial Services, including CFO, COO, Commercial Director and CEO. He has a particular focus on private equity and VC-backed clients, having recruited for all types of investment fund since 2001. Matt began his career as a corporate lawyer with leading City law firms, following graduation from the University of Warwick and Chester College of Law.

+44 20 7509 8056  matthew.venning@robertwaltersexec.com

Joseph Smith - Researcher
Executive Search

Joseph graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA Honours degree in Philosophy, before teaching English as a foreign language in Hong Kong for three years. He returned to the UK in 2016 and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at Brunel University, before beginning his career in Executive Search at a boutique legal headhunting firm. He joined Robert Walters’ Executive Search division in March 2018, where as Head of Research, he works to source executive-level finance professionals across Commerce & Industry, Financial Services and private equity-backed companies.

+44 20 7509 8162  joseph.smith@robertwaltersexec.com

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