4 Insights for Managing Up – The Inside Track on Leading in a Founder Owned Business

Written by Andrew MacAskill on Apr 28, 2017

Those are some very big shoes to fill - working as a new MD for a Founder can feel like having the weight of the world on your shoulders.

It’s often a heady mix of driving growth, managing legacy and being the conduit between the Founder and the employee teams – not easy!

At EO Executives we are lucky enough to be working with some of the fastest growing businesses in the country and help the Founders of these businesses attract great MD’s. This is a tricky transitional period for the business owner (and the employee’s for that matter) as control is relinquished in the spirit of driving further growth.

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5 Key Things an Interim General Counsel Can Bring to Your Business

Written by Paul Mendelssohn on Apr 26, 2017

As an Associate Director of Global Executive Search Firm EO Executives, I also head up the Finance and Legal Recruitment Practice. Over the years, I have worked with leading organisations to place industry leaders into their teams. From regularly speaking with this stakeholder group I have seen an increasing demand for a legal division in our specialist services, leading EO to expand our offerings and work with organisations to provide top talent forin-house legal roles

For blue chip organisations, there is no questioning the need for an in-house lawyer but there can often be some disparity around what is required for smaller businesses. So, I spoke with highly experienced General Counsel Mark Hogarth to outline at the benefits of hiring an in-house legal counsel

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Going It Alone… to VC or Not to VC?

Written by Ryan Hill on Apr 07, 2017

As an Associate Director and Head of the Commercial & Technology Practice at EO, I get the opportunity to regularly meet with leading industry experts and uncover the key trends and movements that are happening in the market. It is no secret that launching a businesses is a daunting and challenging process.

So, to uncover the true secrets that come with that journey I met with Sarah McVittie- co-founder of Dressipi, a London based fashion technology start up that offers women a truly tailored shopping

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SaaS Development – Why Sales and Technology Need to Be Aligned

Written by Szu Hill on Apr 07, 2017

Szu Hill, EO Technology Researcher, April 2017

Hi there, I am Szu and I have just joined EO Executives as part of the executive search team to identify and place the best and brightest talent for the C-level/VP/EVP roles we have. Prior to this, I worked with a couple of IT Services multi-nationals as a business analyst within their solutions development teams. At HPE, I worked in the global cloud services team to help design a cloud Integration platform for small & medium-sized independent software vendors. At CSC, I led the R&D part of the solutions development function to deliver new IaaS/SaaS offerings.

EO Executives recently surveyed over 100+ industry leaders who were mainly a mixture of CTO’s and Commercial Directors to understand how aligned sales and technology teams are in modern business, which resulted in a follow-up blog “Are Sales and Technology Pulling in Different Directions?”

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How Would You Like to Pay a 4% Penalty on All Business Turnover?

Written by Mike Fisher on Mar 31, 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. The maximum penalty is 4% of turnover. Yes turnover ! BREXIT does not change anything.

If your business is subject to the Data Protection Act, it is likely that you will also be subject to the GDPR.

EO Executives have been busy working with some of the largest European- wide organisations supporting them with specialist GDPR expertise and Programme management.

For more information, please click herehttp://www.executivesonline.co.uk/en/practice-areas/disciplines/gdpr-recruitment/

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Why You Need a Supply Chain Non-Executive Director

Written by Craig Elvin on Mar 28, 2017


As an Associate Director of global executive search firm EO Executives, I also head up the Procurement and Supply Chain Practice. My role means I get the opportunity to meet with the top industry leaders on a frequent basis, whilst continuously keeping up to date with new industry trends and what’s going on in the market.

One reoccurring (and well known) fact that keeps arising in my discussions with industry leaders is that is that MD’s, CEO’s and boards of SME’s are facing huge challenges growing their businesses; in a volatile market that often has more disruptive and aggressive competition than ever before.

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5 Things You Need To Know About GDPR

Written by Mike Fisher on Mar 27, 2017

Friday 25th May 2018 is a day that sticks in the mind of anyone who has come across the letters GDPR. So, what does General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mean to business and what do we have to do?

EO Executives have been busy working with some of the largest European wide organisations supporting them with specialist GDPR subject matter expertise and Programme Management support.

We thought we’d share our observations…

Firstly, who does this apply to?

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Are Sales and Technology Pulling in Different Directions?

Written by Executives Online UK on Mar 24, 2017

Co-authored by Ben Walton and Ryan Hill

How Aligned are Sales and Technology Teams in modern business? Well the simple answer is… they are not.

As a global Executive Recruitment firm we help place leaders within some of the fastest growing and disruptive technology businesses in the country. Through this work, we have frequently noticed the damaging void that seems to exist between the commercial and technology departments within numerous organisations.

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Is Your Marketing Working for You? What Does a Good ROI Look Like?

Written by Paul Mendelssohn on Mar 22, 2017

As an Associate Director of global executive search firm EO Executives, I also head up the Finance recruitment practice. Through regularly meeting with leading SME FDs, CFOs, MDs and CEOs in my network, I am frequently asked about how Finance teams should be managing marketing (specifically search) spend within their organisations.

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3 Steps for Implementing Successful Transformational Change

Written by Craig Saxby on Mar 13, 2017

In an ever-evolving business world, organisations can no longer afford to ignore the need for change. To stay ahead of the game, effectively engage with customers and entice top talent, businesses must regularly review all aspects of the organisation and occasionally go through periods of transformation. After all, a business is unlikely to have the ability to operate in a competitive market using out-dated processes.

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