Having spent over 25 years within the global executive search markets, Mike has lived and built search businesses in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo as well as being responsible for helping establish and globally manage operations in NY, Dubai and Singapore.
Starting his first business aged 27 with investor backing from Alexander Mann, Mike was one of the key shareholders involved in its sale to private equity firm Advent International. He then went on to start an award winning sister business in Hong Kong before returning to London as Global CEO of Alexander Mann’s executive search businesses. Having successfully repositioned the business he led its sale to a trade buyer on behalf of Advent and Alexander Mann. Mike and a team of colleagues then listed a cash shell on a UK stock exchange and built a series of micro brands across the financial services, technology and renewable energy sectors. This was subsequently sold to investors in a public to private transaction.
Following an approach from Alexander Mann he returned to the business gaining valuable global experience in the RPO markets across a number of sectors. During this period he not only ran Alexander Man’s global executive search business but also built a multi-sector international Market & Competitive Intelligence offering.
Mike joined Norman Broadbent Plc as Group CEO in April 2016.