Paul Bailey appointed Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge Enterprise

Paul Bailey, one of Cambridge’s most influential entrepreneurs and Executive Chairman of Bailey Fisher, has joined Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, as an Entrepreneur in Residence.

Paul co-founded Bailey Fisher Executive Search in 1998 and led the growth of the business as Managing Director for 20 years during which time he built the boards and management teams for some of the most innovative companies to have emerged from the European technology market. He moved into the role of Executive Chairman after a successful exit in July 2018.

Paul was named in the 2016 Maserati 100 list of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, mentors and advisors supporting the next generation of business talent and was recognised as a key  business influencer in Cambridge in 2017. He has held advisory roles with NESTA Impact Investments and New Wave Ventures and was previously a member of the steering committee for the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, a member of the Board of Cambridge Ahead and a founder of The Perse School Enterprise Conference.

As an Entrepreneur in Residence at Cambridge Enterprise, he will be supporting start-ups at the earliest stage, with a focus on team development. Paul will be helping founders think about the human capital needed for their new venture, in the short and longer term, and how to build their team for success. Paul will be working alongside fellow Entrepreneurs in Residence, Richard Green and Peter McPartland, as part of a programme of support provided by Cambridge Enterprise.

“I am extremely excited to be working with and supporting the Cambridge Enterprise team. Through my journey with Bailey Fisher we have always had a very close relationship and I have enjoyed working with a number of their investee companies, I look forward to continuing that relationship in an advisory capacity and helping shape some of Cambridge’s technology companies of the future.”  Paul Bailey, Entrepreneur in Residence

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to be assisting our client with the search for a Sales Director, with RFID experience within the automotive sector.

The search is being led by Toby Young, Head of the Technology Practice at Bailey Fisher.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Toby.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to be assisting our client with the search for a VP Technology.

Our client is a next generation deep tech company, based in Cambridge.

The search is being led by John Bridger, Technology Director.  Please contact John if you are interested in this opportunity.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to be assisting our client, a Big 4 Firm, with the search for a Business Tax Partner, based in the South East.

The search is being led by Andrew Moore, Managing Director of Bailey Fisher.  Please contact Andrew if you are interested in this opportunity.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to be assisting our client, an innovative VC backed technology business, with the search for a VP Software.

The search is being led by John Bridger, Technology Director at Bailey Fisher.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to welcome Toby Young back to the business as Head of the Technology Practice, following 18 months in an operational role with a growth technology company.

Toby previously led Bailey Fisher’s Technology practice from 2012 – 2017, building leadership teams for disruptive technology companies in Cambridge and the UK market, before joining CUBE, a growing fintech company, to support the business across their talent and partnership strategy.  Speaking about his return to Bailey Fisher and the Cambridge market, Toby says “I am delighted to have returned to Bailey Fisher to lead the Technology practice. Having spent a fantastic 18 months working at CUBE, I return with first-hand experience of working within a growing technology company.” 

“Despite the current economic uncertainty, the opportunity for Cambridge and the wider UK technology community remains incredibly strong. Climate change, the ever-evolving financial services world, and the advancement of AI offer very real challenges, and they will all be addressed by technology.  The UK’s cutting-edge tech companies are perfectly placed to make the most of the opportunities offered and I look forward to supporting them as they grow.”  

Andrew Moore, Managing Director says “We are delighted to welcome Toby back to the team at this exciting time in Bailey Fisher’s development.  Having spent many years in executive search, specialising in building teams for growth technology companies, Toby now has first-hand experience from within just such a business, which will be an invaluable asset in supporting Bailey Fisher’s clients with their growth plans.” 

Toby will lead Bailey Fisher’s Technology Practice, working closely with Executive Chairman, Paul Bailey and Technology Director, John Bridger.  Toby will focus on board and leadership roles for technology businesses from start ups to innovative corporates, with a particular emphasis on later stage scale up companies.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is an independent executive search firm operating globally across the technology, life sciences, health technology and industrials sectors.

 

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to be assisting our client, an established Oxford-based technology company, with the search for a CFO.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Danielle Grant.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to be assisting our client, an established services business, with the search for a CFO.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Danielle Grant, Director – Finance Practice.