As Managing Director, Andrew lead’s Bailey Fisher’s Technology, Life Sciences & Digital Health, Finance and Industrials practice areas. With over 20 years’ experience in executive search, Andrew continues to work with growth focused companies helping to build their boards and management teams.
Andrew has a wealth of experience working with leading investors, advisors, entrepreneurs and influencers across the UK’s growth sector. Prior to taking on the role of Managing Director, Andrew headed up Bailey Fisher’s Finance Practice for 7 years, introducing impactful individuals into businesses from VC backed start ups requiring a first full-time FD or CFO, through to private and publicly owned SMEs ranging in size from £2m – £150m, hiring talent to fuel growth. He also built the Industrials Practice, where his clients are typically owner managed, privately owned and private equity backed companies looking to attract transformational leaders to complement existing management teams and drive growth strategies. The Industrials practice is particularly active withing the engineering, manufacturing and automotive sectors where many of Andrew’s clients are combining innovative technologies with more traditional skills to increase automation.
During the last 12 months, Andrew has completed mandates with a range of businesses including placing the FD for a £100m subsidiary of a FTSE 100 business; CFO for a VC backed software company experiencing rapid growth in the US; Managing Director for a £12m turnover owner managed iconic music brand and commercial lead for a growing part of a £30m 7th generation family firm.
Andrew co-hosts Bailey Fisher’s series of CFO Dinners with Danielle Grant, Director at Bailey Fisher. The dinners focus on knowledge sharing and thought leadership for CFOs of growth focused companies. Guest speakers have included the Director of Corporate Development at ARM, Head of Origination at Silicon Valley Bank, Business Development Director UK Markets at the London Stock Exchange and the Head of Ventures at Octopus Ventures. Andrew also hosts Bailey Fisher’s series of Private Markets Dinners for leaders of privately owned or family firms. Recent topics have included ‘Alternative funding options for private/family businesses’, ‘Brand identity within family firms’ and ‘The impact of non-family members on family businesses’.