Andrew leads the Private Markets practice and the Finance practice at Bailey Fisher Executive Search. He has 19 years’ experience in executive search and senior recruitment, including 6 years at Bailey Fisher.
As head of the Private Markets practice, Andrew works with owner managed, privately owned, private equity backed and listed companies. His clients are typically scale up businesses, looking to attract transformational leaders to complement existing management teams and drive growth strategies. Recently Andrew has completed searches including Managing Director for a £12m owner managed iconic music brand; Group MD for a £30m 7th generation family firm; Group FD for a £35m premium branded FMCG; and Sales Director for a £200m manufacturing company.
Underpinning the Private Markets practice, Andrew hosts a series of Private Markets Dinners offering a peer-to-peer forum to discuss relevant commercial issues.
Andrew also heads up Bailey Fisher’s Finance practice, specialising in CFO and FD executive search across the technology and life sciences sectors. He works closely with a range of 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.
Andrew has a large network of senior finance professionals throughout the UK, covering skill sets required to work in businesses at every stage. His experience of working across different ownership structures enables him to quickly understand, and work effectively with, his clients.
During the last 12 months, Andrew has completed a number of CFO & FD search mandates including placing the CFO of a £300m digital communications agency; CFO of an AIM listed software business, and FD of a VC backed software company experiencing rapid growth in the US.
Andrew hosts Bailey Fisher’s series of CFO Dinners focusing on knowledge sharing and thought leadership for CFOs from VC backed businesses to listed companies in the technology sector. 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.