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Bailey Fisher appoints Josef Woodward as Director of Private Markets - 16/11/17

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Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to announce the appointment of Josef Woodward as Director of Private Markets.

Josef brings extensive experience in executive search, business strategy and management.  Prior to joining Bailey Fisher, Josef held Director roles with two leading executive search firms. He was on the management team for a boutique executive search firm in the property industry, before spending five years in a business strategy role with an international premium branded family business specialising in sporting equipment. Based in the UK, Josef was responsible for realigning the firm’s channel to market whilst protecting the brand identity, resulting in securing major online retailers as clients and increasing turnover from £8m to £25m over a four-year period.

At Bailey Fisher, Josef is playing an instrumental role in the running of the Private Markets Practice, supporting the growth of owner managed, privately owned, private equity backed and listed companies, through the introduction of impactful individuals to the senior leadership team.  His focus is to drive growth through innovation; partnering with businesses that are typically looking to innovate through realigning their route to market.

Josef is currently working with a FTSE 250 international group of businesses, leading the search for a Managing Director for one of their high-growth subsidiaries. He is also working with an AIM-listed business leading the market globally in hardware design for the gaming industry; managing the search for a Business Strategy Director to support continued growth across the UK, Europe, USA and APAC.

Speaking about his appointment with Bailey Fisher, Josef says “I am excited to have joined the team and am keen to support the continued expansion of the Private Markets Practice. There is huge potential within the many dynamic private companies in the region, looking to diversify and innovate. I have already been meeting many of these companies and feel very positive about working with them to add value.”

Paul Bailey, Founding Partner of Bailey Fisher says “I am delighted to welcome Josef to the team.  He has a wealth of experience and connections and really understands family run and owner managed businesses.  Josef is already proving a huge asset to the Bailey Fisher team and I am looking forward to working with him to support the continued growth of our Private Markets clients.” 

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is an independent executive search firm operating globally to identify impactful talent across technology, digital health, life sciences and private markets.  Founded in 1998, the firm has influenced the growth of some of the most successful companies to have emerged from the UK market in recent years, by introducing executives who have a profound effect on subsequent business growth. Bailey Fisher Executive Search has offices in Cambridge and London, and a European Business Partner in Paris.

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