As leader of the Technology Practice at Bailey Fisher, Joe is responsible for delivering global searches for ambitious companies, from IP rich engineering such as IoT and wireless technologies, through to sophisticated software such as AI and SaaS. Joe partners with companies at all stages of the growth cycle, from emerging high-growth businesses to large corporates looking to innovate.
Joe has a wealth of experience working closely with the leading investors, advisors, entrepreneurs and influencers across the growth technology sector. He has a 14 year track record of identifying and attracting highly sought-after business professionals from a variety of backgrounds into a broad range of ambitious organisations, most recently during 7 years as Technology Partner at Bailey Fisher.
Joe brings deep technical understanding and market knowledge to advise his clients in an increasingly complex and competitive international market. He focuses on introducing high-impact individuals who are instrumental to the continued future success of his clients’ businesses, including CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CMOs, Sales Directors, NEDs and Chairs.
Recently completed assignments include: COO for a venture backed material science business; CMO for a FinTech B2C platform; CEO for a content management SaaS business; General Manager for a US headquartered enterprise SaaS business; CTO for an EdTech business and multiple hires for an AIM listed security technology company.
Joe is instrumental in driving Bailey Fisher Executive Search’s series of peer-to-peer CEO events events focusing on knowledge sharing and thought leadership for CEOs of growth companies in the technology sector. Recent guest speakers have included Simon Calver, head of Business Growth Fund’s new £200m venture fund for European technology companies, and former CEO of LOVEFiLM; and serial entrepreneur William Reeve, (Graze.com; Secret Escapes).
“We engaged Bailey Fisher to find a Managing Director for Abacus eMedia. As a software company transitioning from project work to a SaaS based platform Bailey Fisher understood our positioning and requirements and set about our search with intelligent enthusiasm. Joe Graziano led the charge and we were very impressed with his skills throughout the entire process. His energy and communication was excellent and he managed us through from initial brief, through interviewing to shortlist and final selection. I would highly recommend Joe Graziano and would have no hesitation in using him again.”
Martin Durham, Chairman