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John Bridger

Director, Technology

A Director in Bailey Fisher’s Technology Practice, John is responsible for delivering global searches for ambitious technology companies from venture backed high-growth businesses to corporates looking to innovate. Clients range from IP rich engineering companies, through to Deep Tech businesses at the forefront of AI and Machine Learning.

John joined Bailey Fisher in 2016 as a Technology Researcher, and was promoted to Associate, before becoming a member of the management team and the youngest Director in the firm’s 20-year history. Having specialised recently in Research, across a range of technologies, markets and investments, he has an in-depth and up to date understanding of the technology sector and candidate market globally.

John co-hosts Bailey Fisher’s series of peer-to-peer CEO events focusing on knowledge sharing and thought leadership for CEOs of growth companies in the technology sector.  Recent guest speakers have included Shirin Dehghan, Senior Partner at Frog Capital & former Founder/CEO of Arieso; Simon Calver, Head of BGF Ventures, and former CEO of LOVEFiLM; and serial entrepreneur William Reeve, (Graze.com; Secret Escapes).

With 4 years’ experience in executive search and senior recruitment, John previously specialised in IT & Communications, focusing on the UK & European markets.

"We engaged Bailey Fisher to manage the search for a key executive level hire. John approached what was a challenging brief incredibly professionally and diligently, providing rigorous research into all aligned markets. Operating within a tight market, John consistently displayed creativity and tenacity in his approach to finding and engaging with relevant candidates. He presented a shortlist of high-calibre individuals from which we appointed an excellent candidate."
Emily Mackay, CEO, TAB