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Paul Bailey

Executive Chairman

Paul co-founded Bailey Fisher Executive Search in 1998 and served as Managing Director for 20 years.  He was honoured in the 2016 Maserati 100 list of Britain’s most successful philanthropists, investors, mentors, advisors and ascending entrepreneurs, who are supporting the next generation of up and coming business talent. In 2017 he was named as one of the 25 Most Influential Business People in Cambridge.

Paul is responsible for executing Chairman/NED & CXO searches across the technology sector, and building the Bailey Fisher network with a particular emphasis on high-growth, VC or Private Equity backed technology ventures.

He is a member of the steering committee for the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator and a member of the Board of Cambridge Ahead, a business and academic member group dedicated to promoting the successful long term growth of Cambridge and the region.  Previously, he was a Non Executive Director of NESTA Impact Investments and an advisor to New Wave Ventures, a privately owned fund investing in companies with significant growth potential. Paul is passionate about encouraging entrepreneurship and developing young business talent.  He is an active mentor and advisor within the Cambridge Technology Cluster and is one of the founders of the Perse Enterprise Conference.

Paul hosts Bailey Fisher’s series of Chair Dinners with a focus on thought leadership for Chair/NEDs in the technology sector. The events are chaired by Simon Calver, Head of BGF’s £200m venture fund for European technology, and former CEO of LOVEFiLM. Recent discussion topics have included Can the UK technology sector take on California and Growing Global.  Paul also co-hosts the Investor Club Dinners with IQ Capital Partners. Recent topics have included Entrepreneurship in Cambridge v London; ICOs: Opportunities in cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and Tech and Brexit.



With the industry-changing technology we have built, the customers we have signed up and the funding we have secured, it is time to move to the next stage of the plan, with an A-player to lead the company in its high-growth phase. Despite a really strong short list of candidates, the result of a worldwide executive search, we were unanimous in our agreement about who the right person to lead the company should be.
Greg Law, Co-founder - Undo