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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 Chairman Dinners with a focus on thought leadership for Chairmen/NEDs & investors 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.



Bailey Fisher supported our recent search for a new CEO for GeoSpock, a Cambridge start-up offering real-time extreme scale database & analytics solutions. We were seeking a commercially focused CEO with eBusiness track record to complement the skills of our tech founder. Bailey Fisher conducted a highly professional search, surfacing excellent candidates in a sellers' market. Throughout the process I felt very well supported personally by Paul Bailey and I'm confident that we have hired one of the best candidates available."
Steve Churchhouse, Chairman - GeoSpock