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Paul Bailey

Executive Chairman

Paul co-founded Bailey Fisher Executive Search in 1998 and led the growth of the business as Managing Director for 20 years during which time he built the boards and management teams for some of the most innovative companies to have emerged from the European technology market.

After a successful exit in July 2018, he took on the role of Executive Chairman. In 2019, Paul joined Cambridge Enterprise as an Entrepreneur in Residence, helping founders develop their business propositions and advising academics on commercialising their technologies.

Paul was named in the 2016 Maserati 100 list of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, mentors and advisors supporting the next generation of business talent and was recognised as one of the most influential business people in Cambridge in 2017. He has held advisory roles with NESTA Impact Investments and New Wave Ventures and was previously a member of the steering committee for the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, a member of the Board of Cambridge Ahead and a founder of The Perse School Enterprise Conference.

Paul co-hosts a series of Investor Club Dinners with IQ Capital Partners, for VCs and angels actively investing in Cambridge technology companies.

“Bailey Fisher has been the key intermediator between innovative growing companies around greater Cambridge and the best talent available worldwide to support their growth for over 2 decades. It commands respect for its professionalism and for the role it plays in supporting the diverse needs of the region’s businesses.”
Hugh Parnell, Chairman - Cambridge Cleantech