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Paul Bailey

Executive Chairman

Paul co-founded Bailey Fisher Executive Search in 1998 and served as Managing Director until July 2018 when he took on the role of Executive Chairman.  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 supports Bailey Fisher in 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 companies.

Paul is passionate about encouraging entrepreneurship and developing young business talent.  He is an active mentor and advisor within the Cambridge Technology Cluster. Previously he was 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.  He has held several advisory roles with NESTA Impact Investments and New Wave Ventures.

Along with Andrew Moore, Paul hosts Bailey Fisher’s series of Chair Dinners with a focus on thought leadership for Chair/NEDs in the technology sector. Paul also co-hosts a series of Investor Club Dinners with IQ Capital Partners.



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