Recent Appointment

Managing Director

Al Bird

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with SaaS company Abacus e-Media on the search for a Managing Director, resulting in the appointment of Al Bird.

Abacus e-Media provides sophisticated content management and audience measurement software to a selection of industries, including publishing, membership organisations and public sector.  The company provides content owners with cloud-based, enterprise class technology and services that successfully translate digital strategy into digital business.

Abacus e-Media engaged Bailey Fisher Executive Search to manage the search for a Managing Director.  The successful candidate, Al Bird, was formerly Consultancy Director then Managing Director at KnowledgePool, Europe’s leading managed learning services provider. Al led the business through rapid growth and successful private equity sale and integration into Capita Plc. Prior to KnowledgePool, Al was Business Development Director for Accenture’s HR & Learning BPO Services division, working with clients including Unilever, HSBC, BT and Sky.

This assignment was managed by Joe Graziano, Technology Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search. Joe specialises in SaaS executive search assignments, as well as EdTech, FinTech, digital media and digital health.

“We engaged Bailey Fisher to find a Managing Director for Abacus e-Media. As a software company transitioning from project work to a SaaS based platform, Bailey Fisher understood our positioning and requirements and set about our search with intelligent enthusiasm.  Joe Graziano led the charge and we were very impressed with his skills throughout the entire process.  His energy and communication were excellent and he guided (and managed) us from initial brief, through interviewing to shortlist and final selection.  I would highly recommend both Bailey Fisher and Joe Graziano and would have no hesitation in using them again.”  Martin Durham, Chairman, Abacus e-Media


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