Bill Thomas

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have assisted GetMyFirstJob with the search for a Chairman, resulting in the successful appointment of Bill Thomas.

GetMyFirstJob was launched in 2010 to help improve the process of placing young people into apprenticeships for one of the UK’s largest training providers. The original concept developed to reflect the fact that this was an industry wide issue.  Subsequent rapid organic growth was supported by an investment by Nesta Impact Investment in 2014.  Nesta Impact Investment invests in organisations that create a positive social impact as well as delivering a financial return.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search was engaged by Nesta Impact Investment to identify a Chairman with proven entrepreneurial experience to help guide and mentor the team at GetMyFirstJob.  The search was managed by Paul Bailey, Founding Partner at Bailey Fisher Executive Search.

The successful candidate, Bill Thomas, is an experienced international Advisor, Investor, Non-Executive Director and Board Member for high growth companies.


Pete Kelly

Bailey Fisher Executive Search is pleased to have worked with Digital Assess on the search for a CTO.

Digital Assess is a leading provider of SaaS based assessment solutions that serve the education, e-learning and vocational sectors. The business provides its customers with one product made up of a set of dependable tools designed to capture and assess skills from a single location. The technology allows users to make judgements with ease and affords learners the chance to demonstrate every facet of applied knowledge. Digital Assess works with some of the world’s most trusted education brands to support and improve the whole learning process, including Cambridge Assessment, Oxford University Press, AQA, Pearson Education and the University of Edinburgh.

Bailey Fisher Executive Search was engaged to manage the search for a CTO for Digital Assess, to play an integral role in the company’s strategic direction, development and future growth.

The successful candidate, Pete Kelly is an experienced CTO with a background leading technical teams in a high-growth environment.