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John Bridger

Associate, Technology

John is responsible for delivering global searches for ambitious technology companies, from IP rich engineering companies such as IoT and wireless technologies, through to sophisticated software such as AI and SaaS.  John partners with companies at all stages of the growth cycle, from emerging high-growth businesses to large corporates looking to innovate.

John brings deep technical understanding and market knowledge to advise his clients in an increasingly complex and competitive international market.  He focuses on introducing high-impact individuals who are instrumental to the continued future success of his clients’ businesses, including CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CMOs and Sales Directors.

Recently completed assignments include: Head of Engineering for a global consumer electronics business; VP Sales for a Fintech start up; CEO for an IP rich technology company and Group R&D Director for a printing technology business.

John co-hosts Bailey Fisher Executive Search’s series of peer-to-peer CEO events focusing on knowledge sharing and thought leadership for CEOs of growth companies in the technology sector.  Recent guest speakers have included Shirin Dehghan, Senior Partner at Frog Capital & former Founder/CEO of Arieso; Simon Calver, Head of BGF Ventures, and former CEO of LOVEFiLM; and serial entrepreneur William Reeve, (; Secret Escapes).

John joined Bailey Fisher in 2016, bringing a background in specialist IT & Communications recruitment, focusing on the UK & European markets. He has a First Class Honours Degree in History from the University of Westminster.

"We engaged Bailey Fisher to lead the search for an executive level hire. John approached what was a challenging brief incredibly professionally and diligently, providing in-depth and rigorous research into all aligned markets. Operating within a tight market, John consistently displayed creativity and tenacity in his approach to finding and engaging with relevant candidates. He presented a shortlist of high-calibre individuals from which we appointed an excellent candidate."
Emily Mackay, CEO, TAB