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John Bridger

Director: Technology Practice

John is a Director in the Technology Practice, leading global searches for growth technology companies, with a focus on Deep Tech businesses at the forefront of AI and Machine Learning.  He specialises in Seed and Series A businesses looking to appoint commercially-minded leaders to drive growth; typically CEOs, other C-suite and VP level appointments.

John joined Bailey Fisher in 2016 as a Technology Researcher, before being promoted to Associate.  Following a succession buyout in 2018, John became a member of the management team and the youngest Director in the firm’s history.  Having specialised recently in research, across a range of technologies, markets and investments, John has a deep understanding of the technology sector and candidate market globally.

Before joining Bailey Fisher John spent 4 years in executive search and senior recruitment focusing on IT & Communications across the UK and European markets.

John has a First-class degree in History from the University of Westminster.  He lives in Cambridgeshire with his partner and his dog.

"We engaged Bailey Fisher to manage the search for a key executive level hire. John approached what was a challenging brief incredibly professionally and diligently, providing 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."

CEO, early stage technology