Stephenson Executive Search is a family-owned business committed to providing high level search and continuity of service through its dedicated team. At its core is the belief that its employees are immersed and qualified in the markets in which they operate.  Consultants have qualifications relevant to their specialities which means clients and candidates have the reassurance of knowing that they are dealing with people who truly understand their business.

The company has over 50 years of headhunting experience and we believe that building long term relationships is the key to our success; many of Stephenson Executive Search’s clients and candidates date back to the firm’s origins in 1987.


We are an award-winning, family-owned headhunting firm focusing on the financial services and legal sectors.  We partner with our clients to ensure that we help them fulfil their strategic goals; whether this be diversity related, succession planning or specific recruitment needs.  We advise clients on how to appoint the right people and are committed to helping professionals navigate and advance their careers.

We cover:

  • Private banking, private wealth management and family office appointments
  • CFO and Finance Director / Manager appointments for a range of companies
  • Legal appointments in law firms, financial institutions and corporates
  • Main Board executive and non-executive appointments
  • Board reviews

in the UK and international markets.

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Our origins date from 1987 and our team has worked for global corporations, leading international private banks, family offices and the top ten performing investment trusts.  We have completed over 430 assignments for FTSE 250, FTSE 100, AIM and NYSE listed companies as well as blue chip boutiques.


We welcome the opportunity to have strictly confidential conversations with clients looking to expand their businesses, and candidates keen to develop their careers or seeking to learn more about opportunities in the financial services and legal sectors.