Our Business

Our origins date from 1987, when Stephenson Cobbold was co-founded by Tim Stephenson as a business that valued the significance of long-term relationships with a number of financial institutions – ranging from global players to smaller, boutique firms.  In 2012, after a career as a Private Banker, Billy Stephenson founded Stephenson Executive Search to focus on private wealth management.  In 2016, the two companies merged.  In 2019, the firm developed a legal practice headed by ex-Magic Circle lawyer Charlie Harvey and now Stephenson Executive Search focuses on:


  • 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


Over the past 30 years we have built a reputation as a company that is not purely transaction orientated. We believe it is vital to remain at the forefront of what is important to both clients and candidates and be able to advise them accordingly so that both parties can achieve their aspirations.

About Us


The choice of the right candidate can make a substantial difference to the bottom line of a business far exceeding the cost of the person concerned. Choosing the ideal candidate is often extremely difficult but professional executive search maximises the chances of an appointment being lastingly successful.