We offer 3 key services to our clients:
Below is an overview of what sets Directorbank apart …
MID-MARKET SEARCH EXPERIENCE
We have extensive experience recruiting Board and senior directors for mid-market businesses across the UK, Germany and the wider DACH region. Covering the Private Equity, AIM listed, Small Cap and private markets, we have successfully completed over 2,000 appointments across all critical leadership functions and key sectors.
Each of our Directors has more than 20 years of experience bringing deep sector knowledge, functional understanding and objective insight. We grasp a client brief quickly and get the search approach and candidate profile right first time. Our collective knowledge feeds creative thinking, offering alternative options that may not be immediately obvious to give our clients the best possible shortlist.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
To set a quality benchmark, and to further support industry best practice, Directorbank is a signatory to the ‘Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms‘. This Code lays out clear steps that member firms must follow to promote the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct, and to provide their clients with the best possible service and search outcome. We reflect this across the entire assignment process from our discussions with the client, research activity and referral networks through to candidate approaches, interviews, and the evaluation and assessment stages.
LEADING TALENT NETWORK
Our network is a market-leading talent pool of entrepreneurial business leaders with demonstrable track records in value creation. This means we source high calibre candidates fast which results in a quicker turnaround for our clients. We invest in enriching this network, conducting frequent mapping and relationship-building programmes to ensure we maintain visibility of, and engagement with the most capable directors in the market.
We are a European business with a regional focus. Our UK team operates nationally, providing strong market coverage to expedite searches successfully. Our German team covers the DACH region and adjacent territories and accounts for almost half of our work.
Our track record gives us a highly credible brand across our market, in all sectors, meaning we reach and attract the most capable candidates. It also gives confidence to our clients in a first class service, a strong shortlist and a successful outcome.
PRIVATE EQUITY EXPERTISE
We have particular experience in Private Equity having supported over 100 PE Houses at the pre-deal and portfolio stages of the investment cycle. Having completed an MBO ourselves in 2017, we have first-hand experience of the investment process and genuinely appreciate the challenges placed upon a management team when leading a business into this phase of ownership.
In Germany, Directorbank has recently ranked as a ‘Top 6’ search firm for Private Equity by leading business publication, WirtschaftsWoche.
Directorbank is owned and managed by experienced search professionals. With a vested interest in long term success, we commit to delivering an excellent standard of service. Every member of the team is engaged, motivated and supported in their role with the resources, integrity and determination to deliver optimum results for our clients.
STRONG RESEARCH CAPABILITIES
Comprehensive, intelligent research underpins every search mandate. Our experienced in-house researchers are adept at utilising all methods of candidate acquisition from network referrals and desk research to social media and innovative mapping tools. We tailor our approach to match each client’s specific needs and respond to developments quickly to deliver the most successful outcome.