Nexec Leaders, the leading provider of executive search & talent development solutions, is running a series of roadshow events in New Zealand & Australia to educate & connect scaling technology companies on scale-ups market entry & scaling up into the UK & European markets.
The events will take place in Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne & Sydney during May and we will be hosting over 150 company founders & CEO’s in these cities.
Managing Director Peter Gillingwater commented “We have historically assisted a number of great technology companies from the ANZ region and now is the time to start a more formalised programme in coordination with NZTE, Austrade, UKDIT and London & Partners. We recognise the quality of companies looking to expand internationally is high but the experience within many executive teams is lacking when it comes to scaling into Europe. We aim to rectify this issue and we will prepare and support many dozens of companies in our programme. Details will be revealed soon around a new Landing Pad initiative in London currently under development.”
Nexec Leaders are proud to announce the appointment of Turgay Akar to lead IronGroup’s SEO practice. As their first Head of SEO, Turgay will be tasked with refining and scaling the SEO function to drive growth globally.
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Nexec Leaders, the leading provider of executive search & talent development solutions, was delighted to attend and champion the recent Mayor of London Market Visit to Europe alongside London & Partners and Tech London Advocates.
Joining the final engagement of the Mayor of London’s European cities tour promoting #LondonIsOpen Managing Director Peter Gillingwater and Director Sarah Luxford supported a series of panel debates and discussions about the opportunities and challenges facing tech companies in both cities.
As an official mentor for the Mayor’s International Business Programme, Peter Gillingwater commented “This trip underlines the importance and need for collaboration amongst key cities to drive further business opportunities and innovation in the tech sector, together. This has been an opportunity continuing to celebrate the strength of London’s digital ecosystem worldwide of which I am proud to support.”
This trip comes at a time when Nexec Leaders are launching an end to end tailored solution looking at both talent and practical needs for companies looking to go global via London.
Fuelled by the desire to drive action & change the industry for an equal gender footing, Nexec Leaders Sarah Luxford and Nikki Watkins founded Tech London Advocates’ WOMENINTECH working group. In a very short time their initiative has grown into to a 900-advocate strong movement consisting of a mix of entrepreneurs, digital specialists, government advisors and international corporate professionals.
As business leaders come to understand the organisational benefits of a diverse workforce and the need to turn thoughts into actions – TLA WOMENINTECH are here to support the ecosystem, now both off and online.
MD of Nexec Leaders Peter Gillingwater says: “Diversity is no longer a subject businesses can afford to overlook – it must be built into the business plan as a strategic objective. We are delighted to support the TLA WOMENINTECH working group and stand by our own commitment as international executive headhunters to source a diverse candidate base for every search campaign”.
Tech London Advocates WomeninTech supported by Nexec Leaders & Co-Founded by Nexec Director Sarah Luxford, descend on London City Hall’s Living Room for their final working group of the year focusing on the insights and tips to pave our way to the Boardroom.
In the last few years we have seen a shift with business no longer asking why women’s representation is so important but how they can make gender diversity a reality. This is a positive step forward, however the reality is that progress in women’s representation at executive level remains woeful. A recent report by Cranfield showed that women’s representation at Executive Committee level in the FTSE 100 was 19.4% of Exec roles, similarly look at the number of female CEO’ within the FTSE100 – a grand total of 7.
If we are to see sustained gender diversity at the top of business then more must be done to ensure women progress through the executive pipeline – something of which Nexec Leaders takes very seriously as a duty to the tech industry.
That is why On Monday 5th December, Tech London Advocates WomeninTech supported by Nexec Leaders & Co-Founded by Nexec Director Sarah Luxford, descended on City Hall’s Living Room for their final working group of the year focusing on the insights and tips to pave our way to the Boardroom.
The Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, warmly kicked off the evening welcoming guests and providing insight into CityHall’s own gender equality initiatives whilst making it clear Diversity is key on the Mayor’s agenda for London. We then jumped into a lively panel of reflections & recommended actions, hosted by the Queen of Startups, Bindi Karia, joined by Anne de Kerckhove (CEO, IronGroup), Martina King (CEO, Featurespace), Rory Stirling (Partner, BGF Ventures), Susanne Given (Chair, Made.com) and Leanne Taylor (UKI Board, SAP).
An executive development session then followed led by Nikki Watkins homing in on Executive Presence, how we walk, talk and interact to align with ‘our brand’.
MD of Peter Gillingwater comments “The executive talent pipeline is something all companies should be consistently reviewing whilst implementing actions & procedures to support a diverse workforce. Nexec Leaders are proud to support TLA Women in Tech and offer talent solutions from executive search to talent development that compliments the TLA WomeninTech mission.”
So, as we drive through 2017, What Impact Do You Want To Make?