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La Fosse Strengthens Executive Search Practice with Two Key Senior Hires

Jack Denison

30 January 2020

by Jack Denison

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La Fosse Associates is delighted to welcome two new senior hires to their Executive Search team this month, in anticipation of further expansion into the European market in 2020.

Alice Lesbaupin

Alice has recently joined our Executive Search practice as the Head of Research, focusing on expanding our already established Executive and Interim divisions.

Before moving to La Fosse, she was part of the ‘Executive Search, Private Equity & Venture Capital’ team at Egon Zehnder in London, where she spent four years focusing on placing senior fund professionals. Alice has also worked at Russell Reynolds, where she covered financial services and consumer sector from their São Paulo, Brazil office.

Prior to executive search, Alice accrued four years of experience in marketing and business intelligence at a consumer goods company, and spent a year advising a diverse range of clients on topics from payments to healthcare at a consultancy firm.

Alice graduated with a BSc in Economics and has a master’s degree in Business and Marketing. She also speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Alice comments:

“London has one of the most impressive stocks of executive talent in the world. I'm particularly excited about the ‘perfect storm’ of such human capital: many of the world's leading established organisations, most of Europe's marquee tech companies, and scores of fast-growing start-ups. This potential, along with La Fosse's talented team, is what drove me to join their Executive Search practice. I'm looking forward to helping scale this business and building upon the great reputation and culture that La Fosse has already established.”

Lise Ferrier

Lise Ferrier leads the Sales and Marketing Executive Search practice at La Fosse in the UK and Europe. She focuses on placing executive and C-level individuals in a variety of commercial leadership roles, and operates across a range of sectors including private equity.

Prior to La Fosse, Lise worked as a Business Development Manager at tado° – a tech IoT start-up focusing on smart heating products – and at Montagu Private Equity, where she focused on C-level portfolio talent management across Europe.

Lise started her career as an executive search consultant, advising mid and large-cap private equity clients on the recruitment of their CEOs, CFOs and non-executive board members.

Lise holds a master’s in International Management from UCD Michael Smurfit in Dublin, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and Economics from Sciences Po Strasbourg, France. She speaks fluent English and French, and conversational German.

Lise comments:

“La Fosse has a great reputation as one of the leading tech, digital and transformation recruiters in the UK, and has consistently been recognized as one of the UK’s top employers. I am delighted to be joining La Fosse to capitalise on its deep industry expertise and take its Executive Sales and Marketing practice to the next phase of growth.”

Jack Denison, Director of our Executive Search division, adds:

“As we expand our Executive offering across Europe, having Lise and Alice join will accelerate our rapid growth into new markets. Their wealth of experience across both private equity and Executive Search will be a welcome addition to our existing skillset. We're really excited to welcome them to the team.”

For more information on our Executive Search practice, please contact Jack by email at or call 020 7932 1686.