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What we do

Our executive team specialises in recruiting top talent for companies going through high growth and transformation journeys. Our track record in the digital, technology and private equity space has made us experts at finding leaders who can drive impactful, rapid change as well as creating long-term value, no matter the situation.

La Fosse Associates recruits top-to-bottom with an extensive network of professionals at all seniority levels. As a result we have exclusive access to the very best rising stars in executive talent.

Our flexible approach ensures that we can match your pace to accompany you on your journey at every stage, from investment to growth and through to exit.

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  • ​European & North

    American Offices

    ​Spanning the UK, America and Canada.

  • Private Equity & VC

    87% of our placements are within PE or VC backed portfolio companies.

Our Clients

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Executive Search

Unrivalled network of experienced executives and rising stars Our candidates have deep experience across all industry sectors, especially within Private Equity and Venture Capital. With a key focus on demonstrable track records in high growth or transformation situations. La Fosse's top-to-bottom recruitment model also allows us to follow the top emerging talent from the early stage in their careers, giving our clients access to the industry's rising stars to supplement the existing talent pool.

Best-in-class process with built-in agility Our executive search process ensures that only the best candidates are selected for the role. Alongside a structured, industry-leading approach, we have built agility in our process, allowing us to benchmark candidates early on and match our client's pace.

Outcome-focused We are all owners of the business, and regardless of the location or the role, we won‘t stop until we have found the perfect candidate.

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Interim Management

Unrivalled network across functions and geographies – Since 2007, we have been building our extensive network of high-calibre interim executives covering technology, financial, commercial and HR functions. Our track-record and delivery capability covers the UK, Europe and the USA.

Efficient delivery – Thanks to our high volume of interim activity, we maintain close contact with our bench of top executive talent. For most assignments, we can provide a shortlist within 48 hours, and will have the ideal candidate on-site within 1-3 weeks.

Success-based fees​ – Our interim model is contingent on success, and we won‘t stop searching until we have found the right leader to drive the business.

The Team

We don’t just work for La Fosse, we own it. With 40% of the business owned by employees, our team has a vested interest in the experience of every candidate and client.

Along with our 13 years of experience as an executive search and interim business comes a comprehensive network of talented individuals who are redefining the future of tech-enabled businesses throughout the UK, Europe, and North America.

As part of the Executive team, we fully embody our core values of Care, Ambition and Humility in all our projects. We run on the ethos that we are only as good as our last search, and alongside this comes a relentless drive to achieve the best outcome for each and every client.

Meet the team here

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What We've Done

  • Montagu Private Equity - Operating Partner

    La Fosse placed an Operating Partner Data & Digital for this mid-cap Private Equity fund.

  • TA Associates - Technology Operating Advisor

    The new Advisor supports TA's investment teams on due diligence for potential acquisitions.

  • Apax Partners - Chief Data & Analytics Officer

    La Fosse placed an internal CDO based in NY for this large-cap Private Equity fund.

  • Phlexglobal (Vitruvian) - Interim HRD

    Interim HRD implemented an effective HR strategy, and covered all areas of HR Management.

  • MobySoft (Livingbridge) - HR Advisor

    The HR Advisor provides support and guidance on the development of the business' People Strategy.

  • Culture Trip (PPF Group) - CHRO

    The CHRO was responsible for all areas of HR, including streamlining recruitment processes.

  • Preqin - Chief Data Officer

    Former Chief Information Architect at JPMorgan placed into Preqin.

  • Concardis (Bain Capital) - Interim CPO

    FinTech and Digital expert placed into Concardis.

  • Dyson - Head of Data

    The Head of Data focused on a new division at Dyson.

  • Unit4 - Interim Change Director

    La Fosse placed an experienced Change Director into Unit4 in the Netherlands (Advent).

  • Williams Lea Tag - Interim Transformation Director

    La Fosse placed an interim transformation specialist into WLT (Advent).

  • Nets Payments (Bain Capital) - Interim CTO

    La Fosse placed a transformation leader who has previously held senior roles at Tesco and Barclays.

  • Asurion - Senior Sales Director Europe

    We placed an experienced sales leader within the telecom and technology space.

  • Instant Offices (Bowmark) - Commercial Dir - Interim

    We placed a Growth, Digital Transformation and Data specialist.

  • Virgin Experience Days - CMO

    We placed an experienced digital marketing & e-commerce professional into VED (Inflexion).

  • CMC Markets - Group HoF

    We placed a Group Head of Finance, reporting to CFO, at CMC Markets (FTSE Listed).

  • Holiday Extras - Interim CFO

    We placed an Interim CFO following the departure of the long term incumbent.

  • Ascot Lloyd (Oaktree Capital) - CRO

    The search was for an experienced Chief Risk Officer from a financial services background.

  • Rolls-Royce - Interim CIO

    The successful candidate had a strong background in IT transformation in multinational organisations.

  • Premium Credit (Cinven) - CIO

    This board-level position was critical in delivering the digital transformation both int & ext.

  • Trainline (KKR) - CTO

    New CTO lead division growth from 30 to 300, enabling an IPO.

  • Exonar (Beringea) - CEO

    La Fosse placed the former CEO of Romonet and MD at Alcumus.

  • Capital on Tap - NED

    La Fosse placed an ex-CEO at Avantcard as NED/Advisor with Capital on Tap.

  • Concardis - Interim CPO

    FinTech and Digital expert placed into Concardis (Bain).

  • CMC Markets - Chair

    New chair was placed within one month, replacing previous Chair of ten years.

  • Ixaris - Chair

    Ixaris was at 4 million EBITDA, with a strong executive team seeking to continue to drive growth.

  • Lending Works - Chair

    La Fosse placed Simon Waugh as Chairman at Lending Works.

Testimonials

  • ​"I worked with La Fosse Associates recently in the recruitment of our new Head of Information Security. Their professionalism and knowledge of the Information Security sector helped immensely in finding the right candidate for MetaPack. I would definitely employ their services again.”

    CHRIS ASTALL

    ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT, METAPACK

  • ​"I have worked with La Fosse for the last three years. During this time I have found them to be a very good source of great quality candidates for some very demanding Change Management positions I have recruited. They take the time to understand the key drivers of the organisation, position and the recruiting manager and then source candidates that are able to deliver. Over this time I have gotten to know the team, and find them very personable and of very high personal and professional standards.”

    MALCOLM MULLINS

    MANAGING DIRECTOR, BALFOUR BEATTY

  • ​"I have worked with La Fosse Associates for well over a year now and they really stand out. Their service delivery is far superior to their competitors. They make the process extremely easy, take time to understand our business, the challenges we face (current and future), the calibre of people we hire and are extremely tenacious. Overall, they are a pleasure to deal with and I couldn’t recommend La Fosse more highly.”

    LAURA HANDS

    SENIOR HR BUSINESS PARTNER, ARCADIA

  • ​"La Fosse Associates are always my first call for recruitment. I have used them again and again over a number of years for a range of roles, and have always found them to be engaging and attentive. The skill of taking time and care to actively and attentively listen to requirements is what makes La Fosse stand out above the rest. Treating people with respect is a hugely important factor in the recruitment process. No matter whether I was a client or a candidate, their approach has never changed. Very few of their peers do that.”

    STEVE JOLLEY

    BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTOR, JLT GROUP

  • ​"I have used La Fosse Associates on many occasions to build top to bottom capability across the IT function after a merger and restructuring. Once they got to know us they delivered some quick wins with the appointment of some key interim hires, followed by permanent hires at the lower levels. When I needed to appoint a Head of infrastructure and operations I also commissioned La Fosse. They ran a great process, resulting in the appointment of an outstanding individual who is doing a great job for me as my number two.”

    ADAM BURSTOW

    CIO, TELEREAL

  • ​“Keep up the great work - I’ve followed your business with admiration from the point at which you launched it. You’ve done things differently and that's a refreshing much needed change in the industry. ”

    YOUSUF KHAN

    CIO, PURESTORAGE

  • ​"The Global CIO was a critical hire for Linklaters and La Fosse Associates managed the whole process efficiently from beginning to end. In particular, we found their communication seamless and were impressed that the documentation accurately reflected each candidate’s CIO capability. We also appreciated the tact and diplomacy with which La Fosse afforded our internal candidates.”

    ANGELA OGILVIE

    HEAD OF PARTNER ADVISORY, LINKLATERS

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