Executive Search London

Mapping London's Future Leaders, One Executive at a Time

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Our Executive Recruitment Services In London

London, the capital of the United Kingdom, stands as a global financial epicenter and a hub for a myriad of industries. Traditionally anchored by sectors like finance, insurance, and professional services, the city’s economy is also bolstered by robust contributions from media, arts, tourism, and education.

With its cosmopolitan nature, world-class infrastructure, and rich history, London continuously attracts both established enterprises and startups. Due to the evolving market, companies must have the best leaders at the helm who can drive innovation and foster business growth.

Keller is widely recognized as a leading executive search firm in London, and a proud member of NPA Worldwide. We specialize in providing stellar recruitment solutions to businesses in a broad range of industries. Our bespoke solutions aim to connect companies to the most qualified candidates who can give our clients’ businesses a competitive advantage.

This is what makes Keller stand out from other London recruitment firms.

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Our Headhunting Process

Our Services

At Keller, we are committed to helping companies achieve long-term success through our stellar headhunting services. Our services are tailored to the specific needs of each of our clients, breaking away from the generic one-fits-all approach to headhunting and recruitment many agencies use.

In our nearly two decades of collective personal and professional experience, we have come to understand that these types of generic approaches to recruitment often fail to meet client requirements and result in subpar placements. Instead, Keller offers customized headhunting solutions unlike any other.At Keller, we value the privacy and security of our clients.

Our services are conducted with the utmost respect for the safety and confidentiality of our clientele, and we commit ourselves to responsible and ethical practices in everything we do.

Our Process

To ensure that our searches are successful, we begin our process by identifying the business’ needs and goals, its organizational culture, the role requirements, and what is expected from the candidate.

Once these parameters have been established, the next step for our team is sourcing industry experts who meet, or perhaps even exceed, our client’s hiring requirements.

All candidates we identify during this search step go through a rigorous assessment and screening process, which involves extensive background, criminal, and reference checks. We also assess candidates for other, more intricate factors, including their cultural alignment, management style, motivational drivers, personality types, and work ethic.

This results in a shortlist of talent ideally suited to our client’s needs. The final step in our process is providing said client with this shortlist so that they may conduct interviews and make the final hiring decision.

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Our Industries

Keller specializes in sourcing talented candidates for open leadership roles in companies from a wide range of industries in London. Some of these industries include:

  • Finance and Banking
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Legal and Professional Services
  • Technology and IT Services
  • Media and Broadcasting
  • Real Estate and Property Development
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Healthcare and Medical Services
  • Retail and Fashion
  • Arts and Culture
  • Fintech and Digital Banking
  • Healthtech and Medtech
  • Green and Renewable Energy
  • E-commerce and Digital Retailing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Foodtech and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Edtech and Online Learning Platforms
  • Creative Industries and Design
  • Circular Economy and Waste Management

Roles We Recruit For

Our professional executive recruiters fill open executive-level and senior-level roles, including but not limited to:

  • Real Estate Development Director
  • Head of Retail Strategy
  • Head of Media and Broadcasting
  • Director of Tourism and Hospitality
  • Director of Legal Services
  • Director of Banking and Finance
  • Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer for Healthcare Institutions
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Data Scientist

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Why Choose Keller for Executive Hunting in London?

Choosing Keller for executive headhunting in London ensures you are partnering with a firm deeply rooted in experience and expertise. Our long-standing history in the field equips us with invaluable insights into London’s unique market dynamics, allowing us to pinpoint the precise talents that businesses need to thrive.

Keller’s team is made up of experienced recruiters and consultants, each with vast expertise in their respective fields as well as the headhunting arena. We leverage this expertise, and make use of tried and true techniques and methodologies, to provide our clientele with the top talent available and candidates guaranteed to drive success in any organization.

Our team commits itself to continuous learning, staying up to date with the latest technologies and developments in the field of recruitment. Additionally, we ensure that our content and Insights are up to date with the latest market trends and challenges. This provides us with the knowledge and expertise needed to provide clients with their ideal matches.

Beyond our vast knowledge and understanding, what truly sets Keller apart is our unwavering commitment to diversity and workplace inclusion. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce drives business growth and fosters innovation and creativity. We ensure that our search processes are designed to assess all candidates without any bias towards their age, belief, ethnicity, and gender.

In this way, we actively contribute to shaping industry standards.

Keller’s team is committed to handling user inquiries in a constructive and respectful manner. Reach out to Keller today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Locations and Roles Does Keller find Candidates For?

Keller is recognized as a global recruitment leader due to our wide reach and ability to recruit top-tier candidates for companies from around the globe, including those in London. Some of the roles we secure talent for include:

  • C-Suite Roles (CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, CMO, COO)
  • Chief Data Scientist
  • Chief Medical Officer for Healthcare Institutions
  • Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • Director of Finance and Banking
  • Director of Legal Services
  • Director of Tourism and Hospitality
  • Head of Media and Broadcasting
  • Head of Retail Strategy
  • Real Estate Agent

Why Does Keller Use a Customized Approach?

Keller’s approach to recruitment and executive search has been influenced profoundly by the personal and professional experiences of our team members.
Initially, Keller stuck to a one-size-fits-all method in our searches, which had worked for the few clients we’d had thus far. However, our recruiters still remember vividly the project which created a turning point for us.

We were tasked with placing a senior executive for an important client, and the generalized method we had relied on until that point failed. The candidate we placed did not have the skills and experience needed for the role and struggled to adjust to the company’s unique culture.

While this project was not a success, it helped us realize the significant limitations of using a generic recruitment strategy, and emphasized the importance of providing our clientele with professional, tailor-made recruitment solutions. Shifting our strategy to focus on each client’s unique requirements allowed Keller to foster lasting client relationships and achieve the successful track record we are known for.

We have helped numerous clients over the years to find their ideal leaders, and Keller has become synonymous with top-tier recruitment and executive search as a result.

What Happens if Keller is Unable to Fill a Role?

Keller’s team goes above and beyond to ensure a successful placement is made. However, we acknowledge that there may be rare occasions wherein a placement we make fails to meet the expectations of our clients. For these situations, Keller offers a 90-day guarantee to replace any candidate who does not fulfill client requirements.

Navigate to our latest Insights below to expand your knowledge on global and local market trends, and the world of recruitment.

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Client Testimonials

“Keller’s team was dedicated to finding the right fit for us and was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Outstanding!” – OliviaT., VP of Human Resources

“We were able to secure top talent with Keller’s help, and we will absolutely be using their services again in future.” – Daniel R., Chief Strategy Officer

“We were looking for a recruitment firm that is both effective and innovative, and finally found it in Keller. They provided us with an executive that we couldn’t be happier with.” – Robert E., Head of Marketing

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