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Finding the TALENT.™ to drive your business forward

The WilsonHCG executive search team finds the right people for business critical roles. We complete the search, selection and hiring process - with the degree of diplomacy and confidentiality you'd expect - or we can conduct the vital market research and provide a plan of action to get your search started. 

Why do clients choose WilsonHCG Executive Search?

As a trusted global industry leader in executive search, clients choose WilsonHCG because of our diverse range of experience within B2B and B2C ecosystems in a variety of sectors, particularly those in high-growth environments. More importantly, they trust our delivery model,  work ethic, authenticity, availability and our ability to strategically partner with client teams (and talent pools) across the globe.

How is WilsonHCG Executive Search different?

We use agile methodologies and cutting-edge technology with a hyper-collaborative and rapid “one-team” approach with an explicit focus on candidate experience and care.

We start by understanding your unique talent and business needs; we then design a strategy and conduct customized market research to find you industry-leading talent that aligns to your culture and goals.

Our executive search experience

 Our executive search solutions find quality talent, in the fastest timeframe, with the best experience for both you and your candidates.

A single, dedicated team, with seamless processes & cutting-edge technology

We align the most appropriate resources, skillsets, technology platforms, go-to-market strategies, and processes to meet your customized needs and timelines.

Optimized commercial agreements

Executive Search Outsourcing (ESO) clients spend less and gain more per search by packaging multiple executive searches under one contract.

Comprehensive understanding of your business, brand, and culture

We take the time to truly understand your business and culture so that we can deliver the outcomes that your organization needs by providing a compelling message to highly targeted candidate pools.

We understand “what good looks like” as a leader at your company (not just for a single position/function) and assess talent in a more holistic way. We look at how well a candidate would mesh with the organization, their peers, and leadership. We also create complementary teams of leaders as each search unfolds.

Cross-functional collaboration & partnership

We believe cross-functional collaboration is key to allow us to pivot quickly and effectively across each search.

Retained executive search

Our retained executive search team provides end-to-end placements on all types of executive roles. As a retained executive search partner, WilsonHCG delivers high-quality candidates that align with your corporate culture, giving you the best possible results so you can exceed your business goals.

Executive market mapping, data & research

We proactively identify best-fit talent for critical leadership roles using in-depth analysis of the market's most qualified executive-level talent. We use high-tech tools to effectively analyze the data we collate.

Our team of global experts provides market intelligence to drive executive search, external succession planning, supply and demand, compensation analysis and networking strategies.

Proven success across all industries

We have extensive experience in both B2B and B2C ecosystems and virtually all sectors including:

- Software

- Private Equity/Venture Capital

- Online and Mobile Services

- Industrial

- Information Technology

- Logistics and Supply Chain

- Retail

- Professional Services

- Fast Moving Consumer Goods

- Financial Services

- And more

High-level placements, exceptional results.


Meet some of our executive search team

Our executive search leadership team heads up a talented group of recruiters with experience across all continents and multiple industries.
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Phil Brakewell

Vice President of Executive Search

Phil Brakewell leads WilsonHCG's executive search efforts across EMEA.  He has more than 14 years of global executive search experience. 

Prior to WilsonHCG, he served as Head of Executive Search for ResourceBank and before that held senior consultant and resourcing leadership positions at Hitchenor Wakeford and The Caudwell Group – where he was responsible for developing the business internationally and drove innovative search solutions on behalf of a diverse range of clients.  

Richard Letcher

Co-Managing Director, Asia
Richard Letcher, who is based in Hong Kong, manages the broader business and leads Profile’s human resources practice across Asia.

He has 26 years of executive search experience. Prior to launching Profile in 2005, Richard worked at a leading executive search firm in London, Hong Kong, and Australia, focusing on both the accounting and human resources divisions of the business. He started his career as an accountant, first at Arthur Andersen and then with Credit Suisse First Boston in London. Richard received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bristol University.

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