Executive Search

Bronzegate is an executive search firm which only appoints finance & strategy leaders with unrivalled access to talent.

For many executive search firms that recruit across the entire C-Suite, a major obstacle to successful assignment delivery is often found in the considerable headhunting restrictions they operate under. As finance executive search specialists we are able to operate with minimal restrictions thereby providing our clients with swift and unparalleled access to the very best leaders from across the finance community.

Not only do we source exceptional finance executives for discerning clients, we also guide them through the nuances and complexities of finance executive recruitment, making us a leading finance executive search firm within the UK.

Operating Principles

Our retained search model is based on sharing risk with our clients through engagement in a truly performance-focused process.

The equitable search model we apply has five key operating principles:

  • Increased completion rate;

We work diligently and exhaustively, aided by our relative lack of restrictions, to ensure we always succeed for our clients with no excuses.

  • Reduced time to shortlist delivery

Our specialist market knowledge, extensive network and systematic process ensures we typically deliver comprehensive shortlists within four weeks of instruction

  • Minimised retention fee

We operate a retained search model with a tailored retention fee typically less than the industry average of 1/3

  • No shortlist fee       

We are confident our process and unrivalled access to talent will allow us to always deliver so we do not charge a shortlist fee for our executive searches. We do not believe that clients should pay the majority of a fee before a hire is even made.

  • Overall fee weighted to completion

We believe clients should pay for success not failure so our fees are weighted towards a successful appointment with typically more than 2/3 of our executive search fees paid upon a hire being made.

The Bronzegate way:

Retention fee (up to) 1/3
No Shortlist fee
Completion fee (no less than) 2/3


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