Michael Bowden

I’m a Founding Partner of the business and lead on mapping, research and insights. I have over 20 years of experience working in Search, including six years on the board of a fast-growing and award-winning boutique firm. I’m married, the proud father of two young children and split my time between St Albans and Devon. I’m passionate about the outdoors and can regularly be found on a hill, in a river, or in the sea with my kids. I also actively volunteer within the Scouts, run a local Beaver and Cub group, and lead all the local fundraising for an African-focused Malaria charity. In a previous life, I trained alongside Michelin-starred chefs so food remains one of my major passions (especially cooking on fire), and I am an insatiable consumer of Historical Fiction.

Kevin Mayes

As a Founding Partner, I focus on client engagement and leading the search process, as well as offering market insights and opportunities for acquisition. I’ve spent 25 years working in Search, initially operating across the Defence, Aerospace and Technology markets, before founding and building a start-up for a larger firm supporting the recruitment sector. Outside of work, my wife, three boys and Labrador leave me with very little spare time, but when I get the chance, I enjoy most outdoor pursuits, watching live comedy and going to the theatre. My wife is from Germany and as such we split our time between Berkhamsted and Berlin. We are active supporters of GOSH and Action Medical Research, who have recently played a significant role in our lives and to whom I owe an immense debt of gratitude.

Michael and Kevin are among two of my favourite people in the industry. Not only because they’re such nice people but also because they do a great job of finding outstanding talent.

Founder and CEO, Europe

Both Michael and Kevin are straightforward and very easy to work with. I felt they engaged with us, fully understood our “what, how and why” and totally embraced our proposition.

Founder and Managing Partner, Europe

Michael and Kevin provided exceptional service in helping me hire a UK and European Managing Director. They were professional, knowledgeable, and displayed a genuine interest. The recruitment process was seamless.

Founder and CEO, Europe

They represent us professionally and credibly in the market. Candidates are well briefed and are relevant, they don’t waste our, or the candidate’s time. They are both available and responsive and delightful to work with at all times. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

Managing Partner & CEO, International