Managing Director and CEO Recruitment

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Rapid Permanent and Interim MD & CEO Recruitment

Do you need to fill a Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer vacancy, either permanently or on an interim basis? Executives Online is a Managing Director recruitment firm which specialises in making senior appointments and our core services can either supply an interim Managing Director shortlist within 48 hours, or headhunt the best talent on the market backed with a 12 month guarantee to ensure they are the right person for you business.

Executives Online can rapidly recruit the MD or CEO you need as our consultants global networks and database contains over 15,000 candidates with proven track-records as Managing Directors or CEOs working at board level. These senior executives have experience working for listed and private companies, startups, government and public sector bodies, VC and private equity firms. See some of our successful CEO and Managing Director placements.

Our management director recruitment team have considerable global experience and networks, giving them access to senior leaders with extensive experience for permanent positionsprojectschange programmes, or interim assignments.

Areas We Cover

We can locate and secure a Managing Director or CEO across a wide range of industries. In particular our consultants have deep experience placing senior executives within:

We work with both SMEs and startup’s looking to get the right leadership team in place to accelerate growth, and larger blue chip and FTSE 250 businesses wanting succession, stability or a change of strategy and business model. 

Challenges We Solve

The challenges for MDs and CEOs have never been greater. Fundamental shifts in the business environment such as the rapidly changing behaviour of customers, emergence of new competitors globally and the threat of cyber attacks continue to be key items on the agenda.

Many of the businesses we work with are looking for modern leaders who are able to assist with strategy and implementation, risk and crisis management and business transformation, whilst monitoring company performance, ensuring ethical compliance, and communicating with stakeholders. We also help our clients by supplying interim CEOs and MDs who can bring a specific skill set to the organisation on a temporary basis, or experiences (such as M&A) for businesses who are going through a transitional period and are looking for individuals who have been on that journey before and can help guide them on a temporary basis.

  • Overseen multi-million pound mergers and acquisitions
  • Strengthening functional teams at critical times
  • Dealing with private equity providers and venture capital firms
  • Supported management buyouts, buy-ins, and flotations
  • Orchestrating major corporate turnarounds
  • Nurturing SMEs

Our managing director and CEO recruitment team brings their knowledge, experience and network to any project – ensuring you get the right person on time and on budget.

How We Can Help You

Whether you are looking for an Interim change manager or a want to recruit an executive on a more permanent basis – we are experts in finding the right person for your business.

Executive Search

Our executive recruitment and headhunting service searches the market for the best talent, and matches candidates to your business on both technical competency and behaviours ensuring a great cultural fit. Our award winning candidate presentation tool gives you complete visibility and control of the recruitment process while providing in-depth and thorough candidate assessments that allows you to make an informed decision about the right person for your role.

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Interim Management

If you have a need for fast, specialist recruitment then our interim management service can supply you with experienced senior leaders on 3 to 12+ month assignments to provide extra resource to a project or plug an urgent leadership gap. We are able to provide shortlists for a role within 24 to 48 hours, ensuring you get the person you need as quickly as possible.

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Recent Roles

Consumer Goods
Interim Deputy CEO
Financial Services
Managing DIrector
Consumer Goods
Managing Director
Management Consulting
Interim CEO

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Higher Education

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Guaranteed Permanent MD & CEO Recruitment

If you are looking for a more permanent change to a Managing Director or CEO level position then our award winning executive-intro®  search and recruitment service guarantee's that the candidate you hire will be a success. Our enhanced service offers:

  • Guaranteed free replacement if the candidate you hire leaves your organisation in under 12 months.
  • More useful information about your candidates than just CVs.
  • Adds both ease and rigor to your evaluation process.
  • Online access to candidate information and collaborative tools, including:
    • Video introductions from your candidates
    • Full behavioural profiles matched to the criteria you select
    • CVs
    • Notes from your Executives Online recruitment consultant’s interviews with your candidates
    • Candidate responses to competency questions
    • Candidate references
    • The ability to share notes confidentially with your recruitment team on each candidate’s suitability
    • 24/7 access via any internet browser – desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile

Speak to an expert to see how we can help recruit your next Managing Director or CEO


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The Job Description is one of the key tools that enables you to attract the best MDs and CEOs to your hiring process. We've created a free to download template that has been laid out specifically for senior executive jobs that will help ensure the right people are attracted to your process.