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Sourcing your Senior level talent

Personal | connected | competitive

 

At Nicola Gardiner Executive Search we have over 20 years of experience in search and recruitment. We specialise in Board and Director level appointments for start-ups and SME's in and around Oxford.

OUR PROMISES

Personal

Our track record working for leading recruiters such as London based Odgers and Robert Walters, gives our clients the comfort of knowing that we have worked for major blue chips as well as much smaller clients. Our aim is to provide professionalism with a truly personal service.

Connected

Our extensive local network combined with the ability to head hunt individuals into the area from outside guarantees you the best possible candidate for your post.

Competitive

We offer a transparent cost effective quality service, tailored to your needs.

 

 
“Oxford is an international mecca for entrepreneurs. Getting the right people in from the outset is undoubtedly one of the key challenges, and I am passionate about getting that right for my clients.”
— Nicola Gardiner.
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OUR SECTORS

We're experts at finding your Board and Director level talent across all technology and science based industries, and have a wealth of experience working with Start-ups and SME's.

“It has been very refreshing working with Nicola. She understands the distinct requirements of start-ups, and can work with a fluid brief and moving timescales whilst still producing first rate candidates.”
— Adrian Black CEO Contego Fraud Solutions Limited
 
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OUR PROCESS

Collaborative

Discuss with us your desired profile well before the role actually becomes ‘live’. Given our extensive network, it may be that some possible candidates are already known or can be identified readily. 

Efficient

Once we have discussed your brief, we can provide you with potential candidates profiles within 2 weeks.

Flexible

Our process can be as flexible as your dynamic business requires in terms of timeframe and fee structure.

 
It has been a pleasure to work with Nicola, who has discovered excellent candidates across a range of industries working very successfully with several portfolio companies
— Jim Wilkinson: CFO Oxford Sciences Innovation plc

OUR CLIENTS

Recent successful searches include:

Position:   CEO

Position:
CEO

Position:   CCO

Position:
CCO

Position:   CFO

Position:
CFO

Position:   CTO

Position:
CTO


“What I admire most about Nicola is her determination. She is absolutely committed to fully understanding our wishes around a particular role and then is terrier-like in her focus on filling the role.”
— John Colenutt CEO Genomics plc.

Venture Capital Companies


“Nicola has helped me transition from a large corporation into a really exciting start-up. Her support, professionalism and experience were instrumental during the entire selection process.”
— Alex Buelau.
“Nicola is a refreshing change to recruitment - easy to work with, great communication and most importantly found the perfect next step in my career.”
— Matt Law.