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Meet The Headhunters!

What are non-executive recruiters looking for in a board candidate? What do they want to know about you? And how does your ‘pitch’ really come across?

Date and Time
25 May 2023
09:00 - 10:00
Not Specified
Director’s Circle
£ 50
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This event is designed for those in a position to realistically target the more competitive board roles, which usually involves senior experience in large and/or complex organisations. 

What are non-executive recruiters looking for in a board candidate? What do they want to know about you? And how does your ‘pitch’ really come across?

This hour-long session is a chance to connect informally with leading headhunters working to source quality, diverse candidates for listed boards and other large, complex organisations (we expect you will meet 2 headhunters at the session). You will gain a brief insight into their work and receive supportive feedback on your ‘elevator pitch’. 

After an introduction, you will then meet the headhunters in a small group via Zoom’s breakout rooms functionality. You will have the chance to practise introducing yourself succinctly (1 minute maximum, please!) as a prospective or actual board member, and receive feedback and advice where applicable. 

Who should attend this webinar?

This session is suited for those who are actively targeting senior, competitive non-executive roles and/or looking to expand their headhunter connections. It is a chance to make informal connections with the headhunters participating, but more importantly to refine how to present yourself in future to recruiters as a (prospective or actual) board member.   

Our headhunter guests:

Nikola Kindlova, Senior Partner, Green Executives  

Nikola is a Senior Partner at Green Executives. She has 15 years of experience in Executive Search with track record across the full value chain in the Energy transition, Renewables, Industrial decarbonisation and Climate tech sectors. Nikola supports clients with C-Suite, Executive leadership, Board level and Non-executive assignments. Nikola has wealth of experience working with leading PE groups recruiting Senior Executives and Board members across their portfolio companies as well as senior investment professionals. Prior to Green Executives formation, Nikola was a Co-Founder and Director at Zinc Consultants.

Jeremy Kemp, Consultant, The Return Hub

Jeremy joined The Return Hub team in 2021. He has 20 years’ experience in Executive Search, 10 years of which were spent building and running two small search firms. In these roles he continued to actively work with clients, helping them to achieve their hiring goals and enhance their team diversity by placing candidates and managing team moves at a senior level. Following a planned career break, Jeremy worked as an independent consultant whilst looking to re-enter into a corporate role. During this time, he experienced first-hand the challenges of relaunching a career. Jeremy has an entrepreneurial approach coupled with natural curiosity and a reputation for building trusted long term relationships to ExCo level with clients and candidates.

He has a wide base of experience in financial services with a particular focus on Asset Management/Investment Management, FinTech/WealthTech, Digital growth, Life Sciences, Infrastructure, ETFs, Alternatives (ILS), Capital Markets, (ECM, M&A), Derivatives, Equity Derivatives, Structured Funds, Quantitative AM, (Re)Insurance Markets.

Jana Ulph, The Return Hub

Jana was born and raised in Belgrade where she graduated as a Librarian and an Information Professional at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade in 1999. Soon after graduating, she moved to Australia and commenced her career in Sydney at the O’Neill & Associates, a boutique executive recruitment firm specialising in banking and finance that was later acquired by the Whitney Group. Subsequently she worked as a Librarian and a Researcher for a number of educational institutions in Sydney, prior to moving to the UK in 2005 where she successfully continued her career in the recruitment industry working as a researcher.  Jana joined The Return Hub in 2022 to continue her mission of helping clients reach the best hidden talent and guiding candidates into successful and fulfilling careers.