Senior Research Associate
Emma is a member of the Leisure, Hospitality and Travel practice and the Digital and Technology Leaders practice. Emma has 12 years’ experience working in executive search. Her functional expertise is concentrated on CIO, CTO, and Operations and Technology Director appointments across a range of sectors, including financial services, consumer, industrial and retail.
I first got into search 12 years ago when I joined the Technology and Media practice of Egon Zehnder International, covering a broad spectrum of searches for senior-level executives. I have worked in corporate research roles since graduating. I originally went into corporate finance research for an investment bank and then joined The Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Researcher in the Technology and Telecommunications practice.
I’ve been working in the technology and telecoms sector for the past 17 years and in executive search for the past 12 years. My specific interest is in functional expertise and is concentrated on CIO, CTO, and Operations and Technology Director appointments. I work across multiple sectors, so have had experience serving clients within the construction, consumer and retail, industrial/manufacturing, infrastructure, services, and media and technology sectors.
My role is to make sure that the partners and clients I work with find the best possible candidates for their businesses. I ensure that our search process is comprehensive and gather market insight that our clients value. I often work closely with my network of candidates and contacts as a trusted advisor for anything from careers and networking tips to CV advice.
Since 2017 I have also been working as Senior Research Associate for the Leisure, Hospitality and Travel practice focusing on executive and board appointments across a variety of functions within this sector.
I think I am a naturally inquisitive person – my family would say I always ask too many questions! But I really enjoy meeting people and organisations and getting to know them. I also love working with people throughout their career and hopefully being part of their success.
Without doubt, the best part of my job is the opportunity to meet and work with some really great candidates and clients. My role means that I get to work with organisations going through really exciting periods of change and transformation and find outstanding people for our clients who will help them be successful in today’s fast-moving and agile world.
I get to speak to people all over the world working in a range of industries and businesses, understand what their goals and aspirations might be and how we can help them achieve them and develop their careers. You develop lasting relationships with people and businesses, which I really enjoy.
Why I like working at Savannah
I have worked in a number of blue chip global businesses, and can honestly say that this is an organisation that places real value on building long-term relationships with both clients and candidates. Savannah has also built its values as an organisation around its people, and this is reflected in its client- and candidate-centric approach to search.
I have been with the business for seven years and it has grown significantly during this time, without losing sight of its values and founding principles. It is a tremendously supportive organisation with a great sense of fun.