Paul Phillips

Partner, Interim Management, Business Transformation

Paul has over 20 years experience across Business Transformation, Operations, Human Resources, Supply Chain and Procurement. Paul works with a range of FTSE, AIM and Private-Equity backed organisations across the Industrial sector with a particular focus on Business & Support Services, helping their boards and investors to overcome challenges or accelerate growth.

My story

Having studied English Literature at university I was unsure about following the well-trodden route into Teaching or Journalism so I considered options which are more people-focused. During one summer whilst at University I was placed into an assignment with a contract recruitment company sourcing candidates which led me to pursue a career in Contract and Interim Recruitment.

Very quickly, I enjoyed the fast-paced nature of the role and found myself fascinated by the insight it afforded me into the challenges my clients faced and the satisfaction in helping to solve them.

I differentiated myself by building deep and wide relationships with a small core of clients and completed multiple assignments. They appreciated my consultative and challenging style and knew implicitly that I could be trusted to act with integrity at all times.

Over the past 20 years, I have found my niche in the Executive market where my desire and ability to engage with boards and investors to overcome challenges or accelerate growth is most impactful.

My focus

I work with a range of FTSE, AIM and Private-Equity backed organisations across the Industrial sector with a particular focus on Business & Support Services.

Within these organisations I lead on Business Transformation across Operations, Human Resources, Supply Chain and Procurement.

My motivation

Getting to know a client so well that you become an extension of that business is what really motivates me and where all parties get the most out of a close working relationship.

Breaking a problem or business objective down, challenging the client on their perceived solution and delivering a material difference in business results is extremely satisfying.

Why I like working at Savannah

As the boutique of choice for Executive Search and Executive Interim management I was keen to work with such a high-calibre team.

From my first contact with Savannah Group the approachability and authenticity of all members of staff struck me.  We are a genuinely values-driven company where integrity, professionalism and esprit de corps aren’t just written on a wall and forgotten but lived and reinforced daily.

As the world of work is changing rapidly around us, a business who values its people’s need to balance work with home life, hobbies and health whilst also being ambitious for growth made Savannah Group the natural choice for me.

Where we work

Global coverage

Our global model ensures that the partner who you have the relationship with, and is best placed to deliver the best results, runs the search from start to end, with the support of local market knowledge where it’s needed.

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