Thinking Beyond

Why Savannah?

Savannah is a global executive search and interim management firm. Specialising in C-Suite and Director level appointments, our mission is to empower business leadership teams and deliver a better client and candidate experience.

Founded in 2002 and rebranded as Savannah in 2017, more than 600 of the worlds leading brands have chosen to work with us and 85% of our revenue is from repeat business.

Our team of 50+ people, bespoke and personal service, global coverage and integrated search and interim practices provide organisations with the business critical leaders they need for short-term or long-term transformation. Our Partners at Savannah always deliver their own assignments. They are industry-leading figures whose networks are second to none.

Why Savannah?

Personal. Agile. Thorough.

Our job isn’t just to find a senior leader who looks good on paper. We take the time to understand how your talent acquisition fits into the bigger picture and find the outstanding leaders who are right for both today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

The best talent often lies beyond the obvious markets, and we have the research capabilities to explore all relevant markets – wherever in the world they are.

  • More than 1,000 senior placements in the last five years

  • 85% repeat business

  • Fortune 500, FTSE 100, 250, Public Sector and PE backed clients

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Thinking beyond
Why Savannah?

Thinking Beyond

We are passionate about helping businesses drive change, and ‘Thinking beyond’ is the idea and philosophy behind our approach. By ‘Thinking beyond’, we make sure we always keep your strategic objectives in mind. We understand how your talent acquisition fits into the bigger picture, and we find the leaders who provide the impact you need.

The service they provide is second to none. They have taken time to understand our brand, mission, values and our requirements and they have always worked at pace to deliver.

Carol Muldoon, VP of Partner Resources, EMEA

We have worked together on a number of executive level roles. They focused on a global search in all of these cases and significantly improved the bench strength of these leadership teams by finding us world-class leaders to join our organisation.”

Ollie Roberts, VP People

Lisa always delivers and has a fantastic grasp of the marketplace. Thoughtful and considered in her approach, a unique way of building relationships, and always thinking outside of the box with any placement. I understand why Lisa has such a wide global network of contacts and is respected by those that meet her.

Paul Pomroy, CEO UK

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Your Personal Guide

Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

Top Tier

We focus exclusively on the most senior roles within our specialist areas, providing deep insights into your competitive landscape. We only approach those who we consider to be in the top 10% of global talent.

Greater Access

Major search firms are constrained on who they can approach due to extensive client off limit restrictions. As a smaller firm, we have greater flexibility and access to a more diverse range of talent.

Fully Integrated

We are one of the only firms with fully integrated interim and search practices, helping you to make the right strategic hire for your current need.

Beyond limits

Access the very best global talent

Beyond borders

Your own personal global team

Global coverage

Single partner teams supporting you globally wherever you have a need. Our partners have access to local research resources to provide the right blend of expertise and local market knowledge.


We believe that expertise is more important than location. This means your search is always assigned to a partner based on their specialism and depth of knowledge, not because of the country they are based in.

Experienced partners

Partners with an average of 15 years experience providing you with market intelligence and deep specialist knowledge.

Tailored Service

No two clients are identical, so we don’t offer off-the-shelf solutions; we create the right ones. We tailor our service to individual requirements and work flexibly alongside in-house teams to complement them in areas where we can bring expertise rather than compete with them.

Always Partner Delivered

We believe strongly that the partner that you meet delivers the work, rather than leveraging down to an associate like many other firms.

Agile Process

Our agile process involves frequent communication and rapid course correction to get the result you want, faster. We invest in and leverage advanced technology to deliver a consistent, high quality service.

Beyond constraints

Fully bespoke services, delivered by a partner

Beyond a placement

Immediate & long term impact

Strategic Focus

Unbiased recommendations based on your strategy. Our focus is always on how talent fits into the bigger picture and enables you to achieve your strategic objectives.

Short or Long Term Transformation

Deploy highly experienced senior leaders on either a fixed-term or full time basis, from 3 months to 3 years plus.

Impartial Executive Assessment

We believe that insight into a candidates motivation and skills should be delivered impartially, which is why we have partnered with external consultants to provide tailored, independent executive assessment and coaching services.

Global Coverage

Your personal, specialist team, supports and searches globally wherever you have a need. Partners always conduct the work at Savannah rather than just overseeing it.

Why Savannah?

Access The Best

As a business, we run around 400 searches a year, in comparison to the major global search firms who handle more than 10,000 a year. Our positioning bridges the gap between smaller boutiques who don’t have the same level of experience and expertise, and the major global search firms who are unable to approach organisations and individuals due to their extensive off-limits restrictions. We are practiced at identifying and approaching the top 10% of global talent.

Why Savannah?


Savannah is committed to diversity of gender, race and thought. We were one of the first executive search signatories for the voluntary code of conduct to address gender diversity on corporate boards, are a member of the 30% club and of the women city network, and more than 1/3rd of our partners are female.

We have a proven track record of locating and securing diverse candidates, particularly in male-dominated industries and functions.

Executive Search

With more than a decade of experience in identifying and securing high performing executives, Savannah offers a rigorous global search process based on deep functional and industry knowledge.

Interim Management

From business transformation to crisis management, our experienced team, integrated interim and search practices, and accelerated search process secures for you the senior leaders needed to drive short-term fundamental change.

Executive Assessment

Making an informed decision about a candidate requires a deep understanding of their motivations, resilience and leadership potential. We believe that this insight should be delivered impartially, which is why we have partnered with external consultants to provide tailored, independent executive assessment and coaching services. business is in.

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