With a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate (Valuation and Management), Nick qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (General Practice Division) two years after graduating from University. He spent six years in the profession, culminating as a Property Investment Fund Manager for a City Institution. Nick moved into Executive Search in 1998, working closely with telecoms clients on senior executive positions (C-suite minus 1&2) soon after. In 2002 he shifted focus to senior strategy, transformation, and corporate development roles – first for management consultancies, then for leading industry corporates and the portfolio companies of mid-large cap PE companies and VC firms across all industry sectors.
Nick joined Holker Watkin in 2006 as a Principal, to lead and execute the delivery of senior permanent search assignments across a number of industry sectors, including Leisure & Hospitality, Retail, FMCG, Metals & Mining, Utilities, TMT (incl. Digital) and Financial Services (incl. Insurance and FinTech). Nick was promoted to Associate Director in 2009 to focus on growing the Interim Practice while at the same time providing senior client-facing advice on retained permanent search assignments. As such, Nick deals directly with clients seeking to hire experts in strategy, transformation, M&A, recovery & turnaround, and restructuring – for temporary project-consulting and/or interim executive roles, and for senior permanent positions requiring the same specialist expertise.