Executive Search & Interim Management

What we do

Executive Search & Interim Management

Our clients’ critical leadership needs are addressed through the provision of our Executive Search and Interim Management solutions in identifying leadership talent instrumental to their success.  We find exceptional candidates for senior management, C-Suite and Leadership roles to take our clients’ business to the next level.

Executive Search

Exceptional leadership is key to the success of any business, so when you need to conduct CEO, Leadership, and Board of Director searches Next Move Executive Search will help you find the right candidate for not only now but the future of your business with our stress-free process.  We will provide an up-to-date view of your market area and identify candidates with the required professional skill set and experience ensuring an excellent cultural fit.

Interim Management

When time-critical leadership needs arise, Next Move Executive Search will help you identify a qualified interim executive. We have built an extensive global community of career interim executives who thrive on assessing and solving complex problems efficiently and effectively, taking the lead, and making a measurable and valuable impact. It’s this network that allows us to boast a successful track record in meeting the needs of our clients.

You’re at the heart of everything we do at Next Move Executive Search when you work with us. We strive to bring value to your organisation by listening to and understanding your needs, continually demonstrating our personal commitment and leveraging our sector strengths, as well as employing our tailored approach.

Typical roles we recruit for include:

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

You will report directly to the CEO and will ensure that technology policies, systems and platforms are resilient, compliant and adhere to standards of good industry practice. As a member of the Executive Team, you will play a full role in the leadership and strategy of the business.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work alongside and in partnership with the CEO and commercial, operational and
    product teams.
  • Develop and deliver IT/Technology strategy and development roadmap, being responsible for the technology enablement and digital transformation.
  • Selecting and implementing suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits.
  • Directing the design and customisation of technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience and drive operational efficiencies.
  • Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers.
  • Deliver suitable IT Infrastructure to support the business, including network, hardware, fixed and mobile comms, third party software applications.
  • Direct and organize all IT-related projects both internally and with third parties.
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage.
  • Analyse the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and be accountable for implementation and control of costs.
  • Recruit and embed and lead technology team to support long-term ambition, company security and resilience. Evaluate use of FTEs vs outsourced partners.
  • Drive forward new platform initiatives and service offerings associated with business objectives.
  • Ensure management and maintenance of GDPR compliance and Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001 certifications, including the management of all technology-related risks.
  • Ensure that disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place and tested.
  • Review and approve security policies, controls and cyber incident response planning.
  • Lead on approach to leveraging data and information across the business for internal and external benefit.
  • Maintain a current understanding the IT threat landscape for the industry.
  • Ensure compliance with the changing laws and applicable regulations.
  • Brief the Executive Team and Board on status and risks, including taking the role of champion for the overall strategy and financial forecast and controls.
  • Communicate best practices in Information Security and risks to all parts of the business, outside IT and to translate that knowledge into the identification of risks and actionable plans to protect the business.
  • Develop strong working relationships with third party suppliers, ensuring contract compliance and effective partnership working.
  • Develop and manage technology budgets and time frames.
  • Ensuring all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards.
  • Making executive decisions on behalf of the company’s technological requirements.
  • Align IT risk management with business-risk management.
  • Monthly Board Reporting.
  • Play a full role in the Executive Team and leadership within the business, including role modelling appropriate behaviours and setting high personal standards of integrity.

Critical Competencies For Success

Strategic and Operational: The vision to create innovative and compelling propositions, combined with the practical skills and detail focus to bring the strategies to fruition.

Commercial: will have strong commercial instincts and the ability to identify and maximise business solutions and opportunities. Must be able to build and leverage strong relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers to create long-term win-win partnerships/relationships.

Collaboration: a team-player who can help shape and execute the business strategy and adhere to collective responsibility within the executive leadership team.

Leadership and Interpersonal: must have highly effective leadership skills and a personal style that is low ego but action oriented and collaborative. Must build strong internal relationships with stakeholders.

Other Personal Characteristics

Appropriately robust and resilient in style, thrives under pressure and is energised by change.
Intellectually agile, self-confident and highly articulate, capable of inspiring an organisation by personal example.

Desirable Attributes

Appetite to stay with the business beyond current PE investment
Someone with a background of working in a PE backed SME business would be desirable
Someone with experience of building product for US and European markets desirable

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

You will be required to create a vision for the business flow and technology architecture, as well as overseeing company operations and project timelines. You will be instrumental in driving ambitious goals, make sure targets are achieved, and bring the rest of the team into alignment to deliver the strong growth plans. You will also optimize the business structure and lead in partnership development and other strategic discussions.



  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Oversee daily operations of the company
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Write and submit reports to the CEO in all matters of importance
  • Assist CEO in fundraising ventures and participate in expansion activities
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors


  • Experience in high-growth start-up firms, Investment Banking, or Management Consulting
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and operations
  • Experience in fintech will be a plus
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving

As members of The Employment Agency Movement (TEAM), we have access to an extensive global agency partnership network ensuring we have the resource to deliver on our projects.