Mewburn Ellis LLP
Mewburn Ellis, a leading European firm of intellectual property specialists, chose Hanover Fox to help them to make a crucial senior appointment.
Dr Joanna Cripps, Partner and Patent Attorney, explains:
“Recruiting a Chief Financial Operating Officer (CFOO) was a big step for the firm; the first time we have appointed someone from outside the Partnership at the highest level. We felt that cultural fit would be crucial to success.
“We chose Hanover Fox from a shortlist of five executive search firms because we got the sense that they really understood us. Once appointed they invested a lot of time in meeting with key people across the firm, getting to know our ethos and how we work.
“Following executive search and advertising, they presented summaries of the potential candidates based on pre-screening interviews. After two rounds of intensive interviews, we concurred exactly with their recommendations.
“We could not have made this appointment without Hanover Fox. The advertising resulted in over 150 applications, but almost all of the preferred candidates came from executive search. These were people we would not have been able to identify on our own. The cultural fit and qualifications of all the interviewed candidates was impressive and we are delighted with the outcome.
“Hanover Fox were attentive, understanding, diligent and very easy to work with. I felt that they became an extension of our firm and I would recommend them for senior appointments like this.”
Dr Joanna Cripps, Partner, Patent Attorney, Mewburn Ellis LLP
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