Head of Professional Services Targets Further Expansion

Head of Professional Services Targets Further Expansion
Spencer Riley
June 26, 2023
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International executive search agency Spencer Riley is targeting further expansion of its professional services division.

The newly formed professional services division, headed by Ben Hardy-Gillings, has exceeded growth targets and is entering the next phase with further headcount expansion.

With more than 17 years’ experience, across Europe, the Middle East, US and Asia Pacific, Ben specialises in recruitment across the professional services and accountancy and finance functions in tax, transfer pricing, corporate finance, transaction services, valuations, audit, business transformation and risk disciplines.

Established in 2015, Leeds-based Spencer Riley is an international recruitment partner which works with businesses to develop their management and executive teams, enabling firms to achieve their business goals and add significant value for shareholders.

Ben said:

“Spencer Riley is already well regarded across various sectors within the mid-senior level executive search arena and is an ambitious business that delivers high quality services and results. When I was approached to head up its new professional services division, with a remit to develop and deliver a UK and International offering, the challenge was one I was delighted to accept.
“Following a fantastic 12 months of international projects and C-suite placements, I am pleased with the recognition that Spencer Riley is receiving within the professional services arena both locally and internationally. My focus now is to continue to position Spencer Riley as a valued advisor within the professional services community as we further build the team to cater for our clients’ growing demand to retain our services across existing and additional international markets.”

Spencer Riley managing director Scott Ellam said:

“Ben’s reputation preceded him and I was genuinely excited that he chose to build Spencer Riley’s professional services offering. I’m delighted with the way he has grown this area of the business and Spencer Riley is fully committed to investing and sharing his vision for the future.”

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