Increasing diversity of thought in leadership teams and future boardrooms

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Increasing diversity of thought in leadership teams and boardrooms

Be Brave

Believe

Be You

About us

Instinctiv is a boutique executive search firm that works with local and global businesses who would like to increase diversity of thought in their leadership teams.

We do this by using many years of experience and by being a specialist, flexible and trusted executive search partner; securing transformational and diverse leaders who can drive growth.

Instinctiv was founded by Melanie Clark who is passionate about increasing diversity of thought in future boardrooms. She and her team do this by spending time with clients and key stakeholders – to really listen and understand the vision, challenges and culture. We then work together to solve problems and find solutions.

Our bespoke executive search process ensures there is a balanced search and shortlist, using extensive mapping, market intelligence, referral partners and referencing. We also work with leadership, advisory, organisational design consultants, and coaches if a client may benefit from these services… prior to, or instead of, embarking on an executive search.

Our Values

Passion

Unwavering commitment and enthusiasm towards clearly defined outcomes

Trust

Collaboration and transparency are at the heart of our relationships

Trust

Collaboration and transparency are at the heart of our relationships

Integrity

An ethical and human-centric approach

Differentiators

International search
Plc
Partner led
Bespoke
Flexibility
Benchmark candidates
Collaborative
Transparency

Differentiators

International search
Plc
Partner led
Bespoke
Flexibility
Benchmark candidates
Collaborative
Transparency

Sectors

Tech

Extensive experience of working with digital, technology and IT services businesses looking for leaders who can transform the business from a group, regional or divisional level.

Instinctiv strives to ensure a balanced search, we work particularly with many women in technology and are supporting the diversity movement in the sector.

Positions include:
Chief Financial Officers
Directors Financial Planning & Analysis
Group Financial Controller
Finance Directors
Sales Directors
Chief Growth & Revenue Officer
Managing Directors

Media

Instinctiv has over 15 years’ experience of securing talent in global media, marketing, advertising, and digital.

We have an extensive and global network and support both clients and candidates on their growth journeys.

Positions include:
Local, regional or global CFO’s
Finance Director
Group Financial Controller
Director Financial Planning & Analysis
Chief Client Officers
Chief Growth Officers
Chief Creative Officers
Chief Commercials Officers

Healthcare

Instinctiv has a track record of working with private and listed global healthcare and logistics businesses; to source leaders who can drive increases in revenue, transform and inspire others.

Positions include:
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Growth Officer
Divisional or Regional Managing Directors
Chief Financial Officers
Finance Director
Group Financial Controller
Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Multi-site

Retail, hospitality and leisure often require individuals with multi-site experience to manage assets, lead investment case reviews, drive M&A and increase EBITDA.

Instinctiv has worked with listed and private businesses to introduce candidates who can drive shareholder value and a sustainable business model.

Positions include:
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Development Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Director of M&A
Finance Director
Group Financial Controller
Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Sport

Instinctiv has placed a number of individuals into sport related organisations. These include sports marketing, media, broadcast and governing bodies.

She and her team work hard to find leaders who bring commercial and sporting expertise to the different types of organisations in the world sport.

Positions include:
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director
Chief Growth Officers
Finance Director
Group Financial Controller
Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Plc

We have worked hard to develop a talented network of diverse finance leaders who excel in Plc’s.

Instinctiv knows the intricacies of what is involved when leading finance teams in a listed environment – as well as IPO readiness, dual-listing and SPACS.

Positions include:
Chief Financial Officer
Group Financial Controller
Finance Director
Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Functions

Finance

Chief Financial Officer
Group Finance Director
Group Financial Controller
Director/Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
Finance Director
Director M&A
Director of Finance transformation

General Management

Managing Director
Country General Manager
Regional Managing Director

Operations

Chief Operating Officer

Commercial

Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Client Officer
Sales Director
Managing Director
Chief Business Officer

Instinctiv works with SME and international businesses and will either help the executive committee or the levels below depending on the size of the organisation.

NED Development

Melanie has worked for a number of years helping aspiring Non-Execs. She advises on how to look for a role, how to create a Non-Exec specific CV and by holding Non-Exec development seminars.

Melanie has worked for a number of years helping aspiring Non-Execs. She advises on how to look for a role, how to create a Non-Exec specific CV and by holding Non-Exec development seminars.

These are held every six months with Liz Smith (previously Director of Non-Executive Development at PwC) along with a number of experienced Chairs and Non-Execs.

To date more than 300 executives have benefited from the seminars, coaching and advice. With many going on to secure exciting Non-Exec positions.

Topics covered:
• How to look for your first or second Non-Exec position
• What due-diligence you should do
• CV advice
• How to present yourself
• Advice on fees, time expectations, key experience boards look for and how to differentiate yourself
• Plus answers to many more commonly asked questions

These are held every six months with Liz Smith (previously Director of Non-Executive Development at PwC) along with a number of experienced Chairs and Non-Execs.

To date more than 300 executives have benefited from the seminars, coaching and advice. With many going on to secure exciting Non-Exec positions.

Topics covered:
• How to look for your first or second Non-Exec position
• What due-diligence you should do
• CV advice
• How to present yourself
• Advice on fees, time expectations, key experience boards look for and how to differentiate yourself
• Plus answers to many more commonly asked questions

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