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Guy Beresford

Independent Search Partnership LLP

London, UK

Founding Partner

Independent Search Partnership LLP

Guy Beresford

Biography

Guy founded Independent Search Partnership LLP in 2010. Guy's career as a headhunter stretches back to 1992, when he joined the London office of Russell Reynolds Associates. There he became head of the firm's Financial Officers Practice for Europe. In 1997 he co-founded The Miles Partnership with Miles Broadbent, remaining with the firm until moving to Whitehead Mann in 2008. As a Partner in the firm's Board Practice, Guy handled a wide range of Board assignments and headed up the firm's Restructuring Practice and Family Businesses Practice. He resigned from Whitehead Mann in 2010, a year after the firm had been taken over by Korn Ferry, to set up Independent Search Partnership.

Guy operates exclusively at Board level - handling Chair, Non-Executive Director, CEO and CFO assignments - with particular expertise working for mid and small cap PLCs, family-owned companies and businesses backed by private equity. He has also recruited CFOs for some of the UK's largest companies.

Before going into search, Guy worked in the international capital markets with Nikko Europe, A keen sportsman, Guy graduated from Durham University with BA Hons in Modern History and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

Guy Beresford’s Background

Founding Partner
Jul 2010 - Present
London, UK
Guy founded Independent Search Partnership following takeover of Whitehead Mann by Korn/Ferry Inc. The firm provides search services to the Boards of listed, PE-backed and family-owned companies, offering a high touch, very personal service, with all assignments handled directly by one of the Partners and works across most industry sectors.
Partner, Board Practice
Mar 2008 - Jun 2010
London, UK
Responsible for Board assignments (Chair, CEO, NED, CFO) across wide range of sectors, with particular focus on small and mid cap PLCs, private equity-backed businesses and family-controlled companies. Also Head of Restructuring Practice.
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Other Business Interests

Investor
Jan 2015 - Present
London, UK
Investor in high end wine importing and events business.

Guy Beresford’s Education

BA History
1982 - 1985
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