Our executive recruiting skills and experience help companies build superior leadership teams that help enable profitability and create a sustainable competitive advantage. Product and service innovations can yield short-term success, but long-term prosperity is a direct result of leaders who excel. We help companies compete more effectively in the global market by helping them retain their most valuable asset: executive talent.
Charlie Grubb is a Managing Director at Robert Half Executive Search. Drawing more than two decades experience in the recruitment industry, Charlie will work with clients across the UK assisting them to find the very best talent to complement their C-suite and executive team.
His clients have included FTSE 250 corporations as well as early stage VC or PE-backed companies, in technology, healthcare, retail, distribution and financial services.
He is passionate and always focused in helping his clients identify and ultimately secure their most valuable assets: their executive talent.
Having joined Robert Half in 2013 as the Associate Director for Robert Half Technology, Charlie was responsible for managing our offices across the London, Birmingham and Bristol locations and was one of the founding members of the Robert Half Technology business within the UK.
Prior to this, Charlie gained a wealth of experience in C-suite recruitment and executive search having established and managed a privately-owned executive search firm for eight years, working with businesses across professional services, retail and distribution, banking and financial services, health, education, and not-for-profit sectors. Combining this with his impeccable track record of placing highly-skilled technology and digital professionals, Charlie specialises in the placement of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Managing Directors, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officers, HR Directors and Commercial Directors.
Charlie has excelled in developing strong relationships with executive boards to advise on their recruitment needs backed up with solutions to ultimately find a successful candidate for the position. It is this expertise in the hiring market that sees Charlie regularly called on to provide comment to the media and industry publications.
Leyla is a Managing Director at Robert Half Executive Search. With over 15 years of experience in executive recruitment, and for much of that time running her own firm, Leyla has established expertise in senior finance and board level appointments. More recently, she has specialised in recruiting non-executive directors to AIM listed PLCs.
Recognised by clients for her boundless enthusiasm and tenacity, Leyla’s skill and dedication has ensured a track record of placing low attrition candidates with the staying power for longer lasting placements.
Starting with Robert Half in 2005. Leyla quickly built strong relationships with a broad range of businesses who relied on her skill set and expertise to find them the right senior talent. She soon established herself as one of Manchester’s most trusted executive search consultants. In 2010, she set up Tindall Perry Partnership, a boutique recruitment firm, broadening her experience in partnering public company, private equity backed, and privately owned enterprises in the appointment of key executive hires.
Leyla has recruited into sectors which include: FMCG, industrial, consumer products, retail, travel and leisure, eCommerce, financial services and supply chain/logistics. She has maintained a strong functional expertise in the appointment of CEOs and CFOs, as well as their direct reports. Now she has returned to Robert Half looking to share and build on her extensive local network with an agency that offers UK-wide scope. Where relevant, she will work arm-in-arm with our sister consultancy, Protiviti to deliver a first class service for clients looking for C-Suite talent and strong management guidance to help build their business.
Known fondly by many of her clients as ‘Tigger’, Leyla has an infectious enthusiasm and dedicated passion for finding the right talent; whatever the role or the client mandate, she prides herself on exceptional delivery.
Trevor has over twenty years of experience in business and consulting specialising in C-suite and senior-level retained search engagements. Initially operating in the financial recruitment market, over the years Trevor has broadened his recruitment expertise to cover the full range of C-suite and senior management roles. His particular specialities include the following: CEOs, Managing Directors, CFOs, VP Sales, Marketing Directors, Chief Operating Officers, HR Directors and Commercial Directors.
With clients based through the UK and internationally, Trevor support businesses that range from FTSE 250 corporations to high growth SMEs including private, institutional and PE-backed ownership structures. Trevor is a highly ethical professional and avidly believes that the only way he can add value is by operating as a trusted partner with a spirit of mutual respect. This mindset is a perfect match for the Robert Half Executive Search model.
Trevor has enjoyed a broad and varied career path that has involved senior board director positions running professional services organisations, managing large teams of individuals as well as stand-alone consultancy roles covering fields as diverse as mergers and acquisitions and change management. This diversity of business experience gained in both SMEs & PLCs gives him a more detailed understanding of what makes a business tick which he can draw upon when advising his clients He has enjoyed a high level of success (and some failures) in both growth and recessionary cycles gaining valuable knowledge and expertise that he can share with his clients.
Professional and Personal Achievements
Following graduation, Trevor travelled and worked extensively in Europe including spending a ski season in Austria. On his return, he gained a place on the prestigious Rank Xerox business development programme majoring in Finance, Sales and Marketing. A logical progression followed with him joining (at the time ) the most prestigious UK Financial recruitment organisation and the rest, as they say, is history.
Outside of work, Trevor is a dedicated family man still enjoying his passion for sport (through his children mostly now!) while keeping his long term obsession for skiing and snowboarding intact. He is increasingly becoming involved in mental health charity work and is a strong advocate of some environmental causes.
Jonathan is a Principal of Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in executive and senior-level search engagements in the UK across multiple industry sectors. With nearly 20 years consultancy experiences in the Home Counties areas, Jonathan focuses on understanding the needs of both the clients and candidates, and matching those requirements with a tailored search. Based out of the Milton Keynes office, Jonathan has built up a strong network within the region specialising in the delivery of uniquely personalised service.
Starting with Robert Half in 2011 as a recruitment consultant for Robert Half Management Resources and in 2013 he moved divisions to support Robert Half Finance and Accounting. Throughout his time with Robert Half he has developed a strong reputation in the market for finding high calibre candidates and consequently on the back of his success was then asked to join the Executive Search team in 2016. Jonathan’s strength lies in his ability to build meaningful relationships that foster long-lasting partnerships, working closely with a diverse range of clients from multi-national corporations through to SMEs; enabling highly skilled individuals to secure roles in sectors such as retail, construction, leisure, FMCG, supply chain, manufacturing, business services. With Jonathan’s vast network along with his executive candidate development skills, he is able to identify top-level, executive leadership talent, for his diverse blend of clients in multiple vertical industries.
Eve is a Senior Associate of Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in executive and senior-level search engagements across multiple industry sectors. For over 16 years Eve has worked within the executive interim and permanent recruitment teams among highly respected FTSE and boutique consultancies. Specialising in placing C-suite and senior leadership professionals for clients based in the UK and internationally. Based out of our Bristol office, Eve focuses on building long-term partnerships with her clients and candidates alike, in order to offer a service built on professionalism, integrity, trust, and openness.
Starting with Robert Half in 2013 as a recruitment consultant for Robert Half Management Resources, she worked her way up specialising in the recruitment and placement of senior interim management and project professionals in finance, business systems, business performance improvement, governance & risk and operations. Eve has managed numerous C-suite and senior leadership professional searches on behalf of her clients, with a strong reputation within the market. Eve has successfully supported small- to medium-enterprises who are growth-oriented and looking to invest in their senior and executive talent. Her experience spans banking and financial services, telecommunications, and technology and management consultancies. Focusing on delivering exceptional customer service with a keen eye for detail, along with her professional style of working, Eve has managed to build and maintain long-term relationships with key business stakeholders, supporting them in the accomplishment of shared goals.