Meet the Executive Search team

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

Charlie Grubb

Senior Managing Director
Robert Half Executive Search
Phone: +44 7970 068 523
Email: [email protected]
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Charlie Grubb is a Senior 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.

Experience

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 Tindall

Leyla Tindall

Managing Director
Robert Half Executive Search
Phone: +44 7956 503 515
Email: [email protected]
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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.

Experience

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, e-commerce, 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.


Phil Kerr

Phil Kerr

Senior Associate
Robert Half Executive Search
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Phil has over 30 years’ experience with Robert Half and during this time has undertaken a wide range of different roles both regionally and nationally. As a Senior Associate, he focuses on building long-term partnerships with his clients and candidates, in order to offer a service built on professionalism, integrity, trust, and openness.

Experience

Phil started as a consultant with our temporary division and was later instrumental in setting up Robert Half Management Resources in the UK, placing senior level executives on a project, consulting and interim basis. He has extensive experience of helping clients to identify and recruit senior level finance and accounting professionals into permanent roles. Phil has also gained significant experience working as UK Client Relationship Manager, responsible for driving Robert Half’s customer excellence and loyalty programs and designing our Client Loyalty Score analysis and communication/training. Phil has supported clients from a wide range of industrial sectors, including SME’s through to large, international, listed companies. He prides himself on delivering exceptional customer service with a keen eye for detail, along with his professional style of working.