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.


Ian Graves

Ian Graves

Senior Group Managing Director
Robert Half Executive Search
Phone: +44 797 008 4326
Email: [email protected]
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Ian Graves is the Senior Group Managing Director for Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in the search and placement of senior-level, C-Suite professionals across finance, technology, sales, marketing, legal and human resources disciplines. Headquartered in London’s iconic Shard building, Ian oversees all day-to-day leadership activities and operations, including the strategic direction of Executive Search business units across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

Experience

For nearly 25 years, Ian has held various leadership roles with Robert Half, most recently as Senior Managing Director with operational responsibility for 10 markets across the company’s Continental Europe and Middle Eastern operations. As a senior executive of an S&P 500 company, Ian’s deep knowledge of the economies, recruitment and employment markets makes him a trusted business partner for organisations of different geographies, sizes and industries. 

Ian has recently returned to the UK following 12 years living in Continental Europe. His broad knowledge and commitment to leadership, change management, strategic development and succession planning offers him unique insight in helping companies prioritise and plan their critical hiring. Furthermore, his team of executive search directors each have extensive experience in matching the industry’s best senior-level talent with successful businesses. 


Tony Byrne

Tony Byrne

Managing Director
Robert Half Executive Search
Phone: +44 12 1616 4610
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Tony Byrne is a Managing Director at Robert Half Executive Search which specialises in the retained search and placement of executive-level financial officers (CFOs/FD’s); information technology, sales and marketing, legal and human resources professionals; as well as COOs and CEOs, in growth-oriented, small- to medium-sized businesses, with annual revenues typically between £10m to £2b.

Based out of Birmingham, Tony has a wealth of search experience spanning nearly three decades.

Tony has continually maintained his passion, commitment and enthusiasm for helping organisations identify and secure exceptional leadership talent, providing a tailored, customised approach to each and every search.

Tony takes the time to gain an in-depth understanding of his client’s requirements and culture, and is able to manage the most confidential of executive search projects.

Experience

Starting his career working in financial roles Tony then moved to Robert Half starting in the Birmingham office in 1989. Tony has built up a strong reputation within C-suite executive and leadership search, seeing clients repeatedly turn to him as their preferred executive search and placement consultant.

Tony has advised and worked in retained search partnerships with clients in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, engineering, automotive, FMCG, retail, distribution, transport, property, construction.

He has applied his search experience across a diverse varied range of ownership/management structures including privately-owned family businesses, SME’s, Plc.’s, UK subsidiaries of international groups, private-equity, as well as not-for-profit and professional bodies.

Recently, a CEO client using Tony for the first time to recruit a Chief Financial Officer offered the following feedback: ‘Tony is an astute executive search consultant who brings commercial acumen and a “trusted advisor” type operating style/persona to the search project. He listens, gives wise counsel, and is prompt, efficient and clear.’


Charlie Grubb

Charlie Grubb

Managing Director
Robert Half Executive Search
Phone: +44 7970 068 523
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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.

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. 


 

Rob Wolfe

Rob Wolfe

Managing Director
Robert Half Executive Search
Phone: +44 19 0820 8214
Email: [email protected]
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Robert “Rob” Wolfe is a Managing Director at Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in executive and senior-level search engagements across multiple industry sectors.

For over 12 years Rob has acted as a trusted business partner to source senior leaders for organisations based both domestically and internationally.  Based out of Milton Keynes, Rob has gained progressive industry experience and brings an in-depth knowledge to a senior search project.

Rob focuses on forming long-term partnerships with his clients in order to offer a truly consultative service built on time investment, integrity and a considered service delivery to generate the right solution – sourcing highly skilled, suitable C-suite and senior-leadership professionals.

Experience

Having worked within three industry leading recruitment consultancy firms during this career, he has built up a wealth of knowledge in the senior search space, working with a multitude of clients to find solutions to their needs.

Beginning his career with Robert Half in 2004, Rob has worked his way up in the industry from consultant-level and quickly made a name for himself.  Rob managed the senior permanent finance recruitment team and through his success and strong reputation he was promoted to Head of Executive Services the following year. Through his leadership and ability to act as a true business partner to his clients, he has been able to support small- to medium-enterprises who are growth-oriented, and looking to invest in their senior and executive talent.

Rob demonstrates a service delivery model, attention to detail and understanding of the recruitment market that is second to none. His approach and style of working is to focus on long-term relationships and the accomplishment of shared goals.


 

Andrea Mynard

Andrea Mynard

Senior Associate
Robert Half Executive Search
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Andrea is a Senior Associate of Robert Half Executive Search, specialising in executive and senior-level search engagements in the UK across multiple industry sectors. With more than 17 years’ experience within the recruitment sector, Andrea has built up a wealth of experience supporting executive-level professionals to meet their career ambitions. Based out of the Birmingham office, Andrea has developed an extensive network in order to offer services built on integrity, excellence, and trust.

Experience

Starting with Robert Half in 1994, Andrea built up her career as a manager within the business recruiting senior financial professionals. It is this bank of knowledge that Andrea is able to tap into when supporting clients with their specific and specialised search needs, no matter how complex. She has successfully applied her research skills to successfully attract and recruit senior executives in the following disciplines: general management, executive-level financial, information technology, sales and marketing. Andrea specialises in the identification and assessment of executive-level professionals across a wide range of industry sectors including retail, engineering, logistics, not-for-profit, facilities management, professional services and financial services. Andrea joined Robert Half Executive Services in 2014 and has successfully worked on UK assignments across a variety of sectors, markets and cultures on appointment including CFOs, COOs, CEOs and Non-Executive Directors.


 

Eve Webster

Eve Webster

Senior Associate
Robert Half Executive Search
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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.

Experience

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.


 

Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey

Senior Associate
Robert Half Executive Search
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Jonathan is a Senior Associate 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.

Experience

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.