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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
Karl Sweatman is a Managing Director at Robert Half Executive Search. Drawing on his technology and recruitment experience, Karl specialises in finding leadership solutions to business challenges across the digital sector.
With a focus on forming long term partnerships with his clients, Karl has the opportunity to identify and secure the best in market leadership talent across technology and digital. Through his consultative approach and services, his clients value the true business partnership that his industry knowledge and experience provides.
In 2015, Karl joined Robert Half’s technology division and quickly progressed, including being recognised on the national stage for his performance. As Senior Manager, he focused on placing Senior leadership roles into a multitude of clients ranging from Plc’s to start-ups while leading a team of high performing consultants.
Having worked with a broad range of clients across Bristol and the South West, Karl has in-depth knowledge and network across fintech, SaaS/PaaS, cloud and cybersecurity organisations allowing him the opportunity to offer a detailed insight into the UK market.
Clients have highly commended Karl for his ability to understand their strategic goals are and how the position will directly impact their organisation. He understands the importance of getting the right mix of industry expertise and culture fit and invests a significant amount of time in ensuring both parties receive the best solution.
Professional and Personal Achievements
While at Robert Half, Karl has been recognised for his excellence in the recruitment industry winning multiple “Top Performer Awards”.
Karl has built a Technology Leadership Forum which sees quarterly meet-ups with attendance of more than 50 senior leaders with three guest speakers sharing best practices and lessons learned from recent projects.
Outside of work, Karl enjoys spending time with his three children and wife and the occasional trip to Twickenham for an international game.
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 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.
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.