Senior Executive Market Updates – Increased demand for candidates

Activity reported by the InterExec global network of over 15,000 senior Search Consultants remains high, despite inflation in many markets, increasing interest rates, energy costs and geo political instability, the demand for Senior Executives is significant.

InterExec experience over 46 years is particularly relevant for those planning for their next career challenge. In a market where vacancies are rarely if ever advertised, knowledge of the network holding the key mandates is critical. Getting a totally confidential process underway at the earliest stage can be crucial in securing the right future role.

The InterExec complimentary initial meeting is an ideal way to start that process, adding valuable up to the minute market knowledge.

Market activity has further significantly improved in recent weeks. The Senior Executive market, particularly in the UK, seems very buoyant. Most candidates are seeing specifically interesting market engagement. In particular, there seems to have a been an uptick of CFO / finance opportunities and CIO / IT discipline roles.

Of particular note, FinTech is particularly buoyant; the intersection of web 3.0 and the resurgence of blockchain technology and digital assets are creating a lot of traction for individuals within this space. Notably, with well funded start-ups / scale-ups and semi-autonomous organisations focusing on these emergent financial technologies within larger, established banking and finance groups.
Specifically on the Financial Services side, sectors with high levels of activity are numerous namely: Pensions, Private Debt, Hedge Funds, Wealth Management, Asset Management, Insurance, Real Estate, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Tax, Payments, FS&P, Retail & Investment Banking along with continued interest in Renewables, Risk and Regulation. There are no particular pockets of concentration, the spread is broad as well as deep.

On the Professional Services side, Search Consultant interest is centred upon a range of legal opportunities as well as Data Analytics, Business Transformation, Strategy and Planning.

Geographically Search Consultants in the InterExec network report high levels of activity from the USA, Switzerland, Middle East and Africa as well as the UK and EU.

The types of roles in which Search Consultants indicate interest are also wide-ranging including: CEO, CFO / FS, Chief Data Officer across Interim, Permanent and Contract.

In many other business sectors the demand for Senior Executives continues to be strong. Across the board there is a need for an understanding of Digitalisation, Ecommerce, ESG, Renewables and Data Management which is likely to continue along with Risk Management, Compliance, Governance and Consultancy – when firms decide to restructure their business. Tech experience, particularly within the Engineering and Agritech space, is another sector with strong demand for candidates.

In planning for your next career challenge this is an ideal time to get that process underway to take advantage of the surge in appointments Search Consultants now have mandates for. Please, do not hesitate to get in touch with the InterExec team, at any time up to 6 months prior to when you hope to move.