An International Executive Search and Talent Management firm

Americas, Europe Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific
HR & Employment

Areas of Expertise

Sheffield Haworth are an International Executive Search and Talent Management firm addressing the Technology Sector. They have extensive experience of supporting early-stage businesses to strengthen and develop their leadership teams.

Their clients benefit from:​

Deep Subject Matter Expertise: They specialize in placing executives into commercial, data, product, and engineering roles. Clients receive the benefit of their deep focus and knowledge across the core functions.

Strategic Partnership Approach: They take the time to provide clients with market intelligence and competitive analysis that helps them to make better business decisions while sourcing the right candidates to suit their culture and business challenges.

Objective based decision making: Sheffield Haworth use AI software that allows us to quickly understand the dynamics of your leadership team.​ The algorithm combines bigdata analytics with scientific testing to understand the deep-level characteristics of individuals and uses machine learning to understand how these characteristics will Influence collaboration and performance in a team setting.

​Access to Talent: They leverage the diversity of their team and networks to proactively seek out the best talent from more diverse sources that companies often struggle to access Thier association with Chief, the executive women’s network, and UPWARD to ensures diversity on every single shortlist.​

Working with GTM Global

In any planned expansion to North America, leadership on the ground is mission critical. GTM is delighted to welcome onboard the team from Sheffield Haworth, giving scale-ups access to their unparalleled strategic knowledge, cool analysis and great talent networks!

Principal Services

Executive Search

SH deliver a clearly defined approach and process that guarantees consistent and high- quality standards of assessment and have built their reputation for excellence by applying the highest professional and quality standards to a tailored, customised project approach for each client and assignment.

Leadership Due Diligence & Team Assessment

SH can perform a robust assessment of the strengths and risks associated with the leadership team and of their capability to grow, change and adopt to achieve business objectives. They also partner with a leading talent analytics platform to help you quickly and accurately gain an objective-based assessment of your team’s dynamic.

Coaching, Leadership & Development

SH provide organizations with bespoke coaching and leadership programmes to nurture executive talent and top tiers of management to develop them for future roles and help with succession planning

Future Talent Engagement & Succession Planning

SH are able to initiate the engagement of a passive talent pool on behalf of a client to build sustainable relationships to satisfy future hiring demand across senior niche and business critical roles.

Talent Insights

SH offer in-depth research projects and analysis designed to provide clients with the knowledge to understand and address talent trends, competitors, market challenges and prospects

Key Advisors

Chris Hornby

Director, New York

Chris leads executive hiring and talent advisory for the group’s early-stage technology clients across the Americas market. He has provided consultancy to some of the most innovative brands in the industry, hiring Executives, NED`s and wider leadership talent that have been pivotal to the growth trajectory of some of his clients. Chris has a background working closely with Investors and technology leaders, adopting a consultative approach to aid the development or attraction of high-caliber talent. He has fifteen years’ experience in enterprise software and has a particularly strong interest AI and Data Analytics. He has recently worked within geospatial analytics, mobility and location analytics, health-tech, fin-tech and with no-code platforms. Chris also sits on the advisory board for an AI HR-tech company and holds an honors degree in Psychology with Neuropsychology.

Sam Wallace

Managing Director, Los Angeles

Sam's focus is on senior executive search and talent advisory solutions for technology companies,  working in partnership with a range of clients including Fortune 50 leaders, and venture backed start- ups. Sam has a notable track record of executing senior searches across several different functional and specialist areas, including Product, Engineering, Corporate Strategy and Business Development as well as at the C level. Sam is a Board member and LA Chapter leader for UPWARD, a global not-for-profit dedicated to building and supporting a powerful network of executive women around the not-for-profit world.

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Upcoming Events


29mar3:00 pm7:00 pmNorth America Digital & Tech Expansion Workshop - Day 1Get exclusive access to digital and tech experts and networks from 16 US and Canadian cities to support your North American expansion.3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

29mar3:00 pm7:00 pmNorth America Life Sciences Expansion Workshop - Day 1Connector event for Life Sciences high-growth companies. Get exclusive access to US and Canadian Life Sciences markets.3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

29mar3:00 pm7:00 pmNorth America Aerospace, Satellite Apps & Security Expansion Workshop - Day 1Get exclusive access to Aerospace, Satellite Apps and Security networks from 16 US and Canadian cities to support your North American expansion.3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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