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The Best Negotiators for You to Consult: The Barton Partnership


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Entities that provide consulting on M&A, employment and career change all under the same roof are not often seen in the market. As a result, The Barton Partnership was established in 2007 as a niche, executive recruitment firm providing permanent recruitment and independent consulting support in Strategy, Transformation and M&A in London, New York, Europe,and Asia.  The firm’s clients include FTSE listed and Fortune 500 companies across all sectors/industries; SME’s, Strategic, Innovation & Management Consulting firms (large and boutique), Global Financial Services, Private Equity,and Venture Capital organizations. The network represents talent from Analyst to Partner/MD level across all disciplines and sectors associated with Strategy, Transformation,and M&A.

The Independent Consulting business offers rapid response and deployment of strategy professionals across all sectors with project duration ranging from one week to twelve months. The key to its success lies in the experienced talent it has acquired itself. The company’s team consists of former tier-one Strategy Consultants working alongside recruiters that have operated in this market for nearly 20 years which gave it a clear and distinct advantage in understanding the needs of the people the firm works with, whether you are an employer seeking new talent or an individual looking for a career change.

The Commerce & Industry

The commerce and industry team services a broad range of sector verticals to build and replace corporate teams on a permanent basis or provide independent consultants for short-term projects. The permanent team alone has completed over 350 searches over the past ten years. It has a broad client base ranging from start-ups, small-medium sized enterprises, and private equity backed businesses to FTSE & Fortune 500 organizations. The firm is working across all sectors with specialist consultants covering Retail, Consumer Goods, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, TMT, Energy & Utilities, Industrial Goods & Services,and Education. It has a track record of completing searches ranging from C-Suite level such as Chief Strategy Officer to post-MBA level.

Professional Services

The company works with a range of businesses, from those who are specialists in either a specific sector or function to large, global strategy or multi-disciplinary consultancies.

With its smaller consultancy clients, it acts as a true partner to support their growth often playing a key role in their transition from small business to the bigger brand in the market. It crafts and modifies the message to market as it taps into candidate pools previously not considered achievable by them. The firm has worked from Consultant level to Partner level within these businesses and can tailor its approach to fit in with what the clients need at that point in their development usually working on an exclusive or rolling retainer basis. The Independent Consulting team also acts as an extended bench providing flexibility and a trusted source of short-term delivery.

Financial Services

Over the last 10 years, Barton Partnership Financial Services team has served a range of clients across Investment & Retail Banking, Cards & Payments, Wealth & Asset Management and Insurance, in the UK, Europe & New York. As the sector evolves, it has been increasingly engaged in helping Challenger Banks and the FinTech’s source the best talent. The company typically supports its clients on mandates to hire Heads of Strategy [at Group & Business Unit level], Heads of Internal Consulting, Heads of Transformation, COOs, Chiefs of Staff and more Operational/Commercial senior level roles in operating units of organizations.

Private Equity 

The Barton Partnership has had considerable success supporting clients in the Private Equity community, hiring current and ex-strategy consultants and M&A advisors into a variety of different roles. It has worked with over 40 funds in the UK and Europe, ranging across the spectrum from larger buy-out funds, through to the mid-market and VC and venture funds.

The Leader Who Made Communication Better 

Nicholas Barton, CEO & Founder:

Nicholas founded The Barton Partnership in late 2007 and has succeeded in building a niche executive recruitment firm with an enviable reputation within the Strategy, Transformation,and M&A arena. From a standing start, he has built a team of professionals renowned not only for their talent acquisition skills but also their subject matter expertise with offices in London, Europe, New York,and Asia.

Throughout his career, he has specialized in, and successfully executed, on over 250 senior retained and contingent assignments across Commerce, Financial Services and Professional Services both in the UK and Internationally.

In his spare time (when such a thing exists) Nicholas likes to spend time with his family, renovating his house (which will be a never-ending project), is an avid film watcher and keeps fit by playing tennis and going to the gym.

“We are specialists at providing Strategic, Operational and M&A talent both on a permanent and independent consulting basis, in London, Europe, New York,and Asia.”