Watson Reynolds is a legal and professional services executive search firm. We provide world-leading firms with business growth by delivering partner laterals, team moves and practice / firm acquisitions

Our mission is to continue to build a diverse, robust network and community to become an essential supplier to any firm wishing to secure hard-to-find talent.

Today, we are proud to partner with the worlds most prestigious firms.


We work with leading firms and partners in the following areas.


Working for leading private practices, consultancies & corporations.

Corporate; Private Equity and M&A (cross-border)

Capital Markets; Leveraged Finance, ECM/DCM

Finance, Real Estate, Project, Energy & Infrastructure

Technology; cyber security , data privacy and AI

Positions we hire: GC, Lateral hires, Executive / Managing Partner, Partner,


Partners responsible for implementing business strategy

Positions we hire: Partner / MD, Director, CDO/CIO/CTO, SVP/VP Digital Transformation

CRB (corporate risk & broking)

We help our clients find consulting partners who identify and quantify the risks facing their clients businesses,

who then develop strategies and solutions to manage that exposure.

Positions we hire: Managing Partner, Partner

It is accepted globally that board and leadership teams with a balanced gender and ethnically diverse composition outperform those that don’t. Watson Reynolds provides high-quality shortlists with a fair gender and ethnically diverse representation. We do this through a robust search process and our unique partner relationship-driven approach to diverse leadership talent attraction. As well as assignment-specific searches we are career advisors to digital transformation leaders. Over 45% are from historically underrepresented groups. This improves our efficiency when delivering a comprehensively diverse shortlist for your open leadership positions.


% of Partner hires are ethnic diverse

Against 16% industry average for the UK


Women Partner Hires

26.7% digital board average for the UK.


Client Satisfaction

% of C-Level and HR & leaders whose expectations were surpassed.


We are a dynamic Executive Search firm with an outstanding track record placing key leaders within digital markets.

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