LONDON (February 5, 2024) — Acertitude, the global executive search firm and leadership consultancy dedicated to unleashing human potential, is excited to announce that Oliver Staple has been promoted to Partner in the Professional Services practice.

Based in London, Oliver serves the world’s premier strategy houses, turnaround and restructuring firms, deal and M&A advisory teams and technology advisory businesses amongst a broad array of leading professional services organisations. Recruiting distinctive high performers at a firm leadership and partner levels, his expertise covers a select array of topics: financial services, law, healthcare & life sciences, consumer & retail, value creation, ERP, and increasingly, digital & AI.

“In the realm of professional services, attaining partner status holds a particularly significant meaning, symbolizing a substantial investment of time, effort, and commitment in cultivating relationships, building knowledge, developing capability as well as the ongoing mentorship of junior professionals,” said Guy Barnes, managing partner and global Professional Services practice leader at Acertitude. “Oliver inherently values people and has a sincere passion for helping others connect with each other. These qualities are key to achieving excellence in this role.”

Oliver was the inaugural member of the firm’s London office, first joining as principal in 2020. He’s played a critical role in the firm’s rapid expansion in the EMEA region ever since. Oliver came to Acertitude with over a decade of experience in global executive search and consulting. He was previously a consultant in Russell Reynolds Associates’ Corporate Officers practice and was at a specialist financial services executive search firm beforehand. Oliver first launched his career as a corporate lawyer with a U.S. law firm.

“I am privileged to partner with exceptional clients and candidates across Europe and the U.S.,” said Staple. “We have an incredible team here at Acertitude, and I couldn’t be happier to continue unleashing human potential with even more impact in my role as partner.”