Hire an MD/CEO

Scale your company to the next level with industry-leading talent by recruiting an MD or CEO with Exec Capital. Our executive search and recruitment services are an accessible way to hire a part-time and full-time MD or CEO.

UK’s leading executive search agency | Immediate starts available | Full-time, part-time, and interim executive recruitment.

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Discover more about our MD and CEO recruitment by calling our team at 0203 834 9616

Work with London’s Leading MD and CEO Recruiter

London’s Leading MD and CEO Recruiter

Exec Capital is London’s leading boutique executive recruitment agency based in the heart of the city’s financial district. We operate throughout the UK and abroad with a serviced office in Dubai.

We connect start-ups and businesses with MDs and CEOs with experience navigating the challenges facing start-ups, scaling businesses, and public companies. It’s our goal to streamline the recruitment process with a hands-on and 360-degree approach to recruitment. We tailor each step of the process to meet the current and future needs of your business.


The Exec Capital team are at the forefront of the executive industry’s evolution, considering the changing expectations on both the side of the candidate and companies, turbo-charged by the flexible working revolution.

Our MD and CEO executive search will identify the exact candidate profile your company needs, streamlining the hiring process.

Hire a Part-Time MD or CEO

Exec Capital is one of the UK’s leading C-suite and executive recruitment agencies, hiring for a full portfolio of roles across multiple industries. We provide CEO and MD executive search and headhunting services that can be adapted to suit the needs of your company, whatever stage you’re at in the development cycle.


It’s our goal to make industry-leading talent more accessible to start-ups and scaling businesses in need of the most help. Our part-time, interim, and remote executive opportunities connect companies with professionals at a more affordable rate.

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Our Talent Pool of MDs and CEO

At Exec Capital, we have an extensive network of candidates with many of them available for immediate starts.

Our talent pool of available to work on a part-time, full-time, and interim basis as managing directors and CEOs. We tailor each step of the recruitment process to identify the candidate who will seamlessly fit into your company’s culture and unlock its potential to take it to the next level

Our headhunting services provide access to the widest talent pool, including approaching passive candidates who may not be actively seeking new MD and CEO opportunities.

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Affordable Executive Recruitment

Part-time and interim CEO and MD roles are an affordable way to build your company’s leadership team. These more flexible executives can fill your company’s skills gap, or a part-time role provides the opportunity to trial-run a candidate before transitioning them to a permanent, full-time position. These executives can be hired on an interim or project-by-project basis.

We’re seeing a sharp rise in the number of executives working on a part-time basis, on contracts that range from 8 hours to 4 days a week. Part-time recruitment means appointing an MD or CEO is more affordable and accessible than ever before. A part-time hire also removes additional recruitment expenses, including relocation, training, and equipment costs.

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Expand Your Business with a CEO or MD

At Exec Capital, our team are your personalised executive recruiters with access to industry-leading talent and unique industry insights. We work with clients throughout the UK and abroad to recruit for in-house, hybrid, and remote CEO and MD opportunities.

We’ll oversee every step of the hiring process, from conducting market research to engaging with potential candidates and managing the interview process. Your company and leadership team remain actively involved throughout each step of the process without the administrative workload involved, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day operations.

Outsourcing CEO or MD Recruitment

Outsourcing your executive recruitment is the most affordable and time-effective option for most companies. Conducting your recruitment internally can be expensive and time-consuming, particularly for SMEs and scaling companies with a smaller workforce and leadership team. The average internal recruitment process takes 30 days, during which time the employees involved in the hiring process become less productive due to the increased workload.

Working with an agency like FD Capital provides a clear framework for hiring a CEO or MD. We start by establishing a job description and candidate profile to determine exactly what your company needs from a CEO or MD. Executive candidates are increasingly coming from a more diverse range of backgrounds, including from non-financial sectors, providing a fresh perspective for companies. Developing a candidate profile allows you to focus on the transferable and soft skills your ideal CEO or MD should have.

Working with an executive search agency enables your company to outsource the heavy administrative workload, freeing up your time to focus on day-to-day responsibilities. Your company will still be actively involved in the hiring process without the stress of screening candidates, chasing references, or conducting interviews. Our recruitment team can shortlist candidates within a limited period for time-sensitive positions.

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Remote and Flexible Executive Roles

Exec Capital specialises in part-time, interim, and fractional recruitment for executive and C-suite roles. Part-time executives, including CEOs and MDs, can be recruited on a project-by-project basis or in a long-term role, providing scalability to the role in line with company growth.

More companies are choosing to operate on a remote or hybrid basis, widening the talent pool of candidates they can draw from. Building a winning leadership team has never been easy.

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Why Work with Exec Capital

What sets Exec Capital apart is our team of industry-leading recruiters. Our leadership team has entrepreneurial and executive backgrounds, offering a unique insight into both sides of the recruitment process.

We work with companies throughout every stage of their development, understanding the challenges these organisations face and how an MD or CEO can help them navigate growth pains and operational issues.

Our team develop long-term partnerships with companies, allowing us to become an extension of their in-house team. We’ll contact potential candidates directly, building relationships and providing a hands-on approach to each step of the recruitment process while keeping you in the loop throughout each step.

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Maximise Your Exit Strategy

Are you an entrepreneur moving on to your next project? Maximise your exit strategy by recruiting a specialist CEO with experience in your industry. A part-time or full-time CEO will streamline the exit process and ensure that you get the best exit value possible for your business.

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Increase Your Fundraising and Capital

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Recruiting a CEO is the quickest way to build credibility with financial institutions and private investors. Our candidates have a network of private investors with many coming from a private equity background. Realise your company’s potential by recruiting a CEO to oversee your fundraising strategy and boost your capital liquidity.

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The UK’s Leading Financial Recruiters

Exec Capital is based in Great Portland Street London and is proud to be the UK’s leading boutique financial recruitment agency. We have a UK-wide network of MDs and CEOs with members of our leadership team having over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry.

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Flexible and Hybrid CFOs

The world of work is changing. Recruit a CEO or MD on a contract that works for your business. Exec Capital oversees part-time, remote, and hybrid recruiting. We have the resources to help you build a winning team with an MD or CEO who can grow with your company.

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In-House or Remote

Whether your office is still bricks and mortar or you’re fully digital, our MDs and CEOs have the flexibility to work wherever you need them. Many of our financial executives are based in London with others available to work across the UK. We’ll connect you with the best candidate to fit your business needs and operations.

20+ Years’ Experience

Many of our leadership team have over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry, completing hundreds of successful placements. We have a wide talent pool of potential MD and CEO candidates to pull from when headhunting, as well as conducting traditional recruitment.

Exec Capital is invested in the success of our clients and the companies we work with. As a business partner, we’ll help you expand and scale your company by making executive-level professionals and industry-leading more accessible.

The CEO Partnership

We know how vital the CEO relationship is to deliver a successful strategy. Our recruitment team works alongside CEOs to identify exactly what they want from their ideal candidate. We’ll connect your company with a financial professional who can form a winning partnership with your CEO and spearhead your growth strategy.

What a CEO Brings to the Table

Every company is different. Each has its own needs, strategy, and outlook on the future. There’s a CEO out there for every organisation, understanding the challenges they face and being able to fill their skills gap. While the role of CEO will differ between companies, they bring several benefits to any organisation they join.

Working with Exec Capital gives you the ability to tailor the search for your CEO to your specific needs, whatever stage your company is at. These are four reasons why UK companies are choosing to hire a CEO.

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- Financial Strategy Insight

The main purpose of a CFO is to oversee the company’s financial strategy. It’s one of the reasons that they form a winning partnership with CEOs. Most CEOs don’t have the financial skills or insight to scale their company and prepare for economic uncertainty, including recession planning.

A CFO puts systems and technology in place that provide them with data-driven insights into the company’s position in real time. An engaging CFO will translate their financial analysis into more accessible language as a trusted advisor to other C-suite members, the board, and the CEO.

CFOs are often hired with the purpose of restructuring a company’s existing financial systems, adopting a new strategy, or developing fundraising opportunities.

- Provide Strategic Insights

The CEO-CFO relationship is vital to the success of a company. The CFO is their second-in-command and a trusted financial advisor who also provides an unbiased perspective on the company’s position for the board. A CFO’s strategic insights will fuel the decision-making process of almost every aspect of the business.

Their forecasting and financial analysis account for everything from supply chain resilience to employee retention. It’s vital that you hire a CFO who will be at home in your company culture.

A CEO needs a CFO who will provide an unbiased perspective on the company’s finances and work with them to develop short and long-term strategies. It’s the CFO’s responsibility to determine whether a strategy is financially viable and to put the company in the best position to navigate market and industry volatility.

- Fundraising Opportunities

Having a CFO on board makes your company more likely to connect with potential investors. Your CFO will open doors through their connections and by giving your company credibility.

You can choose to hire a CFO when you are preparing to scale your company or engage with PE houses and private investors or apply for government grants. Potential investors will expect a CFO to keep them up to date on the company’s financial situation and provide an unbiased point of view.

- Conduct Internal Audits

You can hire a CFO at any stage in your company’s development, including when things aren’t going to plan. Most CFOs will start their new role by conducting an internal audit. They’ll examine every aspect of the business from its cash flow to the supply chain and technology systems.

Your CFO will identify potential problems within your organisation as part of their risk management role. Carrying out an audit enables a CFO to understand the full picture and identify potential areas of cost saving or growth potential.


CFOs no longer spend their days glued to spreadsheets. The role is evolving at lightning speed to take on a greater strategic and operational importance. CFOs are now the  ‘Chief Future Officer’, preparing the company for its next moves and ensuring it has the resilience to withstand market and industry volatility.

A CEO is a Chief Future Officer who is intimately involved in the future planning of the organisation in partnership with the CEO as their nearest advisor. Similarly, board members and investors view the CFO as their eyes and ears.

Hiring a CEO will develop strong relationships between the company and stakeholders with new systems and real-time forecasting to allow the company to react to industry and market changes.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time CEO

You can hire a CFO on terms that work for your business. FD Capital oversees recruitment for part-time, full-time, and interim CFOs to make their skills and experience more accessible.

Choosing to hire a CEO on a part-time basis may be the best option for your business. Start-ups and scaling businesses can hire a CEO without the financial burden of a full-time position. These organisations often don’t have the necessary workload for a full-time position.

There are three reasons why a part-time CEO may be a better option for your organisation than recruiting on a full-time basis.

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- No Long-Term Commitment

Hiring your CFO on a part-time basis means there isn’t a long-term commitment. There’s the flexibility to grow and develop the role as your company begins to scale. You can try out a candidate and decide if they’re the right fit for your organisation and leadership team.

- Fills Skills Gap

Even a successful CEO and their team will have a skills gap. Many CEOs start their companies with limited financial experience or connections with financial institutions. Working with FD Capital will help you identify your specific skills gap and hire accordingly.

- Cost Effective for SMEs

You may choose to hire a CFO when undergoing a growth stage or when the company requires debt refinancing. CFOs can change a company’s fortune – whether it’s currently financially successful or not. A part-time CFO is a more cost-effective option for companies that are still growing.

Taking the Next Steps

We connect start-ups, SMEs, and scaling businesses with industry-leading financial professionals.

Schedule a free, confidential discovery call with us today to learn more about our recruitment and headhunting services. Members of our recruitment team have over 20 years of experience with a network of candidates throughout the UK and beyond.

Begin the recruitment process by contacting our specialist CEO hiring team at recruitment@execcapital.co.uk

or by calling us at 020 3287 2365 for a no-obligation consultation.

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