Specialist Services

C-Suite and Directors

Recruiting senior business leaders to help drive the future of professional services firms.

There’s a growing community of business leaders who are thriving at the most senior levels of professional services firms. Totum specialises in sourcing this exciting talent that can elevate your firm’s potential. From CEOs to COOs, CMOs to CTOs, we’re proud of our ability to source senior directors and business leaders who will deliver relevant, strategic change and growth to your business.

Increasing numbers of firms are embracing leadership expertise from diverse industries to drive strategy, operational efficiency, structural reform and commercial growth. Business services professionals fulfilling C-suite, ‘Head of’ and ‘Director’ positions have strong voices at board-level, and are instrumental to delivering firm-wide strategic growth and operational efficiency, while developing their own teams.

Totum excels at making the right recruitment matches at this most senior level of business operations in professional services, placing COOs, CEOs, CFOs and other director-level leaders across all business services functions.

Our ability stems from our many years of working in professional services recruitment, time in which we have built extensive networks and in-depth market knowledge. Our long-standing relationships mean we know exactly where to go to source the best talent, from both inside and outside the legal sector. 

We also know how important it is to work alongside firms at this level: we make a point of listening to our clients and understanding the unique requirements of every firm we work with. And we never forget the vital importance of cultural fit at this most senior level. 

With a team dedicated to leadership roles in professional services, we have a long track record in placing senior business services professionals who are at the very top of their game. We know exactly where to go to find talent that is capable of quickly understanding a firm’s strengths and weaknesses amid changing market forces, and can bring fresh ideas and processes to ensure that firms not only survive but thrive.

We know too the huge importance of diversity across all levels of seniority in professional services, but particularly at leadership level where women and Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities often struggle to achieve fair representation. We are proud of the fact that since 2017 we have shortlisted and placed an equal number of men and women into leadership roles. And in 2019, 28% of our candidates were from the BAME community. 

We will continue to strive to ensure we promote equal opportunities for all at the most senior levels – delivering the kind of innovation in thinking that can only come from a diverse talent pool.  

We have spent years building the relationships that drive success in leadership recruitment. Let us use that expertise to help build your firm’s leadership talent. Whatever you need, we have the networks and the deep market understanding to deliver.


Clients enjoy working with us

If you’re looking for a new challenge, an opportunity to spark innovation and the chance to shape the future of a firm, you’re in the right place.

As a business services leader, you are critical to the future of professional services firms. Your insights and expertise will support decision making at the very highest levels. 

Whether you’re a CEO, COO, a senior department leader, or looking to step up into such a role, you will need a deep understanding of strategic imperatives, financial drivers, trends in both mature and emerging markets, and how to secure operational efficiency across global platforms. You will also play a key role in supporting a culture that engages and motivates talent. This is a chance to make a real and lasting impact on an evolving professional services sector.

At Totum, we know just how critical these roles are. Clients don’t just want candidates, they want catalysts who can bring about change. If you think you have the skills for leadership, our dedicated leadership search team will spare no effort in finding you exactly the right role in a firm that offers the perfect fit. 

With our market expertise, and proven track-record in leadership placements, no-one is better positioned to help you fulfil your leadership aspirations.

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