Our services
and sectors

Combining our integrated suite of services and specialist industry knowledge to match the best in human resources with forward-thinking businesses.

Igniting human

We are the beginning of your brilliant future.

Whether you’re looking for your next career challenge, a startup building your first HR team or a multinational company looking to optimise your People and Culture strategy, we help to create HR and People functions that not only thrive but transform.

Our sector specialists work with an established global network of trusted and accomplished HR professionals, across many exciting sectors. We work faster and smarter than our competitors whilst delivering a higher quality service. We will never compromise on our approach. It’s what makes us stand out.

Niche searches

Exceptional talent can be found anywhere if you’re willing to look a bit deeper. Our team of experts are renowned for discovering candidates hidden in the haystack. We use innovative search methods to find the perfect match for all your needs, no matter how niche.

Up and coming talent

We are experts in identifying individuals who are ready for a new challenge and a new pace of work. In a world full of talent, it takes a keen eye to spot the exceptional. We don't just look at CVs – we get to know the candidate personally. Together, we identify, attract, and retain engaged and ambitious candidates of all levels who are exactly what your company needs to make your vision and values come to life.

Pace without compromise

In today's dynamic business environment, we understand the need for speed. However, it’s easy to prioritise it over the quality of the results. It is one of our values to go fast but without compromising the high standard of our services. Our approach is agile to adapt to the changing business landscape to continue giving you an edge over your competition.

The team spirit

As your partners, we are part of the team. Your success is our highest priority and we celebrate every milestone with you. We enjoy the process of and strongly believe in fostering a culture of growth and collaboration. We’ll help your team evolve into a powerhouse of sustained growth within your organisation.

Our services

Our consultants guide, support, and advise over the long term, challenging along the way to ensure every candidate and client reaches their highest possible potential.

Executive search and succession planning

It takes certain people to effectively lead and engage with each team across multiple geographies. And Catalyst knows those people.

We start by defining the competencies needed in your leadership roles to align with your business goals. We carefully map the markets and our global talent network to identify the people solution for your hiring needs. We assist with everything from shortlisting and longlisting to the hiring process and beyond. We’re not just consultants; we’re partners.

Interim solutions

We understand the fast-paced requirements of interim recruitment and are always on hand to assist with your temporary hiring solutions. 

We have built an extensive network of specialist contractors and provide value-add through events and roundtables to discuss prevalent HR topics. Our market expertise enables us to predict future needs and expand our talent pool. We take care of all referencing and compliance needs so you can hire with confidence.

Coaching and advisory

Humans are individuals. Your business is individual. And so your hiring strategy needs to reflect this. At Catalyst, we start with a blank page. From getting to know you and your team to understanding your goals and values. Combining your team’s insights with our expertise, we provide access to qualified and accredited executive coaches to guarantee a smooth onboarding and transition, setting up the individual and your organisation up for long-term success.

Retained search

When you work with Catalyst, we act as your partners, not your consultants. As an extension of your team, we source candidates from our global network. Our comprehensive approach ensures you secure the best HR leadership talent. We utilise our extensive network and networking communities to provide access to hard-to-find talent. We don’t just stop there; every search comes with a deeper search and market map to guarantee that we find the best individual for the role.

Permanent recruitment

As workforce dynamics evolve, so do the expectations of HR professionals. Our agile approach means we can readily adapt to exceed the competition when these shifts occur, connecting talent with transformative organisations with a growth mindset. 

Your dedicated specialist will support you through the entire process, ensuring your goals are identified from the start. We manage all communications and interviews and remove the stress of obstacles such as counter offers and negotiations.

Benchmarking, industry reports, and market mapping

In this fast-paced market, it’s crucial to understand industry trends and data analysis. To build the best team of people, you need to have an edge over your competitors. We can help with that.

Market mapping

Exceeding your competitors starts with understanding your job market. Our specialists gain a comprehensive industry view, including any candidate cross-over.

We analyse hiring strategy trends and market positioning to create specific tailored solutions. Then, we help you make better informed decisions.

Industry reports

We provide comprehensive reports on industry data analysis, including sector salaries across all roles and businesses. So you have a complete, real-time comparison of compensation packages across job roles, peers and industries.

You can see who and what is shaping the market and use this to attract the best people for your team.


Benchmarking remuneration and benefits packages is vital to attract and retain top talent. Especially for leadership positions.

We analyse and compare market trends to ensure you stay ahead of the competition. Globally and cross-sectionally.

Our sectors

We combine our expertise in our chosen fields with our industry-leading reputation for discovering the best talent and delivering accurate market insights. Fast, thorough, and with a focus on collaboration, we will build the foundation for your most valuable assets – people.


Investing in HR is critical to set up a business with strong foundations for success. Our longstanding relationships with private equity and venture capital firms give us a unique industry perspective that delivers a competitive edge.

From an early-stage VC-backed business looking for their first-time HR leader to pre- and post-IPO organisations looking to hire the best talent to achieve their strategic objectives, we have the expertise needed. Having the best people, culture and talent is critical to drive the success of strategic employee value proposition. Whether a business is looking for growth, change or transformation, we provide the advice and market insights that will help organisations to benchmark roles, develop strategic team plans and hire top-tier talent.

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Private Capital

We’re experts in matching HR talent with leading private equity firms, hedge funds, and asset management businesses. Our team has a specialist focus on supporting the development of whole teams in private equity, venture capital, hedge fund and asset management businesses.

We use our deep knowledge of the investment landscape to help build HR infrastructure for buy-side funds and offer strategic HR solutions that align with our clients' specific growth goals.

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Commerce and Industry

We partner with innovative Commerce and Industry organisations and match them with brilliant HR professionals.

Our expertise spans all sectors from healthcare, tech, consumer and industrial to find the best HR talent in the market to reinforce growth or transformation. We’ve supported listed and Fortune 500 clients, global businesses and SMEs with hiring across the entire HR spectrum.

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Banking and Finance

We work with multiple financial services firms - from start-ups to wealth management practices and world-renowned banks.

We support organisations across the entire finance spectrum. This includes international banks, boutique investment banks, and insurance and wealth management organisations. We have extensive knowledge across all of these markets.

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Ready for that
exceptional role?

Whatever your next HR career move, we’re here to find the role where you will make the greatest impact and guide you through the whole process. Let’s find your next opportunity together.

Ready for that exceptional candidate?

Building teams that will transform your business starts with the right people. Our global professional network of HR expertise is where to start. Let’s discuss building the team you need.

Let’s talk

Want to speak with us about something else? Whatever your query, talk to one of our team members, and let’s find the right way forward.