Empowering great people

Our specialisms

We know the intrinsic value of the right people being in the right team. We also happen to be experts at placing them there.

Our specialists enable human resources professionals to thrive in their careers, and partner with HR leaders, empowering them to prioritise people and build teams that will drive change for the business. With a commitment to fast, high-quality service, our teams are here to provide tailored support across the core HR and People business areas.

Our sectors

We have a deep understanding of each of the sectors we partner in and how to create extraordinary teams for the most ambitious businesses. Each of our consultants is committed to being the leading advisor for their niche, understanding all there is to know about the unique challenges it brings.

They maintain influential connections across the industries, engaging and partnering with exceptional people at every level.


Delivering strategic People and Talent professionals to achieve transformative growth in private equity and venture capital-backed firms.

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Private Capital

Empowering private equity firms, hedge funds and asset management businesses with the industry’s most capable and accomplished talent.

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Commerce and Industry

Bringing together exceptional HR professionals with some of the most exciting and leading brands in C&I.

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Banking and Finance

The preferred HR recruitment partner for dynamic financial services companies and world-renowned banks

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Our services

We offer a range of tailored services, from short-term solutions to long-term future planning. Every service we provide is tailored to match needs, goals and plans seamlessly. You’ll receive expert advice at every level, on whatever stage of the recruitment process you need assistance with.

  • Executive search and succession planning
  • Interim solutions
  • Coaching and advisory
  • Retained search
  • Permanent recruitment
  • Benchmarking, industry reports, and market mapping

Executive search and succession planning

Our meticulous process, international reach, and expertise help us identify, attract, and develop top-tier talent while maintaining a focus on diversity.

Interim solutions

We connect businesses with specialised contractors and manage all compliance to ensure easy integration of fractional resources during periods of change.

Coaching and advisory

We offer personalised coaching for new HR leaders with accredited professionals, ensuring successful transitions and candidate success.

Retained search

You have continuous access to our global network of top talent and other industry-leading businesses.

Permanent recruitment

We prioritise flexibility, active sourcing, and a personalised approach to secure top talent at all levels.

Benchmarking, industry reports, and market mapping

Our comprehensive market knowledge and data analysis help you to exceed your competitors and attract the best candidates.


Our credentials


Countries placed in

Our global teams work beyond the borders, placing talent and building teams wherever needed in the world.


Roles completed

Since 2021 we have successfully delivered on hundreds of excellent roles, supporting our clients across multiple regions.


Expert consultants

Located in the heart of London, our fast-growing team has an enviable global network of accounted-for HR professionals for all interim, contractual and permanent roles.


Senior hires

In the last year, we have been the first choice for senior leadership hires for more than half of our partnerships.

Hear from our clients

"I've worked with Catalyst on the client and candidate side.They are very knowledgeable in the field of Venture and PE. They quickly understand the brief and add value due to the unique understanding of the market as well as client and candidate drivers."

Head of People

Venture Capital firm

"I have had the pleasure of working with Catalyst as both a candidate and a client and I can confidently say they are exceptional in every aspect. They are personable, knowledgeable and have a deep understanding of the market. I highly recommend the Catalyst team to anyone looking for a trusted recruitment partner."

Head of Board and Exec Recruitment

FTSE Fintech organisation

“You’ll certainly be my first port of call for hiring within investment management in the future if your team is anything like Bailey! Talk about going the extra mile, he constantly checks in, makes himself available to ensure I have everything I need and acts as a great sounding board. I can’t think that the process could have gone any better!! I am super impressed and would highly recommend Bailey and Catalyst from both a client and a candidate perspective.”

Chief People Officer

Global Alternatives Solutions organisation

Global expertise
individual care

As HR specialists, we have a unique understanding of each industry we work with and a widespread network of influential connections.

Although our expertise is extensive, our approach is focused, and we centre every interaction around people. We work with clients and candidates individually, taking time to understand their needs, ambitions and long-term goals.

Alongside our parent company, Kernel Global, and our sister companies, Dartmouth Partners and Pure Search, we form a community of like-minded recruitment companies delivering exceptional results for our clients, candidates, and teams.

Get in touch

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.