High-growth Executive Search

For Private Equity and Venture Capital Funded Businesses

Seeking top talent to drive the growth and success of your portfolio companies? Gillespie Manners specializes in Executive Search for high-growth organizations backed by VC and PE funding. As your dedicated partner, we provide strategic talent solutions throughout the entire investment lifecycle.

Navigating the fast-paced and competitive landscape of VC and PE-backed businesses requires a partner who understands the unique challenges and demands of the industry. Since our establishment in 2004, we’ve helped hundreds of startups successfully navigate funding, scaling and exit processes by strategically hiring the right people at the right time.

Ready to unlock success for your portfolio companies?

Contact us today to arrange a consultation with our experienced team. Together, we’ll drive your business forward and maximize your return on investment.

Our methodical approach to senior headhunting ensures that we identify and attract the right leaders for each stage of your business's growth.


Establishing a founding team of highly skilled, passionate & motivated individuals who can contribute to early-stage growth. Attracting adaptable talent who thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments.


Building a solid foundation by hiring key leaders who bring industry expertise and strategic vision. Scaling the team to support growth and market demands. Attracting talent who are willing to take calculated risks. 


Strengthening the leadership team with seasoned executives, experienced in scaling operations and managing rapid growth. Building a high-performance culture to sustain the growth trajectory. 


Aligning the leadership team to maximize value and prepare for potential mergers, acquisitions or IPOs. Focusing on succession planning and identifying future leaders to drive the business post-exit.

Scaling Success Stories

We’ve carried out senior recruitment projects for a wide range of privately funded organizations. Here are just a few examples of businesses we’ve helped:

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