Founders Keepers is a boutique Executive Search firm. We build leadership teams for growth stage and venture backed companies.

We are part of Founders Forum, the leading network for entrepreneurs - from founders to tech business leaders where ideas are shared, supported and brought to life. In addition to the global network, Founders Forum has built a family of businesses that offer a wide range of support for entrepreneurs and innovators across advisory, executive search, giving, diversity and inclusion, education and more.

We specialise in helping high-growth digital and technology led companies build their senior level teams. Our focus is on C-Level & VP Roles and Chairman and NED, across high growth businesses and Private Equity / Venture Capital portfolio companies.

Due to continued growth, we are seeking a Director to join our team in London to work across the lifecycle of the search process.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, forward-thinking, and focused team, where you will be offered continued development in a collaborative and fun environment.

Role Description


  • Contribute to business development by originating opportunities, understanding client needs, writing proposals, presenting at client pitches and ensuring searches are effectively executed.
  • Plan and develop key client accounts, building deep relationships.
  • Liaise with clients to determine their requirements and lead on delivering to them.
  • Prepare compelling reports, presentations, and other client deliverables to achieve maximum client impact.
  • Select, lead and motivate engagement teams ensuring all members can contribute fully to excellence in delivery.
  • Manage own workload to cope with peaks in demand ensuring all deadlines and quality standards are met.
  • Mentor, coach and develop Principals and Associates, share knowledge and best practice.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the firm to bring the best of Founders Keepers to client opportunities.  

Knowledge Management

  • Savvy with data sources and services to develop our intellectual property.
  • Working within the wider Founders Forum group to follow up leads, sources and candidate pipeline.
  • Demonstrate and stay up to date on broader digital & tech, business, economic and political issues.

Personal Experience and Characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, excited by the prospect of building a satellite office of a UK business
  • 5+ years of work experience in a recruitment role in house or agency role, ideally in Executive Search.
  • Has a strong understanding of business development, and a proven track record.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive an efficient process throughout a project including setting and executing against deadlines.
  • Interest in people, organisations and behaviour.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Thinks ahead, analyses and solves problems and innovative.
  • Can manage a great deal of responsibility and autonomy.
  • Driven, proactive and self-directed and results focused; sets high standards for self and for others.
  • Inspiring and engaging with clients and stakeholders. Able to influence the thinking of clients and stakeholders by connecting, adapting own style and optimising personal impact.
  • Leads and develops teams and individuals to achieve the highest levels of performance.
  • Demonstrates foresight, adaptability, resilience.
  • Strong business ethics: honest, respectful, and culturally unbiased.
  • Passionate about tech and the digital world.


On top of a highly competitive salary and bonus, pension and private health insurance, flexible working, you can expect to be part of and enjoy the following:

  • Exciting, entrepreneurial and collaborative culture.
  • Infinite opportunities to learn and develop your skills, network and knowledge.
  • Dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Opportunity to spend time in the London office which is co-located with fellow Founders Forum start-ups, including Founders Intelligence, Founders Factory & firstminute Capital.
  • The platform to help shape and grow a uniquely positioned executive search firm.

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