David McAvoy, Group Financial Controller – Redeem
"This was my first experience of working with Mallory Partners and it was a very quick process, concluded within three weeks - as Redeem Group needed a new Group Financial Controller on board as soon as possible, to support the business following a refinancing.
As a consequence, my contact with Martin was restricted to emails, calls and the occasional video conference. However, this didn’t make the process any less successful; I felt Martin worked really hard to prepare and support me, making sure I understood the nature of the role, sector and business, preparing me for the interviews and being on the phone to follow up straight afterwards - even if it was well outside normal hours. As it was the first time I’d moved businesses in 11 years, I really appreciated the level of support Mallory Partners provided and felt they went over and above what you generally expect from recruitment consultants – even at this level.
I think private equity-backed businesses are a real area of specialism for Mallory Partners. They are clearly well connected, understand the investment lifecycle and what investors are looking for. Coming from a family-owned business, it was hugely beneficial for me be able to tap into that knowledge and feel well briefed ahead of the interviews.
Their expertise and support was also particularly useful when I was negotiating my package and exit from my previous role - and Martin also stayed in touch in the weeks prior to me starting my new role, checking in to making sure I had everything I needed."