John Smith

Partner, Executive Search, Transformation, Digital & Technology Practice

+44 (0)20 8059 4443 +44 (0)7720 314 042
John Smith

Meet John

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John specialises in recruiting senior technology and transformation leadership. He brings over a decade of executive search experience working across a breadth of clients from FTSE listed organisations and Private Equity backed businesses, through to Management Consulting firms.

John joined from a Big 4 Consultancy where he ran searches in-house for Partner and Director level talent. Prior to that, he grew the Technology, Finance and Risk change teams in a specialist search firm.

He thrives on the partnership and relationship with clients and candidates alike and has a strong track record of senior level placements, both within the UK and globally. John approaches each search with a personal touch and a consultative nature which enables him to build a deep understanding of his client’s culture and strategic challenges. He is passionate about the role both he and executive search can play in improving the awareness and drive around diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his family and trying to entertain 3 young sons. He is a fan of all sports, with a particular passion for football – although it is more of a watching brief nowadays!

Recent Assignments;

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Partner – Management Consulting Firm
  • Head of Technology Strategy & Architecture
  • Head of Data & Analytics
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • VP of Product
  • Director – Management Consulting Firm

Joined the EBP team in 2020

Proud moment

I’m proud to say that I participated in two white collar boxing events for Children with Cancer and Cancer Research. Lost the 1st and won the 2nd!

Most memorable day

My most memorable day has to be the birth of my sons, as family is very important to me. A feeling only ever nearly matched by Tottenham’s winning goal in the Champions League semi final…

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Eton Bridge have executed a number of complex searches for me across North America, the UK and Europe. John took the time to build productive relationships across our stakeholders and really get to know our business, even when there were no searches on the horizon. Consequently, when we were recruiting, John was able to attract people who not only had the right capabilities but are a great cultural fit. I know from the candidates Eton Bridge have placed with us that John created a hugely positive experience for them which is, of course, very important to us.

Manjeet Aujla CDIO