Global executive search leaders since 1999
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Global Executive Search Leaders Since 1999

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About Us

ECR Global are an executive search firm who strive to deliver without compromise. Since 1999, our loyal and honest approach has led to a 98% results record creating long lasting and successful business partnerships with our clients.

Our philosophy and business practice is one of Diversity and Inclusion. ECR Global has always offered its clients transparency in approaching the broadest candidate market for searches.We are proud to maintain diversity and the ongoing Diversity and Inclusion agenda is foremost in our conversations with clients on recruitment strategy.

ECR Global believe in diversity across race, gender, disability, age, faith, marriage, civil partnerships, pregnancy and sexual orientation. We value and celebrate diversity, and believe it is essential to provide services which work well for all our Clients. We are totally committed to working with our Business Partners across all areas of diversity.


ECR Global was established in 1999 after its founders had experienced success in senior positions in the global executive search market. We offer a fresh and innovative approach to recruitment and executive hiring based on honest relationships, sound judgement and exceptional delivery to all of our clients.


Our success at ECR Global is largely down to the recruitment and retention of some of the most established and respected consultants in the market. We are proud to say that some of our team have been with us for over 13 years. We believe the culture of our team is key and we ensure that everyone enjoys working collaboratively to achieve the maximum results.


We always ensure the highest level of quality to each and every one of our clients, and we feel that due to our continued delivery capabilities, this has allowed us to have very long standing relationships with some of the world's leading organisations.


We provide a more personal service than large corporate recruitment brands based on transparency, flexibility and long-term objectives. Today, every member of ECR Global shares this approach and we look at recruitment as a career, not a job.

Our Expertise

Change and Transformation


Our Technology Practice was the core division in which ECR Global was originally built and our network in this space has been established for over 25 years. Our experienced consultants provide specialist knowledge and expertise for businesses and candidates across all verticals and sizes from start ups to the FTSE 100 in technology. We have seen the technology sector evolve at a rapid rate, and understand exactly what clients and candidates look for. We work across a number of different roles within technology.
Technology covers all areas of:
  • ITO
  • Software Products & Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Cloud & Hosting
  • Telecoms
We recruit a full spectrum of professionals ranging from:
  • All levels of Sales to leaders and Senior Directors
  • Business Development Managers & Directors
  • Bid Directors
  • Commercial Programme Directors


The world is moving digital and at ECR Global, we have seen the way that digital technology has changed the industry. All our clients continue to grow their digital businesses and continue to look for true experts that can work with groundbreaking technologies and have a major impact within their organisations. Over the past 5 years, our digital practice has continued to grow and we recognise the need for continued development within this space. In a time of widespread digital reinvention, customer experience will determine the winners or losers of tomorrow, that is why the value that we add is key to our clients.   Our clients believe that by 2020, there will be 28 times more sensor enabled devices in existence than there are people in the world, and 30 billion devices will be connected to networks, and potentially each other. That is why we need to continue to listen to client’s digital demands and adapt to an ever-changing market.
Some of the areas we cover are:
  • Customer Experience
  • Big Data/Analytics
  • Client Services
  • Creative
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Mobile
  • Social Media and Content
  • User Experience
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Digital Transformation & Strategy

Change and Transformation

This practise was set up in 2007 in response to a huge demand by our clients. The team at ECR Global has an extensive client base that recognises us as the go-to partner for change and transformation requirements as we provide an extensive pool of experienced and specialist candidates. The change and transformation practice, has grown considerably across different domains and some of the areas we cover are:
  •         Strategy
  •         Business Transformation
  •         Finance Transformation
  •         HR and People Transformation
  •         Procurement and Supply Chain
  •         IT and Digital Transformation


BPO has been a major growth market over the past 25 years with firms continuing to outsource a number of their business processes. ECR Global have been instrumental in helping some of the UK’s largest BPO firms grow their business and have seen our candidates progress to board level. Whether in the UK or world wide, we have placed some of the most highly sought after individuals in this space, having made placements within the following areas of BPO;
  • F&A
  • CRM
  • Procurement
  • Contact Centre
  • Business Transformation

Why Us

What makes us different?

ECR Global has evolved within the IT & Consulting market, growing a trusted network with life long relationships across the globe. We stay ahead of the game by creating disruptive, targeted headhunting campaigns, making sure we secure the best talent, giving us a competitive edge in the market.

  • Service

    Supplying a complete, end-to-end service across a Global Network

  • Reputation

    We introduce top talent to blue chip organisations, working with the biggest names, most prestigious consultancies and technology companies.

  • Experience

    Over 25 years experience at partnership level. We know what “good’ looks likes.

  • Personal

    We work collaboratively with highly driven, creative and determined individuals who build trusted relationships with our clients.

Leadership Team

Lisa Sharpe
Managing Director
Craig Ellis
Managing Director


  • "What can I say about the team at ECR Global. We talk about what we need as a company - both professionally and personally - in a candidate and they represent us with sincerity and honesty and go the extra mile. They focus their team and deliver fantastic individuals for us to consider and its a great partnership that works”

    John King

    VP European Sales @Softserve

  • ECR Global have demonstrated their ability to know Accenture’s Global business with a capability to deliver individual targeted Accenture Profile Talent with just-in-time business relevant skills. They have provided top talent with excellent speed and have been partnering with Accenture Business Leaders for a number of years across multiple Regions and Countries. ECR provide ongoing relevant and “Current” Top Talent extricated from Top Industry Players, Ecosystem Partners and Top Competitors.

    Athline Littlejohn

    HR Lead - APAC Accenture Operations Accenture

  • I’ve had the pleasure of working with ECR Global for over 8 years and they have delivered some exceptional talent for the businesss I have worked for. I really rely on the team to find me the needle in the haystack. No - nonsense recruitment done in a traditional method ensures quality engagement with both client and candidate. ECR Global have a vast network of sales people across the Globe and always delivers the A Players.

    Carly Field

    Head of EMEA Talent Acquisition @BMC

  • "Craig Ellis and the team at ECR Global have provided significant help with our recruitment into a new business service area. They quickly grasped the requirement, understood the role profiles we were seeking and were able to provide quality candidates across the EMEA countries we are targeting."

    VP Oracle


Our Clients

We are proud to continue to work and place senior candidates at some of the most recognisable companies across the globe. We have worked with large and small organisations alike and always adopt the same approach to suit the client. We are always extremely transparent with the client, working closely with them to ensure the most successful outcome by the end of the hiring process. Some of our long term key clients in 2016 who repeatedly work with ECR global

We are always looking to strengthen our team of experienced headhunters

Why should you join our successful team?

Ongoing training and mentoring

We share market intelligence

Work with exciting and innovative clients worldwide

We offer long term career progression

High earnings and fantastic incentives

Work with the leaders in the IT & Consulting sectors

Fully supported and experienced management team


Get in touch

ECR Global Ltd, Brosnan House, Byng Drive, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 1UR

+44 (0) 20 8370 6700

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