Global executive search leaders since 1999
Sourcing global talent
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Global Executive Search Leaders Since 1999

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About Us

ECR Global is a focussed and specialist agency who strive to deliver without compromise. Since 1999, our loyal and professional approach has led to a 98% results record creating long lasting and successful business partnerships with our clients. Our Management Team are hugely experienced and our philosophy has always been about a perfect DNA fit for clients and candidates.

We are people’s people who work with talented clients and exceptional candidates and our strength is getting under the skin of our network to fulfil their career aspirations and fully understand our client’s requirements to strengthen their business. We constantly challenge ourselves to be the best partners and best networkers in the industry.

Our business practice is one of Diversity and Inclusion. ECR Global always offers 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 always 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 and we are totally committed to working across all areas of diversity.


Established since 1999, our Management Team have enviable reputations and over 5 decades of seasoned experience within Executive Search recruiting the most sought after professionals.

We offer a fresh and innovative approach based on exceptional delivery to all our clients and candidates.

We build the businesses of tomorrow, understand our client’s goals and create the perfect conditions for success.


ECR Global’s success is largely down to the recruitment and retention of some of the most established and respected consultants in the market.

We evolve within the Technology, Digital and Consulting space and are multi-functional in everything we do. We are market specialists and drive business change through transformation.


We always ensure the highest level of quality to each and every one of our clients, from the start-ups to global, established companies.

Due to our strong and successful delivery capabilities, this has allowed us to have long-standing relationships with some of the world's leading organisations.

We understand our markets and the complexities and challenges within them however our ability to listen and know what good looks like is fundamental to our success.


ECR Global always strive to provide a more personal service and this is based on transparency, creativity, flexibility and long-term objectives.

Every member of our team share this approach and we will only work with specific clients and candidates.

We are guided by our values in everything we do and offer in-depth expertise, intelligence and real passion for our work.


As an additional service, we offer cost-effective, transformative and specialist coaching combined with practical training to help with your career development.

Our Management Team work with clients and individuals on programmes tailored to your specific needs for long term development, preparation for a critical interview / promotion or a potential career change.

Our Expertise

Change and Transformation


Our Technology Practice was the core division in which ECR Global was originally built and our experienced consultants provide specialist knowledge and expertise for businesses and candidates across all verticals and sizes from start-ups to multi-national corporations. We have seen the technology sector evolve at a rapid rate and understand exactly what clients and candidates look for.
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 ground breaking technologies and have a major impact within their organisations. 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 this 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 practice was set up in 2007 in response to a huge demand by our clients. The team at ECR Global has a 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. This area 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
  •         Technology 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 Technology & Consulting market, growing a trusted network with lifelong relationships across the globe. We stay ahead of the game by creating disruptive, targeted headhunting campaigns to ensure we secure the best talent and giving us a competitive edge in the market. Our reputation in the marketplace is exceptional and we always have full confidence in our ability to understand our clients requirements and what our candidates need to fulfil their career aspirations.

  • Personal

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

  • Service

    To supply a complete, end-to-end and bespoke service across a Global Network.

  • Experience

    Over 5 decades of combined experience at partnership level. We definitely know what 'good' looks like.

  • Reputation

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

Leadership Team

Lisa Sharpe
Managing Director
Craig Ellis
Managing Director
Mark Hutchinson
Richard Cash
Director Digital Markets


  • I have had a great and long career in Banking and Consultancy and in 2010 I had just completed 5 happy years at KPMG second time around when Lisa Sharpe contacted me regarding some really exciting opportunities that she was working on. The result was I ended up joining RBS in Strategy and am now out in Silicon Valley leading a scouting for innovation pilot.

    Lisa is unique in her industry in that she cares about you as a person not just you as a possible fit for a role she might have to try and fill. I would 100% recommend her to any senior executive looking to make an upward move. Lisa is just awesome at opening doors and getting you in the right place – and fast. I was surprised at the speed that this happened – probably a result of her huge network and successful track record.

    Call her now – you never know where you might end up – for me it was Barnet to Silicon Valley – via Edinburgh. What a story.

    John Stewart

    Global Head of Scouting & Research RBS

  • I have worked with Lisa and her team as both a client and a candidate. Her skills at understanding a brief in terms of what is needed for a role – in terms of qualification but more importantly the ‘secret sauce’ of the type of individual who will really be successful in an organisation – are second to none. She clearly has a great network and was able to source great candidates who have subsequently gone on to have successful careers post-hire.

    As a candidate, Lisa worked with me on a challenging brief, taking time to understand my personal drivers and interests and how these complimented my professional experience. Lisa and her team were in constant contact through the recruitment process as a source of support and guidance. I’m delighted with my role having been supported through a mid-career industry change I couldn’t have managed alone.

    Nina Jones

    Senior Vice President GFS Sales Northern Trust Corporation

  • 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 have worked with ECR Global for a number of years, using their services to source candidates for roles at Mid-Tier and Senior Exec level. They offer unrivalled experience of recruiting within the Technology Industry across the globe. Lisa and the team are extremely well networked across the sector to ensure they can identify top talent, open up conversations and help attract that talent into the business. They have a continuous drive to find new ways of working and will bring an extra burst of energy to any recruitment challenge you face.

    Karen McLaughlin

    Insight Vice President

  • I thoroughly enjoy my role as a Digital Transformation Principal at DXC. The team here is awesome and allowed me to settle in well – very friendly, talented and welcoming bunch. You will be amazed to know that I am already driving conversations with various corporate partners, accounts and C-suit clients for DXC.

    I get to meet amazing individuals from different industry verticals and horizontals. The learning is truly amazing when you get to interact with numerous likeminded people having wide-ranging experience in different sectors and most importantly, the insight and learnings they bring is priceless.

    I wanted to express my gratitude to your wonderful team so many thanks to everyone at ECR Global. People like me transform businesses, but you go beyond ie serve businesses and transform lives. You all must be very proud of what you achieve each day.

    Amit Parab

    Digital Transformation Principal DXC

Our Clients

ECR Global are proud to continue to work and place senior candidates at some of the most recognisable companies across the globe. We work with large organisations and start-ups and adopt the same approach to suit specific clients. We are always extremely transparent with our clients, working closely with them to ensure the most successful outcome by the end of the hiring process.

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 Technology & 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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