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Strategy and Corporate Development

We place current and former Strategy Consultants and M&A professionals into private equity-backed and listed businesses.

Unrivalled recruitment strategies for companies seeking Strategy talent

Our team’s experience spans group strategy, corporate development, and M&A, as well as commercial and operational appointments where a strategy or M&A background is required.

We have specialist consultants who are all experts in their own industry sectors, so you always receive specific, effective and actionable advice.

Why partner with our Strategy and Corporate Development recruiters?

We are Corporate Development recruiters with specialist knowledge and a human approach. We comprehensively understand the nuances of hiring in-house strategy and M&A professionals and work with an extensive network of listed and private equity-backed companies around the globe.

Ready to talk? Speak with our team directly at strategy@dartmouthpartners.com

We don't just recruit, we offer specialist advice.

Each consultant focuses on an industry niche, so we can offer specialist advice on both a functional and sectoral level.

We source the best candidates.

We collaborate with Private Equity, Investment Banking and other similar practice areas to source the best candidates from a wider talent pool.

We champion flexibility.

We place both permanent and interim positions, ensuring flexibility in your hiring plans.

We’re here for you long-term.

We create trusted partnerships with today's talent, who become our clients of tomorrow.

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To ensure top talent acquisition, we focus on the details. We thoroughly screen candidates to the requirements of each client, assess technical skills and conduct competency-based case interviews.

What makes
us different?

As a Strategy and Corporate Development recruiter, our team builds influential relationships at every level. Our network of current and former strategy consultants and M&A professionals ranges from ambitious graduates to distinguished senior leaders.

Our Early Careers platform connects with exceptional young talent at leading universities and business schools, guiding the best talent into graduate roles. We then partner with these candidates long-term throughout their careers.

Examples of our roles in Strategy and Corporate Development

The roles we hire for include:

  • Head of Corporate Development
  • M&A Director
  • Corporate Development Manager
  • Chief Transformation Officer
  • Director of Strategic Projects
  • Group Strategy Director
  • Group Strategy Manager

Head of Corporate Development

Sets the strategic direction for corporate development activities and drives execution.

M&A Director

Directs and manages all aspects of the mergers and acquisitions process.

Corporate Development Manager

Identifies and executes growth opportunities through partnerships, acquisitions, and alliances.

Chief Transformation Officer

Key strategic hire often appointed by PE to own and deliver the value-creation plan.

Director of Strategic Projects

Oversees and executes key projects aligned with the organisation's strategic objectives.

Group Strategy Director

Leads the development and implementation of high-level strategic initiatives.

Group Strategy Manager

Formulates and executes strategic plans for a specific business group or division.

“James has been our "go to" for recruiting for the past 12 months. Covering both London and Dublin, in the searches he has filtered and found the right candidate within a very short timeframe. We are often encouraged to use our internal recruiting system but that James' filtering and insight far outweighs the benefit of any cost saving from using our internal system. Always responsive, I personally wouldn't use any other recruiter in London.”

Head of Corporate Development

UK Plc

"I've worked with every major consulting/corporate strategy recruitment team in London and no one has ever even come close to Rachael! I consider Rachael an expert in her field, someone that I would turn to for advice/support and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. I look forward to many more years working together!" 

Head of Corporate Development

UK’s biggest Property Portal

“I’ve worked with Rachael for the past couple of years and she’s now placed three (great!) people into my team. Rachael runs a structured process; she always keeps us updated on a weekly basis, is efficient in taking a brief and sharing high quality candidates with us. She works in a consultative manner, often giving advice around compensation guidelines and managing our expectations. In addition, Rachael is very friendly and has a customer service mindset, a combination that makes her great to work with.”

Business Development Director

Global Leader in Premium Automotive Distribution

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Whatever your next career move, we’re here to guide you through every stage, from application to interview, negotiation and beyond. Let’s find your next exciting opportunity.

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Building the right team takes more than just searching. It requires market intelligence and a trusted network of partnerships. Our recruitment experts will help you find the best talent to drive your business forward.

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Want to speak with us? Whatever your challenge or ambition, talk to one of our team members, and let’s find the right way forward.