Our Approach

Our Approach

“Oakleaf took the time to really understand our needs from the outset. The level of communication we received regularly meant we always knew what stage of the process we were at.”

“They presented each candidate equally and fairly, whilst being incredibly helpful in identifying the relative strengths of each candidate, but did not push for a result.”

“I’ve worked with Richard and Oakleaf for some years and have complete confidence in all the Oakleaf team. I have valued their HR knowledge, expertise, and their business perspective.”

Oakleaf Executive is a brand associated solely with HR search. We are passionate about supporting the global HR community.

Our approach to executive search is 100% customer centric and we have a track record of success across a broad client base, from start-ups to FTSE 100 organisations. We partner with senior leaders including CPOs, CEOs, COOs and CFOs as well as Private Equity partners to identify the very best and diverse HR and Reward talent on their behalf.
Our dedicated team comes with forensic knowledge of the profession, giving us access to an outstanding global cross-sector network of HR talent.  We invest the time to get to know your business and understand the commercial drivers.
Our ethos is to invest in the HR community, through facilitating talent communities and organising regular events with thought-provoking speakers. Recent examples include: “The art of story-telling and effective leadership communications” and “HRD to NED”.
In addition, we support Oakleaf Partnership’s ProudHR networking group for HR professionals who identify at LGBTQ+ and run a mentoring programme alongside our Women in Leadership programme.

Emma Castillo

Emma Castillo

Director – Executive Search

Sarah Alexander

Sarah Alexander

Director – Executive Search

Damien Barnett

Damien Barnett

Principal – Executive Search

Theo Karageorgis

Theo Karageorgis

Executive Engagement and Research Manager

Carly Field

Carly Field

Executive Engagement and Research Manager

Fiona Rooney

Fiona Rooney

Senior Principal

Richard Colgan

Richard Colgan

Founder and CEO

Amy Morris

Amy Morris

Managing Director - UK