Why Choose Rowan?

As an SME leader or investor, you need a dedicated, invested Leadership team that can create and maximise the value of your business to help you achieve your ambition.

Our specialist SME Executive Search capability, in conjunction with our proprietary ‘Leadership Dynamics’ digital product suite provides data-driven insights on our clients’ leadership teams. This enables us to support clients in developing their Value Creation Plans, by defining and appointing the optimum leadership team to deliver them.

Our Private Capital team works with ambitious SME owner founders to strengthen their leadership teams across business verticals, including  Finance, People & Operations, Sales & Marketing and IT.

Our Private Equity team works with investors pre- and post-deal to appoint the right leaders to drive growth. The team is adept at delivering consultancy programs and creating market-leading leadership teams within the following sectors;

Healthcare | Consumer | Manufacturing & Industrial | Technology | Professional services

Our Culture

People-Powered Growth. Data-Driven Insights.

Our purpose is to enable SME owners to fulfil their ambitions.

Our mission is to use data-driven insights to advise ambitious SME owners on how to create and shape well-matched leadership teams that deliver results.

Our values are: integrity, positivity, curiosity, collaboration and rigour. These values inform everything that we do as a business, both internally and externally.

More about Rowan

Founded in 2010, we’ve delivered over £1.5billion in client exit value.

We delivered a 3x return to our Private Equity investors as part of Rowan’s growth journey.

Our Private Equity heritage includes two successful investments and exits.

Our proprietary solutions suite, ‘Leadership Dynamics’, combined with our best-in-class search and assessment methodology gives us an unrivalled ability to assess and optimise leadership teams and appoint the right business leaders to drive growth.

Trusted by...

Our clients’ success is our success –
read some of our case studies below.

Travel Counsellors

Customer Services Director for leading personal travel brand Claire Hill appointed to evolve Customer Services function and allow business to scale with intimacy Background Travel Counsellors is a disruptive and highly personalised platform business that connects a global community of travellers with expert, self-employed travel advisors (Travel...
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Rowan work with PE to strengthen Board, and deliver international expansion & trade sale Background The business: • Specialist manufacturer of pipeline inspection systems • Had experienced significant growth and was turning over £11m/year • Had recently received minority investment from LDCThe issue The issues: • Value...
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SRL Traffic Systems

Rowan supports SRL through £300m value creation journey, from SME to medium-sized market leader Rowan initially worked with LDC to appoint CFO, and after a period of growth, a CFO, COO/CEO & BDD matched to secondary investors, resulting in successful PE exit Why Rowan were engaged The...
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Rowan Executive Search June 17, 2021