Why choose Rowan?

 We’re dedicated in our quest to support entrepreneurs and SMEs in maximising EV, by engaging with, matching and appointing CEOs, COOs, MDs, CFOs and Finance, Sales & HR Directors. Our team drives value and often creates exits for both owners and investors.

The Boards we build help SME owners to crystallise their positions upon Private Equity investment, IPO or a trade sale.

We directly impact individuals and families, and indirectly help promote the North-West regional economy, as well as the value that the North-West contributes to UK-wide business success.

To understand how our highly focused approach delivers proven results for both businesses and individuals, get in touch with us today.

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We specialise in the North-West SME market, focusing on seven key functions. We work with business owners that are looking to appoint the right talent to help them drive performance, and realise their ambition of business growth.

We understand the risk of hiring the wrong people, and that’s why we invest our time in understanding what you want to achieve. Our detailed and extensive search and assessment process guarantees the perfect candidate match – every time.

Unique amongst Executive Search businesses, a number of our Directors have successful track records in industry, which allows Rowan to offer so much more than just Executive Search and Assessment services. In partnership with our clients, we regularly conduct Executive Board assessment and structuring projects, detailed SME investment and financial consulting projects, market research and more.

Our Private Equity heritage affords us the ability to not only offer investment advice to our clients, but to also introduce them to the right PE houses where appropriate.

Aside from the industry experience of some of Rowan’s Directors, many others have played integral roles in Rowan’s two Private Equity ‘growth-to-exit’ success stories.

Because of this rich PE heritage, we have made numerous deep, enduring connections within the PE world, which as allowed us to facilitate PE-backing to numerous SMEs, fuelling their accelerated growth journeys.

How Rowan helps SME Owners grow their businesses

MD Paul Waite on Rowan’s Executive Search methodology, best-in-class ETP® assessment process, business values and company history.

Why our clients choose to work with
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Fulfilmentcrowd – Building an investable Board

Rowan appoints NED and whole Board, facilitating £7.5m PE investment and exit for owner
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CFO for PE-backed, leading national clothes recycler. Richard Robinson appointed to manage transition from privately owned to PE-backed business
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Jocelyn Morgan & Alex Whitfield placed as part of the Board team to deliver a 6x ROI for Foresight Private Equity (3 year period)
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Rowan Executive Search June 17, 2021