HVO Search Office

The Gridiron Building, 1 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London 
N1C 4AG

©2018 by HVO SEARCH

Executive Search

We provide executive search services to Fashion, Fashion Tech, Luxury, Lifestyle, Beauty & Cosmetics companies globally.

We are experts in placing senior Digital and Commercial talent.

Many organisations are only comfortable hiring in their local markets. We help with the daunting task of enticing candidates from other markets and countries and relocating them.

Our clients trust us to understand that each time they search for a senior executive their needs are unique.

The set of skills, experiences, culture fit, values and attitude they are looking for are a special cocktail.

To consistently deliver results we follow a rigorous 5 Step Process.

Schedule a FREE 20 minute consultation call

about hiring senior talent

 
 
5 Step Process

Our business is PEOPLE and they can be highly unpredictable.

Whilst we cannot control them, at each stage we seek to understand motivation, attitude and skills, so there are as few surprises as possible.

5. Close

 

Without closing we simply wouldn’t exist.

We build an intimate relationship with both client and candidate to ensure there is an alignment of goals and values for a long partnership.  

We work hard to smoothly negotiate a fair offer & get candidates over the line. 

4. Interview

 

We conduct interviews using our own bespoke methodology which combines Behavioural Science techniques and competency based questions.

No candidate is ever perfect, so we highlight any red flags from the start and occasionally throw in a wild card.

2. Identify 

 

We use our industry knowledge, connections and cutting-edge tech to identify and map potential new candidates.

Our platforms and network include thousands of potential candidates with whom we have been building relationships for the last 14 years.

1. Brief

We developed our in-house method using applied Behavioural Science techniques to get under the skin of the mandate.

We know how to ask the right questions, actively listen and challenge when necessary.

3. Approach

In an age where everyone is visible and accessible, it is harder and harder to engage people.

Our reputation in the industry and bespoke tech allow us to access hard-to-reach candidates who are not yet actively looking, even for confidential projects.

Sector Expertise

 

To find out more about our approach get in touch

 

Functional Expertise

  •  CEO, MD, COO, & General Management

  • Digital & E-Commerce

  • Business Development & Sales

  • Strategy & Consulting 

  • Marketing (inc digital) 

  • PR, Communications & Social Media

  • Retail Operations

  • HR

  • AI & Robotics

  • Buying, Merchandising & Product Development

  • Franchising & Licensing

  • Production

  • Wholesale

Career Counselling


For senior executives in beauty/fashion/luxury looking to galvanise or pivot their career, we offer a one-off package which includes:

  • Career consultation

  • CV review and feedback

  • DiSC assessment to find out more about your individual work style and behaviour

  • Shortlisting of your top 5 brands

  • Speculative approaches to identified brands

 

Whilst we cannot guarantee work will result from speculative approaches, we have an extensive network and significant experience identifying the right place and person to plug you into.

Career coaching is also available for those looking for more long term/ongoing career support.

 

Schedule a Call with Zia

for a free 20 minute consultation