IP Exec is a leading specialist executive search consultancy focussed on advising early-stage and high-growth technology companies on their leadership (executive and non-executive directors) requirements and then recruiting appropriate people into these positions.

IP Exec understands, from direct experience across the IP Group portfolio, that having the right senior leadership team on board to develop and drive a company’s growth strategy is key to delivering exceptional returns for shareholders.

Working closely with the boards of IP Group portfolio companies (ranging from newly incorporated to AIM-listed businesses) over the last five years, IP Exec has developed an unrivalled understanding of early-stage technology businesses and their leadership issues.  IP Exec supports companies across both the life science and physical science sectors and over many years has developed an excellent network of talent to draw upon.

IP Exec is headed by Stuart Thompson, who previously led the healthcare and life sciences practice of the international leadership consultancy, Whitehead Mann. Stuart has advised clients across a variety of sectors on the appointment of executive and non-executive directors (including chairmen) to the boards of both public and private companies. However, since 2006 he has focused his attention on the specific challenges faced by the leaders of, and investors in, early-stage technology businesses.

If you have a successful track record in early-stage technology commercialisation and have an interest in leadership roles (either executive or non-executive) please contact Stuart Thompson via email: stuart.thompson@ipgroupplc.com.

For examples of how IP Exec has helped other early-stage technology businesses, please click here.

“IP Group understands early stage businesses. They’re clear on what drives value without giving the farm away and have the commercial nous to understand the growing strength of a business which means seeing beyond simple milestone delivery. They have an excellent HR network to grow the management team quickly and robust corporate governance.”

Bill Westwater
Xeros Technology Group plc