The Power Of Talent

Cross industry global expertise

Deep sector and market knowledge, internationally

Sectors Professional Services

Through our network of 40 offices globally, Harvey Nash Executive Search’s professional services practice specialises in placing senior executives in the following areas:

  • Management consulting
  • Systems integration
  • Strategy consulting
  • Business process outsourcing
  • Offshore
  • Legal and accounting


Keeping pace with this hugely dynamic market is core to our business success.

Our dedicated team of consultants are drawn from both the professional services and search industry, and work closely with our other global industry practices such as financial services, consumer, industry and our global CIO practice.

We have the unique ability to focus on the global professional services sector within specific industries, meaning we are able to attract outstanding leaders with the experience, credibility and domain expertise required to make a significant difference.

We excel not only in individual search, but also large-scale team re-organisation and functional design. Our search assignments work because we manage clients and candidates alike - with insight, empathy and first class sector knowledge.

Our consultants are at the forefront of change, interpreting and translating business transformation into talent management and leadership attraction and retention services to support our clients across this space.

The sector

While the challenges facing global economic growth persist, the outlook at least shows signs of positive growth in nearly all market segments, service-oriented architecture, web services and web 2.0 technologies permeate many IT professional services engagements today.

The business consulting market is also growing, as organisations try to keep pace with the relentless speed of change. Furthermore, "pure play" service providers are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain their advantage over software and technology providers, that can bundle consulting with other products and services.

With the top consultancy firms having entered into alliances with various companies across industries to extend their technology and business capabilities, the outlook for the sector remains highly competitive.

Whilst in the near term, financial market disruption, demographic shifts and technology-induced changes in consumer behaviour will undoubtedly influence the market; many vendors are continuing to face challenges in finding qualified talent as companies across the world invest to create efficient organisations.