The Power Of Talent

Cross industry global expertise

Deep sector and market knowledge, internationally

Sectors Technology

For more than twenty years, Harvey Nash Executive Search has supported technology companies with executive search, leadership consulting, and board services. The practice focuses on the most dynamic areas of the technology market including:

  • Telecoms
  • Mobile
  • Digital media
  • Software
  • Professional services
  • Embedded technologies
  • Analytics / '‘Big Data'
  • IT Technical Services
  • Consulting / KPO / BPO

We have an established reputation as one of the leading technology executive search firms. We are specialists in identifying, selecting and recruiting executive talent that can help companies succeed in these sectors in a fiercely competitive environment.


We help clients look beyond their organisation to identify the skills required to support rapid expansion and defend against intense competition, in addition to helping technology based companies find the right executives for leadership roles.

Since 1990, we have built up an extensive network within the technology industry. We have broad experience of recruiting to all functions of a management team, both for large international companies and private equity and venture capital backed high growth companies.

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 technology practice works together across geographies and business lines, to provide clients with seamless local service combined with the depth and vision of a global firm. Our team has solid experience from the technology sector and several of our senior consultants have backgrounds as leaders in software companies, consulting firms or telecom operators.

Our daily work gives us extraordinary insight into the latest technology and communications talent trends - from global business alignment to cutting-edge entrepreneurship. Our knowledge is your power.

The sector

Changes within the technology industry have never been more rapid, more complex, or more intertwined than they are today. Every company in the technology industry will require insight into the digital consumer - especially Generation C, that always-connected, always innovating, and increasing cohort of the global population that will begin entering the workforce over the next decade.

A thorough understanding of these new demand-side consumer dynamics will help companies improve both their innovation efforts and their competitiveness - with the added benefit of a better understanding of the next generation of talent they must employ in order to succeed.

Entire industries are being transformed by mobility, broadband, new platforms, services and applications, and learning how to make use of massive amounts of customer data. Thus, technology companies must gain the ability to understand the process by which industry verticals will themselves be digitised, to devise specific strategies for developing the products and services that will serve these vertical needs, and to mobilise their people and organizations to work together with every vertical the company plans to serve.

To succeed, companies need leaders and core talent with the right mix of experience, skills, and qualities. The technology sector is encouraged by exciting new advancements, the powerful growth of online services and mobile applications, accelerating innovation and a number of fast growing new businesses.