About us

Recruiting digitally-savvy leaders who build sustainably diverse teams

Pltfrm blends the human insight, interpretation and judgement you would expect from leadership advisory experts, with the latest talent and research digital technologies, to maximise candidate coverage and assessment.

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Talent expertise within corporate and digital functions

Pltfrm specialises in leadership roles within the core Corporate functions:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief Product Officer (CPO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
  • General Counsel (GC)

and beyond…

However, we recognize that traditional functional lines are increasingly blurred where collaboration on themes such as Digital and Data is required- topics which cut across all of the traditional domains. 

The elevation of the Chief Data Officer & Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and the rise of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to manage the risks that come with digital advancement, means a progressive technology-enabled search firm is required to understand these functions and the people within them.

Pltfrm is that search firm.

Our extensive experience gained from both sides of the client table gives us the ability and confidence to quickly pinpoint what is needed to solve a mandate.

You can expect...

assessment

Assessment

Industry-leading assessments focusing on the qualities which matter most, via pltfrm foundations our proprietary tool, included in the cost of the search

process

Process

A process governed by your specific needs, always including a relentless research execution phase

data

Data

Real-time client reporting and data analysis including candidate diversity information

structure

Structure

Thorough and disciplined search methodology, significantly boosted by attractive and tightly controlled off-limits

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Sustainability

A fee that includes a meaningful financial ESG contribution

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History

The full attention and focus from a team with an extensive track record and a passion for what they do

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Meet the team

Will Lahaise

Co-Founder

Based in London, Will has over 20 years’ experience in leadership advisory and executive level hiring, most recently as a Managing Director with UBS where he led the 450 staff global Talent Acquisition function. + READ MORE

INDUSTRIES
Tech
Private Equity
Wealth Management
Investment Banking
Consumer Banking
Insurance
FUNCTIONS
CEO
Digital
Technology
CFO
Strategy
CHRO
Communications
Marketing
Branding
Podcast
All-in
Book
“Noise” – Daniel Kahneman
Homelife
The slopes/culinary hits and misses
Masterclass
Phil Ivey
Cause
Martlets Cancer Care

Chris Rowe

Co-Founder

Chris is based in Zurich and prior to establishing pltfrm led the EMEA business and the global HR practice for a global Executive Search firm. + READ MORE

INDUSTRIES
Consumer Goods
Energy
Corporate & Investment Banking
Digital Assets
Wealth Management
Private Markets
Asset Management
FUNCTIONS
CTO
CFO
CHRO
CEO
COO
Digital
Legal & compliance
Transformation
Product
Book
"Rebel Ideas" - Matthew Syed
Homelife
Running/guitar when the family are out
Music
Death Cab for Cutie
Film
Into The Wild
Cause
Terence Higgins Trust

Alex Howard-Jones

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Alex is a founding member of the pltfrm team and leads all operational aspects of the business, a remit that spans executive assistance, marketing support, finance, HR, and legal among other topics. + READ MORE

Book
Jane Eyre / Fearne Cotton: Speak Your Truth
Homelife
Running & calligraphy
Cause
Winston’s Wish

Freddie Barrett

Associate

Based in London, Freddie works in tandem with our technology & tooling to provide the human input to the critical components of candidate sourcing, identification and early-stage interaction in the Search process. + READ MORE

Podcast
No Such Thing as a Fish
Book
"Kiterunner" - Khaled Hosseini
Homelife
Playing rugby at the weekends
Cause
The Charlie Watkins Foundation

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 pltfrm process?