Exploring Different Search Career Pathways

April 22, 2021

Two of our founder members will share their experiences of working in large global search firms, boutiques, and in-house.

Kate Butler, HR Director EMEA, Google.

Kate has 20 years’ experience in HR, executive search and assessment, working at a large global firm, boutique and more recently, in-house. She is currently the HR Director for Google’s commercial business in EMEA and previously led executive search for Google in EMEA with a team of 25. She began her career as a Researcher with Russell Reynolds, working in the financial services, healthcare and board practices. She joined investment banking focused boutique The Rose Partnership and spent seven years there, focusing on Corporate Finance and then establishing a new Corporate Officers practice. Kate returned to Russell Reynolds as an Executive Director within the CFO practice. However, after four years she was lured away by the opportunity to see what life was like “on the other side” and established an executive search function at Google, which she was part of growing to 130 people globally over 5 years.

Jane Redddin, Talent Director, AlbionVC. 

Jane helps the fund invest in the best founders for AlbionVC by assessing their leadership potential and works with the leadership teams to support and accelerate rapid organisational scaling.  In her 25 year career, Jane has transacted >500 senior hires, globally, for disruptive companies, built international and new-market teams inside a start-up, hired a fund team and, as an advisor, helped over 100 start-ups build high performing teams.

Jane began her career as a researcher at Harvey Nash, and then moved to Russell Reynolds before joining the boutique search firm, Frisch Associates as a Partner, and then spent 5 years at Odgers Berndtson. She made the move in-house working at Time Warner and ACHICA before spending 6 years as the Talent Advisor at Balderton Capital. As the co-founder of The Talent Stack, a talent management consulting company for start-ups, she built a talent acquisition and talent development toolkit for entrepreneurial leaders, based on the solutions she has seen make a real impact on growth in agile cultures.

The discussions will be moderated by Maria Josife, Senior Partner at Erevena, with plenty of opportunity for questions.