Founder and Chairman of Recruitment Entrepreneur James Caan CBE welcomes Stanford Search to the portfolio hub in London
Stanford Search is a recently launched boutique executive search firm founded by Jake Tapsell in partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur working on front office positions across private equity, investment banking and broader alternative investments. The firm brings modern vision and vigor to the industry – operating with proactivity and expedient client delivery at its forefront. Stanford Search identifies and engages with only exceptional talent from analyst to senior board level hires in partnership with clients in the UK, US and wider Europe.
On the recent acquisition, Chairman of Recruitment Entrepreneur, James Caan CBE commented, “We’re looking forward to working with someone as dedicated and accomplished as Jake. His substantial experience in the recruitment sector and global focus make him a promising addition to a rapidly growing portfolio.”
Jake’s experience includes formerly being director of a boutique search firm focused on similar market verticals and as such has allowed him to build a robust, loyal network amongst reputable boutiques, mid-sized entities and the larger industry figures. Jake encouraged his team to diversify their geographic remit with great success and fostered valuable international relationships as a result. At Stanford Search, he intends to capitalise on the current global surge in activity within private equity and corporate finance markets to encourage ‘a recruitment without borders’ approach.
Present opportunities within investment and M&A are vast and as a result Jake has been fortunate to partner with innovative, high growth investment vehicles, as well as leading elite investment banks which have worked on several of the most notable transactions in recent years. In the evolving investment landscape it’s extremely helpful to be able to partner with clients and educate them on strategically identifying talent, which increasingly comes from fields previously overlooked.
Abid Hamid, CEO of Recruitment Entrepreneur said, “It’s always exciting to launch a new business. What we see in Jake is a natural leader with a clear vision for Stanford Search and we’re looking forward to supporting him in achieving it.”
On the recent joint venture, Jake said, “I chose to partner with Recruitment Entrepreneur because they’ve created a platform that enables Stanford Search to compete alongside more established search firms. It facilitates me in fast-tracking the business to become the best version of itself from the very beginning, with no fundamental resources or support lacking. With input from seasoned experts, alongside my vision, I’m very much looking forward to Stanford Search becoming the leading premier supplier of talent within for investment banks and investment institutions, globally.”
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