Paul Smith

Partner

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Odgers Interim London office

work 20 Cannon Street
London
EC4M 6XD

work +44 20 7529 1111

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Paul is a member of the commercial interim management team. He is head of the financial services and professional services practices. He has a national remit for multi functional roles across all financial services clients as well as law firms, accountancy firms and property companies.

Paul graduated from Durham University with an honours degree in Geography; he trained with KPMG before joining a well known multi-national recruitment company. He quickly progressed to Director and established their interim management practice in the Regions. Paul then moved to become Managing Director of a leading independent recruitment firm securing the accolade of ‘outstanding’ and 19th in the Times Top 100 Small companies.

Paul joined Odgers Interim to enhance the Professional Services proposition and financial services practice. After 17 years recruiting into industry and commerce and the professions, with a particular focus on interim management, Paul is extremely well placed to deal with a wide recruitment portfolio and has a particular understanding of the differentiators within his market.


Sectors

  • Technology, Entertainment & Communications

    The Support Services Interim Practice at Odgers offers a wealth of experience across all key markets. We can offer exceptional talent across all functional areas. If necessary we can help clients analyse and define a role to ensure that we present candidates who understand the culture of an organisation.

  • Professional Services

    The Business & Professional Services Interim Practice at Odgers offers a wealth of experience across all key markets. We can offer exceptional talent across all functional areas. If necessary we can help clients analyse and define a role to ensure that we present candidates who understand the culture of an organisation.

  • Financial Services

    The Financial Services Interim practice at Odgers offers wide experience in all sectors from investment and retail banking to asset management, hedge funds, insurance and consumer finance. Our clients range from small specialist firms to multi-nationals. We have the industry experience, market access and knowledge that are essential in this fast moving area.

Functions

  • Procurement & Supply Chain

    Odgers Interim are leaders in interim procurement and interim supply chain appointments. As the demand for specialist procurement & supply chain expertise increases our practice recognises the need for an international network of interim managers.

  • Board & CEO

    As world-class organisations grapple with the global challenges of the 21st century, it is their leaders that define success.

  • Corporate Communications

    Chief executives are recognising the importance of strengthening and protecting corporate reputation and the vital role played by corporate communications in doing this.

  • Financial Management

    As the role of the finance function in corporate decision-making becomes ever-increasingly important, so the demands on finance leaders are rising.

  • Human Resources

    HR has become a commercial business partnering role; finding candidates who can make a genuine contribution to the organisation is paramount to a successful appointment.

  • IT Management

    Today's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) play a vital role in the creation of the firm's strategic plan and in articulating how technology can enable business strategies.

  • Legal

    The law plays an increasing role in business life today; corporate and practicing lawyers at the height of their profession are hard to attract.

  • Sales & Marketing

    Finding quality sales and marketing people who will really deliver for your organisation is all about uncovering what’s behind the personal pitch.