GLASSWING VENTURES ANNOUNCES PREFERRED PARTNERSHIP WITH RIDGEWAY

Glasswing Ventures, a leading venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the next generation of AI and frontier technology startups that enable the rise of the intelligent enterprise, has engaged Ridgeway Partners as a preferred provider for search services.

“We’re excited to offer Ridgeway Partner’s search services to Glasswing’s portfolio companies,” said Emma Marty, Director of Platform & Marketing at Glasswing. In addition to having deep expertise in enterprise technology and artificial intelligence, Ridgeway is uniquely positioned to identify and place this hard-to-reach talent.”

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RIDGEWAY PARTNERS WELCOMES MICHAEL FITZGERALD, PARTNER - ASSET MANAGEMENT

Ridgeway Partners is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Fitzgerald as a Partner in their Boston office. Mike specializes in asset management and has a strong track record of recruiting senior leadership positions in distribution, marketing, product, investments as well as building new business lines.

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ONBOARDING EXECUTIVE TALENT FOR LASTING SUCCESS

Few things are more cringe-worthy for CEO’s and heads of HR alike than churning a “rock star” executive only a few months after they’ve come on board.  Given the extraordinary amount of time and expense associated with recruiting an executive hire, this kind of departure hurts the business and the bottom line in painful ways.

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THE RIDGEWAY PARTNERS FUTURE OF BOARDS REPORT IS HERE

The Ridgeway Partners 2018 Future of Boards report is available for download below.

Future of Boards Survey, Report 2018

FUTURE OF BOARDS

Future of Boards 2018 summarises the results of an online survey conducted by Ridgeway Partners among executive and non executive directors based in the UK. The sample comprises individuals who were asked by Ridgeway Partners to participate in the survey.

Fieldwork for ‘The Future of Boards’ was conducted in January and February 2018. There were 270 replies.

The sample spread was 16% executive directors and 84% non executive directors (with 4% holding both executive and non executive directorships).

THE RIDGEWAY PARTNERS BANKING / FINTECH BOARD REPORT IS HERE

The Ridgeway Partners 2019 Banking / FinTech Board report is available for download below.

Preusse always enjoyed most the personal and social dynamics of what made a transaction work. Now, as a partner at Ridgeway, Preusse is a matchmaker of strategic talent: he works with his corporate clients as they build their senior management teams to position themselves for success. He and the team at Ridgeway are among the best in their business—their successful placement rate of 98 percent is peerless in their industry. “What really differentiates us is our ability as an international boutique to be incredibly focused on our clients,” he says. “The partners do the work. When you hire a Ridgeway partner, you get the partner.”

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CHARLES PREUSSE PROFILED BY TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Charles F. Preusse II T’95 was an investment banker for 20 years before being recruited to Ridgeway Partners, a global executive search firm, eight years ago. Why the change? In investment banking he saw that the two critical drivers of a company’s success are capital and people. Preusse always enjoyed most the personal and social dynamics of what made a transaction work. Now, as a partner at Ridgeway, Preusse is a matchmaker of strategic talent: he works with his corporate clients as they build their senior management teams to position themselves for success. He and the team at Ridgeway are among the best in their business—their successful placement rate of 98 percent is peerless in their industry. “What really differentiates us is our ability as an international boutique to be incredibly focused on our clients,” he says. “The partners do the work. When you hire a Ridgeway partner, you get the partner.”

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UK BANK BOARDS

UK Bank Boards July 2019 report is available for download below.

UK Bank Boards July 2019

LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Technology is “digitising” the world around us. As Michael Baresich, Chief Information Officer at Ally Financial Group puts it: “Every company is either a technology company or a technology company in hiding.”

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WOMEN IN FINANCE CHARTER

We are a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter in the UK.

We have agreed to adhere to a target of at least 33% women at the combined partner and associate level at Ridgeway Partners.

Our ratio for that group, as at October 2018, is 71% women and 29% men. Female representation at the senior management level is currently 45%, up from 36% at September 2017.

Our expectations for the coming year are that we will continue to exceed our 33% target.

THE FUTURE CFO REPORT

Our Future CFO 2019 analysis updates and expands on our 2018 report and looks at the demographics of the main board CFOs or equivalent of FTSE 100 and 250 companies. We have looked at gender, age, tenure and nationality.

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KPMG, RIDGEWAY PARTNERS NOMINATION COMMITTEE STUDY

KPMG and Ridgeway Partners have looked at the composition of every nomination committee within the FTSE100 to get a sense of their levels of diversity across gender, age and nationality. We also looked at the average length of tenure and number of members per committee.

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HOW TO FIND THE BEST EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

What are the most critical considerations in selecting an executive search firm to represent your company in the marketplace?  Or otherwise, what kind of questions should heads of talent and CEO’s ask their prospective executive search partners before selecting one to work with?

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THE EMPLOYEE VOICE IN THE BOARDROOM

In February and April 2020 Ridgeway Partners hosted two events to explore how UK companies are responding to the requirement set out in the July 2018 version of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Employee Voice in the Boardroom Report, 2020