Holker Watkin


Holker Watkin is one of the leading executive search firms focused on addressing critical strategic talent needs for our clients. The individuals we work with have exceptional strategy pedigrees and often considerable additional experience in industry post-consulting. Many have an MBA from a top business school.  We connect them with attractive career opportunities and / or rewarding independent consulting engagements.

We are exclusively retained by our clients who range from Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies to PE firms and their portfolio businesses, all of whom are united in their drive to attract the most capable people into their businesses. Many of our clients are former strategy consultants looking to attract long term talent into their organisations.

Our History

Founded in 2000, we work exclusively with strategic talent and having completed over 1,000 successful search assignments, Holker Watkin is well placed to provide advice to candidates on managing their career and job search strategies. The founders of the firm are INSEAD alumni with strategy backgrounds in consulting and industry who understand these decisions first-hand.

Attractive career opportunities

We work across different industry sectors on a range of roles spanning strategy, business development, chief of staff, strategy implementation, commercial and operational roles. We are known for our informed and objective perspectives and our determination to reach the best possible hiring decision for everyone. For examples of the type of roles we work on click here

Rewarding independent consulting opportunities

We address urgent strategy resource needs by providing immediate access to our network of high calibre independent consultants. Our consultants are self-sufficient, adaptable and come with strong pedigrees from respected strategy firms such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG. Many bring practical delivery experience and the ability to operate seamlessly within our clients’ organisations. For examples of the type of roles we work on click here

Global Focus

We work on roles located in the UK, Western Europe, Asia and the USA, with the majority being in the UK and East Coast USA.