Our firm has a deep love and interest in the TMT sector and has partnered with many organisations at the forefront of the industry. Over the years we have worked at senior levels across the sector and advised organisations ranging from pure plays to start-ups, FTSEs through to creative and film businesses. We have also been highly involved in working across the regulatory framework for these sectors and on industry body appointments.
What Our Clients Say
“It was their ability to find candidates just outside the edge of the box and having a compelling reason to go with them.”MD, Global Media Business
“They are always prepared and know the market. I can trust them, we have a relationship and they will work hard.”Director of People, Global Publishing Company
“They really understood what the client was looking for and that sets them apart.”Candidate, Luxury Brand
“They really work with you to understand the requirements for the post, the candidate pool, they keep you updated, you never have to chase them, their information is good quality, and their candidates are good quality.”Global HRD, Financial Services Business
We recognise that functional leaders must be able to partner with the CEO, the board and each other, anticipating strategic issues and proactively maximising opportunities for the organisation within their domain. Increasingly, they must do so on a global stage, working across boundaries, cultures and regulatory regimes. Furthermore, they are expected to oversee the development of their own talent pipeline, developing a bench of leaders beneath them. With our well-established Corporate Officer Practice we are known in the market for advising on senior appointments.
International Partner, Head of Global Media Practice
Craig Buffkin is the founder and managing partner of Buffkin/Baker, Saxton Bampfylde's international partner through Panorama. He leads the Global Media Practice and has completed search work at board, executive and senior level both nationally and internationally for a wide range of private, public, venture-backed, and private equity-back companies. Prior to search, Craig was a director in a national technology search firm with 5 offices and over 75 consultants. He has completed over 250 engagements while involved in both firms. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Stephen is co-founder and Chairman of Saxton Bampfylde. He began his career working for IBM and Whitehall, where he spent nearly 10 years before moving into top level executive search. For 27 years he has been involved in the recruitment of executives to senior positions across all sectors. He helped establish the worldwide professional association AESC in Europe and was its international director for a number of years. Outside executive search, he has been involved with the advisory boards of the Business Schools at Cambridge and City Universities, is a Trustee of the Yvonne Arnaud theatre, and is former Chairman of the Guildford Cathedral Council. Stephen read Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge and studied corporate finance at London Business School..
International Partner, Global Media and Digital Practice
Carlos is Managing Partner for Delta, Saxton Bampfylde's international partner through Panorama. Based in Germany, Carlos has over 14 years in executive search and has developed a functional search focus on the recruitment of executives for Sales/Marketing and CSO posts. His consulting practice centers on national and international companies that have or plan to have a focus on the digital/online domain. These include major international corporations and firms in the upper midsize market as well as e-commerce enterprises, online marketplaces and portals, online marketers, publishers, technology providers, gaming companies, media agencies, software manufacturers, mobile companies and start-ups.
Sunandan Bhanja Chaudhury
International Partner, Global Media Practice
Sunandan is Managing Partner for Executive Access, Saxton Bampfylde's international partner through Panorama. Sunandan has over 20 years of leadership experience with multinational communication firms – President and Country Manager –Portland India, Sr VP in McCann Erickson ,VP in J Walter Thompson, Lowe Worldwide, Grey Worldwide, and Exec VP in Zenith Optimedia. He was one of the youngest Country Managers of a Multinational Company from the MBA batch of 1983, Faculty of Management Studies. Sunandan’s areas of competence span brand strategy and communication – he has worked closely with companies like Nestle, Heinz, Kellogg’s , Unilever, Motorola, Smith Kline Beecham, L’Oreal , DeBeers, Godrej , Boots, Eicher , Indian Airlines and Bank Am -he has expertise in building brand leadership and strategy planning, spearheading consumer insight. Sunandan is a graduate from St Stephen’s College and Masters in Business Management (MBA), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi.
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