Leathwaite, the human capital specialists, have announced the hiring of industry heavyweight Paul Groce, from Heidrick & Struggles, to lead the continued growth of Leathwaite’s US business.

“The continued expansion of our US business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to help raise our presence across the Americas,” said founding partner at Leathwaite, Neil Ejje. “Paul’s wealth of experience within both a worldwide executive search firm, as well as a boutique environment, will be invaluable as we look to capitalize on what we have achieved in the US to date and build out further success.”

Having started his career in the US military, graduating from West Point, Paul went on to complete an MBA in Finance at Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, before starting his career in executive search with Heidrick & Struggles. Having spent five years at Heidrick, Paul moved to CTPartners as a founding member of the Financial Services practice and Global Head of the CIO and Operations function, where he remained for ten years. Paul subsequently returned to Heidrick in 2015 as a Senior Partner in their CIO practice, where he combined his client-side business role with working alongside the global CEO in a broader strategic change project role.

“Leathwaite is an incredible organization, recognized and highly respected by those who have competed against them over the years,” explained Paul, continuing to add that “Leathwaite is far more accomplished and capable than the US market currently recognizes. The firm’s commitment to delivery excellence, combined with its functional expertise focus, is exactly what clients are asking for as an alternative to the broader, but diluted, offerings from the largest firms.”

Joining Paul at Leathwaite is Beth Clemens, who has worked closely with Paul for several years in the functional CIO space at both CTPartners and Heidrick & Struggles. Beth will join Leathwaite as a Consultant, drawing on her broader sector and functional experience across the US in support of the wider team.

As Leathwaite enters its 20th anniversary year, the company continues to grow and diversify beyond its core executive search business. Leathwaite now provides an interconnected range of talent, business intelligence and management services, as well as innovative new tech solutions such as The Pay Index.

Both Paul and Beth will join Leathwaite’s New York office in early September 2018.

Paul J. Groce will be joining Leathwaite in early September.

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