Martin Phillips

Founder | London

Martin is one of Leathwaite’s four founders. Martin sits on the Board at Leathwaite and helps drive the strategy and growth of the business. He chairs the internal Client Committee and oversees the firm’s 40 day review process with clients. He is also the key interface with Beechbrook, our current investors.

He continues to help drive the growth of the technology and digital practice globally and also leads on key client relationships for private equity, credit funds and alternative asset management clients across EMEA. 

He has over 25 years of experience placing high profile CIO’s across some of the world’s leading financial services institutions. His main focus areas are investment banking, asset/wealth management, blockchain, brokerages, clearing houses, exchanges, fintech, hedge funds, private equity and credit funds.

Previously, Martin oversaw Leathwaite’s New York office, whilst being jointly responsible for the executive search, executive interim and data and insights teams. Prior to this, he ran the technology practice for 15 years where his team executed high profile CIO and senior technology mandates. 

He has been an executive search and business leader for over 25 years, Martin continues to advise  senior management, executive committees, CIO’s and CHRO’s globally on their talent and human capital needs.

Before joining Leathwaite, Martin worked at Armstrong International, where he built its technology practice, specialising in the banking and finance sectors. Prior to his time at Armstrong, he led the technology practice for Robert Walters. 

Martin lives in Surrey with his wife and three children. He is a keen golfer, enjoys watching cricket at Lords, where he is an MCC member and has season tickets at Spurs.