About Us

Our Board

Piers Marmion

Chairman

Piers is a Cambridge graduate who following on from an early career in family office private equity, has spent over 20 years in leadership roles in the human capital sector, as an entrepreneur, CEO, Board Director and investor. He has been a founding director of two successful start-ups, Nb Selection and Selector Europe, which he reversed into Spencer Stuart, becoming Managing Partner EMEA and worldwide COO. He was Chairman & CEO of Heidrick & Struggles Inc, and led the take-private of Whitehead-Mann plc and its sale to Korn/Ferry. He is currently Chairman of London based specialist search firm Wilton & Bain, Chairman of the supervisory Board of India’s largest domestic recruitment group, ABC, and a non-executive director of software company Candex.

David Heron

CEO

David is Group CEO of Wilton & Bain Group, and the founding Partner of WBMS. He joined the Group in 2011, as part of a diversification strategy to grow the company across “product, geography and customer” and has been an influential member of the Group leadership team that has seen the firm grow significantly during the period. He was made Group CEO, following the completion of an MBO, backed by Beechbrook Capital in May 2017. Prior to this, David was Head of the TMT practice for a top 3 UK interim provider, and previously he established, and then ran the Interim Management business for Badenoch & Clark. David’s particular expertise, and passion is in helping clients to think creatively around how to resource their key challenges, and in working with Senior Executives, to scope out, and deliver major transformation programmes, typically with a strong digital/commercial bias to them.

Jeremy Mobbs

Partner

Jeremy is a Partner at Wilton & Bain, possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. With over 20 years executive search experience and having delivered in excess of 300 mandates he offers clients a network, depth of knowledge and track record of delivery that provides assurance that they are working with one of the global leading protagonists of this field. Jeremy has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001. Jeremy came to the organisation having previously worked for another leading global search business working out of their San Francisco office. Education: Distinction in Economics, Birmingham University.

Ben Latreuille

Partner

Benjamin is a Partner at Wilton & Bain possessing deep expertise across the technology and technology services landscape. He is part of the Global Professional Services and IT services practice and active in the firm’s global diversity initiative. With over 20 years executive search experience, Benjamin has worked, delivering the highest level of results with a large number of leading multinational companies. Bilingual in French and English, Benjamin has lived and worked in various geographies assisting companies, from multinational corporations to small private companies, to meet their executive management needs.Throughout his career, Benjamin has led more than 300 executive management and functional leadership engagements for clients worldwide. Benjamin has been with Wilton & Bain since its inception in 2001 having previously been a consultant at KPMG, working with early-stage technology companies who were seeking capital and global expansion. 1st Economics, Birmingham University and La Sorbonne, Paris.

Warwick Stacey

Partner

Warwick is a partner within the firm’s global Professional Services Practice. With over 18 years executive search experience Warwick has worked with some of the leading Audit, Strategy, Consulting and Professional Services firms, completing on Partner, Director and team searches globally. During his time in industry he has completed on over 250 search assignments and has been responsible for concluding on some of the most high profile moves within the Professional Services sector. As well as focusing on the servicing of professional services clients, Warwick also participates in the firms Diversity initiative, commentating and advising clients on ways to address their diversity challenges. Warwick joined Wilton & Bain in 2003 having previously worked for another leading global search business in London and in Hong Kong. Education: BSc with, Honours in Archaeology from Leeds University.

Peter Kirtley

Institutional Investor

Peter represents Beechbrook Capital, our institutional investor, as a board observer. He has held many similar roles over his 19 years experience of making and managing investments in U.K. companies.
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