Headhunter MM Search bolsters team with two key appointments

Jonny Waugh, Associate Partner, MM Search, executive search in Glasgow
Jonny Waugh, Associate Partner

MM Search, Scotland’s fastest-growing Executive Search firm, has expanded its team with the appointment of Jonny Waugh as Associate Partner and Rory Cleat as Business Delivery Executive.

Rory Cleat, newly appointed Business Delivery Executive at MM Search, executive search, Glasgow
Rory Cleat, Business Delivery Executive

Celebrating two years in business, MM Search saw surging revenue in its second year as it continues to grow, operating across 15 countries. The Glasgow-based company’s turnover rose by 42 per cent from a year ago, driven by the demand for its digital-first and personal approach to international executive search.

Founding managing partners Ken Morrice and Derek MacFeate are now working across 15 countries and cite their team’s commitment as a testament to MM Search’s growth and success.

Waugh brings a wealth of executive search experience and was formerly Senior Recruitment Consultant with Rutherford Cross, part of the Livingston James Group.

He will be responsible for partnering with clients to seek the best-in-class senior talent across a wide range of sectors in the interim market. Working closely with founding managing partners Ken Morrice and Derek MacFeate.

Cleat joins as Business Delivery Executive and will play a key role in business development, supporting marketing insights and the business delivery function within the firm.

Ken Morrice, Founding Managing Partner, MM Search, said: “As Scotland’s business landscape continues to flex and bend some surprising trends are emerging, particularly in recruitment. Not only is the way we hire changing but also the business need for interim professionals is growing.”

Derek MacFeate, Founding Managing Partner, MM Search, said: “The growth in the executive recruitment market has continued at a strong pace and the demand for senior executives remains high, however, we are also witnessing a similar demand for interim professionals at a senior level. As our business offering into interim grows our team is expanding to match and we are delighted to welcome two high calibre professionals to our team, who will be integral to our growth strategy into 2021.”

Specialising in both permanent and interim executive search and in senior and board-level recruitment, MM Search has a dedicated focus on securing sought after Chair and Non-Executive Director (NXD) positions with its Non-Exec-Director Academy.

MM Search is now working with an impressive range of UK and international businesses, including Beeks Financial Cloud Group Plc; Zotefoams Plc; PG Paper; SMS Plc; Wheatley Group; CJ Lang and Son Ltd; Devro Plc; Dawnfresh; Finsbury Food Group and Erskine.