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Technology Executive Search and Recruitment

Novo solves senior executive leadership issues that will not only grow and evolve an organization, but also enable business transformation over a longer period of time. Our technology executive recruiters and headhunters have placed many leading executives to lead technology organizations that touch millions of people every day.

We work with many prominent technology companies, as well as those on the forefront of cutting edge technologies. Our technology recruiters have relationships with many of the most respected companies across a variety of technology sectors.

Technology companies today are experiencing tremendous challenges and fundamental change. Our clients in the technology sector are part of the evolving business landscape and turn to our experts to help them face many important issues, including: globalization, emerging and converging technologies, identifying new sources of revenue and most importantly, talent management and retention.

With our key initiatives focus, we are uniquely positioned to meet client needs beyond a traditional single-industry mindset to encompass a broad talent perspective across industry and functional practices. These key initiatives today include:

  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Cloud
  • Mobility
  • Cyber security

Given the responsibility leaders in the technology industry have on their shoulders, we know that finding the right talent is paramount.

To discuss your requirements in the technology sector further please contact:

Dale Perrett: [email protected]


Our team understands and recognizes the challenges involved in successfully recruiting the kind of executives needed to compete in this dynamic sector. Our clients represent a broad range in both size and business lifecycle, and demand for leadership is strong and competitive within the telecommunications industry.

Globalization, deregulation, technology convergence and constrained capital resources are key issues impacting the telecommunications industry today. Our consultants provide unparalleled search expertise for our clients in the communications equipment and service provider space, including:

  • Providers of television and satellite-based services
  • Networking equipment
  • Cable services
  • Communications software
  • Cellular and wireless services
  • Wireless equipment & devices
  • Internet and online services

The challenge is finding talented executives who can drive this evolutionary process internally, while satisfying the needs of partners and customers. With little room for error, experience and talent are strategic advantages.  Finding and attracting the right people can make a significant impact on the organization and the bottom line.


With the growth of tablet computing, smart phones and smart devices, mobility is transforming what businesses demand from their technology and what technology companies are expected to achieve for their customers. Through our in depth understanding of this emerging space, our sector specialists are uniquely positioned to provide strategic leadership services and solutions to meet our clients’ specific mobility talent needs.

We see a world where the number of intelligent communications devices on the network will outnumber traditional computing devices, thereby changing the way we think and interact with each other and with devices on the network. This revolutionary shift into mobility is transforming the global business landscape. Enterprises in all industries must rapidly adopt a mobile strategy. Meanwhile, new high growth businesses, such as mobile payments and mobile app providers, are building new categories that didn’t even exist a few years ago.

The result is a new generation of leaders rising to the top of the industry. As a consequence, our clients are asking us to help them attract and develop leaders with an instinctive understanding of this emerging world.

Software and Internet

Novo is frequently called upon by the most well-known and well-regarded companies, private equity and venture capital firms in the Software/Internet industry. This sector changes fast in every market from consumer to large enterprise and everything in between. Cloud, mobility, social media, content, digital convergence, collaboration, business intelligence and data analytics – all are working in tandem to deliver a unique customer experience and value proposition.

Our team understands this fast moving and fast paced environment which calls for executives who are up to the transformational challenges of their business and industry.

Clients turn to us with the confidence of knowing that we will be successful in recruiting the right executive for their specific need. We know their business, their market, and the talent who can initiate change and drive growth. We have trusted relationships with the leaders organizations want to attract, as well as possess the deep knowledge to recognize and develop the “up and coming” talent organizations demand for future success.

Hardware Systems and Semiconductor

Hardware, systems and semiconductor companies are increasingly driven by three closely-related business imperatives:

  • Speed to market.Despite their size, they must bring innovative and desirable products to market rapidly in order to outflank fast-moving competitors.
  • Flawless execution.From pursuing ambitious strategic plans, managing complex and often extensive supply chains, to coordinating multiple business units, they must be able to leverage execution for competitive advantage.
  • They must be able to adapt quickly to the new challenges and opportunities that are arising with rapidly evolving new technologies: cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, green power, data analytics and the convergence of servers, storage and networking.

To successfully meet these challenges, we know that our clients need leaders who understand the impact of market and technology disruptions on business models and how to leverage the opportunities they present. Finding such leaders can be challenging.

We operate seamlessly as a global team, maintain relationships with top global talent and draw on deep industry and functional expertise. These resources enable us to identify outstanding performers, present them to clients efficiently and provide superior advice on talent management.

  • Dale Perrett
    Sector Specialist
    Dale Perrett Founding Director

    Looking to retain a headhunting search practice?

    Are you looking for an exceptional executive in the Technology sector?  Contact Novo and discuss your needs with one of our Technology industry experts.

    Call: 0844 241 2064
  • Ryan Mills
    Sector Specialist
    Ryan Mills Director

    Looking to retain a headhunting search practice?

    Are you looking for an exceptional executive in the Technology sector?  Contact Novo and discuss your needs with one of our Technology industry experts.

    Call: 0844 241 2064
  • Jon Hollier
    Sector Specialist
    Jon Hollier Founding Director

    Looking to retain a headhunting search practice?

    Are you looking for an exceptional executive in the Technology sector?  Contact Novo and discuss your needs with one of our Technology industry experts.

    Call: 0844 241 2064



  • “Thank you very much for your involvement in identifying our new Product Development Director and managing a very smooth process. This was a significant recruitment process for our business and I am very pleased with how it has gone from start to finish.”

  • Bray & Bray is a highly successful multi service law firm based in Leicestershire with a growing and developing Dispute Resolution Department. Novo’s Legal Division were retained to recruit a Partner in Dispute Litigation for the company during early 2020. Through a targeted and comprehensive East Midlands headhunting assignment process Novo were successful in appointing a Partner for the practice.”

  • “During the first half of 2021 Novo worked with the Central Bedfordshire Council on 3 retained search assignments; the recruitment of a Non-Executive Chair to oversee the Board of a start-up housing development company, and a start up care homes and services business, as well as suitably experienced Executive Directors for both of these new organisations. All 3 roles were filled.’

  • “Novo was appointed to search for a new Managing Director for Chiorino UK Ltd. The UK division (one of 60 divisions worldwide) has traded for over 40 years. Novo were able to access the very best candidates, keeping us fully informed throughout the process. From the initial list of candidates presented to us we were able to recruit a successor. We were delighted with Ryan’s work. We would have no hesitation in recommending Novo.”

  • “Novo were a real pleasure to deal with and impressed me with there professional, friendly manner and made my recruitment process smooth and problem free.”

Current Roles

Operations Director
Salary: A starting salary up to £80,000 p.a. but they are able to pay more for an exceptional candidate.

Our client is a leading provider of specialist services and equipment to an enviable client base of civils, construction and utilities companies, nationally.…

  • Board Director/Partner Operations
  • Construction and Property Engineering Technology
  • North West England
Job Ref No: OD MS 03/24
Date Added: 06-03-2024
Managing Director
Salary: executive package with equity potential

Our client is a well-established and international market leader in high-end consumer technology products. The MD will oversee continued UK and international growth. appointment will, in time, lead to a successful exit for the company’s current owners. …

  • CEO/MD
  • Consumer Products and FMCG Manufacturing Technology
  • South East England (GB)
Job Ref No: MD DP 11/23
Date Added: 16-11-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.
IT Director
Salary: £80,000 plus comprehensive package

Our client is a privately owned manufacturing company with a clear strategy for growth. Having embarked on a process of investment in technology, an IT Director is sought to advise the board on what the IT strategy needs to be to support the company’s goals for the next 5 years.…

  • Board Director/Partner IT
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • North West England
Job Ref No: PT ITDirector 09/23
Date Added: 26-09-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.
Senior Land Manager (Renewable Energy)
Salary: Competitive Base + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is a specialist onshore wind energy developer. The organisation has a substantial track record in the successful development of onshore wind throughout the UK, being responsible for the delivery of approximately 1GW of renewable energy to date. …

  • Board Director/Partner Manager/Team Leader
  • Construction and Property Energy industrial Environmental Renewable Energy Technology
  • UK Wide / Flexible / Hybrid
Job Ref No: GW LDD 06/23
Date Added: 08-08-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.
EIA Project Manager, (UK / Home Based)
Salary: Competitive Base + Bonus + Benefits

Our client is an award winning environmental consultancy within the UK. The practice works across a broad range of markets but is particularly busy in the Energy and Transmissions sector. Offering a number of environmental consultancy service lines, the company are now keen to recruit an experienced Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Project Manager to work in Scotland. …

  • Manager/Team Leader
  • Environmental Technology
  • UK Anywhere / Home Based
Job Ref No: EIAPM GW 08/23
Date Added: 08-08-2023
This job has now been successfully concluded.


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