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Jonathan Shepherd

Jonathan is Research Director for Novo Executive Search and Selection. Overseeing all retained Executive Search assignments, Jonathan ensures that each assignment is effectively managed and delivered to client timescales. He makes sure that we produce the highest quality of work, identifying and attracting the very best candidates.

Jonathan Shepherd

About Jonathan Shepherd

Jonathan has a wealth of experience and a passion for talent acquisition. As Research Director of Novo Executive Search his proficiency in identifying and securing top-level executives for diverse industries has contributed significantly to the firm’s exceptional reputation. He supports the other Directors to deliver the company’s targeted executive search services. He also continues to develop the research team’s techniques and processes to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing landscape. In his role as Research Director at Novo Executive Search, Jonathan drives the firm’s mission of recruiting exceptional talent.

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Since graduating, Jonathan’s career trajectory showcases a proven track record of excellence in executive search. As an experienced researcher, he possesses an acute understanding of the intricacies involved in matching executive talent to the unique demands of clients. His in-depth knowledge spans various sectors, including manufacturing, Fintech, built environment and consumer goods. Jonathan has vast experience of delivering executive search assignments at all levels, from C-Suite or Director positions in the City, to niche technical roles in more remote locations around the world.


Jonathan is committed to understanding the unique culture and objectives of each client organisation. By establishing meaningful partnerships, he ensures that Novo Executive Search consistently provides tailored executive search services, resulting in the placement of executives who make a lasting impact. Jonathan’s research team utilise cutting-edge research tools and methodologies to identify and engage with the most qualified candidates throughout the UK and internationally. Meticulous analysis of market trends and talent landscapes enables Novo Executive Search to deliver solutions tailored to clients’ specific needs. Beyond his professional achievements, Jonathan is known for his approachable and collaborative demeanour. He values open communication and fosters a positive work environment, allowing his team to thrive and deliver exceptional results.


BA(Hons) Marketing Management, Manchester Metropolitan University