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Highly Experienced and Well Connected – We Don’t Come Up for Air ’til the Job’s Done!

 

There is no need to ask us:  “How many of you are there?” Whichever search firm you appoint, the “other consultants” do not work on your requirement – they will be focused elsewhere. You only need one consultant to work on your case. Their personal specialist experience is what matters. Here, you get the Principal himself working for you. Our front-line comes highly experienced, and is well-supported by lifelines to research and administrative support, as well as independent associates and recruitment partners.
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Harry ChryssaphesHarry Chryssaphes (Director) is the founder of Chryssaphes Associates, which he established as a wholly owned business in 2002. Harry previously co-founded in partnership two other successful financial recruitment firms, the first of which was sold to a publicly quoted company in 1989.

Harry has specialised in executive search for Finance Executives throughout his recruitment career. He is probably one of the most experienced Senior Finance Executive Search specialists in the UK. He has recruited across the spectrum of industry sectors and across a wide breadth of organizational size and type: from FTSE50/100, FTSE250/350, FTSE Small Cap and AIM-Listed companies, PE-backed organizations and into independent SMEs.

Harry was educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Essex and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He also qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with Arthur Andersen (now Deloitte); working in both the Manchester and London offices. He later worked as a Business Planning Executive at the International Operations Division of EMI Music; and as a Strategy Consultant for the US firm strategy consulting firm, Arthur D. Little Inc, where he was engaged on company re-organisations and other strategic projects.

Harry entered the financial recruitment field in the 1980s, combining his previous knowledge and experience of Finance and Strategy Consulting, to bring a more “consultative” approach to financial recruitment as it then existed in the market. His first successful financial recruitment business, co-founded and built up together with his then business partner, was sold to a FTSE quoted company in 1989. Later moving on together, they established a second business in Partnership in the 1990s.

In parallel to servicing the financial recruitment needs of his own clients through Chryssaphes Associates (his wholly owned operation), Harry also acts as Partner – Head of CFO / Finance Practice at Bailey Montagu Executive Search, a moregeneralist” boutique executive search firm. Bailey Montagu is an independent London based 5 partner firm, with a presence also in Houston and Dubai. For further information see: Our Associates & Recruitment Partners