John Macdonald - Vice President HR & Administration Lamprell PLCI have been personally engaged with The McNair Partnership on around 15 executive and senior management level assignments, some of which have been of a very sensitive nature.
Graham Stapeley - Formerly Divisional Head of EMEA, Bank of America and CEO and Chairman Clariden Leu, London (part of the Credit Suisse Group)
"I have worked on high level recruitment and other ad hoc projects with the McNair Partnership throughout the past 20 years. Always thorough, professional and strong deal closers."
John Kavanagh - Group HR Manager, Kentech Group Limited
“This was a very challenging assignment with lots of sensitivity and complexity. McNair grasped this from the outset and were extremely responsive and ready to adapt as events unfolded. Things did not go perfectly as is often the case with such assignments, but while this was no fault of McNair’s they certainly differentiated themselves from others by losing no time in getting things back on track and showed tremendous resilience and determination to succeed in the face of some of the challenges. The quality of candidates presented were of a high standard throughout. I think it is fair to say that we were not the easiest to please as we set the bar quite high in what we wanted in the right candidate but this did not appear to deter Stewart and Karen – it just seemed to spur them on to understand us better, to ensure they were on the right track and in building and maintaining momentum. They were extremely professional and discrete throughout and always seemed to work with smiles on their faces – something that is quite important to me. I would not hesitate to work with McNair again and very much look forward to it.“
Nick McCall - CEO Hay Hill Wealth
"Stewart McNair and team were very effective in understanding and articulating the unique nature of our business to prospects and the skills required for the positions we were seeking to fill as evidenced by the quality of candidates they ultimately presented. They fulfilled the critical positions we engaged them to run for us on an exclusive search basis. They helped with the competitive selection and closely managed the delicate negotiations with each selected candidate to bring them across the line. We will certainly use them again for further important searches as they occur.
We would thoroughly recommend them to other firms looking to appoint senior banking executives in the wealth management and private banking space”
Kevin Holt - Head of HR and Marketing & Communication at Europe
The McNair Partnership have worked with Europe Arab Bank for over 10 years on various Private Banking search assignments, ranging from Relationship Manager through to Head of Private Banking positions. Despite the challenges of the assignments, all searches have been carried out very effectively with a 100% success rate. This success has been due to their extensive knowledge of the Private Banking/HNW candidate market place, which is driven by Stewart McNair’s personal career background, where he spent many years working in the Private Banking sector and has built up a very wide network of contacts combined with an excellent knowledge of client needs.
They have always worked diligently and tenaciously to bring qualified candidates to long and short lists and to achieve a successful outcome for both EAB and the candidates”. Their candidate management is excellent, which is a critical part of the process in getting the right candidate “across the line”.
Chris Allen, CEO Tenka Limited and formerly Managing Partner for the Middle East Business at Coutts & Co
As The Managing Partner for the Middle East business at Coutts & Co between 2006 and 2011 with a brief and strategy to considerably increase the volume of business and assets from clients. I engaged extensively with Stewart McNair and his team at The McNair Partnership to source us quality private banking candidates.
Nigel McCue, former CEO Lamprell EnergyThe McNair Partnership offers a bespoke executive recruitment service which is second to none. Their key to success is fully understanding the business of the company and the specific requirements of the position to be filled.