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Ford Hastings Board Search

Discreet. Trusted. Personal.

Founded in 2003, we provide discreet retained Executive and Board Search services to entrepreneurial businesses and investors.

We have a very personal and trusted approach. We operate quickly, quietly and professionally. We've had repeat clients for nearly 20 years who enjoy the nature of our approach.

We work with growth companies, M&A, MBO/MBI, turnaround, interim executive and succession planning.

Contact us today to start your search.


Client Experience

Your business matters. To find the right leadership solutions, we invest time to understand your company mechanics, goals and team culture. This informs our search in finding you the right individual.

What you can expect from us:

  • A discreet, personal, trusted service

  • Timely and informative communication

  • A focus and commitment to world-class delivery

  • Unambiguous candidate information. We will give you our opinion

  • Confidentiality and a commitment to success as your business partners


Ford Hastings Client - KBS Corporate Finance
Ford Hastings Client - Ideal Modular Homes
Ford Hastings Client - VGL
Ford Hastings Client - efi

Candidate Experience

You matter. We contact and work with you with respect, professionalism and full confidentiality.

What you can expect from us:

  • A discreet, personal, trusted and confidential service

  • Timely and informative communication

  • For top executives and non-executives, we can quietly market you and outreach key companies on your behalf, acting as a diplomatic facilitator

Ford Hastings Client - efi

“Ford Hastings has been Pemberstone’s recruitment advisor for over 10 years. We use them because they know our business needs and use this understanding to place the best people in front of us. The result is that they've been really successful in recruiting the very best people to our senior teams”

Ford Hastings Client - efi

Most Recent Assignments

  • COO for Aim listed advisory business (250k)

  • NED for pre-Aim listed angel backed Fintech (confidential)

  • CFO for fast growth venture backed construction business (150k)

  • MD for 15m t/o well established family business looking for succession (confidential)

About Us

Tim Hastings

Tim has 20+ years board search experience, and spent his early career at KPMG and EY. He has an excellent reputation for delivery, and works closely with investors and business owners, placing CEOs and SMTs into entrepreneurial businesses, often PE or VC backed.

Tim's experience encompasses the complete investment cycle from pre-transaction, through funding and scale-up and on to successful exit. This has given him a very robust network of investors (institutional and private), HNWIs, family offices and NEDs.

Joe Thomsett

Joe is an experienced strategy advisor to entrepreneurial businesses and investors. He helps get companies investor ready through a mix of business strategy, business development, and talent acquisition. He recently (2020) took an Edtech company through to sale.

Joe joined as a Partner in 2018. He is experienced in the complete investment cycle, from idea to exit.

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