Beyond Search is a WORLD CLASS Executive Search Firm based in london that is CHANGING THE FACE OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH. We want to deliver excellence and strive for perfection.

We take many successful practices from the Executive Search Industry, build on them with our own experiences, insight and entrepreneurialism and deploy wisdom from lessons learned from over the last half century since the inception of Executive Search we are set to become the global leader of modern executive search services. We are aiming to achieve perfection in executive search.

We are engaged principally for executive or 'C-level / CXO' assignments though we conduct a wide variety of 'senior' assignments and work that could be considered extremely specialist.  We are equally as adept at sourcing a CEO for a public company as we are a Country Manager for an SME or a CTO for a scaleup.

Leadership Team

The London based Beyond Search Leadership team are hand-picked industry leaders who have developed a reputation as the best in the industry and who have Committed TO Beyond search's mission to lead the executive search market.


James Davies – CEO

Prior to establishing Beyond Search, James lead a division of another City-based Executive Search firm, Stott and May.  James founded Beyond Search in response to the requirement for a refined approach to executive search that represents value, integrity and absolute excellence in delivery. James is also the Co-Founder of Walker Davies, a scaleup growth specialist. James also volunteers for Young Enterprise as a board member and is the treasurer for Central London. James is also Founder of a leading International Accelerator for ScaleUp businesses and Non-Executive Director of three companies. James has a qualifying law degree with a minor in business management.

Lawrence Hamilton-Stewart – Director

With 14 years experience in Executive Search, Lawrence is a Director at Beyond Search.  Lawrence is currently in the process of developing our ‘leaders forum'. Lawrence also manages our charitable programmes and manages our international partnerships. Lawrence has recently completed a MA in fine-arts and recently completed a walk of the Great Wall of China.

Daniel Harker – DirectoR and head of Delivery

Daniel has over 16 years Executive Search experience and has worked for two of the most established names in the industry in both the U.S.A and U.K prior to joining Beyond Search.  Daniel is currently looking after our clients in the United States and establishing our North American presence.

Jason Smart -  Chief Revenue Officer

Jason joined the Leadership team in 2018 after overseeing the set up of one of our satellite offices.  Jason formerly worked as a Commercial Director and Head of Sales for a well known SME specialist management consultancy. Jason started his career in the technology manufacturing and enjoyed involvement with two (now) public companies during the 90's 'dot-com' boom. 

Louise Davenport - CHief Operating Officer

Louise has joined the business during summer 2018 as COO.  Louise is pivotal to the successful operation of Beyond Search from a day to day operational perspective.  Louise was formerly head of operations for Sansys, the U.S tech scaleup business. Prior to Sansys, Louise was formerly a Director of a commercial law firm and spent her time split between New York and London after starting her career as a Publicist. 

Delivering Excellence

Beyond Search depends on the positive reputation that we gain in order to succeed as a company. By Putting our clients and candidates first, through some key principles, we deliver executive search excellence where the impact and value are CLEAR.


a principled service, without compromise:

At Beyond Search, we deliver the very best executive search services possible and put our clients needs first in order to put our business first. Our reputation is built on our past results delivering executive search services, the current experiences of our clients and candidates and also the impact we leave on organisations.  In order to ensure we are always delivering executive search services at the highest possible service levels, Beyond Search as a company has agreed on some principles that steer our daily business:

  • Integrity:                                                                                                             We believe that without integrity nothing else matters.


  • Partnerships:                                                                                                We work with our clients on the premise that they know their businesses best and we only know the solution required when we know our clients and know their needs.


  • Expertise:                                                                                                           We use industry experts to deliver our business rather than generalists and graduates. We know that we can move quicker and deliver better quality executive search services than our competitors but we are also comfortable saying when we believe something won't work and suggesting an alternative as well as knowing when we can't deliver upon a clients request.

Our MISSION is TO DELIVER EXCELLENCE in executive search:

We believe that in-line with our overall objective of redefining the practice of modern executive search, that our service should also continuously evolve and improve for our clients.