Odgers Interim expands technology practice with new consultant

29 March 2019 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Professional services firm Odgers Interim has expanded its technology practice with a new consultant. Andy Wright joins the firm from FTSE 250 recruitment firm Michael Page, and is the latest of five new faces at Odgers over the last year.

Launched in 1999 as the interim management wing of executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, Odgers Interim is a global provider of interim management services, drawing on two decades of experience in c-suite and director-level interim placements. The firm’s consultants advise public and commercial organisations across 24 different sectors. In the last year, the firm has seen an explosive demand for senior executives on a part-time basis.

To meet this spiking demand, Odgers Interim has been focusing on recruitment over the last 12 months, hiring four new consultants. Recently this saw Siobhan Farlow and Nik Shah join the firm’s government practice. Now, the company has added a fifth new consultant to its ranks with the arrival of Andy Wright.

Odgers Interim expands technology practice with new consultant

Having enjoyed rising demand for interim managers across the consumer technology and telecommunications industries, Wright joins Odgers Interim’s technology practice. Prior to joining Odgers Interim, Andy Wright spent eight years with FTSE 250 recruitment firm Michael Page, where he specialised in the appointment of senior interim roles across a variety of functions, including finance, marketing and sales. As a former Operating Director at the company, he is equipped with multi-faceted search and assessment skills that encompass senior leadership roles across a breadth of functions.

In his new role with Odgers Interim, he will work with business to consumer technology firms, digital platforms and telecoms giants to place interim managers in roles across senior leadership divisions. Bringing almost a decade’s worth of experience to the role, Wright will be tasked with supporting companies in what is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country, alongside Paul Wright, the Head of the Technology Practice at Odgers Interim.

Commenting on the new arrival, Paul Wright said, “Tech companies of all shapes and sizes are changing at pace. Emergent players that have disrupted and created new markets are trying to stay ahead of the younger disruptors that are hot on their heels. At the same time, the large incumbents are refusing to take this lying down and are responding by developing increasingly agile business models. This has created an environment of dislocation and widening skills gaps, leading to a heightened demand for skilled leaders who can lead and shape change within organisations.”

Andy Wright added, “Whilst there is an atmosphere of fatigue surrounding the current political environment, the consumer technology space is far from stagnant with an increasing number of companies undergoing rapid capital investment growth and engaging in M&A activity. All of this has set a demand for senior professionals who can be parachuted into organisations to manage accelerated scale-up journeys and deliver on projects during periods of turbulence.”