Chief Operating Officer

Helping Hands

A market-leading, national home care provider offering private pay customers a continuum of care ranging from hourly to Live-In services to Clinical Care, Livingbridge owned, Helping Hands, mandated Compass Executives to source an exceptional Chief Operating Officer.

The successful candidate would be responsible for building on the organisation’s success to date principally by expanding and growing new business and instilling the vision and values to ensure delivery of the strategic plan. As such, this was a business-critical hire.

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COMPANY PROFILE

Ownership

Livingbridge (UK Private Equity)

Position

Chief Operating Officer

Sector Specialism

Homecare

Year Founded

1989

Turnover

£50 - 100m

CLIENT VIEW

We were delighted to select Compass Executives for the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer for one of our portfolio investments. It was very clear that Sam and Ben had a strong understanding and feel for our desired candidate profile, were extensively networked and were able to evidence a track record at the highest level. Their approach was rigorous, consultative and challenging – all key ingredients in a successful process. We look forward to working with them again.

Liz Jones, Partner, Livingbridge

CANDIDATE VIEW

I have recently worked closely with Ben and I would highly recommend Compass Executives to anyone either looking for the right candidate or your next opportunity. I found both Ben and Sam helpful and professional in their approach and one of the very best recruitment teams I have worked with.

Karyn MacKenzie, Chief Operating Officer

MEET THE CONSULTANTS

Ben Westcott, BA (Hons)

Ben is a Director at Compass Executives, with a versatile background which covers Board-level placements across a multitude of sectors including Veterinary, Elderly Care, Supported Living, Mental Health and Private Acute markets. He has quickly established himself as one of the most reputable executive search consultants in the industry evidenced by candidate and client feedback.

Sam Leighton-Smith, BA (Hons), LLB

Sam is the Founding Director of Compass Executives. Client feedback has described him as one of the most knowledgeable, well-networked and tenacious executive search leaders within the health, social care and education private sector, Sam has built an award-winning business with an exceptional track record in the shape of Compass Executives.