Sam Leighton-Smith, BA (Hons), LLB
Sam is a founding partner and current Director of Compass Associates which was established in 2010. They have grown to become the largest UK provider of permanent staff to both the private and third sector.
To separate its service offering, its sister company Compass Executives was formed in 2011 to focus solely on senior executive and non executive appointments within the independent healthcare industry. Sam heads this up with the assistance of his experienced team and has a comprehensive understanding of today’s sector. Clients range from large corporate healthcare providers to owner managed enterprises.
Sam holds a Law and Politics degree BA (Hons), LLB from the University of Kent as well as additional qualifications in the practice of recruitment. In his spare time Sam enjoys all sports, travelling and has an active interest in current political and economic events.
Sam went above and beyond in developing a deep understanding of the business and our requirements, and in only presenting candidates that closely met these. His focus was very sharp; particularly understanding the culture of the business. The search was speedy and well organised, with a very high standard of verbal and written feedback. Sam has granular knowledge of the sector and because of the way in which he works, we were fully involved throughout and achieved a great result.