John Llewellyn-Lloyd

Non-Executive Director

John has over 30 years’ experience in professional services businesses. He was previously Head of Corporate Finance at Hill Samuel merchant bank and a member of the Executive Board, as well as Chief Executive of Corporate Finance and Executive Director of Close Brothers and CEO of Investment Banking at Noble & Company. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Chorion.

My story

I have spent my career running and building people businesses, especially in investment banking. I am passionate about helping such businesses to fulfil their growth strategy and raise money.

My focus

Today, I am focused on advising professional services businesses. I am currently Head of Business Services at Arden Partners and specialise in fundraising and M&A for people businesses. My specialist focuses include legal services, broking and recruitment consultancies.

My motivation

I have particularly enjoyed working with a team of outstanding search professionals and seeing our business grow and develop. I have always felt there is a demand in the search market for a ‘challenger’ brand that is prepared to challenge the model and the way that search has typically been undertaken. It is very gratifying that so many of our clients seem to agree.

I have many interests and passions outside of work. These include my family, Arsenal football club, golf and travel. I enjoy good food and good wines. Most recently, I have started hill walking.

Why I like working at Savannah

The Savannah brand is enabling us to take the firm in a new direction. This is a direction that will recognise that our market has changed and that our clients often now require a different service from their search partner – a service that is flexible, specialist, global and integrated. I am excited about what we will deliver.

Where we work

Global coverage

Our global model ensures that the partner who you have the relationship with, and is best placed to deliver the best results, runs the search from start to end, with the support of local market knowledge where it’s needed.
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