CMA Executive Division

CMA Executive undertakes search and selection exercises in the £75,000 to £250,000 salary banding, where professional contacts and market knowledge provide the foundation for a successful recruitment campaign. A prominent advisor to a number of organisations across the region, the division supports a diverse range of industries and sectors, as well as a variety of ownership structures.

Our Executive Team possess more than 70 years combined knowledge and experience in providing the Boardroom and Leadership talent which our clients need to realise their strategic goals, consistently delivering successful recruitment campaigns for owner managed businesses, private equity and venture capital backed enterprises, in addition to listed companies.


Our Service

CMA Executive operates on a retained search basis and the team approach all of their assignments with the same determination; to identify, attract and secure the most talented individuals for our clients. We do this by utilising our extensive online presence, comprehensive in-house database, the latest social media tools and deep-rooted business network relationships, providing us with significant market reach.

Our tailored professional services consistently build strong and lasting relationships with our clients, resulting in considerable repeat business. Employing a Business Partner methodology engages our clients in a consultative manner, ensuring a full understanding of the individual assignment, offering discretion and confidentiality which is core to our culture.

The added value model utilised by the Executive Team provides our clients with absolute confidence in each stage of the selection process. All Executive applicants undertake face to face competency based and behavioural interviews, with the option of psychometric profiling for shortlisted candidates. This is combined with an exceptional ‘extended’ guarantee and rebate period for all permanent placements, which reflects CMA’s confidence in its service delivery, all of which further de-risks the selection process.


Interim Appointments

The growth of the interim management market is testament to the individuals who have embraced this new flexible career strategy which has now evolved into a profession. The benefit to employers is the ability to 'parachute in' a specialist to provide an immediate solution, without interfering with the mainstream operational functions of an organisation. CMA has engaged with a wide range of professional interims who are dedicated to delivering instant value, offering expertise in key disciplines:

Strategic Review
Company Integration
Sale / Disposal
Mergers / Acquisitions
Compliance & Corporate Governance
Systems Implementation
Change Management / Project Control
Staff Reduction & Control

Interim assignments interface neatly with the division's executive search services, including the provision of temporary cover during a permanent recruitment campaign. Typically, our client businesses seek interim expertise when undergoing change, whether planned or not. We recognise that no two assignments will be the same and can offer a multitude of skill sets from a select cross-section of professionals, capable of embracing short-term goals to satisfy urgent client requirements.


Functional and Sector Specialism

Our Executive Team operates within specific functional verticals. Focusing on particular Board roles ensures we're best placed to understand and evaluate the talent pool and in turn, leverage our expansive network and executive tools to identify and deliver a successful recruitment campaign for the following Boardroom positions:

CEO/ Managing Director
CFO/ Finance Director
Senior Financial Management
HR Director
Non Executive Director

CMA Executive also recognises that the ownership structure of a business can significantly impact the demands and specific challenges which the leadership team face. Our team has extensive experience of delivering executive search campaigns to meet the particular demands of the following clients:

SME and Owner Managed
PE or VC backed
Listed (Aim and Main Market)

Case Studies

Below are a selection of recent placements made by CMA's Executive Division. The case studies illustrate the breadth of mandates undertaken by the team and highlight the tailored approach employed by CMA to meet each client's individual needs.

To discuss our selected case studies further or to understand how CMA's Executive Division can support your organisation please contact us.


Market Insights

With invaluable access to a wide range of vacancies and candidates at all levels, CMA are able to compile an accurate report of current market trends. Our salary guidelines provide detailed information relating to remuneration packages for Executive roles across the Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex regions.

Simply click here to review the latest Executive salary guidelines. This information should only be used as a general guide and cannot replace specific advice regarding you as an individual or your team. For a more in-depth discussion, please contact us.


CMA Executive Team

Our Executive Team possess more than 70 years combined knowledge and experience in providing the Boardroom and Leadership talent which our clients need to realise their strategic goals. The executive consultants are supported by the CMA Recruitment Group leadership team, who provide valuable input based on their diverse industry experience.

Find out more about the CMA Executive Team and discover the reasons why we should support your recruitment campaign or next job search.


Contact CMA Executive Division

With offices in Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Basingstoke, CMA Executive offers unrivalled market coverage.

For further information about how we can support your recruitment strategy or to discuss our current vacancies please contact us.  Alternatively, submit your CV or register your vacancy here.